Jammin' 101.5 & Boulder Weekly Present
THINK - A TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN
Feat. Kim Dawson (Matador! Soul Sounds), Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic), Adryon de León (Orgone), Such, JoFoKe, Gabe Mervine, Mike Tallman (Eufórquestra), Nick Gerlach (Michal Menert), Peter Stoltzman, Connor Groscurth (Digg), And Special Guests Mama Magnolia
Sat Jan 12
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
$17.00 - $20.00
This event is all ages
Ages 15+ without a parent
All tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable following purchase
Listed price does not include tax and service charge
Price is the same online, over the phone, or in the Box Office.
All tickets are General Admission (GA) with limited seating available. If you require accessible seating or other accommodations, please purchase your GA tickets and reach out to Lee@z2ent.com to help us make your visit as enjoyable as possible.
A portion of the proceeds benefit Can'd Aid Foundation's Tunes Program
Born from the vision of Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds) and Alan Evans (Soulive) their fierce cuadrilla consists of keyboardist Chris Spies and bassist Kevin Scott (Jimmy Herring) as the band’s “banderilleros". Adding a feminine energy to the band are Adryon de León and Kimberly Dawson (Pimps of Joytime) on vocals. Combining the dynamism of each band leader, the music they have created is brand new, hard hitting and drenched with their shared musical passions - jazz, funk & soul.
The band made their official World Debut at Live for Live Music’s Brooklyn Comes Alive 2017 and will be touring in the spring of 2018 behind their first full length EP.
With a provocative sound that's as thoughtful as it is danceable, Big Gigantic's new songs like "Nocturnal" and "Hopscotch" weave whirling melodies into addictive beats and samples that wouldn't sound out of place on a Kanye West or LCD Soundsystem single. No genre is off-limits for Big Gigantic, whose breakthrough sound channels everything from funk and dub-step to house and hip-hop.
After graduating with a master's degree in jazz at the Manhattan School of Music, Lalli relocated to Boulder and began performing with Salken, experimenting with the idea of interpreting traditional DJ-based music with live instruments. The duo built up early hype in 2008 with local shows and one-offs around the country before releasing their debut album 'Fire It Up' in 2009 and embarking on a full US tour.
Already a smash on the festival circuit, Big Gigantic's transcendent live shows are a showcase of brilliant improvisation and a tightly-knit bond between Salken and Lalli, who breathlessly alternates between keys, sax and laptop, building a futuristic wall of sound that keeps the crowd on its feet. The marathon shows feature a variety of songs new, old and unreleased, as well as outside-of-the-box remixes including Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow," Aloe Blacc's 'I need a Dollar,' and Notorious B.I.G.'s "Notorious Thugs."
Now and always, Orgone delivers dirty, organic, California soul with heart; music that grabs you by the collar, pulls you to your feel and shoves you wantingly onto the dance floor. It all started with two kids from the San Fernando Valley, whose shared affinity for gritty soul records of the
60s and 70s collided with the colorful music cultures brewing in Los Angeles during the late 90s. That friendship sparked a movement, and Orgone has been delivering nothing but gold to the funk faithful ever since.
“We intend our music to have an inhibitioncanceling effect,” founding guitarist Sergio Rios explains. “It speaks to those who may have wallflower tendencies encouraging everyone to own the freakiness that lives inside them, and enjoy the spotlight for a little while. Sometimes it takes a nudge to let go and get on the dance floor. And sometimes it takes a big 'ol push... a love shove, if you will. And we're well versed in those."
Fearless vocalist Adryon de León elevates the octet’s soulfulness to intoxicating new levels on Orgone's latest studio album, Beyond The Sun. Dubbed "stank face inducing glory" by Okayplayer, the record is a lightning rod of inspiration for a new generation of funk music lovers. Following the standalone release of “Do What You Came To Do”, Orgone plans to drip steamy new singles onebyone into the world throughout the summer of 2016.
