Nick Jordan is to the Twin Cities as Frank Ocean is to New Orleans. Jordan put out his debut release, NJ, this past fall, and has been on the hustle ever since, frequenting shows at the Cabooze, the Dakota Jazz Club, Acadia, and the Bedlam Theatre. Self-described as “soul food,” Jordan has a sweet croon that vibes with the nostalgic ’90s production by friend Luke Darger a.k.a. moonsidr_dlux. Having moved to St. Paul at age 18, he says he finds inspiration from Prince, Q-Tip, and Jhene Aiko, among others. Jordan, still in his early 20s, doesn’t shy away from grand performances, either.
No dashes or spaces. Soul based. Hip hop embraced. Writer and vocalist raised in Minneapolis, MN. Defying convention since 1988.
26 BATS! is composed of the members of music collective, Kriyative Emblems of a Blue Soul Renaissance. With their multi-genre influences including hip-hop, jazz, soul, and alternative rock, 26 BATS! creates music with no intention of boundaries of a genre. These jazz and blues trained musicians challenge their sound with their desire for sonic exploration. By using themes of self-realization and overcoming hate, this twin cities based band has full intentions of empowering and healing through the creation of music.
Ellis Cleve (Vocals)
Trevor Wiest (Guitar)
Jack Barrett (Keyboards)
Greg Byers (Bass)
Lars Johnson (Drums)