John Medeski's Mad Skillet

John Medeski's Mad Skillet

Dandu

Sunday, January 20

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Armory

$28.00 - $33.00

John Medeski's Mad Skillet
John Medeski's Mad Skillet
Mad Skillet was born of a late night show in New Orleans, LA during Jazz Fest 2015. It came out kicking and screaming, laughing and wailing, laying down a deep New Orleans groove steeped in jazz, blues, psychedelic rock, and R&B.

Band members are lead keyboardist John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood, The Word), Grammy nominated guitarist/bandleader Will Bernard (Medicine Hat, Party Hats), New Orleans native sousaphone player Kirk Joseph (Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Backyard Groove), and drummer Terence Higgins (Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ani DiFranco) also a New Orleans native.

Medeski and Bernard's yearly quest to play together during Jazz Fest found a special chemistry with the addition of Joseph and Higgins. The eclectic, far-reaching backgrounds of Medeski and Bernard alongside this legendary NOLA rhythm section generated what Medeski calls,"a vast musical universe with limitless potential."

"Terence and Kirk are a great rhythm section. Classic. They're overflowing with tradition, yet always ready to go any direction the music calls for. It's rare to find musicians with such deep roots who are also open to experimentation. I've always wanted an excuse to play with them, so when Will mentioned using Kirk on the gig, I thought it was the perfect time to bring Terence in too. And Will Bernard... well, something happens to Will when he's in The Crescent City. It's like superman coming out of the phone booth! "says Medeski.

John Medeski is best known for his buoyant, organ-centric approach to jazz as a part of trailblazing trio Medeski Martin & Wood, he also collaborates often with John Zorn and John Scofield and plays in lauded super-groups The Word, Spectrum Road, and Phil & Friends and in 2013 he released a introspective solo piano album on OKeh/Sony Records called, A Different Time.
Dandu
Dandu's music is inspired by jazz, hip-hop, funk, and progressive rock; resulting in a sound that can be best described as wonky groove music. The Denver based trio consists of Dylan Johnson (drums), Ben Weirich (piano and synthesizers), and Sean Dandurand (bass guitar). The musicians have been playing together for over 5 years in multiple ensembles, logging in over 300 shows together, and playing such iconic venues as Chautauqua Auditorium, Bluebird Theater, and Boulder Theater. They've shared the stage with Victor Wooten, John Scofield, Thundercat, John Medeski, Jack DeJohnette, Dennis Chambers, Cory Henry, The Bad Plus, Jacob Collier, Tera Melos, and many other musical greats.
Venue Information:
The Armory
314 E. Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524