J.C. Brooks is Chicago’s most charismatic and energetic performer. He makes soul-infused genre-bending music that can electrify your booty or make you sob. His band, formerly known as the Uptown Sound, but now just the J.C. Brooks Band, is always equally tight and powerful. J.C.’s band history goes back to 2007, when he was a young man with a powerful future in musical theater, performing in Ragtime. He got a call from guitarist Billy Bungeroth, looking for a multi-racial backing band. J.C. formed the Uptown Sound, and began kicking musical butt all over town. By 2011, the band was a favorite of Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, who appeared with them at Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival. J.C. has released four great albums of music, most recently Neon Jungle in 2017.