Jason Clark, Niko Lyras, Steve Potts, Pat Register, Dave Smith: The core members of Justus Brothers, the smooth, contemporary jazz supergroup from Memphis.
Go ahead — Google their names. You'll be awestruck.
Having played together all over the world for decades, these guys have a fraternal bond that creates amazing music and amazing moments for the audience. Joined by stellar guest artists such as vocalist Katrina Anderson, percussionist Billy Ramirez, and Memphis horn ace Scott Thompson, they are breaking new ground in 2020, with an album of jazzy, funk-fusion original tunes and a few choice covers, plus a slate of live performances.
A brief overview Justus Brothers' credentials:
Steve Potts (drums): Greg Allman, Booker T & the MGs. Al Green, Neil Young, CSNY, Paul Rodgers, Wynonna Judd, Cyndi Lauper, The Blues Brothers, winner of five NARAS Premier Player Awards
Dave Smith (bass): Buddy Guy, Al Green, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Keo Kotke, John Mayall, Luther Allison, Solomon Burke, Kat Power, Dave Stewart, Ike Turner, Little Milton, Rick Derringer, winner of five NARAS Premier Player Awards
Niko Lyras (guitar): B.B. King, Albert Collins, Luther Allison, Bobby Blue Bland, John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Eddy Clearwater, Z.Z. Top, Al Green, The Barkays, Keb Mo, Mavis Staples, Little Milton, Ike Turner, Pinetop Perkins, Victor Wooten, Booker T & the MGs, 666 Mafia, Tony Joe White, Kirk Whalum, two Felix Awards and a Juno Award (Canada), Film Critics’ Choice Award (U.S.), four Addy Awards (TN), two NARAS Premier Player Awards, two Grammy nominations
Pat Register (sax): Isaac Hayes, Mavis Staples, Rufus Thomas, The Barkays, The Memphis Horns, Jeff Golub, Miles Jaye, Kirk Whalum, Howard Hewett
Jason Clark (keyboards): Kirk Whalum, Martina McBride, Foreigner, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Dave Stewart, Vanessa Amorosi, The Tennessee Mass Choir, Ana Popovic, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, one Grammy nomination
Their debut album stayed in the Smooth Jazz Top 40 for months, and their singles "Chinese Checkers" and "Crazy" are in steady rotation on Sirius XM's Watercolors and jazz radio worldwide.
Sophisticated, fun, ingenious, professional in every sense: Justus Brothers shows some of Memphis' best musicians at the peak of their talent.