Jazz is PHSH ft. Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Adam & Matthew Chase (The Chase Brothers), Scott Flynn (Odesza), Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael Ray (Sun Ra), Todd Stoops (RAQ) w/ Reed Mathis in the Now feat. Todd Stoops and Josh Raymer
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 16 and over
Jazz Is PHSH
JAZZ IS PHSH is an instrumental tribute to Phish inspired by the popular tribute to The Grateful Dead, "Jazz is Dead". JAZZ IS PHSH is a collective of prominent musicians from the Jazz and Jam scenes that have come together in their appreciation of Phish music to reimagine Phish in an instrumental, jazz fusion setting! The arrangements and performances of the band are built around their upcoming album which will feature many amazing musicians including Dennis Chambers (Santana, Miles Davis, Parliament Funkadelic), Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band, The Flecktones), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Michael Ray (Sun Ra, Giant Country Horns, Cosmic Crewe), Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Trey Anastasio Band), Grant Green Jr. (Groove Masters), Anthony Wellington (Victor Wooten Band), & many more!
Founded in 2015 by The Chase Brothers, Adam Chase and Matthew Chase, JAZZ IS PHSH has quickly become a world renown tribute to Phish, attracting some of the most influential musicians in the jazz and jam scenes to take part in this collective approach to paying tribute to one of the most important and influential bands in Rock and Roll history.
With the music of Phish being both largely improvised as well as highly composed, the framework of Phish's music is the perfect vehicle for exploring in an instrumental setting. The compositions are both challenging and adaptive. Jazz is Phish provides an exploration of Phish music unlike anything else.
Grammy Award-winning saxophonist/composer Chris Bullock strives to push the boundaries of musical categorization. He can be found performing in many different genres. A product of the Carolina’s, Chris developed a desire to play music from early piano lessons, long-haired garage bands, and late night music on public radio. He eventually found his way to the saxophone. In 2009, Chris relocated to NYC where he has since established the beginnings of a fruitful professional career as a musician. He has had the opportunity to perform all around the world, including many of the major jazz and music festivals including North Sea Jazz Fest, Montreaux Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Shanghai Jazz Fest, London Jazz Fest, etc.
Chris devotes a large amount of his time performing, recording, and touring with the band Snarky Puppy. With this band and Lalah Hathaway, he won a Grammy Award in 2014 for the Best R&B Performance.
Some of the artists he has had the opportunity to perform/record with include Banda Magda, Jon Hendricks, Lalah Hathaway, Jason Marsalis, Bernard Wright, Clyde Stubblefield, Ari Hoenig, Jeff Coffin, and N’dambi.
Chris has actively been involved with educational activities. He was an adjunct instructor of Saxophone at the University of Texas -Arlington for two years. He has also taught clinics and saxophone lessons at many schools, colleges, and conservatories around the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
Apart from playing the saxophone, flute, and clarinet, Chris has begun to explore making hip hop and electronic music with the MPC. This has led to him DJ'ing as well. His DJ name is DJ Boomtown. He has hosted nights of music in the US, Canada, and the UK as a DJ.
Look to see what’s next on the horizon for Chris Bullock, as he continues to explore new and challenging musical environments.
The Chase Brothers
The Chase Brothers are American born songwriters, producers, music directors, multi-instrumentalists, vocalists and of course...brothers! The talented duo are best known for their collaborations with members of Dave Matthews Band, Santana, Snarky Puppy, Victor Wooten Band, Trey Anastasio Band, The J.B.'s, Rubblebucket, James Brown Band, Kool And The Gang, The Saturday Night Live Band, Sly And The Family Stone, CeeLo Galactic, Green Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Parliament Funkadelic, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sun Ra Arkestra, American Idol, Michael Jackson Band, Aretha Franklins Band, The Nashville Jazz Orchestra, Lettuce, Odeza, Break Science, The Giant Country Horns & More!
The Chase Brothers are the music director of The James Brown Dance Party and Jazz Is PHSH as well as long time members of original touring acts, Black Eyed Susan and Emotive.
The Chase Brothers as a duo writing team have brought together a number of their co-collaborators to begin working on The Chase Brothers debut record that is expected out some time in late 2017.
American trombonist for Odesza
Reed Mathis is an American composer, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is highly regarded for his innovative use of effected bass as well as his stylistic versatility. He records and tours with Tea Leaf Green, the Marco Benevento Trio, amongst other artists, and was a founding member of the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, a group he co-led for fifteen years.
American trumpeter and composer. Best known for a long stint in Sun Ra's Arkestra from 1978 till 1992. Ray has also played trumpet for Kool & The Gang, Patti LaBelle, The Delfonics, The Stylistics, and Phish.
He currently leads his own New Orleans funk/jazz group, Michael Ray & the Cosmic Krewe.
Todd Stoops is a keyboardist and composer best known for his eclectic and percussive approach to his instrument. Stoops has been a member of the Vermont quartet RAQ since 2002, as well as the founder and former keyboardist / composer for CT funk outfit Kung Fu, and most recently the San Francisco Bay Area groups Electric Beethoven and Rooster Conspiracy.
$18 Advance / $20 Day Of Show
Tickets Available at the Door
JAZZ IS PHSH FEATURES:
** Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy)
** Adam Chase (The Chase Brothers)
** Matthew Chase (The Chase Brothers)
** Scott Flynn (Odesza, Pretty Lights)
** Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven)
** Michael Ray (Sun Ra / Phish's Cosmic Country Horns)
** Todd Stoops (RAQ)
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