July 25 ~ Torn Soul (Milwaukee, WI)

Torn Soul is a soul/ska/reggae-beat/R&B band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a Stax/Volt-influenced playlist.

Although the band has only been together since October 2011, its eight members have been playing for many years. Lead singer Kelli Gonzalez has been in many local bands, including The Subcontinentals and Big Nick & The Cydecos. Guitarist John Graham was in a popular rockabilly band in the Eighties called The Rock-A-Dials, and bass player Tom T was in another popular Eighties band called Those XCleavers. Torn Soul’s keyboard player and drummer have played in numerous bands, and the band features an all-female horn section, whose backgrounds range from street performance to classically trained.

Torn Soul was founded by John Graham. Coming together as friends who love music and enjoy playing together, the band plays R&B and soul from the 1960s and 70s inspired by Stax and Volt Records, along with some ska and reggae-beat songs. Torn Soul’s broad goal is to play real music with real musicians.

2013 Jazz in the Park Lineup

June 6 Extra Crispy Brass Band
June 13 Davina & the Vagabonds
June 20 Soule Monde
June 27 Natty Nation
July 4 Happy 4th of July! No JITP
July 11 Bastille Days Programming
July 18 Tweed Funk
July 25 Torn Soul
Aug 1 Fo/Mo/Deep
Aug 8 Snarky Puppy
Aug 15 Uptown Savages
Aug 22 The Jazz Corporation
Aug 29 Eddie Butts Band
Sept 5 De La Buena
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