Jive Colossus

Saturday, June 11 at 7pm | Rackham Stage

The eclectic, supercharged style of Ann Arbor’s Jive Colossus is back at A2SF this year. The 11-piece ensemble formed to celebrate community and the rich musical traditions of an increasingly interconnected world. Their danceable grooves explore elements of Afrobeat, funk, jazz, calypso, R&B, soul, reggae, and rock. Lead vocalist Shelley Catalan’s fresh vocal stylings percolate over grooves punctuated with colorful horn riffs. Nurtured by deep musical roots, members of Jive Colossus have performed nationally and internationally with artists like Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, and the Temptations. Their set is sure to be as vibrant and expansive as their influences, with many band members recognizable as festival alums!