Cousin From Another Planet is the brainchild of pianist/composer/producer Aaron Whitby purveying a playful approach to life and music rooted in Brooklyn but born far far away....
NEXT SHOW - MARCH 18th at NUBLU 151 Ave C, NYC @8pm

Percolating, stimulating, motor-booty activatin’” - Greg Tate, author/journalist

"It has been a long time since music of this quality has had a political attitude worth hearing." - Elliott Simon, New York City Jazz Record

A jazz fusion masterpiece" - Brenda Nelson-Strauss, Black Grooves

"He sees and hears the future" - Chris Spector, Midwest Record

"Dazzling ensemble flourishes worthy of Frank Zappa" - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

"Surreal, imaginative, Whitby’s irrepressible crew of improvisers are full of surprises." -  Alan Young, NY Music Daily News (live review)


We had a great time at LINCOLN CENTER DAVID RUBINSTEIN ATRIUM -  READ A REVIEW of the show here

VIDEO - INTERVIEW with LOUIS MARKS for 21 Soul Sessions

BUY "Cousin From Another Planet" (Ropeadope Records)



Charlie Burnham - Electric Violin (plus Vocal on "Mrs Quadrillion")

Fred Cash - Electric Bass

Gary Fritz - Percussion

Jerome Harris - Acoustic Bass ("The Invisible Man Breathes", "The Eye of the Hurricane 2.0")

Rodney Holmes - Drums

Keith Loftis - Tenor Saxophone

Aaron Whitby - Piano, Fender Rhodes, Synthesizers and Vocal FX

Special Guests:

Lisa Fischer - "Cousin From Another Planet"

Tamar-kali - "Sleeping Giant"

Rome Neal - "Sleeping Giant"

Martha Redbone - "Cousin From Another Planet", "Sleeping Giant" and "Make Somebody Happy" PLUS Vocal Arrangements

Written and Produced by Aaron Whitby

(except "The Eye of the Hurricane 2.0" written by Herbie Hancock)

Recorded by Aaron Whitby, Rodney Holmes and Roman Kuhn

Mixed by Nicholas Sevilla

Mastered by Steve Vavagiakis

(Selected) Live shows with video art by VJ LADY FIREFLY

Photograph by Michael Weintrob