Breaking down barriers
The East Loop is an instrumental ensemble that occasionally features guest vocalists.
The band stands at the intersection of African American, Middle Eastern and South American music, blending traditions including Jazz, Funk, Rock and Maqam. Complex rhythmic, melodic and musical arrangement ideas come together in electrifying performances of music that’s both complex and groovy.
Established in Chicago by a group of musicians, the East Loop has six core members, and expands to fifteen based on the materials performed.