Budget Explosion


Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.


Budget Explosion is a Brooklyn band rooted in Hard Bop/Soul Jazz but with some World Music rhythms. The band practices weekly in Brooklyn and will play out soon. BE is led by saxophonist John McQueeney as a side project to his band Combat Jazz (can be heard on Spotify, Apple Music, be.) John writes all the tunes (though there will be a few obscure covers.) I'm looking for talented musicians who want to stretch out and play a modern take on jazz with other great musicians. This is not a paid gig, but any gig money will be shared.

Screen name:
Member since:
Feb 21 2019
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
55 years


Budos Band; CTI; Gotan Project;Raymond Scott Quintette; Fela; Coltrane;

Members Of Band

John McQueeney


tenor sax