WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING:
Just wanted to say thanks for such a great performance. You guys rocked! Everyone had a blast, and the term "best band ever" was thrown about multiple times.
“With your eyes closed, you could have been on Bourbon Street.” –NY Daily News.
Baby Soda is on the cutting edge of a new movement loosely known as street jazz; with an eclectic set of influences ranging from New Orleans brass bands, jug music, southern gospel and hot jazz. The ensemble doesn’t desire to recreate the past, rather they bring the concept and joy of the music to the present.
Baby Soda is an adaptable and ever changing group made up of New York’s finest musicians; featuring trumpet, accordion, clarinet, washboard, banjo and one string box bass. The band can be seen regularly at some of New York’s finest venues like Cafe Moto, Barbes, The Knitting Factory and the Jalopy Theater. In addition to their busy schedule of club dates, Baby Soda loves performing on the street and in the subway. This allows them to hone their skills and bring the music directly to the people. Both Pediatrics and Geriatrics agree, Baby Soda is the sure cure for the aches and pains of the modern world!
Current members of the Baby Soda Collective;
Oran Etkin, Clarinet & Tenor Sax
Kevin V. Louis, Cornet
Emily Asher, Trombone
Matt Musselman, Trombone
Mikey Freedom Hart, Guitar & Piano
Will Anderson, Clarinet
Sam Hoyt, Trumpet
Rich Levinson, Washboard & Bass Drum
Ben Polcer, Trumpet
Patrick Harison, Accordion
Jared Engel, Banjo & Upright Bass
David Langlois, Washboard
Peter Ford, One String Box Bass
Adrian Cunningham, Clarinet & Tenor Sax
Ed Polcer, Cornet
Dan Levinson, Clarinet
Michael Magro, Old-Timey Clarinet
Nick Russo, Banjo
What people are saying about Baby Soda;
“These are high-tone instruments!” –NYPD
“Baby Soda provides a feel good take on vintage Dixieland sounds” –Time Out NY
“This is not bluegrass!” –Peter Ford
“With your eyes closed, you could have been on Bourbon Street.” –NY Daily News
“This is your 2nd warning!” –NYPD