Groove Collective

The Reconnection Sessions

Groove Collective

20th Anniversary Alumni Jam feat. Genji Siraisi, Jay Rodriguez, Chris Theberge, Jonathan Maron, Nappy G, Bill Ware, Barney McAll, Josh Roseman, Curtis Fowlkes, Special guest DJ Jeannie Hopper (Liquid Sound Lounge/WBAI/AIR)

Thu, August 30, 2012

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

$10 at the door, cash only

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Groove Collective
Groove Collective
Groove Collective’s impressive history began in the early 1990’s as they fueled the growth of New York City’s acid-jazz scene. They quickly became a staple of a budding underground club scene known for pairing DJs with live performers. This groundbreaking enterprise was run under the media and event production mogul that would eventually become Giant Step. Groove Collective crafted and popularized the fusion of jazz and funk, pioneering what is now referred to globally as “groove” music. Jon Pareles of The New York Times says, “Groove Collective’s identity lies not in one fixed style, but in its capable hospitality to whatever might keep hips swaying.”

For two decades, this legendary group of musicians has improvised and refined the stylistic crosspollination of funk, jazz, house, Latin, hip hop, rock and every party-inducing sound in between. Their 2007 Grammy nomination for “Best Contemporary Jazz Album" is an acknowledgment of the band’s pioneering sound. 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.”