That long-awaited new album is here!


by  Spirited


After the tradition of jazz fusion groups Weather Report & Steps Ahead, Spirited’s music may be described as a ‘jazz-and-journey’ experience, always rich and engaging, often exploratory, with equal parts jazz standards and originals touched by Native American and Brazilian flair.

The artists of Spirited pride themselves on the in-the-moment experience they bring to audiences as a band; Rich Syracuse, upright bass, describes the album as “a snapshot in time, an effort to capture the essence of our live performances…”  Dedicated to Joan’s father “whose Lousiana Tsalagi roots nourished her jazz soul…” the Uprising ride grabs listeners with a fresh, easy-swinging straight-ahead Nat King Cole cover and takes off from there for parts unknown… always earmarked by the warmth and connectedness that defines a Spirited experience – one which listeners can finally take home!

“…a funky Brazilian undercurrent that will have you dancing in the aisles…”
“They will get you up on your feet! Come out for a great celebration and fantastic music!” –
The Phoenicia Jazz Series


SPIRITED: (L to R) Rich Syracuse, Tom DePetris, Gus Mancini, Joan Henry, Dennis Yerry & Ruperto Ifil

Spirited Is

Joan Henry – vocals & percussion
Gus Mancini – sax & synths
Dennis Yerry – keyboards
Tom DePetris – guitar
Rich Syracuse – upright bass
Ruperto Ifil – traps

Ken Lovelett – additional percussion

Produced & Arranged by – Joan Henry, Gus Mancini & Dennis Yerry
Executive Producer – Thomas Kwai LamPan Communications
Recorded & Mixed at Sonart Recording Studio, Mt Tremper, NY by Ken Lovelett & Josh Gonzalez

Mastered by Pete Levin at Sonart Recording Studio, Mt Tremper, NY 

All songs copyrighted as listed
Graphics, Layout & Cover Art – Robert Sink
Photography – Dina Alcalay Perlman, Tania Barricklo, Robert Sink & Karin A Wolf