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Melvin Seals & JGB: 2 nights at The Cabooze

Melvin Seals & JGB: 2 nights at The Cabooze

Mark Joseph & The American Soul (w/ special guest Jason Fladager)

Sat, November 17, 2018

7:00 pm

$25.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Melvin Seals & JGB
In 1980 Melvin Seals joined the Jerry Garcia Band and remained a member until Jerry Garcia's untimely death in 1995. After Garcia's death Seals took charge. Under his leadership, the slightly renamed 'Melvin Seals and JGB' pays tribute to Garcia by performing his songs and remaining faithful to his style.

We are the Keepers of the Flame!

Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music". From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.

Melvin and JGB bring an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Zach Nugent's guitar and vocals, Pete Lavezzoli's hearty drums and, of course, a heapin' helpin' of the wizard's magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Along with backing vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for hours.

In addition to the often played staples, the band has recently been exploring the back catalog and performing a ton of super rare tunes, some of which The Jerry Garcia Band played only a few times over all those years.

Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him "Master of the Universe". Melvin continues to treat music lovers to his unique brand of melodic flavor with JGB. Come see and hear for yourself!
Melvin Seals - Organ, Vocals
Pete Lavezzoli - Drums
John-Paul McLean - Bass
Zach Nugent - Guitar, Vocals
Lady Chi - Vocals
Sunshine (Garcia) Becker - Vocals
Mark Joseph & The American Soul (w/ special guest Jason Fladager)
Mark Joseph & The American Soul (w/ special guest Jason Fladager)
A solider in the name of soul, Mark Joseph has worked with countless musicians, producers and collaborators and played over 1,000 shows in the last ten years. Known as one of the hardest working musicians in the Midwest, he pushes the envelope musically searching for the hottest players, grooves and cuts. Focusing on an improv/freestyle approach to his live shows, Mark Joseph never fails to work the crowd into a frenzy!

Regular contributors to the Mark Joseph Project include LA based emcee Deploi and members Roster McCabe, Shoeless Revolution, The New Congress, Down Lo, International Reggae All Stars and Mint Condition. The Mark Joseph Project has also featured legendary players such as Steve Molitz (Phil Lesh/ Particle), Wain McFarlane (Ipso Facto), John Avila (Oingo Boingo/Mutaytor), Yoni Reinharz , Markiss Jamal (Al Green, Muddy Waters) and live painter Norton Wisdom.

Mark Joseph has also collaborated with Bernie Worrell, Banyan w/ Stephen Perkins & Willie Waldman, Papa Mali, members of Umphrey's

McGee & Vinnie Amico of moe., Melvin Sparks, Ray White, John Molo, Rob Wasserman, The Big Wu and Vince Herman & Great American Taxi, Natty Nation, Robby Kreiger of the Doors,


The Mark Joseph Project has supported acts such as Digable Planets: Doodlebug & Butterfly, Tea Leaf Green, Bill Kreutzmann from the Grateful Dead.
Venue Information:
The Cabooze
917 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
http://www.cabooze.com