Herbie Hancock Tribute feat. Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic), Dave Watts (The Motet), Joey Porter (The Motet), Garrett Sayers (The Motet) and Dan Schwindt (Kyle Hollingsworth Band) w/ Special Guests

Herbie Hancock Tribute feat. Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic), Dave Watts (The Motet), Joey Porter (The Motet), Garrett Sayers (The Motet) and Dan Schwindt (Kyle Hollingsworth Band) w/ Special Guests

Sat, July 29, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$15 Advance / $20 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

Dominic Lalli
Dominic Lalli
Big Gigantic is the Latest project from Dominic Lalli (Motet saxophonist/producer) and drummer Jeremy Salken. The two-man sound-machine of Lalli and Salken showcases an array of gripping composition combining elements of a DJ and a live band setup, mixing thoughtful melodic ideas, with pulsating dance tunes. Big Gigantic flavors the electronic music scene with powerful sax solos and soulful synth lines on top of super hot beats.
Dave Watts
Dave Watts
A graduate of Berklee College of Music in 1990, Dave
Watts has shared the stage or recorded with such names as
George Porter, Stanley Jordan, Bill Evans, Charlie Hunter,
Steve Kimock, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Coffin, Kyle
Hollingsworth, Keller Williams, Jeff Pevar, Kai Eckhardt.

In 1998 Watts started The Motet, a progressive funk outfit
with roots in jazz, world, and electronic music. Since that
time, The Motet has toured coast to coast, building a
national performing at such venues as Red Rocks
Amphitheater, The Fillmore West, The Fillmore in Denver,
Freihoffer’s Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs, and many
other prominent summer music festivals. As a creative
force behind The Motet, Watts produced, engineered,
mixed, recorded, as well as composed most of the material
on the band’s albums, “Instrumental Dissent” and “Dig
Deep”.
Joey Porter
Joey Porter
Keyboards - The Motet, Juno What?!
Garrett Sayers
Garrett Sayers
Garrett began studying jazz on upright bass and bass
guitar starting at a young age. He gained experience
coming up in the renowned music program of Hall High
School, and the local Hartford, CT jazz scene.
In 1996, Garrett was selected to join the National
Grammy In The Schools Jazz Program, an honor awarded
to only 40 people.

From 1996 - 1999 Garrett attended the New England
Conservatory in Boston where he studied with jazz
greats: Cecil McBee, Bob Moses, and Danilo Perez and
graduated with a Jazz Performance Diploma.
In addition, Garrett was selected for the prestigious
Thelonious Monk School: Jazz at Aspen summer program
in 1997.

Shortly after arriving in Boston Garrett formed the
Miracle Orchestra with fellow music school peers. For
5 years the Miracle Orchestra toured the country
gaining a devoted national fan base, while also
maintaining a solid local following, earning them
accolades such as Boston Magazines Best of Boston
"Best Local Jazz Group". The Miracle Orchestra sold
out numerous shows at their local haunt The House of
Blues in Boston as well as the legendary Wetlands in
New York City. The Miracle Orchestra released two
studio albums: "Coalescence" and "Forks Bends &
Spoons", and a live album: "Live Vol. 1".

Garrett was a founding member of the award-winning
jazz ensemble Dead Cat Bounce led by Matthew Steckler,
who were voted Boston's Best Local Jazz Act at the
2002 Boston Music Awards, and were winner of Boston
Phoenix Best Music Poll 2001 and 2002 also in the
category of Best Local Jazz Act. Garrett performed
with Dead Cat Bounce between 1996 and 2002 and
released two albums with them: "Lucky By Association"
and "Legends of the Nar" (Chonsky).

Between '99 and '01 Garrett performed with Bob Moses'
Mozamba, along with Sam Kininger and Neil Evans
(Soulive) and (DJ) Mr. Rouke. Mozamba performed at
several festivals including an opening set at Phish's
Oswego festival.

