SOUSE is a seven piece jazz-funk band based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Formed in the Spring of 2004, out of the ashes of the late progressive fusion act Final Exit, SOUSE quickly became one of the premier jazz-funk bands in the midwest. Blending infectious melodies with layered rhythms and open improvisational passages, SOUSE continues to forge a unique sound and push the envelope with exposive live performances. The acclaimed 2008 release of their first CD, PUSH, and the non-stop schedule of dynamic live shows garnered the band three nominations for “Best R&B/Funk Band” at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. Over the years SOUSE has compiled an extensive library of original compositions while taking time to pay homage to their influences, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, John Coltrane and many other jazz and fusion greats. SOUSE is preparing for a return to the studio while continuing to promote their first CD. SOUSE is best experienced live and continues to perform regularly at clubs and festivals throughout the Midwest.