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Liquid Soul, The J. Davis Trio

Liquid Soul

The J. Davis Trio


Sat · August 19, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Liquid Soul
Liquid Soul
Jazz and urban dance band from Chicago, USA.
Mars Williams- Sax
Ron Haynes – Trumpet
Johnny "Showtime" Janowiak - Trombone
Tom Klein – Guitar
Ricky Showalter – Bass
Walter "Dirty MF" Sargent – MC
Brian "MCB" Quarles – MC
Devin Staples – Drums
David “My Boy Elroy” Arredondo – Turntables & Beatbox
The J. Davis Trio
The J. Davis Trio
Following their musical heart, The J. Davis Trio continues to thrive. They thrive not only because of their connection to real hip hop and jazz music, but also because of their ability to grow and change. Started as trio, they now have as many as 8-10 people on stage, utilizing many types of instrumentation and styles. Their independence has allowed them to explore and incorporate from unexpected sources, resulting in a sound uniquely their own. Began as an actual trio with Julio Davis/vocals, Dave Smith/bass & Tone Aimone/drums, they realized that in order to play live, they needed another element. Paula Pergl came and provided flute for awhile. When she left, she was soon replaced by long time member, mulit-instrumentalist, Dave Winer. The J.Davis Trio arrived on the Chicago scene with their debut eponymous album, The J.Davis Trio, in 1999 where they created national buzz with a North American tour that included famous Chicago venues like The Metro, The House of Blues, the historic Green Mill Jazz club, and many colleges in the midwest. Tours to the east coast, the CMJ Music Fest in New York, down to the SXSW Music Fest in Austin, TX., to L.A. soon followed
Their next album "The New No. 2" released in 2002 reflected a leap in their development and saw them working with many great Chicago artists. Rappers like Cap D from All Natural and Juice made an appearance, as well as musicians like Jeff Parker from Tortoise and Paul Mertens of The Brian Wilson Group. This effort was well received by critics:
"These four local musicians bill their inventive sound as "rap music for the rest of us". Think of it as Chicago's answer to the fluid, jazzy musically challenging hip-hop of the Roots, and revel in the smart, sexy grooves of their solid debut* album."
-Jim Derogatis Chicago Sun Times.
""This local hip-hop outfit--a quartet, not a trio--makes it's backing tracks the hard way, getting their grooves mostly from real bass and drums. Ron of Japan's trumpet skitters around them, but competes only slightly with rapper Stuart's lucid poetry, which would give these guys an edge even if they used samples."
Monica Kendrick Chicago Reader.
The band released their next album, "These Things Happen" in 2007.
This project saw them reunite with Julio Davis' original rap crew, Chicago legends Stony Island, as well as vocal and musical cameos by Poi Dog Pondering front man Frank Orrall.
In 2011, they returned with their most ambitious recording to date, "Vintage".
The J.Davis Trio has shared the stage with acts such as:
The Roots, M'shelle N'degleocello, Ozomatli, Reuben Wilson, De La Soul, Maceo Parker, Norah Jones, Groove Collective, Talib Kwali, Shinehead, The Greyboy Allstars, Karl Denson, The Pharcyde, Black Eyed Peas, Tortoise, Living Colour, Poi Dog Pondering, and Modeski, Martin and Wood.
Pulling from artists old and new, DJRC carefully blends together a wide-range of genres in order to create "good music for good people." Performing for more than 25 years, he has been billed with such legendary acts as George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Trombone Shorty, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Dumpstaphunk, Aloe Blacc, New Mastersounds, Alice Russell, and James Brown's original funky drummer, Clyde Stubblefield.

DJRC founded The Funk & Soul Revue in 2004, a weekly dance party devoted to all things funk at Chicago's favorite music club, AliveOne. Though he passed the torch to a fellow DJ in 2010 to pursue new endeavors, the weekly dance party continues there to this day.

Supporting Chicago's vibrant music scene, DJRC has been billed with Umphreys McGee, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Poi Dog Pondering, The Right Now, The Heard (and so many more) and often works with Chicago-based promoters, Silver Wrapper. He has also performed at North Coast Music Fest, Wicker Park Fest, and is the official DJ for the massive culinary event, Baconfest Chicago.
Venue Information:
1st Ward at Chop Shop
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647