[Misnomer] blew the crowd away with their unique, all-original instrumental funk-fusion sound. The band makes fans everywhere it goes...”

Flagpole Magazine

Who We Are

Misnomer is an instrumental group based out of Athens, Georgia. It began as a collective of students from the University of Georgia who channeled their influences from classical, jazz, hip-hop and R&B into something unique. The group is fronted by saxes, trumpets, and trombones and is backed by a rhythm section of keyboards, bass, and drums. Misnomer draws influence from artists such as OutKast, Anderson .Paak, NO BS! Brass Band, and GroundUp Music. According to Flagpole Magazine, “[Misnomer’s] music is as exciting as it is uncategorizable. The nine-piece, horn-centric outfit blends jazz fusion, deep funk, instrumental hip hop, and modern classical to create an intoxicating sound that’s unlike anything else in town.”

Misnomer has enjoyed sharing the stage with several national-touring acts such as Here Come The Mummies, Turkuaz, CBDB, The Werks, and more. In February 2017, they released their EP, Mister Tie Dye, and in April 2018 they released their first full-length album, Neighborhood.  Flagpole Magazine has recognized Misnomer as Athens' Artist of the Year, and Neighborhood as Athens' Album of the Year.

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Live at the Georgia Theatre, 1/13/18
Photo: Eric Hangartner, 2020 Visuals

Live at the Georgia Theatre, 1/13/18 Photo: Eric Hangartner, 2020 Visuals

Terminal West, 3/16/18

Terminal West, 3/16/18

Live at the Georgia Theatre, 9/13/17
Photo: Eric Hangartner, 2020 Visuals

Live at the Georgia Theatre, 9/13/17 Photo: Eric Hangartner, 2020 Visuals

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