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Check out the new single from Kokomono

Kokomono — the new project created by U of I student Jake Julian — has released their debut single “All the Way.” 

The track is an ode to gospel, jazz, and hip-hop, all of which Julian has been a fan of from a young age. The track is self-produced by Julian, with horn arrangements by New York-based trumpet player Dave Levy. 

Kokomono is Julian teaming up with an 7 other members, including jazz students from the U of I. The full 8-piece band is as follows:

  • John Sergel — drums
  • Mitch Maftean — bass
  • David McEathron — keys
  • Kavi Naidu — saxophone
  • Justin Dylar — trumpet
  • Abby Rich — vocals
  • Jada Fulcher — vocals
  • Jake Julian — vocals

You can catch them live at Bourbon on Division in Chicago this Sunday, November 14th. Check out the flyer below. 

Image provided by Jake Julian.

Check out “All the Way” below on Spotify.

Top image provided by Jake Julian.

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