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The latest innovation in New Orleans funk, Chapter:SOUL is a project from bandleader and tenor saxophonist Calvin Johnson, Jr. and features a modern four-piece funk and soul band. The idea for Chapter:SOUL first struck Johnson after a long tour with New Orleans’ famous Dirty Dozen Brass Band and a conversation with sousaphonist Kirk Joseph. Realizing the time was ripe for fresh ideas in the New Orleans sound, Johnson joined forces with Kashonda Bailey (organ, keyboards, and synths), Terry Scott, Jr. (drums and pads), and Julius McKee (sousaphone) to from a new band with a brand new sound – something Johnson would later call “NOLA future soul.” Together, they would use a blend of street brass and bounce rhythms to create original compositions and reimagine soul/jazz classics. So far, Chapter:SOUL has toured extensively through the American west, south, and southeast. Their first mixtape, The Bible: Book I , dropped in October 2016.