John Kachnowski’s signature upbeat sound originates from Detroit….but draws a fanbase worldwide. Alternative-Rock with Whimsical lyrical what-not slathered in a bath of Real Horns.
The CD “Foxdart” is Johnny Kash’s second full solo release put out by Quarter Mile Music.
It is sure to catch your ear. Upbeat Fun from Detroit.
FOXDART includes guest performances from Grammy/Platinum selling guitarist Chris Pinnick (Chicago, Herb Alpert), composer Allan Brown on keys, bassist Dan Jones(Ragbirds), Anthony ‘ISpeakSax’ Cook just to name a few!
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. JK’s first solo cd(SQUEEZE) received nominations in multiple categories at the 2013 Detroit Music Awards. A fully comprehensive list of his hundreds of recordings can be found on his website. Don’t be fooled by the trombone in his hand…his sounds venture all over the musical map…pop, rock, ska, free-flowing lyrics….a story in every song, a song in every style.
John’s bands have played with a wide array of talents: 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 Acclaimed Artist/Film-maker Matthew Barney(Cremaster) and Jonathan Bepler on ‘River of Fundament – “Ancient Evenings: KHU” – filmed in Detroit.
Twenty seven seasons and going with the Livonia Symphony Orchestra…a slot he has held since age 18.
Media Reviews and endorsements:
Finalist for Two Detroit Music Awards 2013 – “Best Songwriter” and “Best Recording” (Squeeze)
“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 legendary band Chicago
John…a monster player/arranger/writer and always a gracious guy” Dawayne Bailey-guitarist for Bob Seger & 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
SOURCE: Official Bio