Dreamroot is a band from Durham NC. Dreamroot has a core trio of Theous Jones (drums), Ittai Korman (Bass) and Joe MacPhail (keyboards). Their performance style combines pre-written and improvised sections, creating what Indy Week calls "One of the distinctive strains of the Durham jazz scene, melding R&B forms with modern jazz solos that all fit nicely into the length of a longish pop song." Dreamroot honors traditions from the past and grooves into modern sounds, drawing inspiration from icons who have walked the lines between genres.
Dreamroot has released two studio albums, Leaf (2022) and Phases (2020). These albums are collaborative projects with trumpeter Lynn Grissett and saxophonist/poet Serena Wiley. Dreamroot has performed at venues and festivals across the east coast such as the North Carolina Museum of Art and DC Jazz Festival and has had appearances on PBS.
Dreamroot is looking forward to incorporating electronic textures into their sound, generating new material for a trio album. Their upcoming live shows will debut some of these new creations alongside their core songbook and an eclectic mix of covers.