Lushh

Lushh is an electronic jazz band based out of Kalamazoo, MI. The band has been together since late 2015, after meeting through the Jazz Studies program at Western Michigan University. While merging their jazz roots with more modern and contemporary styles, Lushh draws their influences from the likes of Kneebody, Donny McCaslin, Hiatus Kaiyote and much more. Lushh frequently performs around the Midwest, particularly in Michigan, collaborating with various musicians and artists. In addition to performing, Lushh teaches masterclasses at local Michigan high schools. Recently, Lushh performed at the Audiotree Music Festival in Kalamazoo, MI. In March 2019, Lushh collaborated with a visual projection designer to debut the Archangel Suite, a multimedia work combining music and live-triggered projection art.

Awards

After being named finalists for the Under 25 Students Category of the 7 Virtual Jazz Club global online jazz competition, Lushh took 10th place. For two years in a row, Lushh was named Best Group in the Blues/Pop/Rock category of Downbeat Magazine’s Student Awards (2017/2018) while earning an Outstanding Performance mention in 2019. Eddie Codrington and Andrew Saliba both won awards for Best Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist while Grayson Nye and Madison George both won Outstanding Performance recognition. Lushh also just won the Bronze Award for Best Original Score by the Independent Shorts Awards for their work on Dirty Dog, a film by Darius Gardner.


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“Lushh” is what it sounds like it would be: elaborate, extravagant, enticing and layered. A band that is getting a name for putting on a strong live show, Lushh serves its sound up softly on its debut LP, while taking funky turns throughout and not being afraid to take chances. The self-titled work, which follows a pair of EPs released over the past couple of years, features 11 tracks, nine previously unreleased, that span a total of 75 minutes. Despite the lack of lyrics, the quintet, similar to their last offering, offers up a thematic work that hits its highs and lows accordingly as it weaves a tale throughout, most notably for the listener during the sequential, four-song, arch-angelic suite — “I

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Location

Grand Rapids

Clinic/Workshop Information

Lushh teaches masterclasses to schools around the Midwest, working with emerging, young jazz musicians who are looking to branch out from the traditions of jazz and push forward into the future of the genre. We work with students, talking about different sonic capabilities of each instrument, including electronics, pedals, and synthesizers, as well as how to use these in context of a band. We also work with young musicians on how to start a band, how to get gigs, as well as our composition and rehearsal process for progressive jazz.

Albums

Lushh

Self Produced
2019

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