Juno What?! Very Special All Star Line Up feat. Joey Porter (The Motet), Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone), Garrett Sayers (The Motet) and Dave Watts (The Motet) w/ Special Guests

Juno What?! Very Special All Star Line Up feat. Joey Porter (The Motet), Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone), Garrett Sayers (The Motet) and Dave Watts (The Motet) w/ Special Guests

Fri, February 10, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 1:30 am)

$12 Advance / $15 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

Juno What?!
Juno What?!
Juno What?! is a shameless dance party based in the music mecca of Denver, CO. This three-piece powerhouse delivers a deeply satisfying mix of live electro-funk and high-energy disco booty jams. The band formed in 2008 as an outlet for Joey Porter's organic-meets-electronic dance compositions and since then has released three independent albums (Late Night, Shameless, and Late Night Live). Touring regularly since 2009, JW?! has shared the stage with funk luminaries The Ohio Players, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, The Pimps of Joytime, Lettuce, and Bernie Worrell. Juno What?! audiences are treated to a band that appreciates both the classic pedigree of vintage vinyl dance cuts as well as futuristic sternum-bumping anthems.

The band consists of Joey Porter (keyboards, talk box) from The Motet, Tyrone Hendrix (drums) from Stevie Wonder's touring band, and Steve Watkins (keyboards, bass, talk box, samples). This core group is often augmented by special guests taken from the best of the gigging groups on the scene (including founding member Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic). These musicians have gathered their collective talents to focus on this mission of making the world a better place…….to dance!
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.
Dave Watts
Dave Watts
A graduate of Berklee College of Music in 1990, Dave Watts was one of the founding members of the pioneering jam-band, Shockra who toured nationally for 4 years and created a large grassroots following. He moved to Boulder, Colorado, in 1994 and has since shared the stage or recorded with such names as George Porter, Stanley Jordan, Bill Evans, Charlie Hunter, Steve Kimock, Oteil Burbage, Jeff Coffin, Kyle Hollingsworth, Keller Williams, Jeff Pevar and Robert Walter.
In 1998 Watts started The Motet, a progressive improv groove band with roots in funk, jazz, world, electronic music. Since that time, The Motet has toured coast to coast, building a national following from Alaska to Mexico to Boston. This past summer, The Motet performed before a crowd of seven thousand to kick off the festivities at the Bonnarroo Music Festival. In addition, the band has played such venues as Red Rocks Amphitheater, The Fillmore West, The Fillmore in Denver, Freihoffer’s Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs, and countless other prominent summer music festivals. As the creative force behind The Motet, Watts produced, engineered, mixed, recorded, as well as composed most of the material on the band’s latest album, “Instrumental Dissent,”. The album is getting regular airplay on radio stations across the country as well as on Sirius Satellite Radio, and has received glowing critical reviews in such publications as The Denver Post and Glide Magazine.
Venue Information:
Aggie Theatre
204 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
http://www.aggietheatre.com/