DJ Logic and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer added to BK Bowl Show! July 6th!

Just Announced!

DJ Logic will join Elise Testone and Hayley Jane & The Primates at the Brooklyn Bowl on July 6th. Logic will start the show and also spin between Elise and Hayley’s sets. We can’t wait!

Here’s a little of what the Brooklyn Bowl has to say about DJ Logic

“The theorem of turntablist as musician has been long proven in the capable hands of DJ LOGIC, whom with jazz as his foundation has become a wax innovator by crossing genres and sprinkling his sound across the map. As one of the world’s most accomplished turntablist’s, DJ LOGIC is widely credited for introducing jazz into the hip – hop realms and is considered by most as a highly respected session musician and an innovative bandleader.

Since his emergence in the early nineties amidst the Bronx hip-hop scene, the New York City based deejay has been amassing a veritable mountain of collaborations ranging from the likes of: MEDESKI MARTIN AND WOOD, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, VERNON REID, CHARLIE HUNTER, JACK DeJOHNETTE, JOHN MAYER, BEN HARPER, MOS DEF and THE ROOTS, to name but a few.

Elise Testone has also added guitar prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederauer as a guest sit-in to her already stellar all star band! We’re very excited to see Taz play with Elise!

Here’s a little about Taz;

Thirteen-year-old guitarist Brandon Niederauer is living proof that dreams really do come true. Having played in the most legendary rooms in America with some of the most prominent musicians of our time, the young guitarist/singer/songwriter has built up quite the reputation in the music world, welcoming the nickname “Taz” amongst fans and peers alike.

It started when Brandon watched the movie School of Rock at eight-years-old. Also inspired by his father’s record collection, he instantly realized he wanted to play guitar. Four years later, he was cast as the principle role of guitarist “Zack Mooneyham” in the Tony Award- nominated Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway production, School of Rock the Musical at the Winter Garden Theatre.

Living in New York City welcomes great opportunity for Brandon to play with some of his most idolized musicians. He’s had the brilliant experiences of playing with members of the Allman Brothers Band including Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Warren Haynes, and Oteil Burbridge, as well as other notable musicians such as Stevie Nicks, Lady Gaga, Jon Batiste, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Gales, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr., Col. Bruce Hampton, Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., Robert Randolph, Karl Denson, Doug Wimbish, The Neville Brothers, Quinn Sullivan, and countless others. He has also played with Umphrey’s McGee, Scorpions, Dumpstaphunk, The Revivalists, Galactic, and so many more.

Check out more about the show here.


Hayley Jane & The Primates Announced at Great North Festival!

Hayley Jane & The Primates are stoked to announce our debut at GREAT NORTH Music & Arts Festival at Hemond’s Farm in Minot, Maine! We’re joining our friends from The Disco Biscuits, EarPhunk, The Hornitz, Lespecial, Chromatropic, After Funk, and so many more!

It is with distinct pleasure that we announce the return of Great North: Music and Arts Festival
for our 4th Annual end of summer celebration here in the great state of Maine. This winter and spring has been a whirlwind of emotions and excitement as our team has been working tirelessly to plan what will surely be our best year to date!

Over the off-season we have welcomed several changes behind the scenes at Great North,
including new ownership with 456 Presents, LLC and a new venue in Minot, located just 40 minutes outside Portland. Despite these changes you will still see many of the same friendly faces and experience the same grassroots style festival that we have all come to love.

Hemond’s Farm is located at 695 Woodman Hill Rd (Route 119) in Minot, Maine. The venue is
set amidst the beautiful rolling hills of Central Maine and features nearly 360 degrees of scenic
landscapes. One of the most exciting aspects is the vast main concert field which allows us to provide centrally located car camping for all attendees. To makes things even better, its closer to airports and hotels to make traveling to Great North easier than ever!For the first time, Great North 2016 will also be offering VIP Lodging packages which include Cabins, Yurts and Tents so you can get the most out of your experience, no matter the budget. And that is just the tip of the iceburg…

Over the coming weeks we will be unveiling Visual Artists, Performing Artists, Workshops and so much more. Don’t forget, the grass is green-er on July 14th!! We hope to see you all September 9th – 11th for Great North 2016! Watch the official 2015 recap video here.


