Join the Jodi Jean Trio at Brix 340 for a night of jazz and bossa nova. This is great wine-sipping music with jazz and latin standards and Bob Dylan cover songs set to smooth swing and latin rhythms. Listen here: https://www.jodijean.com/jodi-jean-and-aylon-samouha
Jodi Jean Amble (vocals) traces her artistic roots to theater and then musical theater and opera. A classically trained vocalist, Jodi found her way into modern genres including jazz, country, rockabilly, bossa nova and pop. Jodi Jean works with some of the Midwest's finest musicians including Madison-based The Honey Pies. She brings her talent and passion to jazz and Latin standards and original compositions performing all over Madison, Chicago, and the Midwest.
Aylon Samouha (guitar) has been playing jazz, bossa nova, and blues guitar for the past 20 years in New York and Chicago. He studied with the late Ted Greene in Los Angeles and Gene Bertoncini in New York. In 2008, Aylon launched his first LP, "The Rockwell Sessions" which showcases his solo guitar in addition to group work. In Chicago, Aylon performs with a talented community of musicians in various formats including vocal/guitar duos and Brazilian ensembles.
Leo Peña (drum set and congas) performs in various groups of Latin music, Zydeco and Cajun music, Jazz and Brazilian Jazz, and Latin Rock; including The Cajun Vagabonds, The Cajun Aces, Heavy Sancho, Maestroson, and Swingabilly Slim and The Slimtones, to name a few, performing at various venues and festivals in Chicago and the Midwest. As a versatile studio musician Leo Peña continues to contribute drum and percussion tracks to many local artists’ recordings, most recently at Rax Trax studio in Chicago.