January 3, 2017
Little Village Live reviewed the ION EP and called us darlings.
Read the full review.
December 13, 2016
Little Village Live is just as excited about this show as we are!
May 12, 2016
Iowa Music Project had a really nice conversation with Brian -- listen below!
April 28, 2016
The Columbia Daily Tribune shows some love!
"The three-piece Iowa City band has a magnetism that is greater, broader and more colorful than any enchanter could conjure.
It plays music that has the potential to envelope listeners and lead them to a different plane."
October 19, 2015
Time to Play B-Sides promotes our performance with MAIDS at CSPS.
October 15, 2015
DSM Shows interviews Justin about everything Jack Lion.
June 12, 2015
DSM Shows wrote this beautifully written review of our live show.
June 5, 2015
Examiner interviewed Justin for a bit about Jack Lion and their background.
May 28, 2015
Little Village Magazine wrote an article about some recent and upcoming events!
May 16, 2015
Sally Hart speaks with Brian on 106.1 FM KCII Radio.
May 7, 2015
James Moore speaks with Brian on 100.1 FM KRUU Radio.
April 7, 2015
Joe McGuire wrote about his Mission Creek Festival experiences.
In part three he does a nice job of detailing what it's like to see us live. Thanks, Joe!
"...when Jack Lion plays, it is watching scientists testing different ideas in a lab. There must be science to this music."
January 27, 2015
We are featured on this week's Bandcamp Weekly show!
January 20, 2015
"To blend jazz in music nowadays is welcomed, but can become overused and almost cliche.
Not so for Jack Lion."
-Stone, Hip Hop Speakeasy
January 5, 2015
"...the experience of listening to a Jack Lion album is akin to watching fireworks on the 4th of July - awe inspiring, energetic, but most of all, spontaneous and unpredictable."
-Charlie Cedar, charliecedar.com
December 27, 2014
We made Michael Roeder's top 20 of 2014! We're honored to be a part of it!
November 1, 2014
Take a listen to Jack Lion's performance on Iowa Public Radio's Java Blend program with Ben Kieffer.
September 9, 2014
The JAC EP features "distinct song structures and melody that the listener can follow which result in a very satisfying soundtrack."
-Mike Roeder, Little Village Live
September 3, 2014
"Jack Lion’s members unearth the early ’00s interest in connections between jazz and electronic music and refashion it for this current era. Striking a balance between jazz composition, down-tempo break-beats, and hazy atmospherics they have made their mark as one of Iowa City’s headiest and most adventurous bands."
-The Mill of Iowa City
May 31, 2014
"If you haven't heard the music of Jack Lion yet, it's exactly the type of electro-acoustic, diatonic-based ensemble music I'm trying to enlighten about and draw attention to...
These guys, all of these guys, are not only taking the next step but in my opinion they could be creating a genre of their own. It goes way beyond merely carrying the torch for artists like this. You can hear overtones of previous post-alternative bands like Tortoise and Mum, but these guys go much further.
Jack Lion's music...mixes jazz ability and sensibility with electro-ambient texture and sentiment, yet there's NOTHING stereo typical about it the way most forms of jazz are. There's nothing standard or "smooth" or indulgent about this brand of ambient electro-acoustic music. It plows forward with artistic integrity and in the spirit of exploration and innovation..."
-Dean De Benedictis of Ambient Jazz/Fusion & Non-Purist Groups on Facebook