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The Chicago Junglebop Syndicate / Bio

The Chicago Junglebop Syndicate is a collective of working experimental jazz musicians based around the burgeoning modern jazz breakbeat style in Chicago commonly known as Junglebop. Founded by Chicago jungalist drummer, IZM Records and The Muse Cafe owner - Dave Z Marsalek , this sound's been streaming throughout the Windy City since 2003. Junglebop, being a new thing in the jazz world, is a logical yet intense pairing of jazz instrumentation, improvisation, standards with a fusion of bebop, drum & bass, jungle, glitch, dub grooves based largely around a hybrid electro-acousticism & new vocabulary in the rhythem section. Truly experimental and progressive, Junglebop is a Chicago scene in the making, currently underground, making waves in jazz massives around the city and several important jam sessions/workshops devoted to the improvisation and exploration of this style, starting with the successful run at the muse cafe with the 4th fridays Workshop from Dec 06 thru March 07, which evolved into annual demonstrations at Weeds for Chicago Jazzfest.
Various side projects spun out of the style including: Doppler Shift, Trioizm & Steps 74.

Drum samplers/pads, loop pedals, tweeked mic placements and mixing boards, horns through fx, and an electro-acoustic hybridization that takes the canon of jazz and adds the destructively potent grooves of drumNbass, jungle and fragmented idm/glitch.

General Info

Band Members
Dave Z Marsalek-traps, John Bescup-electric trumpet, Matthew Golombisky-bass, Fred Krubel-gtr
Artist Name
The Chicago Junglebop Syndicate
Home Page
Active Since
Jazz / Jungle / Experimental

Contact Info

Chicago, IL
David Z Marsalek