Over the course of the past century, music has been enriched by the talents of many wonderful musicians and songwriters. This wealth of creativity has delivered such an overwhelming quantity of material that we are forced to qualify the sounds into categories that enable the listener to define the listening experience. As musicians looking to expose our finesse while realizing the need for order, we choose to celebrate life with the richness and freedom of Jazz and the syncopation of Funk. FUNK SHUI, pronounced Funk Shway, was founded in 2001 in Denver, Colorado by Andreas Taber (guitars/vocals).
Any time of day or night, After Midnight is your ideal source for the best in Swing, Jazz, Latin, and Blues. This is Denver's hottest swingtet modeled after Benny Goodman's popular small band sounds of the 1930s and 40s. These professional musicians have performed around the world for everything from small clubs to stage shows. Whether you like danceable music from the Great Swing Era or contemporary jazz standards, you will love their show. With a simple instrumentation of Clarinet, Vibraphone, Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Drums, and Piano, this small group is uniquely exciting. Just ask some of their clients: Sacramento Jazz Jubilee Jazz in the Sangres Festival Evergreen Jazz Festival Capitol City Jazz Festival Sambucas Jazz Cafe South Gaylord Street Festival Pikes Peak Jazz in the Parks Cherry Creek Arts Festival Littleton Museum Taste of Colorado Highlands Ranch Park Concerts Jive Cats Dance Club Luigi's Bent Noodle Hudson Gardens & Events Center Loveland Concerts in the Parks +Over 100 Wedding receptions! These musicians have toured the world performing with such well known entertainers as Natalie Cole, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Fanelli, Jim Cullum, Pete Wernick, James Dapogny, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and much more! They will be perfect at your next event, concert, festival, party, or celebration!
Sine Qua Non is a Latin term for "without which it could not be"...For us, music without hope and sincerity, life without profound expression, art without substance, songs without someone to share them with are the tensions that fill in the space between notes and lines on pages. Often compared to artists such as Explosions in The Sky and Radiohead we are simply and profoundly thankful that our music can be shared with friends. The explosions inside each our hearts truly are beautiful as they remind us we are alive. We will be recording our first full length album this year in Santa Cruz, CA-hopefully before wetsuits are essential in the surf town. We'll be on tour with Edison Gale, In The Dark We Talk, Deep Sleep Vison, and Pompeii this summer in Colorado and Texas. We'd love to see you and get to know you at one of our shows...check the calendar. Here's to all of you that have stood next to us through the beautiful years together. What a radient gift we hold in tiny hands together!
Groove Society is an award-winning vocal ensemble with a growing reputation for their excellence in Jazz and the art of group singing. Thoughtfully crafted arrangements, masterful use of extended harmonies, intricate rhythms and exhilarating improvisations characterize this ensemble's unique sound. Although the group's roots are firmly planted in the Jazz genre, they are not afraid to demonstrate their versatility by performing in a variety of styles. Whether singing Latin, Blues, Bebop, Rock, Pop, Funk or R&B, a common thread of exuberant passion and soul runs throughout each performance. Former members of the University of Northern Colorado's Grammy nominated ensemble, Vocal Jazz 1, formed the group in 2002. With degrees ranging from vocal performance to music education to theory and composition, they have combined their talents to create a dynamic group that captivates audiences and finds itself in demand. Groove Society is now performing throughout North America and has shared the billing with, or opened for influential Jazz and Blues artists including Bonnie Raitt, Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Palmieri, Paquito D'Rivera, Bobby McFerrin, Freddy Cole, Patty Austin, the Rippingtons, Bobby Hutcherson, Peter Eldridge, Nelson Rangell, Paul Taylor and Kathy Kosins, as well as the internationally acclaimed Rock group, Styx. In addition to their busy performing schedule, Groove Society also works in education, giving workshops and clinics to high school and college students. Individually, members are involved in a variety of projects including solo performances and recordings, teaching, adjudicating, writing and arranging. The group hopes to continue to explore all styles of music and expand their audiences for years to come.