Aaron Johnston, drummer for Brazilian Girls, is putting together a new collaborative project dubbed J.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvisation). The project will see a rotating cast of musicians joining the accomplished player in various formats for this new conceptual musical venture. For the band’s first exploration into the deep depths of sound, Johnston is teaming up with keyboardist/programmer Borahm Lee (Break Science/Pretty Lights Live Band), saxophonist Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce/Shady Horns), and bassist Nate Edgar (The Nth Power) for a three-night run in the Northeast.
The quartet will blend electronic-music elements with a diverse range of genres from jazz, afrobeat, dub, funk, and more to create a “live music abstraction,” taking listeners on a first-class intergalactic journey that needs to be heard by any true music head. J.E.D.I.’s upcoming three-night run begins on Thursday, November 1st, at Philadelphia’s Ardmore Music Hall with Let’s Danza!, a group consisting of former Brothers Past members Tom McKee and Clay Parnell, in addition to CIA’s Ian McGuire.
The next night, on Friday, December 1st, J.E.D.I. will perform a special late-night show at American Beauty in New York City. To culminate their three-night run across the Northeast, J.E.D.I. will hit Albany for a special performance at The Hollow with Colorado-based space-funk jammers the Magic Beans.
J.E.D.I. Upcoming Winter Tour Dates
Thu 11/30 – Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA * – (Tickets / FB Event)
Fri 12/1 – American Beauty – New York, NY (Late-Night) – (Tickets)
Sat 12/2 – The Hollow – Albany, NY ^ – (Tickets / FB Event)
* w/ Let’s Danza!
^ w/ The Magic Beans
J.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvisation) is:
Aaron Johnston (Brazilian Girls)
Borahm Lee (Break Science / Pretty Lights Live Band)
Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce / Shady Horns)
Nate Edgar (The Nth Power)
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