Jimmy Smith Archive

  • From their inception nearly two decades ago in Leeds, UK, The New Mastersounds have wholeheartedly embraced the “old school” label—their sound rooted deeply in classic soul jazz, boogaloo and funk. Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” outfit from Brooklyn, NY, whose modern take on the classic funk sound has established them as leaders in the funk revolution.  These two bands together is a night of music you don’t want to miss!

    PICK OF THE WEEK: The New Mastersounds & Turkuaz – The Ogden Theatre – Saturday, October 8th

    From their inception nearly two decades ago in Leeds, UK, The New Mastersounds have wholeheartedly embraced the “old school” label—their sound rooted deeply in classic soul jazz, boogaloo and funk. Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” outfit from Brooklyn, NY, whose modern take on the classic funk sound has established them as leaders in the funk revolution. These two bands together is a night of music you don’t want to miss!

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  • Crashing into the local music scene like a wild animal, Tiger Party is the latest and greatest Electro/Funk/Jam superband to spring up in Denver. The "collaborative music project" is an amalgamation of influences and talents. Led by keyboardist Blake Mobely, the group has talent from the likes of STS9, Lotus and The Motet (just to name a few) and seems to impress Denver more and more with each performance. Their second album, "Made of Stars" is set to be released July 12th and we have an exclusive track to share...

    20 Questions with Tiger Party featuring “Made of Stars” Exclusive

    Crashing into the local music scene like a wild animal, Tiger Party is the latest and greatest Electro/Funk/Jam superband to spring up in Denver. The "collaborative music project" is an amalgamation of influences and talents. Led by keyboardist Blake Mobely, the group has talent from the likes of STS9, Lotus and The Motet (just to name a few) and seems to impress Denver more and more with each performance. Their second album, "Made of Stars" is set to be released July 12th and we have an exclusive track to share...

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  • The New Mastersounds are a four-piece band based in Leeds, England, whose modern take on vintage soul-jazz, funk and rock draws influences from Jimmies McGriff, Smith, and Hendrix, as well as their most closely-associated mentors, The Meters. Try to imagine Grant Green and Lou Donaldson having a fight in a Hammond Organ shop while James Brown holds the coats, and you have some idea of what to expect from this band.

    PICK OF THE WEEK: The New Mastersounds – Cervantes’ Masterpiece – November 16th & 17th

    The New Mastersounds are a four-piece band based in Leeds, England, whose modern take on vintage soul-jazz, funk and rock draws influences from Jimmies McGriff, Smith, and Hendrix, as well as their most closely-associated mentors, The Meters. Try to imagine Grant Green and Lou Donaldson having a fight in a Hammond Organ shop while James Brown holds the coats, and you have some idea of what to expect from this band.

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