Our other exciting news is that award-winning documentary filmmaker, John McDonald, has asked The Crooked Jades to provide music for his current feature-length documentary, Call Me Mule. We love the film and are honored to participate in this amazing project. The project, filmed over a 27-month period, is the story of one man’s struggle to…Read More
The compact disc comes in a beautiful and eco-friendly 6 panel Digi-pak w/8 page booklet. The artwork and design is done by none other than Bob Ciano. Responsible for some of the most provocative, beautiful album covers ever designed for Blue Note, CTI and Kudu Records during the 1960s, 70s. and 80s. Buy Now Across…Read More
making progress on their 9th album, projected for an early spring 2018 release. The band’s following have been clamoring for this, and one fan in particular is helping to make it possible. He was so impressed with the Crooked Jades performance at the California Bluegrass Association Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival this year, that he became…Read More
The Jades are also pleased to announce a NEW ALBUM! in the works to be released in conjunction with their anniversary celebration tours in the Spring and Fall of next year. Also look out for the Bright Land documentary by Charlie Steiner slated for release this summer. Shot in New York 2011 leading up to…Read More
The highly anticipated new album Bright Land is here! Available at our shows, website, CD Baby, Amazon and local record stores.
West coast CD release tour in September, San Diego, LA, Los Osos and Pleasanton. And in October the Crooked Jades will be in Nevada and down to N. California, Auburn, Arcata, Ukiah and in the beginning of November we will be home at the Freight and Salvage. THE CROOKED JADES SOUNDTRACK FOR BRIGHT LAND WITH…Read More
The Crooked Jades will be performing a very special show backing up the legendary singer-songwriter alt-country guru Richard Buckner at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on Wednesday August 17th.
This show supports Rick’s critically acclaimed new release “Our Blood” on Merge Records in stores August 2nd. Richard Buckner has a significant history with The Crooked Jades, having co-produced and performed on two ground-breaking envelope-pushing albums, “The Unfortunate Rake Vol. 1 and 2”. Jeff Kazor, Lisa Berman and Erik Pearson are looking forward to stretching…Read More
Bright Land continues to be our main project and has been extraordinary. Collaborating with brilliant choreographer Kate Weare and her talented passionate modern dancers has been the most challenging and gratifying experience to date. Thanks to Warren Hellman’s interest and generous financial support, The Crooked Jades were able to go into the studio to record…Read More
Jeff Kazor has been producing a new record for Kenny Feinstein(of the Water Tower Bucket Boys) involving performances by several of The Crooked Jades including Lisa Berman singing harmonies and playing slide, Erik Pearson on dobro, guitars and flutes, and Charlie Rose on bass. This ambitious project is a totally acoustic reconstruction of My Bloody…Read More
Ideas continue to evolve beneath the surface of all the collaborations. We’re looking forward to more pre-production in the coming winter months and are exploring all possibilities for financial support to get us back in the studio. We hope to see you on the 17th! Drop us a line on our Facebook page – we’d…Read More
West coast premiere of “Bright Land” at ODC New Theatre in San Francisco April 28, 29, 30 & May 1, 2011!
CROOKED JADES… Go Boldly where no old-time string band has gone before…. We are still in the afterglow of the world premiere of “Bright Land” at the Joyce Theater in New York (August 2010). It was gratifying beyond our wildest dreams to be greeted with passionate, receptive, intelligent and enthusiastic audiences that filled the house…Read More
Finally, The Crooked Jades are thrilled to debut our collaboration with the critically acclaimed modern dance group Kate Weare Company at the Joyce Theatre in New York City in August!
Our May residency at ODC with Kate Weare and Company was just an amazing experience all around, culminating in a raucous showing at SF’s Noe Valley Ministry on May 22. See our photo montage (complete with music) here (by the fabulous Mike Melnyk) or click here to learn more about Kate Weare Company. We hope…Read More
The Crooked Jades continue to explore new frontiers as they begin an exciting collaboration with the critically acclaimed New York modern dance group Kate Weare Company, www.kateweare.com, which will be previewed in its formative stages at Noe Valley Ministry on May 22 as one highlight in an entire evening of hypnotic old-time music. The Crooked…Read More
Jeff has been taking a break from touring, staying home to renovate his house and enjoy his young son while ruminating on future music plans. These include The Crooked Jades annual Northwest Tour in August with the current lineup (San Francisco, Arcata, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles and Winnemmucca NV) and reuniting with original Crooked Jades…Read More
Jim Swenson and Doug Williford have been filming The Crooked Jades for the last 5 years and have put together a short preliminary version of a documentary film (work in progress) which will be previewed on San Francisco Cable Access Channel 29 on Tuesday 3/3 at 9:30PM and Saturday 3/7 at 8PM. It may also be…Read More
The Crooked Jades are honored to be featured on the cover of the Jan/Feb 2009 double issue of the prestigious UK magazine fRoots devoted to the new Americana: Devon Sproule Carolina Chocolate Drops The Crooked Jades Rupa & The April Fishes Corey Harris Seasick Steve The Pine Leaf Boys Lissa Schneckenburger Shining Darkness glowingly reviewed by fRoots…Read More
Coming in July Jeff’s dream comes true of the first all-original Crooked Jades album: “Shining Darkness.” With this project the band continues to look for light in the shadow and explore the alchemy of art and darkness. Recorded in Fantasy’s famous Studio A by Bruce Kaphan and co-produced by Jeff and Bruce the album features…Read More
We are proud and excited to announce that Erik Pearson’s original tune “Fork and File” from the latest Crooked Jades CD “World’s on Fire” is part of the soundtrack for the amazing new Sean Penn film “Into the Wild” . Penn’s fourth filmmaking effort, “Into the Wild,” is his most accomplished yet, a sign that…Read More