So it's not really "industrial." Were the Beatles really insects?
The casual bio: The IJG showcases the bombastic, jump-cut, frenetic compositional output of composer Andrew Durkin, while providing an apposite vehicle for the mad improvisational chutzpah of some of southern California's pluckiest, most unsung talents. The result is a kind of avant-garde party music.
The more staid bio: Formed in the spring of 2000, the IJG is one of the few large independent jazz ensembles on the scene today. Featuring up to eighteen performers (reeds, brass, rhythm, vocals, dancers, poets) at a time, the group has been a persistent force in Los Angeles for six years now, and during that period it has also performed throughout California (San Diego, Bakersfield, San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Truckee, and Petaluma), as well as in Nevada, Texas, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. It has received numerous grants from the American Composers Forum, has been supported by the NEA and the McKnight Foundation, and has been heard on NPR and hundreds of radio stations around the world. Write-ups on the group have appeared in The LA Weekly, The SF Weekly, The Wire, The North Bay Bohemian, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Boston Herald, The New York Times, and numerous other publications.
Industrial Jazz a Go Go! is the fourth studio album from the IJG, and features a ten-piece configuration of the group. Featuring Damon Zick, Cory Wright, Brian Walsh, and Jason Mears (reeds); Kris Tiner, Phil Rodriguez, and Shaunte Palmer (brass); Joe Berardi (drums); Aaron Kohen (bass); Robert Jacobson (guitar); and Andrew Durkin (piano / conducting / compositions).