> PREVIOUS SHOWSDecember 3, 2011 // 10 PM
Jip Jop is more than just the fusing of two genres, jazz & hiphop. It is a concept, a mantra, and a unique, unified sound created by six dedicated musicians from all over the country. It is a melting pot of vibes, cultures, and ideals drawn from every generation since the 1950’s. The band’s live experience confronts the audience with the personality of their eccentric compositions and the largeness of a six piece band. With irreverent vocals injecting energy and flow, the horns gliding across colorful melodies, and the rhythm section providing a powerful hip-hop foundation, spectators quickly become absorbed by the infectious energy and dance-able grooves.
Jip Jop first started making music in 2006 when four musicians at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music converged with rapper/jazz enthusiast “Benny Nice” and began developing a brand new sound. After the addition of bassist Wooten in fall of 2007, Jip Jop began its movement by performing in fraternity houses, basements, and backyards, spreading word and building a dedicated fan base. By 2008, they had played every reputable venue Bloomington had to offer and by 2009, the band started migrating north to bring their sound to various parties and venues in Chicago, Indianapolis, and across the Midwest. Recently, Jip Jop has been the featured opening act for notable artists such as Wale, Bone Thugs- n- Harmony, Mike Posner, LMFAO and Shiny Toy Guns.