Joey Porter Trio feat. Joey Porter (The Motet), Michelangelo Carruba (Turkuaz), Garrett Sayers (The Motet) w/ The Echo System feat. Jeff Franca (Thievery Corporation), Josh Fairman (Sunsquabi), Mike Tallman (Euforquestra) @ OPHELIA'S ELECTRIC SOAPBOX

Cervantes' Presents

Joey Porter Trio feat. Joey Porter (The Motet), Michelangelo Carruba (Turkuaz), Garrett Sayers (The Motet) w/ The Echo System feat. Jeff Franca (Thievery Corporation), Josh Fairman (Sunsquabi), Mike Tallman (Euforquestra) @ OPHELIA'S ELECTRIC SOAPBOX

Wed, June 5, 2019

9:00 pm

$10 - 20

This event is 18 and over

Joey Porter
Joey Porter
Keyboards - The Motet, Juno What?! , Joey Porter's Shady Business
Michelangelo Carubba
Michelangelo Carubba
Drummer for Turkuaz
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.
Mike Tallman
Mike Tallman
Since 2003, Mike Tallman has been making a name for himself on the American touring circuit as guitarist and band leader with Eufórquestra (originally formed in Iowa City, IA, the band relocated to Fort Collins, CO in the Summer of 2008). Tallman picked up the guitar at the age of 11 after discovering the music of Seattle and the grunge rock movement. From there he, like many young guitarists, discovered his dad’s record collection and dug deep in to the music of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and the Grateful Dead, among others. Over the years his growth as a musician led him to study jazz, funk, bluegrass and many international interests such as reggae, dub, afrobeat, soukous, and highlife. “Eufórquestra often gets asked how a bunch of guys from Iowa became interested in all these styles of music,” Tallman says, “and the only answer is that we are a group of seven people with broad musical tastes and we’ve always been willing to try anything. For us it’s all about playing music that makes people dance.”
Josh Fairman
Josh Fairman
Jeff Franca
Jeff Franca
Drummer for Thievery Corporation
Venue Information:
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox - Denver
1215 20th Street
Denver, CO, 80202
http://www.opheliasdenver.com/