JK & The Contraband

Happening in Judson’s Live – Dr. Phillips Center’s newest and most intimate music room. Inspired by the world’s most legendary listening rooms, Judson’s Live is where atmosphere, acoustics and culinary excellence collide, bringing unheard-of listening experiences (with unrivaled cocktails and sharable plates to match.) The attitude is low-key, highly creative and always with a stylish slant. On select nights, guests can experience Judson’s Live and discover new music all at a price suited for our most important audience – everyone.

JK & The Contraband presents Alternative Jazz: a 90's Grunge Band Revue

Led by John Krasula on guitar (JK), the Contraband's original music ranges stylistically from the fusion of Herbie Hancock's Headhunters to the NOLA funk of The Funky Meters, and always with some rock bite and growl. For this show, the band also puts their unique, heady-yet-visceral spin on songs from alt-rock icons like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Sound Garden, Stone Temple Pilots, and Queens of the Stone Age. Featuring Patrick Moreno on keys, Greg Zabel on bass & Cameron Gholami on drums.

Praise for JK & The Contraband

"Some of the best live music I have heard in years. Exceptional music with stellar musicians. JK & the Contraband are beyond category." -Chuck Archard, Professor & Artist in Residence; Jazz @ Rollins College

"Great compositions with a funky, contemporary vibe. This is exactly the type of thing I would hope for on a night out in search of live music." -Bobby Koelble. Professor of Jazz Guitar @ UCF. Freelance guitarist

Presented By:
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dates:
6/5/2024
Price:
From $15
Time:
7 p.m.

Happening in Judson’s Live – Dr. Phillips Center’s newest and most intimate music room. Inspired by the world’s most legendary listening rooms, Judson’s Live is where atmosphere, acoustics and culinary excellence collide, bringing unheard-of listening experiences (with unrivaled cocktails and sharable plates to match.) The attitude is low-key, highly creative and always with a stylish slant. On select nights, guests can experience Judson’s Live and discover new music all at a price suited for our most important audience – everyone.

JK & The Contraband presents Alternative Jazz: a 90's Grunge Band Revue

Led by John Krasula on guitar (JK), the Contraband's original music ranges stylistically from the fusion of Herbie Hancock's Headhunters to the NOLA funk of The Funky Meters, and always with some rock bite and growl. For this show, the band also puts their unique, heady-yet-visceral spin on songs from alt-rock icons like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Sound Garden, Stone Temple Pilots, and Queens of the Stone Age. Featuring Patrick Moreno on keys, Greg Zabel on bass & Cameron Gholami on drums.

Praise for JK & The Contraband

"Some of the best live music I have heard in years. Exceptional music with stellar musicians. JK & the Contraband are beyond category." -Chuck Archard, Professor & Artist in Residence; Jazz @ Rollins College

"Great compositions with a funky, contemporary vibe. This is exactly the type of thing I would hope for on a night out in search of live music." -Bobby Koelble. Professor of Jazz Guitar @ UCF. Freelance guitarist