Koplant No is a forward-thinking ensemble that incorporates elements of jazz, electronic music, and progressive rock. Their influences include Radiohead, Telefon Tel Aviv, Beck, J Dilla, Garbage Factory and Happy Apple. Featuring Brian Lewis Smith on trumpet, keys, and laptop, Drew Morton on basses and synths, Rob Baner on drums and samples, and Joel Vanderheyden on saxophone and vocals, the band has been developing it's unique sound throughout the midwest. Joel Vanderheyden's debut album on the Mize record label, Complete Life, features Koplant No and was recently chosen as CD of the Month for August 2009 on Jazz 88.3 KCCK...
AwardsIowa Arts Council Recording Grant www.iowaartscouncil.org
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