With their soulful grooves and impeccable musicianship, Soul Project NOLA brings the
spirit of New Orleans everywhere they go. Mixing elements of jazz, soul, blues, funk and gospel, the
band reliably draws crowds to their high energy show. Recently nominated for Offbeat
Magazine’s Best of the Beat Awards for Best R&B/Funk Album, Soul Project’s 2013 release,
“Music for Movers and Shakers” places the band in the upper stratosphere of the New Orleans
music scene alongside fellow nominees, Trombone Shorty and Dumpstaphunk.
Inspired by the music of Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, the Meters, the
Neville Brothers and Galactic, Jon Cristian Duque (guitar/lead vocals), Will
Repholz (bass), Jeremy Habegger (organ/keys), Colin Davis (drums), Phil Morin (sax) and
David Ludman (sax) have spent more than a decade establishing themselves in New Orleans’
competitive music scene, with regular gigs on world-renowned Frenchmen Street, big stage festival
appearances (New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, Jazz in the
Park), and regular tours of the southern and northeastern United States.
In addition to their constant gigging around New Orleans, the band is currently recording a new
album and planning a summer 2014 tour.