TURNTABLES + SAMPLES + JAZZ = DJ LOGIC + MOCEAN WORKER + MARCO BENEVENTO @ JVC JAZZ FESTIVAL JUNE 24, NEW YORK CITY
TUESDAY JUNE 24, 2008 @ Le Poisson Rouge
JVC JAZZ FESTIVAL NYC:
Dj Logic presents Project Logic
Marco Benevento Trio
158 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012
7:30PM - MIDNIGHT / $25
ABOUT DJ LOGIC:
Turntablist DJ Logic (Bronx, NY) has made a name largely by playing his turntables outside of the typical musical spheres with which DJ's are most commonly associated. Logic, widely credited for introducing Jazz into the Hip Hop realms, is considered by most as a Jazz sensation, a highly respected session musician and innovative bandleader. Logic's diverse resume includes performing and recording with an array of musicians ranging from Medeski Martin & Wood, Christian McBride, Eldar, The Roots, Vernon Reid, John Mayer, Ben Harper, Charlie Hunter, Jack DeJohnette, Marcus Miller, Prince Paul and BB King . The mix-master has also earned his stripes as a highly sought after producer, adding his Midas Touch to countless remixes for artists such as Soulive, Nina Simone, Billy Holiday , The Weather Report and Global Noize to name but a few.
ABOUT MARCO BENEVENTO:
Marco Benevento's career as a solo artist began almost unintentionally. During down time from touring with The Duo in 2006, his manager suggested he set up a residency at the late great improvisational music venue Tonic in New York City. Those five nights in November featured a long list of Benevento's musical friends such as Mike Gordon (Phish), Steven Bernstein (Sex Mob), Claude Coleman (Ween) and Mike Dillon (Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle) amongst a host of others. At the eleventh hour, Ropeadope decided to document the residency, releasing it as the 3-CD set Live At Tonic. This in turn led Marco to form his own trio for a string of sold out U.S. shows on both coasts. At the time of those performances, drummer Matt Chamberlain suggested they take the band into the studio. It was a spur of the moment decision that would ultimately lead to the recording of Invisible Baby.
ABOUT MOCEAN WORKER:
Mocean Worker (pronounced like motion worker"), also called MoWo, is a one-person electronic DJ group consisting of Adam Dorn, the son of famous jazz and R 'n' B producer Joel Dorn. Since the release of his first album, 'Home Movies from the Brain Forest', the style has varied from a drum 'n' bass sound to a jazz-oriented dance sound, incorporating elements of funk, big band and swing.
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