Long time ally of the show, Spare Parts is a Chicago based group rapidly gaining international acclaim by fusing funk, rock, jazz, latin and reggae with a list of influences ranging from Weather Report to The Beatles fueling the creative engines both live and in studio. In addition to their successful weekly residence at Alive One Chicago, the band has played at festivals from Wakarusa and Summer Camp to Festival de Jazz in Lima, Peru. Their sound is sought after in every type of market, pleasing the discerning ears of music aficionados and general listeners. The band’s broad musical scope has landed them opening spots for acts such as George Clinton, Victor Wooten, Snoop Dogg, Fareed Haque, Lenny Pickett (SNL / Tower of Power), Melvin Seals, 2 Live Crew, Liquid Soul, and The Jazz Mandolin Project to name a few.
They recently released their finest work to date on their album Trio. The tracks receive regular airplay on jazz DJ Russ Davis’s “Moja Radio,” WXRT, WDCB, and other fine independent stations across the country. The band’s previous two albums Exit 54 (2003) and Brain Candy (2006) have sold out of physical copies and enjoy continued radio play.
Spare Parts remains focused on expanding their musical boundaries while attracting new listeners around the globe, leaving them thirsty for more.