The New Standards

From The New Standards are an odd minimalist trio (piano, stand-up bass, and vibraphone) that play their favorite pop songs with a jazz-flavored, bare-boned soul. John Munson, bass/vocals, was an original member of Trip Shakespeare and went double-platinum with his next group, Semisonic. Chan Poling, piano/vocals, founded the punk-pop outfit The Suburbs and amuses himself and others writing music for the theater, television and films. Steve Roehm, vibes, began his career in the wild Texas punk group Billygoat and also plays in the avant-jazz-funk-fusion group Electropolis. The lads are just finishing their second CD produced, like their first, by John’s band-mate; Grammy® Award-winning Dan Wilson. The New Standards appear regularly at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater in Manhattan, The Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, Davenport’s in Chicago, and finer concert venues around the world. Don't miss them when they come to your town! Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.