The Jai–Alai Savant are a "Chicago–by–way–of–Philly" trio active since 2002. The band features guitarist / vocalist Ralph Darden, drummer Jeremy Gewertz and bassist Nash Snyder. Darden's DJ alter–ego Major Taylor is often credited with "beats, dubs & concepts." Darden long served in Philadelphia dub / punk / reggae act Franklin ("Major Taylor" being one of their signature songs). The Jai–Alai Savant follows in Franklin's footsteps, playing a groove–oriented reggae–inspired post–punk inspired by everyone from the Clash to the Police, to Trenchmouth to Fugazi.