The Last Gasp Collective began just three years ago when two recently relocated brothers introduced themselves to Kalamazoo at open mic nights. Now a 9-piece band that blends hip-hop, funk, soul, and jazz, the Collective has the flexibility to re-design itself for all kinds of occasions, from club gigs, to music festivals, to an evening at the theatre. Jay Jaksonn, Xavier Bonner, Joel Pixley-Fink, and Jordan Hamilton joined Cara Lieurance to talk about A Last Gasp Musical, describing it as " a seamless fusion of music, dance, drama, and visual arts".
Additional strings, brass and vocalists will turn Last Gasp into a mini-orchestra for the event. With two professional dancers, and narration, the songs of Last Gasp Collective will turn into a 50-minute through-composed show.
A Last Gasp Musical will be held at Wellspring Theater in the Epic Center on Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 7 pm. The show will be family friendly.