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Bad Philosopher $10

Bad Philosopher is an electric jazz trio based out of Madison, WI whose performance consists of original compositions fusing elements of both classical, pop, funk and jazz music with extended improvisations. The unorthodox background and approach of each member makes this trio unique. Multi-award winning 6-string electric bassist Josh Cohen uses tapping techniques to fulfill the role of both bass player and guitarist in one instrument, creating polyphonic textures that seamlessly interweave their compositions. The three-time concerto award winning pianist/keyboardist Jason Kutz, known for his ability to traverse both classical and jazz styles, employs his virtuosic technique and highly developed musical sensibilities to add rich layers of chordal harmony and melodic content. Finally, drummer Chris Di Bernardo, armed with an in-depth knowledge of jazz and popular music and road tested experience with the critically acclaimed Madison reggae band Natty Nation, provides an infectious rhythmic underpinning, supporting the band while serving up a plethora of diverse percussive improvisations connecting the music to its African roots. Having formed less than one year ago, Bad Philosopher is already performing regularly and will begin recording their debut album in the summer of 2019.

Earlier Event: October 1
New Breed Jazz Jam $5
Later Event: October 4
Rare Element $10