Wax Poetic

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Wax Poetic
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Trip hop, electronica, nu jazz, downtempo
Years active 1997 (1997)–present
Labels Nublu, Atlantic
Associated acts Our Theory, Twin-A
Website www.waxpoetic.net
Past members

Wax Poetic is a New York-based trip hop band. The band came together in 1997 founded by Turkish musician Ilhan Erşahin, who is still a current member, playing tenor saxophone and keys. The group originated at the now defunct club Save the Robots, and consisted of a group of musicians jamming together. The band's music is noted for its "heavy groove of drum and bass, blended with quick dance elements." The band signed to Atlantic Records in the late '90s and released their debut self-titled album in June 2000. [1]

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Trip hop is a musical genre that originated in the early 1990s in the United Kingdom, especially Bristol. It has been described as "a fusion of hip hop and electronica until neither genre is recognizable", and may incorporate a variety of styles, including funk, dub, soul, psychedelia, R&B, and house, as well as other forms of electronic music. Trip hop can be highly experimental.


Pop singer and pianist Norah Jones was a member before her break-out album Come Away with Me . Other former members include Lisa Rudolph who co-wrote four songs with Ilhan Ersahin on the first album titled three, N'Dea Davenport and Saul Williams. [2] [3] Jones can still be heard singing with them on two tracks of their 2003 release, Nublu Sessions.

Norah Jones American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist

Norah Jones is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She has won multiple awards and has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. Billboard named her the top jazz artist of the 2000–2009 decade. She has won nine Grammy Awards and was ranked 60th on Billboard magazine's artists of the 2000–2009 decade chart.

<i>Come Away with Me</i> 2002 studio album by Norah Jones

Come Away with Me is the debut studio album by American recording artist Norah Jones, released on February 26, 2002 by Blue Note Records. Recording sessions took place at Sorcerer Sound Studio in New York City and Allaire Studios in Shokan, New York.

NDea Davenport American recording artist, dancer, performer and producer

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Copenhagen was released on November 7, 2006. Part of a three part series, this CD is followed up with Istanbul and Brasil. The band's latest album, On a Ride, was released in 2012. [4]

Besides Ilhan Erşahin, the current members include Sissy Clemens (vocals), Gabriel Gordon (vocals), Kenny Wollesen (drums), Tina Kristina (bass) and Zeke Zima (guitar).

Kenny Wollesen American musician

Kenny Wollesen is an American drummer and percussionist.

Ilhan, Thor, and Jochen combined with Erik Truffaz and Matt Penman to create the band Our Theory.

Erik Truffaz French jazz trumpeter and composer

Erik Truffaz is a French jazz trumpeter, infusing elements of hip hop, rock and roll and dance music into his compositions. He signed with the French EMI label in 1996. Truffaz's second album on Blue Note, The Dawn, produced together with Patrick Muller, Marcello Giuliani and Mark Erbetta. Since then they have produced many Blue Note albums together such as Bending New Corners, which became a Silver Album in France. The 2007 release Arkhangelsk is a mixture of pop songs, French chanson, and jazz-groove. In 2007 he and Ed Harcourt appeared in a Take-Away Show video session shot by Vincent Moon.


Studio albums

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