Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, the expansive musical ensemble that reworks modern radio hits into classic jazz and swing standards, is currently in full touring mode, and this week will see performances throughout the eastern part of the U.S. including Nashville, TN, York Pennsylvania, Staten Island, NY, Morgantown West Virginia, and more.
If you’re not caught up on the amazing creation that is Postmodern Jukebox, it starts with Scott Bradlee, a pianist and arranger that conceived the idea back in the mid nineties. Entranced with the music of Motown and old standards, Bradlee wanted to bring that world to today’s mainstream listening audience, while also giving artists a deserved platform for their incredible talent—and that’s just what he’s accomplished. Since their first performance five years ago, Postmodern Jukebox has evolved to include over fifty with an additional fifty plus instrumentals, featured in multiple, award-winning touring projects.
So, when you look up PMJ’s show schedule, and see a gig listed for Staten Island and a gig for Prague on the same night, you’re not crazy. At any time, with it’s hundred plus collective of artists, the various lineups of PMJ may be performing on five different continents. This week will also see shows, for instance, will also see shows in Gdansk, Poland, Leipzig, Germany, Vienna, Austria, and others. Staten Island’s The St. George Theatre in particular commands a lavish beauty that should surely compliment the sophistication of PMJ’s sound and look like nothing else.
The Youtube channel for PMJ (which broke one million hits within a week of the group’s first cover) uploads an impressive one video a week. For a taste of the amazing things these artists can do, check out one of their most recent uploads, a soulful take on The Cranberries’ “Zombie.”
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://pmjtour.com.