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Postmodern Jukebox
Postmodern Jukebox
The official logo for Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
Background information
PMJ
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres
2011 (2011)-present
Labels Mud Hut Digital, Concord Records
Website postmodernjukebox.com

Postmodern Jukebox, also widely known by the acronym PMJ, is a rotating musical collective founded by arranger and pianist Scott Bradlee in 2011. PMJ is known for reworking popular modern music into different vintage genres, especially early 20th century forms such as swing and jazz. Postmodern Jukebox has amassed over 1 billion YouTube views and 3.4 million subscribers.[1]

Each week, Postmodern Jukebox puts out a new video on YouTube. Although originally most were filmed casually in Bradlee's living room, sets became more elaborate over time. The band has covered songs by artists ranging from Lady Gaga and The Strokes to Katy Perry and the White Stripes. Since their beginnings as a small group of friends making music in a basement in Queens, New York, Postmodern Jukebox has gone on to feature 70 different performers and tour six continents.[2]

History

Origins

Postmodern Jukebox originated when Bradlee began shooting videos with his close friends from college in his small basement apartment in Astoria, Queens.[3][4] This original group included bassist Chris Anderson, saxophonist Ben Golder-Novick, harpist Brandee Younger, and vocalist Emma Walker.

Bradlee struggled for years post-college as a jazz musician in the New York City area before hitting it big with his first viral video in 2009 - "a medley of '80s songs done ragtime style."[5] A tweet from famed author Neil Gaiman was the beginning of his eventual online viral popularity.[4]

Vocalists Ariana Savalas, Morgan James, and Haley Reinhart, and saxophone player Ben Golder-Novick performing with Postmodern Jukebox at a Live Concert in Cologne, March 2015

In 2011, a precursor to the Postmodern Jukebox concept emerged in the form of Bradlee's project A Motown Tribute to Nickelback.[6] It was this video that introduced the world to many PMJ featured performers including bassist Adam Kubota, drummer Allan Mednard, emcee Drue Davis, sax / EWI player / producer Steve Ujfalussy (also known as '90s R&B icon "Steve Sweat" from Saturday Morning Slow Jams) and Tambourine Guy, Tim Kubart.

2012-present

With over 1 million views in its first week,[7] and 4 million in its first year,[8]Robyn Adele Anderson's cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis', "Thrift Shop" (2012) was Postmodern Jukebox's first viral music video.[9][10] The breakout track was included on Introducing Postmodern Jukebox (2013) and eventually found its way to a #8 position on Billboard magazine's Jazz Albums chart.[11][12] This success was followed by her cover of Miley Cyrus', "We Can't Stop" in 2013,[13][14] landing the band a performance spot on Good Morning America (ABC) in September.[12]

Ariana Savalas and Sarah Reich perform "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco

In late 2013, Postmodern Jukebox was invited into the New York City offices of Cosmopolitan magazine to film a year-end tribute to 2013, covering the year's hit songs with arrangements transitioning through various genres and time periods.[15] The "Just Another Day at the Office" mashup features: Robyn Adele Anderson singing "Blurred Lines", Cristina Gatti singing "Holy Grail", Anderson and the Tee Tones singing "We Can't Stop", Karen Marie singing "Roar", Ashley Stroud singing "Royals" and Andromeda Turre singing "What Does The Fox Say?".[16][17] The production was completed in a single take,[18] and a companion behind-the-scenes video was also produced.[19]

In 2014, guest artist Kate Davis performed a cover of Meghan Trainor's, "All About That Bass" (2014), in Scott Bradlee's living room after three hours of practice. Davis performs and solos on the upright bass while singing the song and recalls the occasion, "I knew the song, probably could have done it on the fly. Maybe that's why it's so funny. I remember thinking it was so funny at the time I was going to crack up, maybe five times."[20] The 1940s arrangement and piano accompaniment is by Bradlee with Dave Tedeschi on drums. The single was a success, catching the attention of Time magazine,[21]Billboard magazine,[22] the Huffington Post[23] and PBS NewsHour.[24] As of February 2017, the music video has over 16,570,000 YouTube views,[25] and the song is track 11 on PMJ's Historical Misappropriation (2014) album.

