Jazz Is PHSH is about to embark on their biggest tour to date, kicking it all off at Asheville Music Hall on March 22nd. The highly acclaimed jazz fusion group is the brain child of drummer and band leader, Adam Chase (The Chase Brothers). Enlisting the help of musicians that have ranged from Jeff Coffin of Dave Matthews Band and The Flecktones and the late, great Kofi Burbridge of Tedeschi Trucks Band to Sun Ra‘s Michael Ray and Chris Bullock of Snarky Puppy, Chase has built a collective of musicians that have reimagined the music of Phish in a way that is beyond impressive.
The way the band reinterprets the music makes it so you don’t have even know Phish to enjoy the music. If you are a Phish fan, you will get the extra treat of enjoying the familiar melodies while trying to figure out which song the band is performing, as Jazz Is PHSH really gets creative in how they rearrange the songs.
In addition to creating original compositions to support the unique and playful melodies of Phish, the band often mashes together Phish songs with the work of legendary jazz musicians like Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus and Wayne Shorter. The blended of songs helps shine a light on just how steeped in jazz the music of Phish actually is, while creating a blend of music that will inspire musicians, jazz lovers and Phish fans alike.
For their spring tour presented by Instrument Find, Jazz Is PHSH will feature a rotating cast of musicians that range from the 3x Grammy Winning Saxophonist, Chris Bullock of Snarky Puppy, to the teenage piano prodigy from France, DOMi Degalle who has only been in the states for a few years and has already been collaborating with Thundercat, MonoNeon, the late Mac Miller, Ghost Note, legendary drummer Mike Mitchell and so many others.
So whether you just want to see amazing music performed by amazing musicians or you are a Phish fan that needs a Phix before the next Phish tour, grab your tickets at www.jazzisphish.com and treat yourself to an evening of inspiring musicianship and beloved melodies.
The ensemble (which will feature band leader and drummer, Adam Chase, and his hand selected group of musicians) includes:
Adam Chase (The Chase Brothers) (All Dates) – Drums
DOMi (Thundercat, MonoNeon) (April 2-14) – Keys
Cody Wright (Eric Gales, Ghost Note) (March 22 – April 14) – Bass
Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy) (March 22-31) – Saxophone
Daniel Casares (The New MasterSounds) (April 2-14) – Saxophone
Adam Dotson (Rubblebucket, Slavic Soul Party) (All Dates) – Trombone
Jamar Woods (The Fritz) (March 22-31) – Keys
Lee Barbour (Gradual Lean, Jeff Sipe) (March 22 – April 14) – Guitar
Matthew Chase (The Chase Brothers) (April 25-28) – Guitar
22 ASHEVILLE MUSIC HALL – ASHEVILLE NC
23 COSMIC CHARLIES – LEXINGTON KY
24 ZANZABAR – LOUISVILLE KY
25 BOP STOP – CLEVELAND OH
26 OTUS SUPPLY – FERNDALE MI
27 THE LOFT – LANSING MI
28 THE LUDLOW GARAGE – CINCINNATI OH
29 WIRE – BERWYN IL
30 THE MOUSETRAP – INDIANAPOLIS IN
31 THE LOONEY BIN – BRADLEY IL
2 AGGIE THEATRE – FT. COLLINS CO
4 CERVANTES OTHER SIDE – DENVER CO
5 THE FOX THEATRE – BOULDER CO
6 THE BLACK SHEEP – COLORADO SPRINGS CO
7 ULLRS TAVERN – WINTER PARK CO
9 LAUNCHPAD – ALBUQUERQUE NM
10 TOWER THEATRE – OKLAHOMA CITY OK
11 VENUE SHRINE – TULSA OK
12 GRANADA THEATER – DALLAS TX
13 LAST CONCERT CAFE – HOUSTON TX
14 HOUSE OF BLUES – NEW ORLEANS LA
25 THE STONE CHURCH – BRATTLEBORO VT
26 DEWPOINT – CAMBRIDGE MA
27 FOAM BREWERY – BURLINGTON VT
28 THE WONDER BAR – ASBURY PARK FILM FESTIVAL – ASBURY PARK NJ
Tour Presented by InstrumentFind.com
Drums – Adam Chase (The Chase Brothers)
Adam Chase is the founder, drummer and music director for Jazz Is PHSH. As a well respected musician in jazz, funk and jam music scenes, Chase has collaborated with an impressive amount of musicians, including Jeff Coffin, Dennis Chambers, Kofi Burbridge, Fred Wesley, Isaiah Sharkey, Adam Deitch, Grant Green Jr., Michael Ray, Marcus King, Shaun Martin, George Porter Jr., Clyde Stubblefield, Jennifer Hartswick, Daru Jones, Craig Robinson, Antwaun Stanley, Claude Coleman Jr., Aron Magner, Felix Pastorius and so many others. Chase has a knack for putting together impressive collaborations that bring together some of the best musicians from around the world.
