PICS: Postmodern Jukebox at Balboa Theatre

Postmodern Jukebox put a retro spin on beloved modern classics at the Balboa Theatre on Feb. 16.

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Widely known by their initials, PMJ, Postmodern Jukebox is a rotating music collective (Dani Armstrong pictured) founded by arranger and pianist Scott Bradlee in 2011.
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One of our photographer extraordinaires Alex Matthews was on-hand to catch the magic unfold (Anissa Lee pictured).
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The group is known for their spirited covers of modern hit songs, usually redone in swing, ragtime or jazz musical styles.
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Fun fact: Several “American Idol” contest finalists have found success as part of Postmodern Jukebox’s ensemble, including Blake Lewis, Melinda Doolittle, Haley Reinhart, Casey Abrams, DeAndre Brackensick and others.
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Since 2011, they’ve amassed over 500 million YouTube views and more than 2 million subscribers. Holy Toledo, Batman!
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Fun fact: Each week, they release a new YouTube video (mostly recorded in Bradlee’s living room).
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The lineup has featured more than 70 different performers in its seven-year history.
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The band has covered artists ranging from Lady Gaga to the Stokes to Katy Perry and the White Stripes. There’s nothing they can’t handle!
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The group’s cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ hit “Thrift Shop” was their first huge viral video – garnering more than 4 million views in its first year.
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After covering Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” in 2013, they landed a performance spot on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
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In 2014, guest artist Kate Davis covered Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” – and caught the attention of Time magazine, Billboard magazine, the Huffington Post and “PBS Newshour.”
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As of 2016, the video for “All About That Bass” has more than 15 million YouTube views.
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Also in 2016, PMJ released a cover featuring Nicole Atkins of the David Bowie classic tune “Heroes,” in honor of World Cancer Day. The track was sold on iTunes to earn money for the Cancer Research Institute. Bravo!
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PMJ released their latest album, “33 Resolutions Per Minute,” earlier this year.
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Catchin' some serious air during the show!
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Alex even got to hang backstage with PMJ’s clarinetist Chloe Feoranzo before the show -- lucky!
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