BuzzFeed featured a doo-wop cover of "Timber," with Robyn Adele Anderson and The Tee Tones fronting, in February 2014.[26] The group's cover of Radiohead's seminal '90s hit "Creep," performed by Haley Reinhart, was called a "stunning listen" by the Los Angeles Times in April 2015.[27] As of November 2017 the video had over 39 million views, and was their most viewed video.[28]

In 2015, Broadway actress Shoshana Bean became active with the group as a guest artist when Bradlee moved to Los Angeles.[29]Broadway World raved about Bean's performance of Sia's, "Chandelier," at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California,[30] and Billboard magazine did a feature story on her Motown makeover of Justin Bieber's "Sorry."[31] Bean joined the Postmodern Jukebox 2016 spring European tour at its midway point.[29]Sara Niemietz first performed with the cast in August 2015, covering the Talking Heads', "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" (1983),[32] PMJ's rendition of "Hey Ya!" (2003) by Outkast,[33][34] a Dixieland arrangement of Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" (2015),[35][36] and a club-jazz version of the "Pokémon Theme."[37] Niemietz joined the band's Northeastern leg of its 2015 U.S. tour and the entire 2016 European tour.[38]MTV U.K. caught up with the show in London and spotlighted a big band cover version of Elle King's "Ex's & Oh's" (2014) featuring Niemietz on vocals and Sarah Reich tap dancing.[39]

In early February 2016, Postmodern Jukebox covered the late David Bowie's classic song "Heroes" in honor of World Cancer Day - featuring vocals by Nicole Atkins. The track was sold on iTunes to earn money for the Cancer Research Institute.[40] In 2016, Heineken announced their global partnership with Formula One racing management and in September released its first "If You Drive, Never Drink" campaign commercial featuring Sir Jackie Stewart (the "Flying Scot") with PMJ's cover of "Heroes" as the soundtrack.[41][42] Around the same time, PMJ launched a program called "Reboxed," consisting of new versions of songs that they'd already covered. The first Reboxed song was Niemietz (and the Sole Sisters) singing "Bad Romance" which had previously been sung by Ariana Savalas (feat. Sarah Reich tap dancing).[43] Adweek went on to feature Bradlee as one of "20 Content Creators Who Are Setting the Bar for Creativity in 2016."[44]

In late May 2018 PMJ officially surpassed the one billion view mark on YouTube. Scott, select members of the band, and special guests hosted their first ever multi-camera live stream event from the PMJ Manor to celebrate.

On June 12th, 2018, Scott Bradlee released his first book, a memoir entitled 'Outside The Jukebox: How I Turned My Vintage Music Obsession Into My Dream Gig' (Hachette Books[45]). The book garnered rave reviews from artists such as Kristin Chenoweth and Mick Fleetwood[46], as well as features from Publishers Weekly[47], The Weekly Standard[48], and Billboard[49]. Scott performed a series of special intimate Book Release Parties during the book's release week in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., New York, and his hometown of Flemington, NJ.

In 2014, PMJ launched their first annual #PMJSearch contest to discover new musical talent. The month-long competition asks fans to submit videos of themselves performing versions of PMJ songs for a chance to perform on an upcoming official video. Out of the many videos that are submitted each year, the winner is selected personally by Scott Bradlee. Past winners include Holly Campbell-Smith (2015), Devi Ananda (2016), and Olivia Kuper Harris (2017), all of whom went on to be featured in PMJ videos, as well as on tour with the band. Harris' feature on "Last Friday Night" caught the attention of the song's original artist, Katy Perry, during an online feature for Glamour.[50] On August 1st, 2018, PMJ launched their fourth annual #PMJSearch, the winner(s) for which will be announced on Sept. 10th.

List of songs performed (incomplete)

