97.3 KBCO Presents


Oz Noy and Ozone Squeeze

Fri Sep 8

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Fox Theatre

$25.00 - $45.00

This event is all ages

Ages 15+ without a parent

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Jimmy Herring & The Invisible Whip
Jimmy Herring & The Invisible Whip
JIMMY HERRING, one of the most sought-after contemporary American guitarists, will be embarking on the next chapter of his career as he announces tours with his new band, The Invisible Whip. As the founding member of The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Project Z and Jazz is Dead, in addition to playing with everyone from The Allman Brothers Band to The Dead to Phil Lesh and Friends, HERRING has made his indelible impact on the music world. He currently serves as the lead guitarist for the very popular American band Widespread Panic.

Although Jimmy has been touring consistently with Widespread Panic over the past 10 years, along with short tours with Aquarium Rescue Unit, Phil Lesh, and The Ringers, it has been almost five years since he last toured with his own band. The 2017 tour will feature new music that he has been working on, along with material from his last two records, Lifeboat (2008) and Subject to Change Without Notice (2012).

The Invisible Whip, which stands for the invisible force of music that drives the band, is a nod to Col. Bruce Hampton, who’s made a lifelong impact on the members of the band. All graduates of the “University of Bruce Hampton”, The Invisible Whip are longtime friends. Previous members Jeff Sipe (aka Apt Q258) on drums, and Matt Slocum on B3 Organ and Clavinet, will be joined by bassist Kevin Scott, and multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby, who will primarily be featured on Fender Rhodes and piano.
Oz Noy and Ozone Squeeze
Oz Noy and Ozone Squeeze
Oz Noy is a virtuoso guitar player from Israel, who started his professional career at the age of 13 playing jazz, blues, pop and rock music. By age 16, he was already playing with the top Israeli musicians and artists, and by age 24, was one of the most established studio guitar players in the country. He was also a member of the house band on Israel's top-rated television show for over two years. Since he arrived in New York in 1996, he has made a huge impact on the local music scene with his unique blend of jazz, funk, rock, blues and R&B built on intoxicating grooves.
In 2003, Oz released his debut record, "Oz Live," recorded at NYC's legendary Bitter End. Oz’s band featured drummers Anton Fig and Keith Carlock and bassists Will Lee, James Genus and Reggie Washington.
In 2004, Oz signed to Magna Carta Records and in 2005 released his highly-acclaimed studio record “HA!” with his All-Star band and special guests Mike Stern and George Whitty.
Oz Noy has performed, toured and recorded with:
Richard Bona, Chris Botti, Gavin DeGraw, Harry Belafonte, Toni Braxton, Phoebe Snow, Nile Rogers, Mike Clark, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Mike Manieri, The East Village Opera Company, Roger Glove.
Played on Broadway shows such as: Smoky Joe’s cafe, Saturday night fever, Hair Spray, Little shop of Horrors.

Consisting of Australian singer Rai Thistlethwayte, New York guitar virtuoso Oz Noy, and deep-grooving drummer Darren Stanley, Ozone Squeeze present a boldly personal vision of soul, funk, and R&B music on their self-titled debut album, to be released by Abstract Logix on September 15. Bridging the emotional resonance of classic song forms with an exploratory impulse drawn from jazz and the outer limits of improvised music, Ozone Squeeze is a compelling snapshot of a new band reveling in the moment – audibly enthralled with the wide-ranging potential of their collective dynamic.
Cut over the course of just three days, the trio cannily facilitate their new collaboration via a set consisting largely of familiar compositions from the rock, soul, and even jazz canons – many of which are surprisingly, insightfully re-imagined – along with three originals from Thistlethwayte. The songs provide common ground, but are not subject to common treatments. The Beatles’ “Come Together” opens the set, pared down to a broken sixteenth-note backbeat over which Noy layers molten shards of distortion that illuminate the song’s roots in the blues while adding sinister new overtones. Elsewhere, The Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” is reborn as slow-burning soul testimony, with a daring, skeletal approach supporting Thistlethwayte’s yearning, urgent vocal. “When approaching established material,” Noy explains, “you need to support the song, but still give it your own twist and sound. It’s a subtle thing…” For Ozone Squeeze, the song feeds into the improvisations while, at the same time, the improvisations feed back into the song.
Throughout Ozone Squeeze, the trio makes a virtue of space – bravely letting instruments resonate against spartan backdrops, letting the arrangements breathe. Rai Thistlethwayte, known internationally as frontman of the successful Australian band Thirsty Merc, is a triple threat, often performing lead vocals, keyboards, and keyboard bass simultaneously. Oz Noy, whose own music is a harmonically inventive, off-kilter subversion of blues and rock best encapsulated on his two-volume Twisted Blues series. The Atlanta-based Stanley provides the heartbeat. “His playing is all about pocket,” says Thistlethwayte, “Darren is solid but also nuanced and agile. I love how he adds electronic sounds really tastefully, alongside his acoustic kit sounds.”
Ozone Squeeze is not designed as a one-off studio session: Rather, the band intends to continue to discover their shared future through live performances and further recordings. Thistlethwayte sees no end to their appeal. “Darren grew up in Atlanta, Oz is from New York I’m from Australia via Los Angeles,” he concludes. “You’ve got such an interesting mix of local musical scenes to draw from between us all. It makes this group a really eclectic musical outfit.”
Venue Information:
Fox Theatre
1135 13th St
Boulder, CO, 80302