Fri 10 - Sun 19 November 2017

Kneebody + Jason Lindner's Now vs Now

35-47 Bethnal Green Road
E1 6LA

The festival teams up with the Good Music Company for the first of two nights presenting progressive and fresh talent that spins out from jazz into a space with a genre and style of its own.

From studying the old masters in New York jazz clubs, to his work as musical director for Lauryn Hill and Meshell Ndegeocello, to becoming a pivotal part of David Bowie’s music in the album ‘Blackstar’, Brooklyn native and Grammy-winner Jason Lindner’s career spans a range of creative influences.  

Formed in 2006, Now Vs Now is the realization of keyboardist/leader Jason Lindner's musical vision for a futuristic universal live band. The band features Justin Tyson on drums and Panagiotis Andreou on bass. Lindner’s experimentation with live electronic music pushed to a new level; bringing together hip-hop, dub and electronica-influenced beats, and Latin and Eastern musical languages to produce an inspiring universe of sound from this virtuosic, analogue art rock trio. 

“Rhythm provides more than a heartbeat for Jason Lindner. It also seems to fuel his respiratory functions and digestive activity, and maybe his neurons...What matters to him is groove, however it comes.” (New York Times)

Kneebody draws upon influences spanning D’Angelo’s ‘Voodoo’ to music by Elliott Smith, Bill Frisell, and Miles Davis. Their live shows are known for intense sonic landscapes of the Radiohead ilk, for the rhythmic bombast of a Squarepusher or Queens of the Stone Age show, and the harmonic depth and improvisational freedom experienced at a Brad Mehldau concert.