When he was growing up in the 1990s, Scott Bradlee did not listen to pop hits like his friends, but to old jazz and Motown records. Years later, as a musician living in New York, he formed Postmodern Jukebox as a way to bring the classic sounds he loved back into the mainstream – to build a platform to celebrate real, unadulterated, deserving talent.
Today, five years on, Postmodern Jukebox has become an international sensation, sparking dozens of million-beloved viral videos and sold-out concerts in cities even they can’t pronounce the names of.
The troupe is comprised of “a rotating collective of musical outcasts” – nearly fifty singers and another fifty instrumentalists – all performing in the classic genres they love for audiences who appreciate them. The vocalists sing every note live, without any tuning help, and the musicians make every sound you hear on stage with the instruments you see them playing.
In short, Postmodern Jukebox does music the old fashioned way, and they (and we) love every second of it. They are some of the best natural performers from around the world, and we could not think of a more powerful way to end our season of heroes.