Wax Poetic: presented in association with Nubluís Jazz Fest
Wax Poetic’s newest album “No Escape” is set for release in March 2012. It marks a definitive and vibrant new direction for the collaborative project headed by Ilhan Ersahin while also remaining true to the heart of what Wax Poetic has always been—an exceptional blending of musical styles and influences.
Growing out of the transnational East Village music scene of the late 90s, Wax Poetic was the brainchild and collective creation of polymathic musician Ilhan Ersahin. At its core, it is the product of Ersahin, who has now recruited singer and lyricist Sissy Clemens and multitalented musician Gabriel Gordon on vocals, Shawn Pelton on drums, Tina Kristina on bass, Zeke Zima on guitar and Ersahin himself on keyboards.
It flows in a familiar vein that may appeal to a somewhat wider audience than some of the jams Nublu is known for, but it’s not quite “pop” in the strictest sense. The band is headed in a bright new territory while still retaining the distinctly organic vibe that is known as Wax Poetic.