It seems like every few years, some artist or retro movement comes along that has pundits salivating over “the return of jazz!” It happened with La La Land
. It happened with Norah Jones. And it even happened with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy for a couple of months in the ’90s. But jazz never really went anywhere but forward. Case in point: Moon Hooch. Formed by three students at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Moon Hooch fuses jazz instrumentation – two saxophonists and a drummer – and improvisational songwriting with the dancefloor aesthetic of a warehouse rave. It’s a party-starting vibe that constantly threatens to go off the rails, but works perfectly within their energetic live performances. This one’s going to easily contain the most ass-shaking of any jazz concert of the fall.
with Honeycomb, Gary Lazer Eyes | 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 | The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive | abbeyorlando.com
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