• “A joy ride of sound and musical enlightenment. It would be fairly easy... to say there is not another act on the scene today that could match sonic wits with this group on equal footing... 5 huge stars!”— Critical Jazz
  • “Percussionist Josh Davis is Roberts' partner in laying down complex, sometimes angular, and always compelling grooves... a treat for the eyes and ears.”— All About Jazz
  • “...the best new jazz-rock-R&B outfit to come along in quite some time. Sarah is a marvel, the songs are excellent and the band is together.”— Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog
  • “With original compositions so unique and revisions of familiar tunes so unexpected, this ensemble clearly is a critical mass of creativity.”— Brattleboro Reformer (Bill Ballard)
  • “Despite the music's complex harmonies, subtle rhythms and intricate leads, it also has a sense of informality... an openness that jazz sometimes doesn't present while still communicating a cool, urbane sensibility.”— South Bend Tribune
  • “The groups chemistry is evident from almost the first notes, and Charles has such distinctive style, that one cannot help but get lost in her artistic merits. This is the next generation of jazz – and thankfully a stellar example for others to take note.”— AllAboutVocals.com
  • “Their mix of modern jazz, soul, r'n'b and rock is highly singular to the band, and could be groundbreaking.”— The Borderland (UK)
  • “One of the best debut CD’s I’ve heard (yet) this year.  This is a group I can guarantee you will be hearing more from… inspired jazz that will heighten your spirits on all levels!”— Improvijazzation Nation
  • “What excited me most about Abundance? The omnipresent and impeccable chemistry between vocalist Sarah Charles and saxophonist Caleb Curtis. On the inspirational gospel “Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly,” and the title track “Abundance,” Charles and Curtis find middle ground while enchanting the ear with dynamic unified timbre.”— Hardbop Jazz Journal
  • “A 10 out of 10! These guys really blew me away.”— Johnny O'Neal
  • “... a totally fresh take on the vocal quintet.”— Zoe Young (beaconpass.com - NYC)
  • “Manner Effect is a collection of new voices on the jazz scene in New York. Together they're creating new music that is inspiring, pleasant and promising. The writing is excellent and so are the musicians. An outstanding band, they bring new sparkles to the music while keeping an ear for the tradition.”— Vincent Herring
  • “Each solo transitions undisturbed into the next, making each piece feel like a story told by a series of different storytellers, rather than a lineup of instrumentalists merely exhibiting their skills.”— Jeremy Siskind