Cervantes' Masterpiece Presents
Cervantes' 12th Anniversary Everyone Orchestra ft. Oteil Burbridge, Eric Krasno, Al Schnier, Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd), Robert Walter, Dave Watts, Jans Ingber, Jeremy Salken, Jenn Hartswick & Natalie Cressman (Trey Band), & More w/ The Congress - FRIDAY
Fri, January 16, 2015
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pmCervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
$30 Day Of Show
Tickets at the Door
This event is 16 and over
THE EVERYONE ORCHESTRA WILL FEATURE:
Matt Butler (Everyone Orchestra)
Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band)
Eric Krasno (Soulive)
Al Schnier (moe.)
Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd)
Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars)
Dave Watts (The Motet)
Joey Porter (The Motet)
Jans Ingber (The Motet)
Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic)
Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band)
Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)
Gabe Mervine (The Motet)
Matt Pitts (The Motet)
DUAL VENUE ACCESS
The Purchase of this ticket gives the buyer access to both rooms on Friday, 1/16, the Ballroom for EVERYONE ORCHESTRA and The Other Side for FISHBONE. Anyone purchasing a ticket for Everyone Orchestra will have Dual Venue access throughout the night.
FREE BEER BEFORE 9 PM
Breck Brewery is donating kegs that will be available for FREE as of 8 PM.
“The experience of playing with different musicians, improvising every night, and getting the crowd involved in ways that they can’t be at a regular show has provided an unparalleled live music experience,” said Butler.
Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler has taken its participants, both on stage and off, on improvisational journeys with the most diverse of lineups at festivals, theaters and philanthropic events both nationally and internationally. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions.
The list of Everyone Orchestra participants is an increasingly wide and intercontinental group including members of the Grateful Dead, Phish, The Allman Brothers Band, Furthur, Widespread Panic, Ratdog, Gov't Mule, Ween, String Cheese Incident, The Meters, Umphrey's McGee, The Disco Biscuits, Big Gigantic, Moe., Yonder Mountain String Band, Thievery Corporation, Trey Anastasio Band, JRAD, Lotus, Galactic, Soulive, Leftover Salmon, Turkuaz, The Revivalists, Twiddle, Dopapod, The New Mastersounds, The Punch Brothers, Dumpstaphunk, Lettuce, The Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, ALO, The Motet, and many more. EO also counts Tuvan throat singers, live painters, dancers, chanters, choirs, hula hoopers, firespinners, jugglers, stiltwalkers, storytellers, a presidential candidate and hundreds of others among a growing legion of participating performers.
Marching clearly into uncharted territory, Everyone Orchestra balances the challenges of live group improvisation with triumphant tension and release conduits of music which head deep into the soul. This unique collaborative of performance deeply encourages and requires audience interaction. The edge of your seat enthusiasm for what is next is the fuel behind the continuous musical experiment of Everyone Orchestra.
Recorded in Brooklyn, NY and at Soulive drummer Alan Evan’s PlayOnBrother studios in Western Massachusetts, the album features longtime collaborators Adam Deitch (drums) and Nigel Hall (bass, keys and vocals), as well as Royal Family artists Neal Evans, Ryan Zoidis and Alan Evans.
Since forming Soulive in 1999, Krasno, organist Neal Evans, and drummer Alan Evans have toured the globe spanning small rock clubs to major festivals, in Africa, Japan, Russia, Brazil, and more. With releases on Velour Recordings, Blue Note, Stax and their own Royal Family Records, and a resume that includes opening spots for the Rolling Stones and Dave Matthews Band, it’s little wonder the group has developed a reputation as one of the most celebrated instrumental soul-funk trios in the world.
Known throughout jazz, funk, and hip-hop circles, Krasno has the opportunity to work with jazz icons Joshua Redman, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Chaka Khan as well as hip-hop visionaries 50-Cent, GZA and Talib Kweli. Now in his eleventh year performing with Soulive, the studio and record label owner, and sought after producer (Ledisi, Matisyahu, 50-Cent), has distilled years of musical experience and influence into a reverent homage to the greats: “Reminisce is a collection of tunes I recorded over the last few years,” says Krasno. “I called it Reminisce because I felt like the record represented many different eras and styles of music and guitar playing that influenced me growing up. From covers like “Manic Depression” to originals like “76”, the record is a nod to those greats that came before me while adding our flavor to the music”
Krasno will take the music of Reminisce on the road with his new band, Chapter 2, featuring Krasno on guitar and vocals, Nigel Hall on vocals and keys, Adam Deitch on drums, and Louis Cato on bass and vocals. With guest appearances from luminaries such as Derek Trucks, Questlove, Warren Haynes and George Porter Jr. of the Meters, Chapter 2 is a band to be seen and heard.
KRAZ steps into the mixtape game to present "The Funky President" where he mixes and remixes everything from James Brown (title track) and rare soul cuts to Jay Z and The Black Keys while throwing in exclusive original tracks from Fyre Dept and Lettuce to create an ultra funky soundtrack.
Most of Al’s early guitar education was gleaned from classic rock albums and forays into punk rock. He spent most of his formative years following the Grateful Dead up and down the East Coast, which as he puts it, “surely informed my notions about live improvisational music.”
Al has been playing in bands ever since he could play a few chords. “Some of the best days of my youth were spent in basements and garages around Central New York.” In the fall of 1991, he moved to Buffalo and almost immediately began playing with Rob and Chuck. “I started merely as a sub, and I’m still here with them, twenty years later.” Since then, moe. has performed with various members of The Dead, The Allman Brothers, Robert Plant, The Who and many more. Al has engineered and produced several albums, in addition to the work with moe. and still keeps busy with studio work when not on the road with his ‘day job’.
