It all began in the heart of the live music capital of the world.
At an art show presented by the swanky Creekside Lounge Bar in downtown Austin, Ruby's Jazz Garage had its first performance without even knowing it. The band was assembled solely out of the knowledge that all were jazz musicians and loved to play live. No name was chosen for the show. No one knew what they were getting into.
The gig was an explosive success, and it was evident there was a chemistry flowing among the trio. Hence, a band was born, and within it was forged a new genre out of the jazz and garage clay. Jazz = intricate structures, crazy improv, beautiful songs. Garage = madness, fearless noise, in your face rockin' rhythm. Ruby= color, a gemstone. Together you get Ruby's Jazz Garage.
These three musicians are truly a live band, or rather, a band alive. Each member thrives on delivering exhilerating performances. Ruby's show aims to defy expectation and conjure up the weird. Mike, Will and Jesse's hope is to send all to a new aesthetic space way out in the back of every listeners' mind that houses what one might call the Jazz Garage.
Michael Shanks - Guitar
Will Krause - Bass
Jesse Adkins - Drums
-First EP, "The Jazz EPicenter" released November 2006. Received radio play on KVRX 91.7. Files are streaming at www.soundclick.com/rubysjazzgarage
-First LP released November 2007, Chase Circle Records. This auto-titled debut features a live performance in the studio of the Jazz Garage's eight most well loved originals and standards. All the tracks on this site are originals from this record. The disc has been in rotation on Austin's KOOP radio since its release.
Ruby's Jazz Garage Swings in Big
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This little ol' band from Austin, Texas is waking up the jazz and non-jazz listening public to the s...This little ol' band from Austin, Texas is waking up the jazz and non-jazz listening public to the sound of a guitar trio full of melodies and noise. With their latest release, This Ain't Yo' Father's Jazz Garage, the band opens up to the experimental and familiar all at once.
The album was recorded in October 2007 and appears as the maiden voyage release for the new Austin label Chase Circle Records.
Ruby's Jazz Garage
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Garage jazz, enough said! Ruby is jazz from down on planet Earth with eyes to the skies. Swing, rock...Garage jazz, enough said! Ruby is jazz from down on planet Earth with eyes to the skies. Swing, rock, and experimental are one in this improvisatory soaked trip of a trio. This is a must see jewel of the Austin jazz and rock scene. They play standards as well as highly original originals. One can expect the familiar and the bizarre, with a double dip of virtuosic musical acrobatics.
Jazz, Rock, Fusion, Funk, Blues, Soul, Free. We have over 30 songs we are prepared to play. Half are originals, which comprise the bulk of every set list. Occasionally we'll rock out a standard or two if the crowd is summoning the jazz. We can play anywhere from 45 min. to 2 1/2 hours.
Some Originals: Tri-Fi
Some Covers: Red Clay
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There are no upcoming dates at this time.