Live For Live Music Helps Spread The Word of The Primates KICKSTARTER

Since the release of their last record, Gasoline, in 2014, Boston-based festival circuit favorites Hayley Jane and the Primates have brought their signature brand of genre-blending, vaudevillian story-centered live shows to audiences all over the country. Now, the band is ready to take their road-tested material to the studio, and they are reaching out to their ever-growing fan base to help fund the project.

The band has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the $12,000 needed to fulfill their vision for their new record. As Hayley Jane and company explain in the video on the campaign’s page, Gasoline was completed on a very tight schedule with limited funds, and they are hoping to be able to give their new release the time, effort, and resources it deserves in order to make a high-quality, professional product. With Turkuaz’s Craig Brodhead handling producing duties, the group plans to head to Syracuse, NY’s More Sound Recording Studios this August to track the as of yet untitled new album.

The band is offering an array of fun prizes for different donation levels, including free digital downloads, signed physical copies of both the new album and Gasoline, tickets to an upcoming show of your choice, Primates merch, personal mentions in the “Thank You” section of the new album’s liner notes, personalized thank you songs and videos from the band, an original song about you or a loved one, and even a full live performance at your home!

Check out the whole article here.

Donate to KICKSTARTER here.


Hayley Jane & The Primates Launch 2016 KICKSTARTER for New Album!


Hayley Jane & The Primates are so excited to announce our 2016 Kickstarter campaign to make a brand new full length album! We have called upon many friends to help us create our new studio project. We plan on recording in August 2016 at More Sound Recording Studio in Syracuse, NY. This studio has been used to track, mix, and master some of our favorite bands including Dopapod, Turkuaz, Lespecial, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Sophistafunk, Jimkata, Mom and Dad, and so much more! We’re very proud to announce we have enlisted More Sound’s own Jason “Jocko” Randall to engineer and Turkuaz’s Craig Brodhead to produce! Through detailed calculations and in-depth discussions with our producer, and other friends who have recorded at More Sound and beyond, we know More Sound is the dream place to create our next album! We also know that we will need $12,000 to turn this dream into a reality.

The Primates currently have two official studio releases. Our latest record, Gasoline, was recorded in the summer of 2013 and was one hundred percent crowd funded by our amazing fans! Many of our fans, friends, and family have been wondering when our next release will be, and many have requested songs previously only heard live, that they’d love to hear studio recorded! (Like Cosmic Katrina!) Well, this is the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Please help support Hayley Jane & The Primates live out the dream of recording the music they love in the special environment that it deserves! We need your help!

Check out the KICKSTARTER here.

Glide Magazine Includes Hayley Jane & The Primates as One of Disc Jam’s Ten Artists Not to Miss

Yet again, Disc Jam offers one of the most musically adventurous festivals of the year. When perusing over the 60+ acts playing over four days on four stages, it’s hard to argue with that assessment. Conceived in June 2011 at Sturbridge, MA, Disc Jam has blossomed into a premier 4-day music festival destination set to take place June 9th-12th at a majestic location on Gardner’s Farm in Stephentown, NY for the 2nd year in a row – reasonably priced at $150.

10 Artists Not To Miss

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

This quickly-ascending electro funk band knows how to bring the heat. Between Jeremy Schon’s meticulous guitar work or the confident front man Greg Ormont exhibiting style and strange facial expressions, this is a band to watch as they are professional musicians, yet the kind of guys you’d like to have a beer with.

Hayley Jane and the Primates

Hayley Jane’s beauty is only surpassed by her energy and overt vocal prowess. The band packs relentless grooves buoyed by Hayley’s charismatic stage presence.


The front man (Mihali Savoulidis) and bassist (Zdenek Gubb) of Twiddle put on an amazing intimate show with stripped down versions of Twiddle favorites mixed with an a sundry list of unique and varied covers.

Consider the Source

Experience a trip with this high-energy Middle Eastern Sci-Fi fusion. Guitar wizard, Gabriel Marin, has built a reputation as a master shredder while bassist, John Ferrera is a talent that virtually all bassists in the scene look up to.

Kung Fu

The jam/funk juggernaut is buoyed by double threat, superior axe man Tim Palmeiri and funkateer brass man, Rob Somerville, who deliver an incendiary show every time out.


