Groove Collective at Sullivan Hall July 17
"Impressive" does not adequately describe Groove Collective's accolades. They have toured Japan with BB King, Europe with Fred Wesley, Canada with the Dave Matthews Band, and recorded with Grammy winning Cuban pianist Chucho Valdez. The have backed the likes of Tupac Shakur (voted #2 all time live Hip Hop performance on MTV), Morcheeba, Don Cherry, Pharcyde and Natalie Merchant, and shared stages with some of the biggest names in music, including James Brown, Maceo Parker, Erykah Badu, Tito Puente, Issac Hayes, The Roots, Dave Matthews, Guru, Widespread Panic, Ben Harper, Bela Fleck, Roy Hargrove, Michael Franti, Hiram Bullock, and the list goes on.
For more than 15 years, and throughout 25 countries, this legendary group of musicians has improvised and refined the fusion of funk, jazz, house, Latin, hip hop, rock and every party-inducing sound in between. Their recent Grammy nomination is an acknowledgement of the band's pioneering spirit. The members of Groove Collective are fluent in the international language of groove," and transcend musical category with one goal in mind: to move listeners' minds and feet. In-the-pocket drum and bass, colorful and vibrant horns, flavors of world percussion and intricate harmony all fuse together seamlessly under their watch. Groove Collective's innovative and refined sound is unparalleled. They are the masters of multi-hued funk. Billboard Magazine says that they erase musical borders" and are jazz/funk fusion at its most sublime."