GRUVORIA + DJ David Dacks
Blair Purdy's 7 Piece Jazz - Funk Ensemble
May 8, 2008
Grüvoria with DJ David Dacks (CIUT 89.5 FM ‘The Abstract Index’).
Doors 8:30 Show 9:30 $10
Led by guitarist Blair Purdy Gruvoria is a 7-piece wall-of-horns powerhouse
that serves up jazz-funk in the spirit of Mothers of Invention, Weather
Report, and later-vintage Miles Davis -- appealing to dancers, head-nodders
and jazzheads alike. They hit the national radar last year on the strength
of their newest album "Dirty Fuel", as songs such as "Gasoline" and "Good
Life" received extensive airplay on the CBC, Jazz.FM 91.1, and regional
community radio stations. Local groove connoisseurs will recognize many
Gruvorians from their work with other well-known bands: Ashot Grigorian and
Marcus Ali (alto & tenor sax), Eric Boucher (keys), Ruben Esguerra
(percussion), Bryant Didier (bass) and Vladimir Mladenovic (drums).