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HipSwing
January 22, 2015
Design by Paige PedersenPhoto © Austin FullerPhoto © Austin FullerPhoto © Austin Fuller

Design by Paige Pedersen

Photo © Austin Fuller

Photo © Austin Fuller

Photo © Austin Fuller

Thelonius Kryptonite and Lamar Harris teamed up to lead a workshop presenting comparative studies on jazz and hip hop, encouraging attendees to listen closely and learn more about figures who blended the two musical genres.

 Together they broke down the creations of pioneering musicians, showing how the two genres are compatible and how they benefit from one another. The workshop incorporated live performances and instrumentation from both artists.

About Thelonius Kryptonite

Thelonius Kryptonite: Musician/Song Writer/Producer from the Far Fetched collective has become a unique and inspiring figure on today’s musical landscape. Describing himself as a New Wave-Modern Hip Hop artist “genre-bending approach draws from a range of styles, from soul-pop and post-punk to electronica and dub fusion. Thelonius early 2013 release The Anchor Punch EP established his champion sound while dedicating the musical montage to the inspiring legacy of Muhammad Ali. Later releasing a follow up LP EKleKTRIP, deliberately eluding the limited categories of what tomorrow’s urban music should sound like. Expanding his musical theories forming vibrant rhythm results in a vastly expand of creative consciousness. Along with his release, he gained quick national notability sharing the stage with Vintage Trouble, Dam Funk, Bilal, Van Hunt, Sidewalk Chalk and Sylvan Esso. 

About Lamar Harris

 A respected trombonist, producer, and arranger, Lamar has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business such as Eric Roberson, Musiq, Common, Chrisette Michele, Chico DeBarge, ZAPP, Bilal, Howard Hewett, Shirley Murdock, Dwele, George Benson, Mint Condition, Earth Wind & Fire, Dr. John, and many others.

The 2009-2010 Riverfront Times Best Funk/R&B/Soul Award winner has performed and headlined at Live on The Levee, Jazz at the Bistro, Clayton Art Fair, Jamming at The Zoo, The Missouri History Museum and Juneteenth Celebration (Fort Smith, AR) just to name a few. Most recently, Lamar won the RFT for Best Jazz Artist in St. Louis for 2013.

When Lamar is on the 1’s & 2’s, he becomes DJ Nune (Nue-Nee). Spinning Pop, Rock, Funk, Hip-Hop, Soul, R&B, top 40, Indie, Afro, Latin, Reggae, World, Go-Go & House. He has performed on the Jamie Foxx “Foxhole Radio Show”, opened for Huey Lewis and The News, Bilal, Rich Medina, performed at the official after-set parties for John Legend, Bill Bellamy, Sommore & Miguel, Circus Flora 2013, Dada Ball 2013, Nieman Marcus 2013, Glow 2011, Wall Ball 2011, ISES National Convention, PROMO-STL, National Association of College Organizations 2011, The Taste of St. Louis, St. Louis Art Fair 2010, St. Louis Fashion Week, Metrolink St Louis and many private events. 

 

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