Longtime Detroit based musician John Kachnowski's signature sound blends ska, funk, rock...Detroit meets Chicago by way of whimsical lyrical what-not slathered in horns.
The CD "Squeeze" is Johnny Kash's first full solo release put out by Quarter Mile Music.
It features guest appearances by Rick Johnson-bass(Mustard Plug), David Minnick-vocals(Gangster Fun), Ben Johnson-sax(Telegraph), Rodney Reevs-keys(Vinyl Underground), Morty Okin-trumpet(New Morty Show), and Rob Brickner-guitar.
JK's gigs & recordings include: The Exceptions, The Articles, Gangster Fun, Tickweasel, Some People's Children, Fifth Quarter Kings, National Ghost, Vic Dumonte's Grata Non Persona, the Dirty Mitten Funk Band. Performed on a Wii Video Game(THQ) titled "Battle of the Bands" as well as several film soundtracks for Warner Home Video. A fully comprehensive list of his hundreds of recordings can be found on his website.
John's bands have played with: Counting Crows, Verve Pipe, Morphine, The Specials, Rusted Root, Bloodhound Gang, L7, Rhythm Corps, Suicide Machines, Bim Skala Bim, George Burns!, Dinosaur Jr.
Worked with Matthew Barney(Cremaster) and Jonathan Bepler on "Ancient Evenings: KHU" - filmed in Detroit.
Twenty five seasons and going with the Livonia Symphony Orchestra...a slot he has held since age 18.
Media Reviews and endorsements:
"when you hear trombonist John Kachnowski cut loose on a rocking solo or a mellower full-bodied melodic phrase you’ll quickly experience the tremendous range and remarkable depth of this titan of the brass section.”
Eric Harabadian, Detroit Live Magazine 2009
"shakes up the musical moods, smashing bouncy and breezy ska straight into menacing, aggressive punk...with the trad sound of jazzy brass...It's a potent brew...powerful melodies and exuberant delivery."
Jo-Ann Greene, All Music Guide
"GREAT writer of words...I love John's writing style...best part about it is the musicianship is really great." Jason Scheff Lead Vox/Bass, the band Chicago
*The Exceptions 2nd place Nationally Sam Goody Best Unsigned Band Vail, CO 600+bands
*Fifth Quarter Kings Regional finalist in Mars Music Best Unsigned Band
*The Articles Flip Freal CD named Best Ska cd Tower Records
*Tickweasel Metro Times Top Ten Albums/Bands,
Undercurrents Showcase Cleveland-selected Best 10 bands