Dakota Midday: Bassist Brian Masek

Jul 16, 2015

Brian Masek is back at Sioux Falls JazzFest this year. His band, Brian Masek and Friends, performs Friday evening on the main stage.

Brian Masek
Credit Brian Masek

The group plays an energetic and often danceable style of jazz that also combines elements of rock, blues and funk. Masek played in rock bands like Ivory, Closet Monster, Leghorn and the Toby Kane Band before becoming intrigued with the improvisational aspects of jazz. 

Masek joined Dakota Midday and discussed his band's music and the joys of playing jazz.