Dylan Barnett – Guitar – Piano
Dylan Barnett is a Chicago-based guitarist, pianist, composer, songwriter, and educator whose eclectic involvement in a variety of genres sets him apart from the average musician. With an extensive background in everything from jazz, rock, funk, and blues, Dylan’s musical style refuses to be confined to a single genre, and instead embraces a mixture of all the music that inspires him.
Having recently graduated from the Depaul University School of Music with a BA in Jazz Studies, Dylan has studied with some of Chicago’s best working jazz musicians such as Dennis Carroll, Mike Allemana, and Bob Palmieri. Dylan also studied under the tutelage of Dana Hall for two years as a part of the university’s Jazz Workshop, in addition to being involved in numerous combos. Dylan performs regularly throughout Chicago and surrounding suburbs.
Outside of the jazz idiom, Dylan regularly writes, rehearses, and performs with his group Jam City Collective. Led by close friend Devin Wessels, Jam City Collective performs original funk and soul music along with covers of classic songs. Their first EP ‘Welcome to Jam City’ was released in the summer of 2018 with Dylan as a credited songwriter and producer. He also performs with Jam City affiliate Sophia Cruz, and was featured on her debut EP, “On my Mind.” Dylan worked as a songwriter, performer, and producer on the Chicago psych-rock band Safetrip’s debut album, ‘Eschatology’. In addition to these creative projects, Dylan can also be heard playing guitar as a member of the 312 Chicago Wedding Band.