Chicago’s Jonah Parzen Johnson Plays Experimental Synth Folk @BopStopTMS


Mon 6/1 @ 8PM

Chicago native Jonah Parzen Johnson bridges jazz and folk with what he calls “lo-fi experimental folk music,” using baritone sax and analog synthesizer. Performing solo, Johnson creates layers of creatively combined sounds without looping, overdubbing or using recorde samples.

“I want to make music that has texture, and depth, but most of all I want it to be direct and grounded,” he says in his bio. “Performing completely live with all analog instruments helps with that. For me, playing solo is all about being connected to the folks listening. I want you to feel like I’m looking you in the eye while I’m playing.”

He released his first album Michiana in 2012 and since then has been looking a lot of audiences in the eye across the country. Clevelanders will have a chance to do so and open their ears to his exploratory music at the Bop Stop.

Tickets are $10.

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