Song title Release date Original artist Lead vocalist
Thrift Shop February 11, 2013 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Robyn Adele Anderson
Die Young February 27, 2013 Kesha Robyn Adele Anderson
Don't You Worry Child April 24, 2013 Swedish House Mafia Robyn Adele Anderson
Gentleman May 21, 2013 Psy Robyn Adele Anderson
Call Me Maybe July 30, 2013 Carly Rae Jepsen Robyn Adele Anderson
Come & Get It August 5, 2013 Selena Gomez Robyn Adele Anderson
We Can't Stop September 3, 2013 Miley Cyrus Robyn Adele Anderson
Roar October 9, 2013 Katy Perry Annie Goodchild
Blurred Lines October 22, 2013 Robin Thicke Robyn Adele Anderson
Royals October 31, 2013 Lorde Puddles the Clown
Just Dance November 19, 2013 Lady Gaga Robyn Adele Anderson
Wake Me Up December 4, 2013 Avicii Robyn Adele Anderson
Young and Beautiful January 7, 2014 Lana Del Rey Robyn Adele Anderson
Story of My Life January 20, 2014 One Direction Miche Braden
Timber February 3, 2014 Pitbull ft. Kesha Robyn Adele Anderson
Sweet Child o' Mine February 12, 2014 Guns N' Roses Miche Braden
Careless Whisper February 25, 2014 Wham! Robyn Adele Anderson
Team March 4, 2014 Lorde Puddles the Clown
Drunk in Love March 18, 2014 Beyoncé Cristina Gatti
Talk Dirty March 25, 2014 Jason Derulo Robyn Adele Anderson
Say Something (A Great Big World song) April 2, 2014 A Great Big World Hudson Thames
Robyn Adele Anderson
Burn April 8, 2014 Ellie Goulding Robyn Adele Anderson
Cristina Gatti
Ashley Stroud
Pompeii April 22, 2014 Bastille Tony DeSare
Sweater Weather April 29, 2014 The Neighbourhood Cristina Gatti
All of Me May 6, 2014 John Legend Kiah Victoria
Fancy May 20, 2014 Iggy Azalea Ashley Stroud
Chandelier May 27, 2014 Sia Puddles the Clown
No Diggity June 10, 2014 Blackstreet Ariana Savalas
Rude July 15, 2014 Magic! Von Smith
Wiggle July 22, 2014 Jason DeRulo ft. Snoop Dogg Robyn Adele Anderson
Maps August 12, 2014 Maroon 5 Morgan James
It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World August 26, 2014 James Brown Morgan James
Stay With Me September 2, 2014 Sam Smith Cristina Gatti
All About That Bass September 5, 2014 Meghan Trainor Kate Davis
Really Don't Care September 16, 2014 Demi Lovato Morgan James
Break Free September 28, 2014 Ariana Grande Morgan James
Anaconda September 30, 2014 Nicki Minaj Robyn Adele Anderson
Shake It Off October 7, 2014 Taylor Swift Von Smith
Straight Up October 14, 2014 Paula Abdul Ashley Stroud
Titanium November 4, 2014 David Guetta ft. Sia Von Smith
I'm Not the Only One November 18, 2014 Sam Smith Casey Abrams
Love Me Harder November 25, 2014 Ariana Grande Cristina Gatti
Blank Space December 16, 2014 Taylor Swift Ariana Savalas
Stacy's Mom December 30, 2014 Fountains of Wayne Casey Abrams
Take Me to Church January 6, 2015 Hozier Morgan James
Habits (Stay High) January 13, 2015 Tove Lo Haley Reinhart
The Greatest Love of All January 16, 2015 Whitney Houston Mykal Kilgore
I Want It That Way January 20, 2015 Backstreet Boys Shoshana Bean
Steal My Girl February 10, 2015 One Direction Jeffrey James
Jealous February 18, 2015 Nick Jonas Morgan James
The Heart Wants What It Wants March 3, 2015 Selena Gomez Lara Johnston
Gangsta's Paradise March 10, 2015 Coolio Robyn Adele Anderson
Creep April 7, 2015 Radiohead Haley Reinhart
Bad Romance April 30, 2015 Lady Gaga Ariana Savalas
Barbie Girl May 14, 2015 Aqua Morgan James
Lovefool May 21, 2015 The Cardigans Haley Reinhart
Radioactive June 4, 2015 Imagine Dragons Blake Lewis
Boulevard of Broken Dreams June 18, 2015 Green Day Maiya Sykes
