The members of Chicago jazz-fusion sextet Cordoba drive an inventive creative community with their many overlapping projects. Vocalist Brianna Tong, for instance, also sings in funky experimental ensemble Je’raf and punky trio Bussy Kween Power Trip, both of which also feature prolific Cordoba bassist Khalyle Hagood. Hagood, meanwhile, also plays in soul outfit the Devonns […]
The festival abolished the usual gatekeeping to book more than four dozen diverse artists at three venues, all in walking distance of one another.
Eric Novak is a prolific Chicago multi-instrumentalist who plays with jazz quartet Whtvr Frvr and jazz-fusion sextet Cordoba. They’ve also loaned their talents to a variety of local artists, including indie-rock band the Curls and folk singer Reno Cruz, and most recently they added warm woodwinds to Portrait, the new album from rapper Davis. Novak […]
Jessica Risker combines her two loves with the podcast Music Therapy, footwork crew the Era drop a dreamy rap single, and more.
The nation may be diseased and broken, but you can still use your Bandcamp dollars to do a small kindness for musicians and labels.
When The Sick Muse interviewed Chicago jazz-fusion sextet Cordoba in 2019, vocalist Brianna Tong talked about the ways improv-based music can be a megaphone for protest movements. “I don’t think it’s revolutionary, but I think it can deepen the things that are in the lyrics of those songs, and provide an outlet to feel more […]
Jazz guitarist Dave Miller drops an album of brainy feel-good grooves, Naked Raygun singer Jeff Pezzati makes his solo debut with a new EP, and more.
Post-everything fusion band Je’raf celebrate their debut album, Nicky Flowers resuscitates a Morrissey-tweaking all-synth Smiths cover project, and more.