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nitely came around at the per- fect time. It also allowed us to bypass all the record labels and go direct to fans and that has been so crucial.” The band now has more than 200 songs in its repertoire with shows that vary from city to city. Each tour features about 5 or 6 different singers that rotate in and out. “That’s kind of how we keep the jazz spontaneity and make every show a little bit dif- ferent,” he explains. Even though Bradlee’s favor- ite genre is New Orleans styled jazz, Postmodern Jukebox ex- plores a much larger musical universe. Some of their most recent videos include a torch song remake of “Say It Ain’t So” by Weezer; a reggae-style ver- sion of Smash Mouth’s “All Star”; and a 1940s big band version of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know.” When asked how he comes up with the musical styles for each song, he says he usually has the overall concept in mind, Watch Postmodern Jukebox with “Somebody That I Used To Know” NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 6 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 97