Such has also had her critically acclaimed acting debut as Celie in the regional premiere of the Color Purple, which earned her a Henry Award for Outstanding Actress In A Musical and Broadway World Awards for Best Actress and Best Acting Debut. She’s since joined the Actor’s Equity Association and has starred in an Emmy-winning NBC Special Feature and national TV commercials. She recently released her second album, ‘Trial And Error‘, on September 9th. It peaked at #46 on iTunes R&B charts and #2 on the Amazon R&B charts in the first week.
Just like her upbringing, Such’s road to music has been a scenic journey. Born to Haitian parents, it started at the age of 15 when she was invited to perform in the Grammy High School Jazz Ensemble for three consecutive years (2000-2002) and recorded a full length album with them each year. She had the privilege to tour LA’s best jazz clubs and venues – The Brown Derby, Spaghettini’s, The Knitting Factory, etc. She attended the Grammy Nominee Party and the Grammy Awards where she met and shared the stage with Erykah Badu, Yolanda Adams, Patrice Rushen, Peter Cincotti, Kurt Elling, Dave Koz, among others.
She spent the next few years leading choirs, praise teams and congregations in worship in Boston, Chicago, and Denver. That led her to work with international recording artist K’naan on the choral orchestration and arrangement of his hit single Wavin’ Flag. After making it through the end of Hollywood Week on American Idol’s 2012 season, she released her first album, Stretch Marks, a record drenched in Soul, R&B, Jazz and Gospel influences that marks the most poignant time of growth in her life. Such had her first nationwide tour during the winter of 2012, which took her to fabled venues in Chicago, New York City, Vegas, LA, Miami, Raleigh and Boston.
As a performer, Such has enough energy to power a small city, captivating and winning over audiences in renowned venues across the U.S., U.K, France, Japan and the Netherlands. As a songwriter, she’s a natural-born storyteller, weaving lyrical tapestry that captures the imagination and touches the soul. She connects emotionally as both through melodies that soar, woven in her clear and soulful voice, demanding that we all dream of a better world.
Eufórquestra’s fifth full-length record, FIRE, was produced by Kyle Hollingsworth (of The String Cheese Incident) and captures the passion and musical maturing of these road warriors. Over the course of 14 tracks, the band takes you on an hour-long adventure that will touch your heart and mind, and keep your fingers and toes tapping. A handful of special guests, including Elliot Martin (John Brown’s Body), Gabriel Mervine and Kim Dawson (The Motet) and Mr. Hollingsworth himself, put their own touches on the band’s already cohesive sound that is “tight and engineered to a fine, funky precision.” (Jeremy Frazier; Chicago Jam Scene) The result is a record that is distinctly modern, maintaining one foot in the future and firmly planting in the musical roots traditions of the past.
With almost 1,000 shows under their belt, Eufórquestra shows no sign of stopping. A perpetually heavy tour schedule keeps the band and fans happy, as performing live in front of an audience has always been the band’s top priority. As noted in a live show review by Grateful Web, “...the boys seem to play like the apocalypse will happen at any second and they want to die doing what they do best...”
This crew from Denver, CO pulls inspiration from each of their personal genre influences and brings it to the table to create the intertwining and captivating sound that they call home. Soul, rock, jazz, hip-hop, classical - it’s in there somewhere. Mama Magnolia finds a way to sneak it in. They want to create music to make your body move and your brain think, but mostly, they want to give you the gift of music. Every show, every event, every gathering of any kind is a family gathering with Mama Magnolia - and the kitchen is full of music, dancing, singing and making noise from the rooftops!
The majority of Mama Magnolia met in music school and played in a variety of musical settings - from big bands to Indian dance class. Then singer, Megan Letts, brought forth the proposition of going steady with this stellar group of humans and musicians. "There was something magical about when the six of us plugged in and played for the first time. No. It was just magic," recalls Megan. And they took that magic and ran!
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