50 Giant Steps
Funky, acid-jazz hippie-rock. Call it whatever you like, it doesn't matter. It's 'part Zappa, part Grateful Dead, and part Pink Floyd, with each song bringing adventure, promise, and brazen instrumental explorations.' - Bob Gulla The goal is to explore and enjoy. The different writing styles of Jazz Bastards members givies their catalogue a sometimes eclectic feel -- often creating outlets for freestyle, 'cliffwalk' improvisational jams, both instrumental and vocal. If you're having half as much fun as the band members on stage, then it's a night well spent. With some of their own favorite songs littered throughout each set, Jeff, Josh, Rob, John and Brian hope to make each show an adventure...and if you listen with the right kind of ears, anything is possible. A winner of the 2005 Relix Jamoff, nominated six years in a row (2001-2006) for Rhode Island's Best Local Jam Band and once for Best Album (2004) by the FNX/Providence Phoenix readers poll, and nominated for Breakthru Band by Motif Magazine (2006), Jazz Bastards formed in late 1999 and have performed at various locations on the east coast from Maine to Delaware. Members of Jazz Bastards have been involved with local music for over 15 years.