Nós Novo is a innovative quartet of jazz musicians who are exploring Celtic
music with Afro-Brazilian grooves and open-ended improvisation. Led by
vibist/percussionist James Shipp, the group seeks to open up the music of
Ireland the same way Dizzy Gillespie did with Cuban music, and John Zorn did
with the music of the Jewish diaspora.
The members of the band are:
James Shipp: vibes, percussion, shruti boxes, compositions, arrangements
Jo Lawry: vocals, mandolin, fiddle, melodica
Gilad Hekselman: guitar
Rogerio Boccato: percussion
The band has also featured the talents of:
Keith Ganz: played guitar on "Strange Sweethearts..." and made lasting
contributions to the sound of the band
Kate McGarry: sang on "As I Roved Out" and "Fold"
Becca Stevens: frequent special guest on vocals and charango/ukulele