Lushh is a non-genre specific band made up of students in Western Michigan University’s Jazz Studies Program. Lushh’s influences draw upon the likes of Kneebody, Thundercat, Hiatus Kaiyote, Snarky Puppy, Donny McCaslin, Kendrick Lamar, and more. Lushh frequently performs in and around the greater Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Ann Arbor. In addition to performing, Lushh teaches masterclasses at local Michigan high schools. The band has recorded at Overneath Creative Collective as well as Western Michigan University’s Western Sounds Studios. Recently, Lushh wrote and performed a live visual album collaborating with painters, sound, and light engineers to create a Capstone Project.
The guitar player, Andrew Saliba, won the 2016 Downbeat Student Award for Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist on our recording of Great Fairy’s Fountain Theme (recording on left). Lushh has also been named the Best Group in Downbeat’s 2017 Blues/Pop/Rock category. Lushh was recently named one of the 10 Local Bands to Watch in 2018 by Revue Magazine.