Joe Marcinek Band Assembles All-Star Line-up

Article Contributed by Simon Says Publicity | Published on Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Joe Marcinek Band comes to the Midwest for a 4 day run of shows March 16-19, 2016. Joe will be joined by an all-star line-up, including Ropeadope Recording Artist Freekbass and Steve Molitz of Particle and Phil Lesh & Friends. This run of shows will take the acclaimed line-up through Columbus OH, Evansville IN, Kalamazoo MI and Neenah WI.

Known for his work in Fresh Hops and Terrapin Flyer, Joe Marcinek heads the Joe Marcinek Band, an ever evolving mixture of original compositions and incredible musicians. Each show has a slightly different lineup and interpretation. The music is a blend of jazz and funk with a cerebral emphasis on groove and improvisation. Using the super jam format, the music of JMB blends funk and jazz into a high energy groove fest to the delight of improv-jam fans.

Recently, the Joe Marcinek Band performed for former president Bill Clinton's Clinton Global Initiative at the Field Museum in Chicago. The group has featured many prominent guests including Kris Myers (Umphreys McGee), Bernie Worrell, Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident / EOTO), Erik "Jesus" Coomes (Lettuce), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Borham Lee (Break Science), Steve Molitz (Phil Lesh & Friends / Particle) Joey Porter (The Motet / Juno What), Fareed Haque, Scott Metzger, Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy) Garrett Sayers (The Motet) Allie Kral (Yonder Mountain String Band), Freekbass, Vinnie Amico and Jim Loughlin (moe.) and more!

Ropeadope Recording Artist Freekbass joins the Joe Marcinek Band for this special run of shows. Fresh off a national CD release of his latest album, CINCINNATI, funk veteran Freekbass' shows have gained legendary status over the years for the music, showmanship, and the "you never know who will show up" status. "Freekbass isn't just another funk artist who regurgitates traditions. Despite growing up in the same Cincinnati/Dayton funk hotbed that produced James Brown's pioneering King Records catalog and Bootsy Collins and the Ohio Players, he's produced a 21st century style over the course of six releases that meshes traditional elements of funk with decidedly more modern soundscapes" (Relix Magazine).

Steve Molitz, of pioneering livetronica band Particle, is also featured in this all-star line-up. A keyboardist and songwriter, Molitz's innovative approach to keyboards and improvisational music has made him a mainstay on the national music scene since he first founded Particle fourteen years ago. Well-known for programming and playing vintage keyboards and analog synthesizers, Molitz appeared at the inaugural Moogfest (A Tribute to Bob Moog), and was later tapped to help design Moog's Little Phatty synthesizer. Molitz has also toured, recorded and performed with a wide range of artists, including: Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), Robby Krieger (The Doors), Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), G Love and Special Sauce, Tricky, Eve, The Allman Brothers Band, and many more.

Wed 8:00 PM in EDT · 23 guests
Columbus, OH, United States
Evansville, IN, United States
Kalamazoo, MI, United States
Neenah, WI, United States