“Soulophone, the debut recording by this ensemble, is a labor of love and we hope that our excitement at having the opportunity to play and record these tunes translates to the listeners as it is a true honor to be a part of this group and to be able to pay homage to this incredible style of jazz and the legends who created it”, explained co-founder John Fournier
Andrew Vogt, a bassist from Chicago, has performed with Donny McCaslin, Ernie Watts and Nate Watts. As a member of Bonzo Squad, Pocket Radio and the self-led AV Club, Vogt is well versed in both the role of a sideman and a bandleader. His most recent jazz fusion album “The AV Club” received great acclaim.
Amr Marcin Fahmy is a pianist originally from Krakow, Poland. He studied at Depaul University and has been performing in Chicago and abroad for over 20 years.
Beginning his professional career in Chicago in 2001, Kyle Asche has performed with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center, Melvin Rhyne, “Killer” Ray Appelton, Chris Foreman, Victor Goines, George Fludas, Ben Paterson and many others. While Asche is a versatile guitarist adept and comfortable in many different genres, the tenets of his style often find him in the company of many of Chicago’s premier jazz vocalists and Hammond organ bands. Asche has held the jazz guitar faculty position at Loyola University Chicago since 2010.