Chapter SOUL: Kanye's Universe

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Chapter:SOUL is a four-piece funk machine borne from tenor saxophonist Calvin Johnson Jr. 

A combination of original compositions and re-imagined soul-jazz classics, mixed up with the raw energy of New Orleans street brass and bounce rhythms, Chapter:SOUL is New Orleans' newest funk innovation. A four-piece modern New Orleans future funk band, Chapter:SOUL is a project from bandleader and tenor saxophonist Calvin Johnson Jr. The band formed after Calvin spent many months of touring with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, trading ideas with sousaphonist Kirk Joseph and realizing it was time for fresh ideas in the sound of New Orleans music.

Calvin takes New Orleans funk and soul to a new level, with a combination of original compositions and re-imagined soul-jazz classics, spiced up with the raw energy of New Orleans street brass bands, and bounce rhythms. When Johnson  is confronted after performances by ecstatic fans who are curious for of description of the new sound they just witnessed Johnson replies "thats NOLA future funk". Currently, the band features Calvin Johnson on tenor sax (run through a series of effects pedals), Kashonda Bailey on organ, keyboards, and synths, Terry Scott Jr. on drums and pads, and Julius McKee on sousaphone. 

On April 19th, Chapter:SOUL takes on interpretations of the music of Kanye West for a special edition of their new "Kanye's Universe" set for the Official Afterparty for YLC's Wednesdays at the Square taking place from 5pm - 8pm immediately behind Ace Hotel New Orleans at Lafayette Square Park. 


Details

  • 8:30PM–Wednesday, April 19
  • Doors at 8PM
  • Free with RSVP

Chapter:SOUL is a four-piece funk machine borne from tenor saxophonist Calvin Johnson Jr. 

A combination of original compositions and re-imagined soul-jazz classics, mixed up with the raw energy of New Orleans street brass and bounce rhythms, Chapter:SOUL is New Orleans' newest funk innovation. A four-piece modern New Orleans future funk band, Chapter:SOUL is a project from bandleader and tenor saxophonist Calvin Johnson Jr. The band formed after Calvin spent many months of touring with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, trading ideas with sousaphonist Kirk Joseph and realizing it was time for fresh ideas in the sound of New Orleans music.

Calvin takes New Orleans funk and soul to a new level, with a combination of original compositions and re-imagined soul-jazz classics, spiced up with the raw energy of New Orleans street brass bands, and bounce rhythms. When Johnson  is confronted after performances by ecstatic fans who are curious for of description of the new sound they just witnessed Johnson replies "thats NOLA future funk". Currently, the band features Calvin Johnson on tenor sax (run through a series of effects pedals), Kashonda Bailey on organ, keyboards, and synths, Terry Scott Jr. on drums and pads, and Julius McKee on sousaphone. 

On April 19th, Chapter:SOUL takes on interpretations of the music of Kanye West for a special edition of their new "Kanye's Universe" set for the Official Afterparty for YLC's Wednesdays at the Square taking place from 5pm - 8pm immediately behind Ace Hotel New Orleans at Lafayette Square Park. 

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