In hopes of reaching the moon, men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
— Albert Schweitzer
 
 

A native of Minneapolis whose work contextualizes nerd mythology over break beats and jazz atmospheric tracks, VAGABOND MAURICE is an emcee and teaching artist prone to blues inspired narratives.  He’s toured with Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D)Ruby Ibarra, opened for Saul Williams, Astronautalis at Schubas, played at The Shrine as well as the 33rd & 34th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival.

 

His music has been featured on Vocalo’s Music Vox, MishkaNYC, as well as the Chicago Sun-TimesDragon Hermit of the Slumpgang777 collective, VAGABOND MAURICE continues to write with the motif of a Space Cowboy – or even a Gangster of Love. 

His latest LP, “The Dragon Who Devoured the Moon” & "Watching Icarus Fly" are available now via Soundcloud, Bandcamp and Spotify.

Photography by: Sarah Goldstone