I’ve been enjoying getting back into some graphic design lately…and doing these jams ‘aint to bad either!
We’ll be jamming at Nublu on Fri June 22nd for their 10th anniversary month celebration and on the 29th we’ll be in Mexico City
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My band Groove Collective has been honored with a Grammy nomination.“PEOPLE, PEOPLE, MUSIC, MUSIC” (Savoy Jazz Worldwide) has been nominated for BEST CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM (category 45).The 49th annual Grammy Award winners will be announced February 11, 2007.Groove Collective are: Jay Rodriquez (saxophones, flutes, bass clarinet), Genji Siraisi (drums, programming, vocals), Fabio Morgera (trumpet, flugelhorn, effects), Chris “Ifatoye” Theberge (congas, bata drums, percussion), Barney McAll (Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, piano), and Jonathan Maron (bass). Special guests on the album include producer DJ Spinna, funk legend Fred Wesley, vocalists Eddie Bobé and DeLouie Avant, Jr., percussionist Tony Rodriguez, trombonist Reut Regev, guitarist Liberty Ellman and keyboardist Victor Axelrod.
We just got back recently from a ten day tour of Europe. We played in Paris, London, Bielefeld, Liechtenstein, Insbruck, Salzburg and Vienna. Saw a lot of crazy World Cuppers out and about. The shows went well, we had great responses to the material from the new cd and I ate too much. Looks like we may go back for a quick one in September and then again in October, mostly around the Czech Rep. We played DC’s Black Cat last Fri and will be doing two nights at Sweet Rhythm (which used to be Sweet Basils) here in NYC.Next week I’ll be backing the awesome house diva Lisa Shaw at Joe’s Pub. We’re mostly playing stuff from her new CD ‘Cherry’ which is a bit of a departure for her. It’s still got a lot of the soul house flavor but with a twist of 80’s vibe.
On October 30th, the original crew featuring DJ Jazzy Nice, Richard Worth on flute, Nappy G on percussion, Genji Siraisi on drums and Itaal Shur on keyboards came together for a night of jazzy, funky hip-hop, Giant Step-style. See more photos >>Find out more at GiantStep.net
Groove Collective members played live in support of the teaching and research assistants strike at Columbia on April 20, 2005. Help support Local 802 and the Graduate Student Employees United (GSEU).