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Chicago Yestet

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Band Jazz


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"Jessica Steinhoff: Yestet shares peaceful optimism"

Sharing an ideology of progressive politics and peaceful optimism is a common goal -- even a mission -- among the group's members. This set of beliefs permeates many of the tracks on the group’s newest album, Jazz Is Politics?, in particular a song called “Peace Dance.” - Isthmus - The Daily Page, Madison WI

"Philip Davia: Yestet performs "brilliantly""

"Jazz Is Politics?" showcases the compositions of trombonist and Chicago Yestet leader, Joel Adams, whose pieces are impressive, dynamic, well thought out and performed brilliantly. This large ensemble of ten features excellent individual musicianship and a solid rhythm section that both swings and grooves throughout, maneuvering the twists and turns of these intelligent compositions. - Chicago Jazz Magazine


"Jazz is Politics?" (2008)



We honor the many courageous musicians in all traditions willing to become relevant, to take a stand, to speak out and work for peace and justice through art. Thanks to Charles Mingus, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Fela Kuti, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Charlie Haden, Bob Marley, Rage Against the Machine and many others for paving the way!

"Whenever I become discouraged (which is on alternate Tuesdays, between three and four), I lift my spirits by remembering: The artists are on our side! I mean those poets and painters, singers and musicians, novelists and playwrights who speak to the world in a way that is impervious to assault because they wage the battle for justice in a sphere which is unreachable by the dullness of ordinary political discourse." (Howard Zinn)