When the honeyed tones of The Jazz Age meld with hottest beat drops of the new millennium, you get High Step Society’s elixir of live Electro Swing.
Grandma remembers when she listened to jazz giants on the old Victrola. Grandkids feel the bass beats deep in their chest cavity. Merging dance music from our past with sounds for the future, High Step Society features a shimmering horn section that soars over syncopated high hats and rat-a-tat snare. The kids in the band are electronic music producers as well as educated jazz musicians. Audaciously sophisticated, High Step Society is rethinking jazz with unorthodox arrangements, and bringing a touch of elegance to electronic music. Formed in 2015, they quickly became a heavy hitter in the festival scene, playing big stages at the Oregon Country Fair, What the Festival?!, Oregon Eclipse Gathering, and Burning Man. They show no signs of slowing down.
High Step has released two albums so far. Their eponymous debut in 2017 features remixed swing standards and some hard-hitting original compositions. Their much-awaited new 'Perception' EP is being released May 2020 on Gravitas Recordings.