Oops!... I Did It Again July 9, 2015 Britney Spears Haley Reinhart
My Heart Will Go On August 6, 2015 (Original), May 16, 2016 (Reboxed) Celine Dion Mykal Kilgore (Original), Aubrey Logan (Reboxed)
Seven Nation Army August 13, 2015 The White Stripes Haley Reinhart
Hey There Delilah August 27, 2015 Plain White T's Joey Cook
Sugar, We're Going Down October 1, 2015 Fall Out Boy Joey Cook
Umbrella October 15, 2015 Rihanna Casey Abrams
Viva La Vida November 5, 2015 Coldplay Puddles the Clown
Thong Song November 19, 2015 Sisqó Blake Lewis
Say My Name November 26, 2015 Destiny's Child Joey Cook
Mad World December 3, 2015 Tears for Fears Puddles the Clown
Haley Reinhart
Bye Bye Bye January 7, 2016 NSYNC Tara Louise
Just Like Heaven January 14, 2016 The Cure Natalie Angst
Love Yourself January 21, 2016 Justin Bieber Sara Niemietz
Hollaback Girl April 14, 2016 Gwen Stefani Robyn Adele Anderson
Time After Time April 21, 2016 Cyndi Lauper Caroline Baran
Are You Gonna Be My Girl April 28, 2016 Jet Addie Hamilton
Grenade May 5, 2016 Bruno Mars Brielle
Pony May 12, 2016 Ginuwine Ariana Savalas
Stone Cold May 19, 2016 Demi Lovato Shoshana Bean
Juicy May 26, 2016 The Notorious B.I.G. Maiya Sykes
Never Forget You June 2, 2016 Zara Larsson Addie Hamilton
Stressed Out June 9, 2016 Twenty One Pilots Puddles the Clown
Black Hole Sun June 16, 2016 Soundgarden Haley Reinhart
MMMBop June 23, 2016 Hanson Kenton Chen
Luke Edgemon
Matt Bloyd
Mario Jose
You Give Love a Bad Name June 30, 2016 Bon Jovi Jennie Lena
Dancing in the Dark July 7, 2016 Bruce Springsteen Von Smith
Toxic July 14, 2016 Britney Spears Melinda Doolittle
Dream On July 21, 2016 Aerosmith Morgan James
Can't Stop the Feeling! July 28, 2016 Justin Timberlake Aubrey Logan
Roxanne August 4, 2016 The Police Dani Armstrong
I Will Survive August 11, 2016 Gloria Gaynor Sara Niemietz
Don't Let Me Down August 18, 2016 The Chainsmokers Rayvon Owen
Heart of Glass August 25, 2016 Blondie Addie Hamilton
Forget You September 1, 2016 CeeLo Green LaVance Colley
Never Gonna Give You Up September 8, 2016 Rick Astley Gunhild Carling
Cold Water September 15, 2016 Major Lazer Robyn Adele Anderson
Scars to Your Beautiful September 19, 2016 Alessia Cara Sara Niemietz
Family Guy Theme Song September 29, 2016 Walter Murphy Casey Abrams
Since U Been Gone October 6, 2016 Kelly Clarkson Mykal Kilgore
Material Girl October 13, 2016 Madonna Gunhild Carling
This Love October 20, 2016 Maroon 5 Devi-Ananda
Don't Stop Me Now October 27, 2016 Queen Melinda Doolittle
Closer November 3, 2016 The Chainsmokers Kenton Chen
Santeria November 10, 2016 Sublime Natalie Angst
Bizarre Love Triangle November 17, 2016 New Order Sarah Marie Young
Mr. Brightside November 24, 2016 The Killers Blake Lewis
Teenage Dirtbag December 1, 2016 Wheatus Jax
Rather Be December 8, 2016 Clean Bandit Ada Pasternak
Colors of the Wind December 22, 2016 Pocahontas Mario Jose
No Surprises December 29, 2016 Radiohead Chloe Feoranzo
Ice Ice Baby January 5, 2017 Vanilla Ice Aubrey Logan
Ain't No Rest for the Wicked January 12, 2017 Cage The Elephant Joey Cook
Bye Bye Bye January 19, 2017 NSYNC Aubrey Logan
Sara Niemietz
Ariana Savalas
Poker Face January 26, 2017 Lady Gaga Kelley Jakle
What Is Love February 9, 2017 Haddaway Casey Abrams
Nothing Else Matters February 23, 2017 Metallica Caroline Baran
Don't Look Back In Anger March 2, 2017 Oasis Maiya Sykes
Spiderwebs March 9, 2017 No Doubt Belle Jewel
I Want You To Want Me March 16, 2017 Cheap Trick Sara Niemietz
