"I Will Survive" - Postmodern Jukebox ft Sara Niemietz (Gloria Gaynor Cover) [YouTube Video]

Francesco Marano

by Francesco Marano

Published August 11, 2016


Sara Niemietz - vocals
Jose Valencia - dance
Liora Paniz - dance
Jose Perez - percussion
Lemar Guillary - trombone
Stephen Spencer - alto sax and flute
Jonathan Richards - bass
Aaron McLendon - drums
Scott Bradlee - piano
Arrangement by Scott Bradlee

Postmodern Jukebox have shared their latest video, covering Gloria Gaynor's disco classic "I Will Survive." Watch above on YouTube.

Sara Niemietz is a true powerhouse vocalist, and she really nails this one. Gloria Gaynor's classic 1978 tune has been played countless times over the decades and rightfully so. The song has great lyrics and a great dance groove. Gaynor's original vocal performance was gritty, soulful, sweet, and smooth, and Niemietz is able to capture those same emotions in her own way.

In this jazzy interpretation of the song, PMJ go back to the future with great performances all around. The disco beat is replaced by more of a swinging latin flavor with dynamic walking bass lines from Jonathan Richards. The string arrangement from the original are replaced by the horn section of Lemar Guillary and Stephen Spencer, and Spencer shows his versatility by breaking out a flute midway through without missing a beat. Scott Bradlee and his band continue to amaze!

Pick up PMJ's most recent album, Squad Goals, on Spotify and Amazon.

For more of Postmodern Jukebox's music, news, and tour dates, check out their Zumic artist page and their official website.

Source: Postmodern Jukebox YouTube

Gloria Gaynor Sara Niemietz
Disco Latin Jazz Swing Jazz Vocal Jazz
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