Hipster Assassins is a collaborative endeavor of virtuosic talent that came together in New York City at the historic Zinc Bar in 2010. Over the next 2 years the band had a weekly Monday night residency at Zinc where it started to develop its own sound playing both originals and covers. Since its inception, the band has played all over the world, including Montreal Jazz Fest, the Jazz Cafe in Costa Rica and plays once a month at NYC’s famous 55 Bar.
Each of the 5 members bring their own unique, original voices to the band. Their vast experience with legends of the industry has allowed the members of Hipster Assassins to bring unique voices and ideas to the band, and has been essential to the development of their unique sound.
Felix Pastorius, Bassist: The son of Jaco Pastorius who has worked with the Yellowjackets, Jeff Coffin’s Mutet, A$AP Rocky, and Onyx Collective, has worked hard and achieved his own voice on the electric bass. This voice is the anchor of the band.
Chris Ward, Saxophonist: Chris has worked/recorded with Michael Stipe and Fischerspooner, Lord Huron, The Family Crest, and various projects from all genres, from video game soundtracks to jazz big bands.
John Bendy, Guitarist: Brought up in the blues, John learned his craft from masters Bill Perry and Popa Chubby. His fierce, virtuosic style comes from a blend of the blues and high energy jazz fusion.
Mike Bendy, Bass: The idea of a second bassist in a band could be strange to some, but Mike’s virtuosic skill and experience gives him the tools to compliment the other low-end instruments in the band perfectly. Outside of Hipster Assassins Mike has performed with Kenwood Dennard, Alex Foster, Sean Wayland and the metal band Res15.
Kenny Grohowski, Drums: Kenny works regularly with various John Zorn projects as well as the famed fusion group Brand X. He has also worked with Lonnie Plaxico and Andy Milne’s Dapp Theory.
Siamo felici di annunciarvi che lunedì 15 novembre, come secondo impegno ufficiale del TJLT November Tour, dopo il concerto al Bflat di Cagliari, andremo in onda per una intervista a Messina, Furci Siculo, su Radio Empire FM 94.90-107.00 col Through Jaco Legacy Trio. Potrete ascoltare cos’avranno da dirvi Felix e Julius Pastorius e Jose Luis Santacruz dalle ore 18:00 alle 19:00 per un’ora di grande jazz!
Nel tour sono previsti sia concerti che masterclass, per musicisti di jazz, sulla musica del grande Jaco Pastorius. Per tenervi informati sul nostro tour basta che ci seguiate sui nostri social. Li trovate tutti a questo link: https://linktr.ee/fborgosano
“Reza” (Jaco Pastorius, 1983) performed by the Through Jaco Legacy Trio at the Jazz&Vento festival in Cortale (CZ), Italy.
Felix Pastorius | Bass
Julius Pastorius | Drums
Jose Luis Santacruz | Soprano Sax