An Evening With
J.E.D.I. (Jazz, Electronic, Dance, Improvisation)
Friday, March 22, 2019
21+ $20 ADV // $25 DOS
Aaron Johnston, drummer of Brazilian Girls, is taking his J.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvised) project on the road this Spring. The project has seen a rotating cast of musicians such as Michael Kang (The String Cheese Incident), Borahm Lee (Pretty Lights / Break Science), Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic), Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce), Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds), Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), and more join the accomplished musician over the course of the past two years, since J.E.D.I. made its initial debut.
For the upcoming Spring Equinox Tour, both bassist Marc Brownstein and keyboardist Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits will join Johnston on the four night run. The trio recently got together for a late-night throwdown post-Biscuits in Albany this past November, and have decided hit the road for a 4-night run. The group will blend a myriad of musical elements from a diverse range of genres including jazz, afrobeat, dub, funk, dance and more to create a “live music abstraction” each night of the tour. The trio will be joined by very special guest drummer Joe Russo (The Duo / Joe Russo’s Almost Dead) for their New York City appearance at Nublu on Wednesday, March 20th.
Brooklyn, NY-based space-funk/psych-rock outfit Escaper will support J.E.D.I at Nublu, as well as Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT on March 21st, and Putnam Place in Saratoga Springs, NY on March 23rd. J.E.D.I.’s show at Metronome in Burlington, VT will be a special “Evening With” performance.
The Brazilian Girls co-founder and drummer and Grammy Award nominee, who was a member of the wildly successful David Byrne tour last year, has a long list of friends to call upon for the project, which has been been a long-time dream coming into fruition. When asked about J.E.D.I., Johnston explained, “It’s for us and the crowd. An opportunity for us to connect on stage with our friends—who we are fortunate enough to have some of the top musicians around today—and play the music we want to play and experiment with and hopefully really connect with the crowd.”
J.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvisation) is:
Aaron Johnston (Brazilian Girls)
Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits)
Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits)