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), Jaden Carlson Band, Mikey Thunder

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), Jaden Carlson Band, Mikey Thunder

Fri, February 10, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12 Advance / $15 Day Of Show

Tickets at the Door

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.
Jaden Carlson Band
Jaden Carlson Band
The Jaden Carlson Band is a high-energy power trio based out of Boulder, Colorado that melds funk, soul, jazz, fusion and rock. Led by Jaden, a guitar artist, they expertly perform a unique and expansive repertoire of infectious originals and carefully selected covers embodying their own unique arrangements.
Jaden's band is comprised of herself on lead guitar and vocals, Will Trask on drums, percussion and backing vocals, and Eric Luba on left-hand bass, keys and backing vocals. Having formed in late 2014, the band discovered a common love and joy of creating music during a band-basement jam that, upon playing for the first time, stretched six hours into the night. Subsequent days of hours-long jamming and writing cemented what is now the Jaden Carlson Band, and their enthusiasm for playing together radiates throughout every venue they play.
In their short time as a musical unit, the Jaden Carlson Band has already headlined many theaters, performed on the main stage of major festivals, supported national touring artists (Anders Osborne and Robert Cray), toured throughout many states, and released their own album.
These three talented musicians bring a wealth of musical knowledge, experience and prowess to each performance, and an irresisitable and dynamic energy that has their audiences begging for more. Jaden has shared the stage with many notable artists including Umphrey's McGee, Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Revivalists, Devon Allman, Dumpstaphunk, Dopapod, Tauk, Roosevelt Collier, John Popper and Blues Traveler, Groundation, and many others. She is the youngest artist to legitimately perform at the Red Rocks Ampitheater…twice, as well as performing frequently at the some of the nation's best festivals.

Possessing an amazing ear and an insatiable love for playing and performing, Jaden's repertoire includes her beautiful and touching originals, as well as many covers by Trevor Hall, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, The Meters, Dave Brubeck, Jaco Pastorius, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, John Lennon, Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, U2, Eminem, Led Zepellin, and many more.

She has performed with Michael Franti & Spearhead, Trevor Hall, Keaton Simons, Groundation, Giant Panda Guerilla Dubsquad, Matt Butler and The Everyone Orchestra, Rob Drabkin, Scott Messersmith and Garrett Sayers, Great American Taxi, Curtis Salgado, Roy Wooten, and Melvin Seals & JGB, and many other notable musicians.

Jaden's band is comprised of musicians of national touring status. Her members include Jeff McCollister on bass and Noah Shomberg on drums. She can also be seen playing with Will Trask (drums), Garrett Sayers (bass), Jonny Jyemo (drums), Dave Solzberg (bass), Fleeb Keith Thomas (bass), Jubal (bass) and other amazing artists at any given gig.

She has performed at national venues such as the Fox and Boulder Theaters, the Odgen, Gothic and Cervantes Theaters in Denver, the Aggie and Hodi's Half Note in Fort Collins, the HOB in San Diego, and at numerous festivals across the country (Telluride Blues & Brews, Telluride Jazz, Power To The Peaceful, Desert Rocks, Nedfest, Blues From The Top) as well as at many benefits.

Jaden Carlson is endorsed by Fuchs Audio and Technology, Eminence Speakers, Curt Mangan Guitar Strings, Santa Cruz Guitars, Gravity Guitar Picks, Ruliens Lost Muse/Buffalo Straps, Blueberry Guitars, and Hercules Stands.
Mikey Thunder
Mikey Thunder
Mikey Thunder likes to party. But more than that, Mikey Thunder just so happens to be the party. Thunder spins a genre-blending, bass-driven partyrock, fusing banging electronic beats with funk, hip-hop, soul, jazz, blues, swing, reggae and anything else the party may call for on the fly. With 19 years in the game, he's mastered the art of improvisation with an uncanny ability to work with and rework the vibe of the party with precision. If you're a true connoisseur of the Colorado music scene, you've seen Mikey share the stage with any number of your favorite artists- no matter the genre.

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.
Venue Information:
Aggie Theatre
204 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
http://www.aggietheatre.com/