Jive Colossus

Horn-driven jungle music

Formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2012, Jive Colossus debuted at the 2013 Water Hill Music Festival. Originally an instrumental group, the 9-piece ensemble added lead vocalist Shelley Catalan in late Fall 2014. Her lively vocal stylings percolate over danceable, infectious grooves punctuated with colorful horn riffs. From Afrobeat to Funk, Jazz, Calypso, R&B, Soul, Reggae, Rock and more, the music of Jive Colossus reflects the deep musical roots and diverse experiences of its members.  


Shelley Catalan       Lead Vocals

Rich Wright              Guitar

Ed Green                 Guitar

Ross Huff                 Trumpet & Flugelhorn

David Swain             Baritone Sax

Asim Khan                Trombone

Tony Ketz                 Bass

Jim Predhomme       Drums

Keith Poncher          Percussion