The JAZZ PASSENGERS are a fantastical fusion of post-bop jazz and musical comedy, once called a “perverse mainstream … hard-bop group as imagined by Frank Zappa.” (Bob Blumenthal, Boston Globe, 1989). Their name, a take-off on Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, reveals the musicians’ wild ride along the eccentric currents in modern American music.

Roy Nathanson, saxophone
Curtis Fowlkes, trombone
Bill Ware, vibraphone
Sam Bardfeld, violin
Bradley Jones, bass
Ben Perowsky, drums