Kenny Warren - Trumpet
JP Schlegelmilch - Keyboards
James Windsor-Wells - Drums
Ben Gallina - Bass
Jeremy Viner - Saxophone
NOOK is a Brooklyn-based band that got it's name from playing their first show in a tiny record store. The members of the band were brought together through their mutual involvement in New York's improvised music world. The band has been developing a unique compositional approach that crosses genre barriers and incorporates the wide-ranging playing experience and musical interests in the band.
NOOK's sound draws from the diverse musical landscape of New York City, especially the vibrant music scene in Brooklyn, and freely makes use of experimental/post-rock, free improvisation, atmospheric ambient noise, funk, and tightly structured composition. NOOK seeks to make creative and original music that is also accessible and fun and appeals to a non-jazz/experimental music audience.
In 2007 NOOK was invited to perform at the Festival of New Trumpet Music, a festival curated by jazz trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas. They recorded their debut album, "Captain Momentum (Himself)" in 2008 which has been nominated in the 9th annual Independent Music Awards in the Eclectic Album category.
NOOK has shared the stage with renowned jazz artists Ralph Alessi and Ben Monder, as well as with indie rock bands like Skeleton Breath, Stats, and Yukon. The members of NOOK are active in many areas of the New York music scene and have performed with such artists as Tim Berne, John Hollenbeck, Steve Lehman, Tony Malaby, Spoon, The Walkmen, The Sway Machinery, The Silent League, Sad Red, Slavic Soul Party, and many more.