Meet sweet and sultry singer-songwriter JANELLE “JK” KROLL. The lithe songbird’s deep house cut with Dennis Ferrer, "Mind Ur Step" (Defected Records) has garnered much attention ever since its release in July '13, with top spots on Beatport and Tracksource, spins at clubs and festivals internationally, along with radio play on BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra.

Relishing in her Chicago roots, Janelle Kroll's upcoming singles draw from an inspired R&B and EDM sound with the contribution of collaborators Vince Lawrence (house music innovator, Slang Music Group) & B Howard (production credits: Lupe Fiasco, Ne-Yo), reflecting an insatiable desire to find authentic human connection in the millennial age. Back home, she developed her craft in the studio and on stage at staple venues like The House Of Blues, The Vic, Uncommon Ground, Double Door, and Schubas, and at parties like After Dark in the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago, receiving a nod from the American television network The CW for her artistry and panache on The Next.

Recently relocated to NYC, her new music can been previewed at venues such as Brooklyn Bowl, Pianos, The Cutting Room, Ella Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, The Wooly, and various showcases and popup clubs in the form of a full band, her tracks, or just vox and a ukelele.

Starr Busby

Starr Busby is a New York based singer, songwriter and actress originally from Houston, TX. She studied music and theatre at Northwestern University and has toured with Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens as well as La Mama Experimental Theatre Club. Check out Starr's music at www.starrmuzik.com

Sullivan is the Brooklyn-based music project of Catherine Brookman. Originally from Baltimore, the classically-trained Sullivan draws on a collage of vocal techniques: from jazz and blues to folk and rock, Sullivan mixes a grassroots American sound with contemporary electronica. Spare and layered, Sullivan's unique sound loops her own vocals and synthesizer to self-harmonize. Collaborator and guitarist Joe White complements Sullivan's vocal acrobatics with subtle bass and airy chords. Together, White and Sullivan make a kind of reverse White Stripes, with White backing rhythm and Sullivan fronting. www.soundcloud.com/sullivansings

Evan Brum & The Royal High

Evan Brum grew up surrounded by the sounds of classic American roots/blues music. He influenced by artists such as Taj Mahal, Albert King, Richie Havens, and The Allman Brothers Band. Over the past few years, Evan and his band The Royal High have forged ahead with an eclectic mix of classic roots based music, combined with a modern rock edge. This rings true in Evan's raspy vocal delivery, which has been described by some as a "Tom Jones, Tom Waites sandwich" Evan compliments his gritty vocal styling with percussive, rhythm based acoustic guitar playing.

As far as the band goes, The Royal High exemplifies solid American roots-rock music. This is well represented throughout the album with Lead guitar player Jon Shriver. From classic bluesy Stones influenced licks, to good old fashioned classic rock shredding, this son of a gun isn't screwing around. The bands newest member who also engineered and co-produced the album is musician Bryan Smith who plays a wide variety of instruments on the album, as well during live performances. Ranging from classic Hammond organ, to space age modern synch, Bryan adds a fresh dynamic to the band. Drummer Matt Zebroski, who performs on the album, holds down the fort with his unique jazz/rock styling. Performing with the band most recently is hard-hitting rock & roll drummer Dave Vincola. Bass duties on the album are credited to New Zealand native, and Julliard graduate Mat Fieldes . Pro bass player Glen Nataupsky, who has accompanied the band on recent live gigs, is equally is a no nonsense force to be reckoned with.

Dahka Band

Dahka Band formed in 2013 with members from Algeria, Nigeria and Turkey. Our style can be described as World Music with a modern approach. We infuse traditional sounds from our respective countries with original beats, inspired by our new lives in New York City. As a result, our lyrics are in Arabic, Berber, West African Yoruba and English. Our songs are accompanied by rock instrumentation: electric and bass guitars, tenor saxophone, drums, African and Latin percussion.

Coming together in New York, our music is in essence borderless, “melting pot” music, where you bring your past and make something special and new.

Dahka Band is the brainchild of Eli Fola III and Fathi Tabouche, who hope their music will not only make people dance but will also bring people together from different cultures and religious backgrounds.

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Janelle Kroll with Starr Busby, Sullivan, Evan Brum & The Royal High, Dahka Band

Thursday, December 5 · 7:00 PM at RBar