NEW YEARS EVE // 12.31.2017 // 21+
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JC Brooks Band
“Enveloping stage presence and palpable charisma.”
– Rolling Stone
You know you’re not just another indie soul band when your city sends you halfway around the world to showcase the sound of 21st century Chicago. Or when the mayor of Chicago personally invites you to play his inauguration concert or calls you to entertain foreign dignitaries. JC Brooks makes soul-infused dance music that is energetic and kinetically charged. Their soul mashup version of Wilco’s “I’m Trying to Break Your Heart” was a nationwide jam released by Bloodshot Records as JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. With their latest album The Neon Jungle, they have dropped “the Uptown Sound” but continue as one powerful live band. Brooks himself describes The Neon Jungle as an album-length depiction of “one crazy, incredible night out.” JC Brooks has made a career out of delivering the goods, from club stages to the biggest festivals in US and Europe. The live version of the The Neon Jungle will be flowing from a stage near you.
“JC Brooks looks and performs like a cross between Chuck Berry and H.R. of Bad Brains in their primes, but his skintight R&B and post-punk soul upend expectations of a retro act.”
– Washington Post
“Equally at home in jazz, soul and folk music…” –wmuk.org
Soul, jazz singer-songwriter, Nashon Holloway, is true. Be it her accomplished skill as a solo guitarist and vocalist, her intimate unplugged jazz sessions or her accredited funk and rock band, Holloway’s presence invites listeners to feel free, to heal, and to participate. Performance credits include features on The Oprah Winfrey Show with David Foster, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Taste of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar. Nashon is a one-of-a-kind singer/songwriter with a warm, earthy and edgy style. See her website for more details, and look for her album “The Palace & the Hut” now available on iTunes!
DJ Ayana Contreras (Reclaimed Soul on Vocalo)
DJ Ayana Contreras hosts Reclaimed Soul on Vocalo 91.1FM (sister station to WBEZ). On her radio show, she works to document the narratives, history, and cultural significance of the music scene in 20th Century Chicago. She’s also a producer on “Sound Opinions“, which airs on WBEZ and over 100 public radio stations nationwide.