The Joe Marcinek Band Assembles All-Star Lineup

Article Contributed by Simon Says Publicity | Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Joe Marcinek Band comes to the Midwest for a 4-day run of shows from Wednesday May 18th through Saturday May 21st , 2016. Joe will be joined by an all-star line-up for this run of shows, including Jason Hann (of String Cheese Incident/EOTO), Steve Molitz (of Particle and Phil Lesh & Friends), and more. The band will be playing at Cabooze in Minneapolis, MN, Cranky PatÕs in Neenah, WI, Country Club BBQ in Peoria, IL and The Rave in Milwaukee, 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 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!

When Jason Hann joined the rhythm section of the String Cheese Incident in 2004, he was no stranger to the big stage. Performing professionally since the age of 12, he has toured and recorded internationally with the likes of Isaac Hayes, Loreena McKinnett, Dr Dre, Rickie Lee Jones and Vinx. His depth and knowledge of percussion has taken him around the world to study in countries as far as Mali, Ghana, Haiti, and Korea allowing him a rare deftness to switch seamlessly through a variety of genres of music, whether it's Rock, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Latin, Latin-Jazz, Flamenco, African, Persian, Electronica, Techno and World music. With an extended biography that reads like the who's who of music, it's no wonder he found himself naturally drawn to developing a more experimental sound of his own, with EOTO.

Steve Molitz, of pioneering livetronica band Particle, is also featured in this all-star show. A keyboardist and songwriter, MolitzÕs 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 MoogÕs 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.


May 18  Cabooze | Minneapolis MN  w/Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident) and Steve Molitz (Particle)

May 19  Cranky Pats | Neenah WI  w/Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident) and Steve Molitz (Particle)

May 20  Country Club BBQ | Peoria IL w/Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident) and Steve Molitz (Particle)

May 21  The Rave | Milwaukee WI w/Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident) and Steve Molitz (Particle)