In 2011 while playing together in church in Lindenwold, NJ, co-founders Dane Clarke and Terence Jones, Sr. decided to form a band to play music the way they heard it. Along with original members Pedro Matos and Mike Walker, Rapture Jazz was formed. Later, an ex-band mate of Terence’s, John Kea joined the band. Originally, the
Originally, the band’s forte was straight-ahead and fusion jazz. The band then added Jacqui Harris and Will Allen and became Raptured Fusion. Raptured Fusion takes soul music and fuses it with jazz forming a smooth sound. Raptured Fusion has played at Penns Landing in Philadelphia, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Warmdaddy’s and the Firehouse Cafe in Mt. Holly, NJ.
Raptured Fusion is Jacqui Harris on vocals, Pedro Matos on tenor and soprano saxes, Mike Walker on drums, John Kea on keyboards, Will Allen on trumpet, trombone and flugelhorn, Dane Clarke on guitars and Terence Jones, Sr. on electric and acoustic bass