Souljazz Orchestra is bent on bending genres
Band displays Afro inclination in first US tour
The Souljazz Orchestra doesn’t play the sort of music that its name might be taken to suggest - the organ-fuelled hybrid jazz form made popular in the 1960s - although it did have some connection to that earlier form in its early days. They play a wild mÃ©lange of musical styles and influences - ample amounts of American funk and soul, loads of African strains, Latin elements and even some reggae here and there. SJO comes to Scullers on Thursday.