Common Ground, a suburban Washington DC-based group, offers a diversity of musical styles and genres. Although Smooth and Contemporary Jazz is their forte, their flexibility is unlimited, making for smooth musical transitions. Whether it be an old Jazz standard rearranged for the contemporary listener, or a recent urban style hit remade to give it a jazzy feel, Common Ground approaches these musical challenges with taste and imagination. Formed in 2001, Common Ground has been a mainstay in the DMV (DC. Md.,Va.) and have maintained a stellar reputation for excellence and reliability. While closely associated with the former “Smooth Jazz 105.9” radio station, Common Ground was selected as an opening act for national recording artists, including Brian Culbertson and Chris Botti, along with countless local musical venues.
In 2019, Common Ground added stellar vocalist Kiris Powell to the band's lineup, incorporating hits from the songbooks of Anita Baker, Lalah Hathaway, Aretha Franklin, and Jill Scott.
With all the pieces in place, Common Ground will undoubtedly withstand the test of time within the ever changing musical world...Enjoy!