About Ghost House

Ghost House is an experienced and active modern jazz sextet based in the New Jersey and Philadelphia area. The group is co-led by Evan Smith and Brandon Dixon. The band’s repertoire consists of original compositions by Smith and Dixon, as well as the classic jazz standards.

The group aims to create modern, ground-breaking music which has deep roots in traditional jazz. Smith’s composition Mr. Underdog pays tribute to composer and bassist Charles Mingus while exploring new harmonic cohesiveness over pedal tones. Dixon’s composition Contrast draws from the compositional style of saxophonist John Coltrane while exploring new harmonic possibilities. All of the band’s original compositions seek to explore these, and other new possibilities.

The members of Ghost House are Brandon Dixon on tenor and alto saxophones, Evan Smith on bari, alto, and tenor saxophones, Adam Malarich on trumpet, and Patrick Oberstaedt on bass.