February 2015 was a cold month for Nashville, but despite the dreary wintry surroundings an ember of warmth emanated from a secluded jazz club in the heart of the city. Tucked away in a corner of The Gulch, The Cave is a fairly new institution that nurtures a haven for Nashville's burgeoning jazz community, and it offered the perfect venue for people to warm their hands around Mocha, an eight-piece neo-soul band from Belmont University.
Mocha emerged in the fall of 2013 from the combined efforts of Sakari Greenwell and Adam Kirincich. Drawing inspiration from legends such as Allen Stone, Justin Timberlake, and Parliament, Mocha offers a funky sound packed with soul that has been missing from Nashville's music scene for so long. Outside it may have been brutally cold, but inside Mocha lit a fire that kept the guests of February's first Amplify Session warm.