SounDoctrine to Release Three Musical Projects

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – SounDoctrine, a Youngstown-based contemporary jazz ensemble led by Gerald Beulah, aka Jere B, will release three very different musical projects this month.

The first is “Spirit & Soul,” an EP that will be released today on It features three previously released SounDoctrine tunes that have been remixed and mastered in the new Dolby Atmos format.

The tunes, “Incipience,” “Marriage” and “Obfuscating Euphemisms,” were mixed at Across the Road Productions in Texas, a certified Dolby Atmos, by Danny Jones, who has worked with Allen Toussaint, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Patti LaBelle and Etta James. They were mastered by Michael Romanowski, who has worked with Alicia Keys and George Strait.

The second project, “Phantasmagoria,” will be released Feb. 21 on the Italian recording label Cicerone Music & Art.

Written entirely by Jere B and keyboardist Cliff Barnes, it represents a musical departure for the band. It is a 21-minute operatic funk-jazz suite that “embraces elements of sound design, synthesis and organic beats, with sparse narration and loads of atmosphere,” said Jere B.

“Phantasmagoria” is exclusive to Cicerone and will not be available on any other format or channels. 

A new single, “Tomorrow Today,” will premiere Feb. 29. The ballad, reminiscent of the band’s original repertoire, features local singer-songwriter Nick Adduci and Tiffany Robinson on vocals, with guest appearances by Mitch Lawrence (saxophone), Eric Tyus (guitar), Jeremy Lucas (keys), Debra Hasely and Juleah Ewing (backing vocals).

“Tomorrow Today” will mark the official relaunch of SounDoctrine, which has been on hiatus since 2020. SounDoctrine will make several appearances and release more new music this spring and summer, according to Jere B.

Pictured at top: Jere B of SounDoctrine.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.