Sledgehammer March 23, 2017 Peter Gabriel Noah Guthrie
...Baby One More Time March 30, 2017 Britney Spears Ada Pasternak
All the Small Things April 6, 2017 Blink-182 Puddles the Clown
Feel Good Inc. April 13, 2017 Gorillaz Thia Megia
Thong Song April 20, 2017 Sisqó Ariana Savalas
Million Reasons April 27, 2017 Lady Gaga Aly Ryan
Sunday Morning May 4, 2017 Maroon 5 Addie Hamilton
Closer May 11, 2017 Nine Inch Nails Kenton Chen
Jolene May 18, 2017 Dolly Parton Maris
It Ain't Me May 25, 2017 Selena Gomez Emily Braden
Somebody That I Used to Know June 1, 2017 Gotye Hannah Gill
All Star June 8, 2017 Smash Mouth Vonzell Solomon
Say It Ain't So June 15, 2017 Weezer Dani Armstrong
It Wasn't Me June 22, 2017 Shaggy Ariana Savalas
Worth It June 29, 2017 Fifth Harmony Grace Kelly
Just What I Needed July 6, 2017 The Cars Sara Niemietz
Beauty and The Beast July 13, 2017 Angela Lansbury Aubrey Logan
Jar of Hearts July 20, 2017 Christina Perri Devi-Ananda
Complicated July 27, 2017 Avril Lavigne Annie Bosko
The Prayer August 3, 2017 Celine Dion
Andrea Bocelli
Pia Toscano
Stefano Langone
Gimme Chocolate August 10, 2017 Babymetal Tara Louise
Every Breath You Take August 17, 2017 The Police Vonzell Solomon
Don't Stop August 24, 2017 Fleetwood Mac Maiya Sykes
Look What You Made Me Do August 31, 2017 Taylor Swift Kenton Chen
Who Can It Be Now? September 14, 2017 Men at Work Sara Niemietz
That's What I Like September 21, 2017 Bruno Mars LaVance Colley
Despacito September 27, 2017 Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber Mandy Gonzalez
Tony Desare
Chasing Pavements October 5, 2017 Adele Hannah Gill
Smells Like Teen Spirit October 12, 2017 Nirvana Chloe Feoranzo[51]
My Hero October 19, 2017 Foo Fighters Alisan Porter[52]
Attention October 26, 2017 Charlie Puth Casey Abrams[53]
Thriller October 31, 2017 Michael Jackson Wayne Brady[54]
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) November 9, 2017 Katy Perry Olivia Kuper Harris[55]
Don't Stop Believin' November 20, 2017 Journey N/A[56]
Happy November 30, 2017 Pharrell Williams Gunhild Carling[57]
Tomorrow December 7, 2017 Original cast, Annie (musical) Shoshana Bean[58]
Crazy December 15, 2017 Gnarls Barkley Hannah Gill
Casey Abrams[59]
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? December 26, 2017 Ella Fitzgerald Olivia Kuper Harris
Rayvon Owen
Perfect February 14, 2018 Ed Sheeran Mario José
India Carney
New Rules February 22, 2018 Dua Lipa Robyn Adele Anderson
Alone March 1, 2018 Marshmello Niia
Straight Up March 8, 2018 Paula Abdul Sara Niemietz
Vonzell Solomon
Olivia Kupper Harris
LaVance Colley
The Final Countdown March 15, 2018 Europe Gunhild Carling
Bad at Love March 22, 2018 Halsey Amber Eyes
Finesse March 29, 2018 Bruno Mars Will Jay
We can't stop (Acapella) April 5, 2018 Miley Cyrus Von Smith
Olivia Kuper Harris
Sara Niemietz
LaVance Colley
Crazy Train April 12, 2018 Ozzy Osbourne Jennie Lena
Zombie April 19, 2018 The Cranberries Maiya Sykes
Before He Cheats April 26, 2018 Carrie Underwood Kitty Hawk
Domino May 3, 2018 Jessie J Emmaline
Always Be My Baby May 10, 2018 Mariah Carey Aubrey Logan
Baby May 17, 2018 Justin Bieber Melinda Doolittle
Tennessee Whiskey May 24, 2018 Chris Stapleton Ryan Quinn
Jennie Lena
Still Into You May 31, 2018 Paramore Maris
The Middle June 7, 2018 Jimmy Eat World Blake Lewis
Edited Live for 1 Billion June 14, 2018 Various Artists Various Artists
Shape of You June 21, 2018 Ed Sheeran Stefano Langone
Criminal Fiona Apple
Cry Me A River Justin Timberlake

