Join Jams of Enchantment for a night of Jazz Fusion meets fiery Middle Eastern funk rock! Marbin is a progressive jazz-rock band based in Chicago, IL. Two guys from Israel and two from Chicago playing really fast. Guitar, bass, drums, and a tiny saxophone.
Pray For Brain, out of Santa Fe, is Native American hip hop mates with fiery Middle Eastern funk rock.
Yes, you read that right!
With a do-it-yourself approach, Marbin started touring in 2011 and has played over a thousand shows since, bringing their original instrumental music everywhere in the States that they could book a show. After well over a thousand shows and more than 20,000 albums sold, Marbin has gained thousands of devoted fans all over the worldwide. Marbin has released five albums with Moonjune Records: Marbin (2009), Breaking the Cycle (2011), Last Chapter of Dreaming (2013), The Third Set (2014), and Aggressive Hippies (2015).
In addition to their regular schedule, Marbin has toured with Allan Holdsworth’s trio with Yellow Jackets’ bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer Virgil Donati of Planet X, as well as Scott Henderson's trio, which included Mike Clark and Jeff Berlin. Marbin has also recorded and performed with drummer Paul Wertico, (Pat Metheny Group), bassist Steve Rodby (Pat Metheny Group), percussionist Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon), Wayne Krantz, and more.
Pray for Brain:
'Genre-defying tracks that both entice and challenge'. 'Nearly impossible to classify...an exceptional instrumental set either way.' 'The kind of stuff genre busting ears require. Well done.' 'Unknown areas of jazzy brilliance.'
Pray for Brain is not your auntie's world music band, nor your uncle's country twang, nor your grandad's jazz vinyl: think 70s era Miles Davis, Chet Atkins and late Coltrane playing with the White Stripes and Isaac Hayes on a Calcutta rooftop with a bird's eye view to Morocco. Johnny Cash and Bengali icon Rabrindranath Tagore may sit in, too.
The band's diversity prompted the title «None Of the Above » for their first CD, released April 2014 on the 7DMedia label to positive reviews, earning Best Jazz CD Of The Year at the 2015 NMMA awards. and over 20,000 Facebook followers, primarily in South Asia and the Middle East.
In 2017, Pray For Brain added the Native American hip-hop duo K.Benally/Letsjusb as recurring guests, adding a new element to the group.