Saxophone – Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy, Boomtown)
Chris Bullock is the 3x Grammy Winning saxophonist from the legendary jazz fusion group, Snarky Puppy. Bullock has earned notoriety around the world for his masterful musicianship on a range of brass and woodwind instruments. On the most recent Phish album, “Big Boat”, Bullock was tapped by Trey Anastasio to record woodwinds and flutes on the celebrated Phish composition, “Petrichor”
Bullock has traveled the world performing and has collaborated with legendary musicians like David Crosby, Lalah Hathaway, and Michael McDonald and has been the favorite saxophonist featured on all star collaborations with musicians like Jennifer Hartswick, Nikki Glaspie, and many others.
Keys – DOMi (Thundercat, MonoNeon)
Domi Degalle, known simply as DOMi, is one of the jazz scenes biggest rising stars. Having grown up in France, DOMi just recently came to the US as a student on a full scholarship at the prestigious Berkeley School of Music and quickly became a viral success online as she substituted her lack of English vocabulary with her extensive musical vocabulary. In no time at all, DOMi has been collaborating with an impressive group of some of the best musicians in the world, including Thundercat, MonoNeon, Louis Cole and the late great Mac Miller. DOMi’s recent collaborations with child drumming prodigy JD Beck has been an impressive beginning to what will certainly be the collaboration of two future household names.
Bass – Cody Wright (Eric Gales, Ghost Note)
Cody Wright has made an impressive career for himself as one of the most famed bass players in the world, with the unconventional pick bass technique that has given him a high-flying and highly impressive style that has made Wright a viral sensation online and a show stopper on stage. Recently Wright has been making appearances alongside the great MonoNeon with special performances with Ghost Note and Jonathan Scales Fourchestra. Wright has performed with the legendary Eric Gales and regularly collaborates with Jazz Is Dead, Aquarium Rescue Unit, and John McLaughlin drummer, Jeff Sipe. Recently Wright composed the funky sound track for the game “ToeJam & Earl” which is available online and on CD and Vinyl. You can also read up more on Wright on his cover feature of “Bass Musician Magazine.”
Saxophone – Daniel Casares (The New MasterSounds)
Daniel Casares is a San Fransisco Bay Area saxophone player and vocalist that made a name for himself touring with the jazz funk band from the UK known as The New Mastersounds. Casares is also the co-founder and vocalist for the East Bay funk and jazz band, Atta Kid, where he gets deep into New Orleans style jazz and funk.
Casares has worked with Bernard Purdie, Grant Green Jr., Wil Blades, members of Bootsy Collins Band, Lettuce, and the James Brown Band and brings an amazing energy and prowess to his saxophone playing.
Trombone – Adam Dotson (Rubblebucket, Slavic Soul Party)
Adam Dotson is an original member of the indie-jazz rock band, Rubblebucket and a gifted instrumentalist that is now the songwriter and bandleader of #1 Kidboy. Dotsons’ huge sound and dynamic approach to playing the trombone has led him to performances with Fred Wesley, Felix Pastorius, Aron Magner, Antwaun Stanley and many others. In New York City, Dotson can be seen with the internationally famed Slavic Soul Party.
Keys – Jamar Woods (The Fritz)
Jamar Woods is the electrifying and eccentric front man and keyboardist for the soul/jazz/funk band, The Fritz. With a background in classical piano and composition and a focused study of jazz, Woods has become of the most respected keyboardists in the jam and jazz scenes. His work has led him to share the stage with musicians like Isaiah Sharkey of John Mayer Band, Michael Ray of Kool & The Gang, and many others. Woods recently released an album with The Fritz that features Natalie Cressman of Trey Anastasio Band and Chris Bullock and Justin Stanton of Snarky Puppy.
Guitar – Lee Barbour (Gradual Lean, Jeff Sipe)
Lee Barbour is a jazz guitarist who has worked as an educator at The New York City Guitar School and as a professor of jazz guitar at College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. As a performer, Barbour has worked with legendary musicians from Joe Beck to Fred Wesley. Barbours’ work with Jazz Is Dead drummer Jeff Sipe and Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s Kebbi Williams is an impressive look into the versatility and impressive approach to guitar the Lee expresses so well.