Drawing heavily from ’70s instrumental jazz fusion, Vancouver-based Blues Hoodoo is the toe tapping, hip gyrating fix you need to take you into the musical stratosphere. More mojo than magic, the group blends funk, jazz and blues, leaving plenty of space between the notes.
Drummer Ron Wells and guitarist Konrad Breuers have been playing together for more than 20 years; it’s no wonder then that their musical chemistry has matured dramatically since their humble beginnings. Existing somewhere in between lounge lizards and intimate coffee shop gurus, Blues Hoodoo have evolved through different players, formats and recordings into the well-oiled funk-fusion collective you hear today.
Rounding out the band are Shawn Stewart on bass, Stuart Young on keyboards and our newest member, Ian Putz on saxophone. Their unique twist on Wayne Shorter’s “Birdland” is just one example of how the players work off each other naturally and organically. Supplemented by the band’s original material in these same genres, songs will often take a new direction (or two…or three) during every performance. The level of trust among band members enables them to take risks, creating a tapestry of sound that takes off into adventurous harmonic territory over syncopated infectious grooves.
Recalling elements of Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis and even Mulatu, Blues Hoodoo are proving to be a festival favorite, continuing to wow audiences with their infectious and multi-dimensional grooves.
Purchase your tickets today through the Vernon Jazz Club website today!