Turkuaz with Eminence Ensemble @ OGDEN THEATRE

AEG Presents & Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom Present

Turkuaz with Eminence Ensemble @ OGDEN THEATRE

Sat, February 16, 2019

9:00 pm

$25

This event is 16 and over

Turkuaz
Turkuaz
Turkuaz is a 9-piece power funk army hailing from Brooklyn, NY whose modern twist on the classic sound has placed them at the forefront of a new funk evolution. With the obvious influences—Parliament, Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James and Earth, Wind & Fire—as the basis for a recipe, Turkuaz adds healthy doses of jittery, world-pop-dance groove—reminiscent of Remain In Light era Talking Heads—and a passion for Motown and R&B into the mix, resulting in a refreshing twist on the funk idiom that could be described as part freight train and part tyrannosaurus rex.

Credible bios are supposed to be objective and not full of superlatives and hyperbole, but it’s hard to avoid gushing when the subject is a group of multi-instrumentals and singers that is who—even on an off night—can blow away a room on the basis of sheer physics alone. Turkuaz certainly does have size in their favor, but when broken down into the basic components, each stands out on their own. Founders Dave Brandwein and Taylor Shell had the cream of the crop to choose from at Berklee, but making it happen as a large touring ensemble takes more than chops: it takes the right blend of personalities. When Turkuaz takes the stage the chemistry is clear. The special combination of elements—singers in sequined dresses, guys in tails (or sometimes all of them in jumpsuits or other complimentary outfits) horns, keys, guitars, amps and drums and smiles all around… well, it’s easy to get caught up in the explosive auditory and visual circus and find oneself dancing. Despite all of the gear and people on stage, it is becomes clear that it is not the size that matters here: it is soul and performance.
Eminence Ensemble
Eminence Ensemble
Since 2009, Eminence Ensemble has been building their fan-base through explosive live shows and unique genre-blending. The Colorado-based group infuses elements of Jazz, Rock, Electronic, Metal, Soul/Funk, and Hip-Hop to create intricate compositions, decorated with psychadelic improvisations. The band is comprised of six members: Tanner Bardin [Drums], Nick Baum [Percussion/Lead Vocal], Johnny Bosbyshell [Keyboard/Synth], Zac Flynn [Bass/Synth/Vocals], Taylor Frederick [Guitar/Vocals] & Justin Neely [Guitar/Vocals], making a solid framework for a huge sound and a whirlwind of creativity. Gaining their following first as a live band, Eminence Ensemble learned to capture the crowd with high-energy performances and large-scale production, with a light show just as dynamic as the music. And although they mainly thrive in the Jam Scene, the band is recognized by fans of all genres. Eminence Ensemble has become known for their complex song structures, heavy bass-drops, synchronized guitar-lines, dense vocal-harmonies, and powerful dual-percussion, both on-stage and in-studio. The sextet focuses most on creating a one-of-a-kind show for their followers. Each set list is carefully constructed to capture the vibe of the venue and the energy of the audience. With over 400 shows under their belt, Eminence Ensemble has proven their worth in the scene, playing festival slots at Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Wave Spell, Euphoria, The Werkout, and more.
Venue Information:
Ogden Theatre
935 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO, 80218
http://www.ogdentheater.net