Tauk just had the honor to open for Twiddle at a sold-out show at the Capitol Theatre. Any in ear shot are always impressed by the intensity that resonates from this quickly-ascending instrumental outfit.

Read the rest of the list here. discjam2

Co-Headlining Show with Elise Testone at the Brooklyn Bowl!

Singer/songwriter and American Idol finalist Elise Testone along with Hayley Jane and The Primates will co-headline a very special night of original music at Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday, July 6 with proceeds to benefit Sanctuary For Families,  a leading advocacy group devoted to victims of domestic and gender violence.

Testone will bring her original blend of funk, rock, and soul and will be accompanied by Adam Fallen (guitar, Skyler Grey), Antoine Katz (bass, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles), Sydney Driver (drums, Rhythm & Stealth), Trey Cooper (keys), Nicole Zuraitis (bgv), and some very special guests.

Led by vocalist Hayley Jane, The Primates consist of Greg Smith (guitar), Justin Hancock (guitar, vox), Josh T. Carter (bass), Ryan Clausen (drums).

A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales for this show will be donated to Sanctuary For Families, New York’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence. Every year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through legal and clinical services, economic empowerment support, shelter and programming for children and youth. For more information on Sanctuary For Families visit their website.

Doors will open at 6pm, tickets are $11, and are available here.

Check out more info here —>


ShowTheShow Interview with Hayley Jane & The Primates

ShowTheShow sat down with Hayley Jane, of Hayley Jane and The Primates, for our first in a series of articles on women musicians in the jam scene. We wanted to take a closer look at these incredible women, who bring such joy to their fans, by presenting readers with a series of interviews spread out through the spring and summer months. With festival season soon kicking into high gear, we hope you enjoy these closer looks, and intimate conversations, with some of the jam scenes favorite women.

Check the full article and interview here

Words by Sarah Bourque
Photography by TJ Mulhall
Published May 17, 2016

New Summer Dates! Festivals! Phish Pre Party! Boat Cruise!

Hayley Jane & The Primates have been very busy adding new dates for Summer 2016! Check out this fresh list of dates! We can’t wait to announce even more festivals and venue dates! Check back often for new shows near you!

May 27 Ardmore Music Hall Philadelphia, PA @

May 28 MAYFest Cold Spring, NY
May 29 Strange Creek Greenfield, MA
June 4 Circles on Sounds Festival Bridgeport, CT
June 10 Disc Jam Music Festival Stephentown, NY
June 17 Rocks On! Boat Cruise #
June 18 Freedom Beer Fest Shelton, CT
June 25 Eat More Kale Festival Montpelier, VT
July 2 Nanola Phish Pre Party Malta, NY $
July 6 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY %
July 7 Ocean Mist Wakefield, RI ^
July 8 Camp N Jam Croydon, NH
July 9 Camp Creek Mariahville, NY
July 21 Jerry Jam Bath, NH
@ Splintered Sunlight
# The Nth Power
$ Mister F
% Elise Testone
^ Strange Machines

Hayley Jane & The Primates Festival Season Kick-Off!

Hayley Jane & The Primates are stoked to kick off the festival season at the end of May!

Catch us at MAYfest on Saturday at 3:00 on the Beach Stage!

Then were off to Strange Creek Campout! Catch us Sunday at 2:00 on the Main Stage!

But before the festivals we have a special night of music at the Ardmore Music Hall in Philly. We play at 9:00 before Splintered Sunlight (A Grateful Dead tribute band)Mayfest beach stageScreen shot 2016-05-24 at 12.21.47 PM

Hayley Jane Joins P Groove and Al from moe.

On Friday and Saturday nights, Perpetual Groove returned to what has become their home venue in New York City, Brooklyn Bowl. The band treated the NYC faithful to a pair of shows that featured plenty of old favorites and interesting cover choices as well as an impressive new original. PGroove was also joined by vocalist Hayley Jane and moe. guitarist Al Schnier for a disco era hit on Saturday night.

Hayley Jane and Al’s guest spot took place towards the middle of the second set on Saturday. The pair helped out on a well-jammed cover of KC & The Sunshine Band’s “Get Down Tonight.”

Check out the rest of the article here

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