Touring

On February 24, 2016, Postmodern Jukebox opened at the Dubai Jazz Festival, alongside Sting, Toto, Chris Botti, and David Gray.[60]

The 2016 tours included three continents: 1) a 75-date European tour at Vicar Street in Dublin, Ireland, wrapping on June 3, 2016 in Athens, Greece.[61] 2) A 16-city Australia/New Zealand tour, which kicked off on August 29, 2016 at the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch, wrapping on September 20, 2016 at the Perth Concert Hall.[62] and 3) a 45-stop fall North American tour, kicking off on September 29, 2016 at the Vets in Providence, Rhode Island, and wrapping on November 27, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona.[63]

The 2017 tour included concurrent dates in Europe and the USA, with two separate "casts" of musicians. [64][65]

PMJ made its first visit of South America in August 2017, with four dates in Brazil and one in Argentina.

In April 2018, PMJ made their debut in Africa, performing in Tunisia at the Jazz a Carthage Festival[66] and Morocco at the Jazzablanca Festival[67], marking the sixth continent on which they've performed.

Performers

Creator and founder

  • Scott Bradlee - piano, arrangements[68]

Guest musicians

The band has featured the following artists as guest musicians:

  • Jesse Elder - piano
  • Adam Kubota - bass[4]
  • Allan Mednard - drums[4]
  • Allen Hunter - bass
  • Andrew Gutauskas - saxophone
  • Ben Golder-Novick - saxophone
  • Bennett Miller - bass
  • Brandee Younger - harp
  • Chip Thomas - drums[4]
  • Cynthia Sayer - banjo
  • Dave Koz - saxophone[4]
  • Dave Tedeschi - drums
  • David Wong - violin
  • Erm Navarro - trombone
  • Gunhild Carling - trumpet/trombone/bagpipes
  • Jacob Scesney - flute/saxophone/clarinet
  • James Hall - trombone
  • Jason Prover - trumpet
  • Jay Ratmann - clarinet
  • Joe McDonough - trombone
  • Kate Dunphy - accordion
  • Kylan deGhetaldi - piano
  • Lemar Guillary - trombone
  • Michael Sailors - trumpet
  • Mike Cottone - trumpet
  • Molly E. Fletcher - violin
  • Nick Finzer - trombone
  • Ric Becker - trombone
  • Robert Edwards - trombone
  • Sean Clapis - guitar
  • Sean Condron - banjo
  • Seth Paris - saxophone
  • Stefan Zeniuk - woodwinds
  • Tim Kubart aka "Tambourine Guy" - tambourine[69]
  • Tom Abbott - clarinet/saxophone
  • Tom Luer - saxophone

Guest vocalists

Casey Abrams performs at the "Postmodern Jukebox" music series, at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails in Los Angeles on Nov. 26th, 2014.

Several former American Idol finalists have found success as part of Postmodern Jukebox's ensemble, including Vonzell Solomon (season 4), Blake Lewis (season 6), Melinda Doolittle (season 6), Haley Reinhart (Season 10), Casey Abrams (Season 10),[70]Thia Megia (season 10), and DeAndre Brackensick (season 11). Four Season 14 finalists have also performed lead vocals for the group: Joey Cook, Rayvon Owen, Clark Beckham, and JAX.[71][72][73] Additionally, vocalists Aubrey Logan, Von Smith, and Brielle Von Hugel are Idol alums who went through the audition process but did not advance to the finals in any season.[74][75]

Xavier Woods appeared in the cover of What Is Love, with his trombone "Francesca" and later recorded a video that was released on his channel (UpUpDownDown), in which they cover the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song.[76]

The band has featured the following artists as guest vocalists and performers:

Discography

Albums

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox[93]
Year Album Peak chart positions Notes
Jazz Albums Top Heatseekers Top Independent Albums
2013 Introducing Postmodern Jukebox (EP) 8 31 -- [11][12]
2014 Twist is the New Twerk 4 7 48 #16 on Billboard Jazz Albums: Year End 2015.[94]
Clubbin' With Grandpa 4 -- --
Saturday Morning Slow Jams -- -- --
Historical Misappropriation 3 7 43 #20 on Billboard Jazz Albums: Year End 2015.[95]
A Very Postmodern Christmas 7 22 --
2015 Selfies on Kodachrome 6 -- --
Emoji Antique 8 -- --
Swipe Right For Vintage 5 19 -- [96]
Top Hat On Fleek 6 20 -- [96]
2016 PMJ And Chill 10 -- -- [97]
Swing the Vote 11 -- -- Jazz Albums, May 7, 2016[98]
Squad Goals -- -- --
The Essentials -- -- -- Compilation album
2017 33 Resolutions Per Minute -- -- --
Fake Blues -- -- --
New Gramophone, Who Dis? -- -- --
The New Classics (Recorded Live!) -- -- --
2018 Jazz Me Outside Pt. 1 -- -- --
Jazz Me Outside Pt. 2 -- -- --

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