(Listen to this episode of The Postmodern Jukebox Formula on Spotify here.)

Hey all, this is Scott Bradlee, and welcome to Part 2 of THE POSTMODERN JUKEBOX FORMULA. Today, I’m going to break down some of my favorite Postmodern Jukebox arrangements that take their inspiration from the classic sounds of the 1930s. I’ll be sharing some of the historic recordings that influenced their creation, and discussing the artists that created these groundbreaking records. …


(Taken from my Spotify podcast, The Postmodern Formula — audio version here.)

Hey folks, Scott Bradlee here — if you do know me, it’s almost certainly because I’ve spent the last decade making vintage remakes of modern pop hits, as the creator of Postmodern Jukebox. Now, for me, this is a labor of love: I grew up fascinated by classic styles of music like jazz, doowop, Motown and ragtime, and always dreamed of creating music in those genres with other talented musicians. …


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The entertainment industry was hit extremely hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is likely to remain one of the last industries to return to normalcy; after all, it’s an industry that is primarily built on getting groups of people together in a room.

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When I was 12 years old, I put a cassette tape into a Sony Walkman, pressed “play,” and listened to the piece of music that changed my life forever: George Gershwin’s 1924 genre-crossing tone poem, “Rhapsody In Blue.” Of course, this was a much less profound revelation at the time; my 12 year old thoughts on this piece were more along the lines of, “Wow, this piece isn’t boring like the stuff I learned in the piano lessons my parents made me take.” …


February 21, 2019 was supposed to have been a much happier day.

I was visiting New York City with my girlfriend, Larissa, to see Postmodern Jukebox — the musical group I had created seven years earlier — headline the Beacon Theater. Our New York City shows always felt like a homecoming of sorts; not only had the project been born in a basement in nearby Astoria, but New York City was close enough to my childhood home in New Jersey to guarantee that my parents could reliably attend. This was always a thrill for them; Mom would giddily watch the…


Entrepreneurs and creatives are an interesting breed. Never content with more conventional means of employment, we really do insist on making life harder for ourselves. This unfortunate fact became very apparent to me when I moved to New York City after college to pursue a career as a jazz pianist. In the frustrating few years that followed, I managed to rack up over $100,000 in debt while barely earning enough to pay the rent on my small basement apartment in Queens. Having failed at securing steady work in jazz clubs, I turned to what was in 2009 an unlikely outlet…

Scott Bradlee

Creator of Postmodern Jukebox. Author: “Outside The Jukebox : How I Turned My Vintage Music Obsession Into My Dream Gig”: smarturl.it/outsidethejukebox

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