Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps is a Milwaukee/Madison-based experimental jazz/rock group. Socialite vacillates between tightly composed pieces and entirely free improvisation, combining aesthetics of modern jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary classical music. Instrumentation includes Trombone, Bass, Cello, Pipa, Vibraphone, and Drums.
Lovely Socialite often collaborates with artists–vocalists, electronic musicians, video/installation artists–for various projects.
The official roster includes:
Ben Willis-Bass, Double Bass, Electronics
Pat Reinholz-Guitar, Electric Cello, Electonics
Brian Grimm-Pipa (琵琶), Gaohu (高胡), Guzheng (古箏), Cello, Electronics
Corey Murphy-Trombone, Keyboard, Electronics
Abe Sorber-Vibraphone, Keyboard
Mike Koszewski-Drums, Percussion