Jonah Parzen Johnson & Steven Foster

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$8 in advance, $10 at the door

Doors at 9pm, Show at 9:30pm

// Jonah Parzen-Johnson
“Saxophonist Jonah Parzen-Johnson tells stories in sound”
– Boston Globe

“Jonah plays baritone saxophone, as on his strange and often transfixing recent album”
– New York Times

“A poetic horn-smith and master manipulator of melodic sounds.”
– Village Voice

Jonah Parzen-Johnson is a saxophonist living in Brooklyn, NY. He writes lofi music for solo saxophone and analog synthesizer. Imagine the raw energy of an Appalachian Folk choir, tempered by a lofi, vocal 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 impossibly nimble vocalization owes a debt to the Chicago saxophone legacy, but his devotion to a quirky almost vocal style 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. In addition to relentlessly touring as a solo saxophonist, Jonah is a co-leader of the nationally touring afrobeat ensemble, Zongo Junction, and an active part of Brooklyn’s ever-expanding independent music community.

// Steven Foster
Steven Foster is the lead singer and songwriter of Toronto band Omhouse ( When he’s not doing that he’s touring with other bands as a drummer. Some of the bands he’s played with include Doldrums, Moon King, Snowblink, Tasseomancy, Charlotte Cornfield, Jaron Freeman Fox & the Opposite of Everything, the Miles, and Donlands & Mortimer.
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By: Burdock