HONEY WHITES (tribute to Morphine)
Honey Whites is a Chicago-based trio paying tribute to one of Boston’s greatest bands ever, MORPHINE:
Scott Judd (Tangleweed / Magnetosphere) on two-string slide-bass and vocals, Clay Kohl (Magnetosphere) on drums and Dan Borden on sax.
PAUL ABELLA’S QUESTIONABLE DECISIONS
Paul Abella’s Questionable Decisions is an exciting new ensemble consisting of four of the Chicago Jazz scene’s most unique musicians. All four of these musicians have played in myriad situations across multiple genres, and their flexibility is on full display whenever they start playing. They’re a band upholding a tradition of Jazz as subversive party music. Drawing inspiration from Eddie Harris, Medeski, Martin & Wood, The Bad Plus, and Lester Bowie, they fuse Pop melodies, Jazz harmonies, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and Funk rhythms, jammy improvisations with punk ferocity.
Or, as one friend once said, “someone’s going to have to invent a whole new genre just to describe you guys.”
To Go Where No Cover Band Has Gone Before
New Nostalgia is a Chicago-based fusion horn band specializing in hard-hitting jazz/pop arrangements for a 9-piece instrumental ensemble. Led by saxophonist and composer/arranger Neil Carson, and populated with some of Chicago’s greatest music makers, New Nostalgia straddles the jazz, pop and rock idioms, with a 5-horn frontline and a driving rhythm section.
Performing electrifying originals and one-of-a-kind cover interpretations, New Nostalgia’s 2019 self-titled debut album received 4 stars from Downbeat. Their EP Frankenstein Sessions was released in September 2021.