August 6, 2022
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The JuJu Exchange

August 6, 2022

The JuJu Exchange

Dorian’s Presents

The JuJu Exchange
Live at 9PM & 11PM

Happy Hours 6-8pm Nightly
No reservations ~ 6pm – 2am
21+ ~ Vax Required

$10 Cover after 8PM

The JuJu Exchange is a jazz-fusion group founded by three childhood friends from Chicago, each
bringing their own unique stories and traits to the collective.

Nico Segal (trumpeter and producer) is Grammy Awarded musician and producer whom
is a frequent Chance the Rapper collaborator and trumpet player in Chance’s band The
Social Experiment.
Julian Davis Reid (pianist and producer) is an artist-theologian who also hosts spiritual
retreats called Notes of Rest, which interweaves texts and music to promote rest,
contemplation and creativity.

Nova Zaii (drummer and producer) is the creative director for the band and the inventor
of the patented Nova Portals instrument, a touchless electronic instrument.
Whether performing at The Chicago Jazz Fest or in the basement of The Songbyrd, The JuJu
Exchange brings uncut emotion with the intent to move the audience in mind, body, & soul.
The band’s debut project Exchange reached #1 on the Apple Jazz Albums Chart upon release.
They released their second record, The Eternal Boombox EP, inspired to provide relief as the
world grappled with a catastrophic year. Each song corresponds to a stage of grief from the
Kübler-Ross “Five Stages of Grief” Cycle.

The JuJu Exchange creates exploratory and nuanced music that calls us all to wonder and trust.
Their music, mostly instrumental, blends acoustic and digital instruments to accompany
meaningful conversation around spiritual, mental, and physical experiences amongst their
audiences’ diverse backgrounds. They hope their music inspires the listener to participate in the
kinds of exchange the world desperately needs.
The band has been booked for Microsoft Teams Roundtable, Yale University, Northwestern
University, Jazz Institute of Chicago, Chicago Ideas Week and Apple On Michigan.
The band’s members have worked, performed and produced with artists including Chance The
Rapper, Frank Ocean, Derrick Hodge, Andrew Bird, Tank & The Bangas, Peter CottonTale, Jamila
Woods, Grace Weber, Jennifer Hudson, Tiff Joy, VIc Mensa, Prefuse, Fulcrum Point New Music
Project, and The Chicago Children’s Choir.