The jazz and pop styles have long existed in separate worlds, with separate performers, separate audiences, and little crossover in between.
New Nostalgia is out to change that: a 9-piece jazz/pop/rock band specializing in updating classic pop songs for our time and our audience, the band is led by saxophonist and composer/arranger Neil Carson, whose unique instrumental interpretations of classic pop tunes are brought to life by a full 5-horn section and a driving rhythm section.
New Nostalgia’s sound and concept is born of a distinct void in creative music. Utilizing the verses, choruses and hooks of pop and rock, the advanced harmonic and rhythmic structures and improvisations of jazz, and a little something extra, New Nostalgia occupies a completely unique space in the modern musical landscape.
A proud Chicago band featuring our city’s finest music-makers, New Nostalgia is a live band meant to be experienced in person, so keep eye out for upcoming performances!
Plus an opening performance played by young musicians from Hersey High School Jazz Combos!