In 2002 Garrett joined the Boulder, CO based group The
Motet and toured the country playing over 250 shows
and festivals per year. In 2006 The Motet played in
front of an estimated 10,000 people at Bonnaroo and
shortly there after Bass Player Magazine wrote a
feature profile about Garrett in October, 2006. In
2007 the Motet performed one special gig with
Christian McBride where Garrett and Christian traded
bass lines and solos throughout the night, a career
highlight. Garrett has released two albums with the
Motet: "Music for Life" and "Instrumental Dissent".

In 2006, Garrett had the great honor of subbing for
Kai Eckhardt in his band Garaj Mahal alongside Fareed
Haque, Eric Levy, and Alan Hertz.

After performing several times with keyboard wizard
Kyle Hollingsworth (String Cheese Incident), he asked
Garrett in 2007 to join a new project called Soleside
featuring Speech (Arrested Developement), DJ Logic,
and Chief Excel (Blackalicious).

Since the Fall of 2007 Garrett has been touring the
States, Europe and Japan with Koch recording artist
Dwele.

Garrett has also been featured with: Carl Thomas,
Loulou (Thievery Corporation), Marcus Eaton, Goodbye
Champion, magicgravy, Henry Butler, Russel Batiste
(The Funky Meters), Steve Perkins (Jane's Addiction),
Robert Walter, and Papa Mali.
Dan Schwindt
Dan Schwindt
Dan Schwindt is a freelance guitarist based out of Denver, Colorado. He has been working as a professional performer and educator for the past ten years primarily in Colorado's Front Range. Working mainly as a sideman, Dan has had the opportunity to play in a wide variety of ensembles and genres of music. Some recent highlights have included playing with Karl Denson (Tiny Universe), Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Jeff Coffin (Dave Mathews Band), George Porter (The Meters), DJ Logic, Zach Gill (Jack Johnson) Speech (Arrested Development), Eric Marienthal, Karrin Allyson, Peter Eldridge, Eric Krasno (Soulive) and Michael Brecker.

While in Denver, Dan is a regular member of the Kyle Hollingsworth Band (of String Cheese Incident), The Motet, Supercollider, Rekha Ohal trio and the Jonny Mogambo Band. Dan also regularly works with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) as an orchestra-pit musician, where he recently was contracted for Molly Ringwald's "Sweet Charity", Oprah Winfrey's "The Color Purple" and Dolly Parton's "9-5".

Dan grew up in Seattle, Washington, where he learned to hide from the rain, compile an awesome collection of flannel T-shirts, and build igloos in the snow. The son of an opera singer and a research scientist, Dan grew fond of music and creativity at a young age. He was in advanced ceramics in the 8th grade and got an A-.

Dan first started playing guitar at age 12, learning as many Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath tunes as possible. This continued to progress into the early 90s and the heyday of Seattle grunge scene. After transcribing Nirvana's "Nevermind" album in its entirety along with Pearl Jam's "Ten" during freshman year of high school, Dan knew all he ever needed to know about the guitar and retired.

After a lengthy 3-month hiatus Dan's first teacher and musical mentor, David O'Suna, gave him a copy of "Wes Montgomery Plays the Blues" and John Coltrane's "Giant Steps". Dan's life now took a turn for the better as he realized he would be embarking on a life long journey of musical exploration and improvisation.

After graduating from Shorecrest High School in 1995 Dan earned a scholarship to the University of North Texas's College of Music. While in college he was able to study and play with notable musicians such as Fred Hamilton, Dan Hearle, Ed Soph, Mike Stern, Joe Diorio, Ron Eschete, Wayne Krantz, Dave Liebman and many others. At UNT Dan received a world-class education in jazz and classical performance, composition, arranging, and barbecue.

Dan's passion for music has led him to tour all over the country playing primarily with jazz, blues, rock, funk, singer songwriters, and jam bands. His passion for music is equally paired with his enthusiasm for nature and the outdoors, which is why he currently lives at the edge of the Rocky Mountains in Denver, CO.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/