We are so stoked to have Jeff Chilton of Jay Si Proof in the studio wtih us this as our guest on No Simple Road.
n 2016 Jeff Chilton packed his trombone and guitar onto an Amtrak train out of Ithaca, NY to move west in search of a home and a band. Three years later Jay Si Proof was born in 2019 from the soggy jazz soaked dirt of Portland, OR. Described as “earth jazz alchemists” by Vortex Magazine, the band has evolved through adventurous jazz fusion to low-fi jams to a full fledged funk party, all while prioritizing genuine messages of spirituality, human betterment and a no shits given playfulness.
JSP is a true DIY project with 2 self produced EPs and a slew of grassroots touring efforts along the West Coast. Recorded in a mix of bed rooms and iconic Portland studios (Jackpot, Maproom, and Super Secret Studios) their EPs feature Jay Si Proof’s iconic retro and utterly human aesthetic.
We talk with Jeff about:
- The expansive beauty of the PNW.
- Jay Si Proof coming from the soggy jazz soaked dirt of Portland.
- If trombone has always been his first love.
- Always searching for ‘that queasy feeling’ before a performance.
- What actually is the job of The Conductor or the Band Leader?
- Attempting to take a crowd on a musical journey with performance.
- Creating a ‘musical picture or scene’ when playing live.
- The process and progression of the live performance from inside the minds of the musicians mirroring the crowd’s experience.
… and so much more!
For tour info, merch, music, and more head over to www.jaysiproof.com
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