Mike Wilbur - saxophone, synthesizer, vocals
Wenzl McGowen - saxophone, ewi, synthesizer
James Muschler – drums
In just a few short years, the explosive horn-and-percussion trio, Moon Hooch, has taken their exhilarating blend of virtuosic jazz, groovy funk, and pulse-pounding electronic dance music from the New York City subway system to stages around the world. The trio initially turned heads with their 2013 self-titled debut, followed by touring with the likes of Beats Antique and Galactic, as well as earning status as festival favorites (this is their third TD Ottawa Jazz Festival appearance) and selling out headline shows in major venues. The self-titled release was the introduction of their unconventional sound to the world, but by then they were already well-known to straphangers in New York, who would react with such joy and fervor to their impromptu subway platform sets that the NYPD had to ban them from locations that couldn't handle the crowds.