Following an exhilarating sold-out show at Nublu in New York City earlier this month and performance at Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 1, The Bogie Band, led by saxophonist Stuart Bogie has combined musical talents with the legendary Joe Russo, releasing their new single, “The Witnesses.”
Leaders and founders of the 10-piece ensemble are Bogie and drummer Joe Russo. Members of The Bogie Band hail from a litany of groups, including Antibalas, The Dap Kings, Red Barat, Arcade Fire, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, David Byrne’s American Utopia, St. Vincent, The Budos Band, and Superhuman Happiness. “The Witnesses” signifies a triumphant musical synergy. In a thrilling collaboration between old friends, Bogie’s horn arrangements meet Russo’s propulsive drumming to create an explosive combination of woodwind and brass instruments – reimagining wind music in bold and dynamic new ways.
“‘The Witnesses’ speaks to the urgency of the times in a musical language that laid the groundwork for the Bogie Band featuring Joe Russo. The brass knocks you right and left, the saxophones scream, and the drums keeping you running for your life.”Stuart Bogie on “The Witnesses”
This band is just getting starting and will surely bring more live music – like their jam-packed Nublu debut – as we head into the fall. Be sure to catch The Bogie Band featuring Stuart Bogie and Joe Russo as they hit the stage to perform live at the Newport Jazz Festival, it will be a performance fans will not want to miss. To stay updated on the band’s upcoming events, projects, and exciting new releases check out their Instagram HERE.
Listen to “The Witnesses” via Spotify and YouTube Below: