Jean Rohe writes one-of-a-kind narrative songs, concerned as much with the internal world as with the external. Her latest record as a bandleader, Sisterly, won best Adult Contemporary album at the 2019 Independent Music Awards. Produced by her longtime collaborator, Liam Robinson, Sisterly is a collection of songs about communication and missed connections, and tackles topics from love, lust, and longing to prisons, police violence, and migration.
She is perhaps best known for her much-covered 2012 video single, “National Anthem: Arise! Arise!” an aspirational alternative national anthem performed with choir and brass ensemble. Her award-winning 2013 release Jean Rohe & The End of the World Show was hailed by an Elmore Magazine reviewer as “enchanting” and “remarkable in so many ways I can think of no comparison.”
Katherine Ella Wood is a jazz vocalist, comedienne, and actress who has played with a variety of bands throughout the city. She sings hip-hop, reggae, pop, and soul, and is currently working on her debut album. Her style draws upon the theatricality and comedy of the stage, with a lyric attentiveness that lends itself to storytelling. She has performed at Joe's Pub, The Williamsburg Hotel, Minton's Playhouse, Smoke Jazz Club, South Jazz Kitchen, Public Records, Hotel Chantelle, and is excited to be making her Jalopy Premiere.
Katherine Ella Wood Group
Katherine Ella Wood -Vocals
Alex Haley - Guitar
Reginald Chapman - Bass Trombone
Aaron Shragge - Dragon Mouth Trumpet/Shakuhachi
Ryan Anselmi - tenor sax
Nico Soffiato - guitar
Alexi David - bass
Deric Dickens - Drums
Innocent When You Dream dives deep into the distinct collection of Tom Waits' material, exploring the colors and tonality of his lyricism, through unique instrumentation and arrangements. Covering a wide period of Waits' career the band moves beyond the realm of covers, creating a distinctive sound that draws from jazz, rock, blues, world music and the avant-garde.
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