This is an archive of the band profile for Zeitgeist.

Zeitgeist are an English jazz trio consisting of Aleks Podraza on keys, Sam Quintana on electric bass and Tom Higham on kit, formed on the jazz course at Leeds College of Music. Drawing eclectic compositional influence from such artists as John Coltrane, Phronesis, J Dilla, Portishead, Zakir Hussein and even Meshuggah, they strive to create a contemporary sound fusing together the harmony and improvisation of jazz, the robust and hypnotic rhythm of hip-hop and the rhythmic complexity and unusual structure of progressive rock. Since their formation in 2011 the band have established themselves on the Leeds jazz scene, performing frequently in the city with a set of completely original material..