First/Last – Chillent

January 26, 2018

“Since 2015, Chillent has heated up Pittsburgh’s favorite venues, festivals, and airwaves with their one of a kind “soul stew.”

Their hot plate of original compositions, spicy covers, and funky interpretations of Jewish classics have fans comparing their live performances to “klezmer Phish,” and “Maceo Parker at a bar mitzvah.”

Chillent is a Pittsburgh based genre bending ‘fusion’ band who blend traditional Jewish with Funk, Jazz, Blues, Calypso, Rock, and Reggae. They released their debut full-length entitled Jewish Soul Stew last June and expect to catch them perform live as the festival season heats up, or at their seemingly monthly stop at The Park House. I want to thank Gedaliah Aronson (Guitar/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Michael Jackson Bad.
  • Your last album bought?
  • The Bad Plus Prog.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Sly and the Family Stone Fresh.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Trey Anastasio self-titled.
  • First concert attended?
  • Vanilla Ice.
  • Last concert?
  • Galactic.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Andy Statman.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Aerosmith.
  • Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?

The Pittsburgh music scene is a vibrant, supportive, and very eclectic environment and always growing. There is really great music all over this city and I believe it will be a known destination for musicians and music lovers In the near future.

Thanks, Gedaliah. Not sure if this was the same tour but I have a signed Vanilla Ice tour shirt from several years ago. The only signed shirt out of 50 (that habit got WAY too expensive) that I did not acquire myself. Much thanks to my brother who was at the show.