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Jeff Parker headshot with his guitar in his lap

Jeff Parker and The New Breed

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Adults $35
Students & Youth $10
Saturday, January 27, 2024, 7:00 pm
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Saturday, January 27, 2024, 9:00 pm

Part of Hancher's 51st season

Part of Club Hancher

Jeff Parker is recognized as one of the contemporary music's most versatile and innovative electric guitarists and composers. His electric ensemble The New Breed plays "grooves that ooze and wend, sounding like a broken trance, or like experimental hip-hop as science fiction." (The New York Times)

Working in a wide variety of mediums (including pop, rock, jazz, and new music) and drawing from a spectrum of influences (including J. Dilla, Thelonious Monk, and Charles Stepney), Parker creates works that explore and exploit the contrary relationships between tradition and technology, improvisation and composition, and the familiar and the abstract. Jazz Time Magazine says, "Parker, probably best known as a member of the post-rock band Tortoise, has absorbed so many styles and worked in so many situations that he really comes across as an individual with vast roots."

Jeff Parker Website


Media support provided by 88.3 KCCK—Iowa's Jazz Station

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Jeff Parker
The Real Mainstream - Thursday, January 25, 2024
A phrase from the late experimental jazz guru Sun Ra helps shape almost everything that Jeff Parker does as a musician. “Sun Ra said … ‘If you deal with what you know, you’re dealing with what’s finite. And if you deal with what you don’t know, it’s infinite. ” says Parker, who will perform at Iowa City’s Hancher Auditorium Saturday with his band The New Breed, recalling advice passed on to him by one of his mentors.
Jeff Parker
The Gazette - Thursday, January 25, 2024
Jeff Parker is as versatile as he is inventive. The jazz guitarist, who incorporates elements of hip-hop, funk and R&B, consistently challenges his audience whether as a solo artist, playing with avant-garde indie rockers Tortoise or performing with left of center jazz artist Joshua Abrams. Parker, 56, who will perform Saturday, Jan. 27.2024, at Hancher with his eclectic ensemble, The New Breed, always is pushing the envelope. The Berklee College of Music alum was as impacted by his university years as he was by hip-hop from a generation ago

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