Al is also an avid gearhead and has been ever since he played with Erector sets as a little kid. “Erector sets led to Legos, which gave way to BMX bikes and eventually guitars and amps.” He explains. He has dissected tons of guitars, amps, and fx and spends a lot of his free time (if you can call it that!) tinkering in his shop. Al just recapped his first amp from the ground up (a vintage Hiwatt). Al can often be found lurking on a variety of gear pages (instead of practicing).
Along the same lines, Al loves hoarding vintage guitars, amps and FX – and hopes to have one of every kind (in every color) in his stash someday. “Half of the fun is the thrill of the chase and I often spend days off on tour hitting pawnshops and local used guitar shops!”
In the late 1990's Walter started his own group Robert Walter's 20th Congress to showcase his composing. The band became known for its live performances and toured throughout the 90's and 2000's. They recorded three albums Health and Fitness, Money Shot and Giving Up the Ghost. Band members included Cochemea Gastelum (Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings), Stanton Moore (Galactic), Joe Russo (Furthur and Benevento-Russo Duo), George Sluppick (Mofro and Chris Robinson Brotherhood), Mike Fratantuno (Black-eyed Peas), Chuck Prada and Will Bernard. During this period Robert also recorded There Goes the Neighborhood with jazz-funk pioneers Harvey Mason, Chuck Rainey, Phil Upchurch and Red Holloway.
Walter relocated to New Orleans in 2004 and became immersed the vibrant local music scene. He began collaborating with Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore, James Singleton, George Porter Jr and many more. While in New Orleans he recorded Super Heavy Organ and Cure All as well as albums with Stanton Moore (III, Emphasis on Parenthesis, and Groove Alchemy) and Anders Osborne (American Patchwork). After Katrina Walter relocated back west to Los Angeles where he currently works on film music with composer Michael Andrews.
In Spring of 2013, the Greyboy Allstars return to the road with Inland Emperor, their first album since 2007's What Happened to Television?, but the recent move from New Orleans to Los Angeles has also jump-started Robert Walter's 20th Congress, an outlet for the keyboardist's funkiest material since its inception in 1999. Robert Walter's most recent release Get Thy Bearings pushes Walter's organ, piano, Rhodes and synthesizer to the front of a group rounded out by guitarist/bassist Elgin Park, drummer Aaron Redfield, sax players Karl Denson and Cochemea Gastelum, and percussionist Chuck Prada—an all-star lineup in its own right. Recorded in just a few takes at Elgonix Labs—the same studio where Walter has lent his skills to Get Thy Bearings producer Michael Andrews film scores and productions—the album is full of raw boogaloo energy and cinematic color.
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
2. My own group.....I've played a handful of gigs doing songs off my first release "The Offering"
and plan to do much more here in Oregon, over the next year. http://jansingber.bandcamp.com/
3. The Everyone Orchestra - The madness and genius of Matt Butler and his vision of conducted improvisation. I love playing in this group and the 100's of musicians who take part of this musical alchemy. I recorded an album with EO this year with an absolute all-star cast.........and its really good. http://www.everyoneorchestra.com/
4. The Soulmates - These some of my favorite musicians in the world. Reinhardt Melz, Jarrod Lawson and the one and only Jay "Bird" Koder. We play around Portland. https://www.facebook.com/soulmatesmusic
5. Joey Porter's Tributes - In Portland we have been putting our own touches on the masters (Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock, The Meters and Sly and the Family Stone) These shows have been gaining in popularity and selling out in Portland and Seattle http://www.funktributes.com/
6. Juno What!? These are my dear friends and I recorded on their first two albums. Shameless Dance Music!!!
7. BluSirkut - very well produced electro/pop/hip-hop/funk/rock/bangra/soul I also recorded with this group this past year and love some of the cuts. https://www.facebook.com/blusirkut
It all began for Mikey at the age of 15 when he discovered DJing in Springfield , Mass. Thru friends older brother's record collections and the Hiphop scene in the city. From there he moved up to Burlington Vt. and immersed himself in the diverse musical culture. In the fall of 1999, he relocated to the mountains of Jackson Hole where he was soon kidnapped by Michael Franti and Spearhead for the Stay Human Tour. After opening for Spearhead in Jackson Hole, Thunder was handpicked by Michael Franti to open the rest of the tour, where he mixed beats into their sets, during set break, and scratched with their beatboxer, Radioactive.
After the Spearhead tour Mikey relocated to Boulder and continued to pursue his musical career. At that time Thunder also was an Atari playing stuntman/ DJ in the band Sonar. The band shared the stage with the Wailers at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the String Cheese Incident, and played Hightimes Magazine’s SXSW party, and the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. In the fall of 2009 Mikey joined the Pretty Lights crew, opened for over 30 shows on their tours and performed cuts on the Making Up a Changing Mind EP, released in 2010. He also has played the sold out Red Rocks Amphitheater runs with PL in 2012/13/14.
Since that time, he has made his presence known in every single facet of the Colorado music industry. Over the years he has shared the stage with an extremely diverse range of musicians, including (but certainly not limited to): Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, The Disco Biscuits, Boombox, Soul Live, Lettuce, The Motet, Michal Menert, Nightmares on Wax, Mr. Scruff, DJ Krush, Bonobo, Z Trip, DJ Qbert, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Jurassic 5, Slick Rick, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface killa, Red Man, Juicy J, and Big Boi of Outkast. Additionally, he has been prominently featured on such festivals as Shambhala, Sonic Bloom, Snowball, Global Dance Festival, and many others.
Mikey Thunder’s true talent lies in his versatility. Every Thunder performance presents something familiar in an entirely unfamiliar way, as well as something unfamiliar presented in a way that is immediately recognizable as Thunder.
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205