Jeff Parker & The New Breed

Free Jazz & Improv
Jeff Parker & The New Breed
Jeff Parker & The New Breed
Jeff Parker & The New Breed

A longtime member of the influential indie band Tortoise and a pillar of the Chicago jazz and experimental music scene, Jeff Parker is recognized as one of contemporary music’s most versatile and innovative electric guitarists and composers. With a prolific output characterized by musical ideas of angularity and logic, he draws from a wide variety of genres—from pop, rock, and jazz to new music—using ideas informed by innovations and trends in both popular and experimental forms. He creates works that explore and exploit the contrary relationships between tradition and technology, improvisation and composition, and the familiar and the abstract.

Jeff Parker – guitar
Josh Johnson – alto saxophone
Paul Bryan – bass
Makaya McCraven – drums