The Urban Renewal Project is a dynamic young band out of Los Angeles, playing an original mix of pop, jazz, soul and hip-hop. Since 2010, the 15-piece ensemble has teamed up with singers and rappers to blend the hip-shaking grooves and deep pocket of today's music with face-melting horn lines and fiery improvisation from big band jazz. Their signature sound has blown away audiences from New York's Rockwood Music Hall to the San Jose Jazz Summerfest and beyond. Their debut release on Fastrac Records (a new division of Resonance Records, the acclaimed archival jazz label), "21st Century Ghost," is a genre-bending meditation on isolation in the era of hyperconnectivity, with nine guest vocalists that run the gamut from legendary Bronx rap duo Camp Lo, California indie pop princess Gavin Turek and Hugh Augustine (Isaiah Rashad, Syd from The Internet). HiphopDX described "Don't Ask Y" ft. Camp Lo as "deep funk beats and powerful brass," and BuzzbandsLA said "Hide" ft. Elmer Demond was "cool as the other side of the pillow."