"Home To The Foremost African Centered Jazz Group In The World"

The Band

And, Introducing- The SANKOFA HORNS!


The Music

(click on an album to listen)


SIRIUS is our latest release on the AFJ label. Its been well received in the Jazz world. All around the world SIRIUS has opened up to rave reviews. Listen to SIRIUS..


Released in 2009, The Tradition Continues showcases the unique writing style of Olujimi Tafataona Every track highlights the fused combination of Afrikan rhythms, the syncopation of Bee-Bop and Jazz. Enjoy!


From the language of Swahili comes FIKIRA, which translates to " thought, the state or condition of thinking. FIKIRA features compositions written for the conscience mind. Come along on a journey to fill your body and soul with FIKIRA!

In The Tradition TV, Radio & Print Interviews

Learn About our Team & Culture.

NU-DAY Interview

On July 15, 2014, Olujimi Tafataona was interviewed on the blogtalk radio program "NU DAY" by Empress Phile Chionesu. The subject of discussion was the influence of John Coltrane and the spiritual aspects of his music. To listen, click the above picture.

Jazz Network Worldwide Interview

Chet White from the internet radio station, The Jazz Network Worldwide, interviews In The Tradition. Click the picture to listen.

Origins of Jazz Interview (and more!)

Interview with Olujimi at The Origins of Jazz Explored at Pine Bluff, AK Arts Center.

Click the picture above to read print reviews.
**READ review of In The Tradition’s December 5th 2014 Appearance at Mayflower Congregational Church’s Mayflower Jazz Series.
**LISTEN to the April 2015 interview on Blogtalk Radio with In The Tradition band leader OLUJIMI TAFATAONA. CLICK HERE to listen
Also to view our local TV appearance on Detroit's FOX2.

Contact Us

We’re currently working on new projects. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact Details

  • olujimi@inthetraditionjazz.net
  • Olujimi Tafataona-(313) 408-3051

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