- Planet Erstwild - 20160329 - Javk Lion's Justin LeDuc

JACK LION live in concert in Fairfield, IA - The Arbor Bar
  • Saturday, April 16, 2016
  • 10:00pm   11:00pm
  • The Arbor Bar 60 West Burlington Avenue Fairfield, IA, 52556 United States

Jack Lion’s latest recorded work, the K L EP, follows the successful release of their debut, the JAC EP, which was featured on the Play B-Sides Blog’s top 20 albums of 2014. The new EP was released by Goldie Records in San Francisco; it features four original songs written by Smith and Morton, and three remixes of “Way Down”  by Ashwood Shephard, Bläp Dëli, and C Y G N, all artists associated with the Goldie label. “With a breadth of influences such as Miles Davis, ... Lapalux and Bjork,” writes one reviewer for the Charlie Cedar music blog. “Their sound encompasses an incredible range of musical diversity. From traditional jazz to more modern down-tempo beats, the experience of listening to a Jack Lion album is akin to watching fireworks on the 4th of July - awe inspiring, energetic, but most of all, spontaneous and unpredictable.” Other notable accomplishments by Jack Lion include recording a Daytrotter session, performing at the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City in both 2014 and 2015, recording a performance on IPR’s Java Blend program, playing at Dubuquefest 2015, and opening the Camp Euforia festival in 2015.

Jack Lion is Brian Lewis Smith on trumpet, keyboard, and production, Drew Morton on bass, keyboard, and vocals, and Justin LeDuc on drumset and SPDS.