Jonah Parzen Johnson With Fluxmonkey

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New Ghosts is excited to welcome back Jonah Parzen-Johnson!
Solo saxophone and analogue synth
$10 all to the artists.
with Cleveland's own Fluxmonkey

About Parzen-Johnson:
"Saxophonist Jonah Parzen-Johnson tells stories in sound.”
- Boston Globe
“A strange and often transfixing album.”
- New York Times
"A poetic horn-smith and master manipulator of melodic sounds."
- Village Voice
“The ideal soundtrack to a scene in an offbeat indie where the two protagonists come together and have violent weird-sex followed by tender snuggles.”
- Noisey (Vice Magazine)
“A folk music for a new tribe of people, one that has access to new technologies and uses them as opposed to being used by them.”
- All About Jazz

Jonah Parzen-Johnson is a saxophonist living in Brooklyn, NY. He writes music for solo saxophone and analog synthesizer. Imagine the raw energy of an Appalachian Folk choir, tempered by a lofi, minimal aesthetic. His carefully assembled analog synthesizer breathes with his saxophone, building independent melodic layers to support his sound, or soaring above his extended technique driven saxophone playing. All performed live, without any looping or recorded samples. A Chicago native, Jonah’s circular breathing, multi-phonics and inclusively experimental style owe a debt to the Chicago saxophone legacy, but his devotion to a quirky almost vocal approach places him in new territory for the solo saxophone. He has meticulously constructed a world of warm memories remembered in a cold present, as he melds the evocative nature of folk music with the chilling power of experimentalism. Along with playing solo, Jonah is a co-leader of Brooklyn Afrobeat outfit, Zongo Junction.
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By: New Ghosts