Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes // Amoramora at BBR
DIRECT FROM NEW ORLEANS **Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes** "[JSDN's] Jazz Fest set was a revelation...jam band bonhomie and Louisiana stroll spiced with klezmer-style violin and funeral-parade horns...what you get if Phish had been born at Tipitina's and studied under George Clinton and Frank Zappa late every night on the levee." - David Fricke, Senior Editor Rolling Stone Magazine Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes rocks the house all the time every time! This classically trained New Orleans-based band delivers a smorgasbord of musical genres every time they hit the stage. JSDN defy easy categorization, their irreverent funk is cut with rock riffs, a Gypsy/Klezmer flare, a Latin tinge courtesy of a hard hitting horn section, and a sense of humor. JSDN is a collection of carefully crafted alter egos, mystical musicians hesitant to share their personal selves but collectively ready to funk beyond the call of duty. The ensemble features Johnny Sketch (Marc Paradis) on guitar, electric cello, and lead vocals; Busta Gnutt (Dave Pomerleau) on bass and backing vocals; Dirty Johnny (Andre Bohren) on drums and backing vocals; and Johnny Rico (Omar Ramirez) on trumpet and flugelhorn: Sage Rouge (Sage Newell) on Saxophones: Josh Paxton on keyboards. With a live show that is as carefully crafted as their musical arrangements, JSDN want the audience to have FUN; carrying them from a calm, funky groove to a full blown frenzy at the drop of a hat. In New Orleans, and across the country JSDN have developed a loyal following of die-hard fans. Formed in 2001, JSDN have grown up together and as a band. That experience and cohesiveness is evident in every note they play. Amoramora Amoramora is a traveling, working, multipurpose rock and jazz fusion quartet from Boulder, Colorado. With members from Chicago, Cleveland, Washington D.C., and Boulder, the band formed after crossing paths in 2015 and has been performing, as well as expanding their extensive catalog with original material ever since. After gaining traction amongst the legendary students at the University of Colorado, the group of composers and multi-instrumentalists quickly jumped from packed house parties, to small bars, and then to bigger stages. An Amoramora experience is an eclectic mix of improvisational musical gumbo, blending and stirring together integral aspects of Progressive Funk, Psychedelic Rock, African High Life, Jazz, Bluegrass, and Soul. Astronomic compositions take the listener on an engaging journey while whimsical and captivating lyrics fuel the fire of musical imagery. The instrumentation of guitar, bass, percussion, trumpet, and EWI mixed in with vocal harmonies add up to truly original and endless musical possibilities - and have been proven to create large dance parties in cities like Denver, Boulder, Chicago, Breckenridge, Vail, Crested Butte, Telluride, Steamboat Springs, Fort Collins, Durango, Nederland, and more.