MELVIN SEALS & JGB

MELVIN SEALS & JGB

Marcus Rezak

Fri, September 1, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Saint Rocke

Hermosa Beach, CA

$23.00 - $25.00

This event is 21 and over

This is a General Admission ticket. It does not guarantee seating.

For seating upgrades, please call 310-372-0035

Melvin Seals and JGB
Melvin Seals and JGB
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 Dave Hebert's guitar and vocals, John Paul McLean's savory bass, 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 Shirley Starks and Cheryl Rucker on back-up 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. 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!
Marcus Rezak
Marcus Rezak
Internationally ranked a Top 10 EDM (electronic dance music) Guitarist by (www.theuntz.com), Marcus Rezak’s diversity lands him many live and studio sessions across the globe. Known as a master of improvisation and the art of the sit-in, Marcus is a frequent call amongst bands and musicians carving out his unqiue niche in the performance world. As a lead guitarist, Marcus carves out a unique niche in the world of Guitar with several well-known cutting edge groups including Digital Tape Machine, Stratosphere All-Stars, and North American Scum. He has performed at some of the most elite music festivals across the globe in various genres including all forms of EDM, Rock n Roll, Soul, Funk, and Jazz . Having a commanding stage presence, Marcus takes the euphoric freedom of live music and directs its path into a unique approach, as if every jam is a live recording session. By keeping exceptionally comprehensive notes on what works, what doesn’t, and how to improve is what has led Marcus to respect in the music world and to such integral heights. The Hue, Marcus’ original progressive rock band, released two albums entitled, “Unscene” and “Beyond Words” and peaked at a performance with the Aristocrats at Martyrs in Chicago. Digital Tape Machine, which featured Joel Cummins and Kris Myers of Umphreys McGee released 2 albums entitled, “Be Here Now” and “Face Behind The Face”. The group rose to new heights playing such music festivals including Electric Forest, Summer Camp, North Coast, All Good, Somerset, and more. Currently, The Stratosphere All-Stars is what keeps Marcus busiest with members Steve Molitz (Particle / Phil Lesh and Friends), Michael Greenfield (Lotus), and David Murphy ( STS9 ). Having performed at late night set at the Catskill Chill Music Festival and Brooklyn Comes Alive in New York, amongst tours across the Eastern seaboard, they are quickly gaining attention and adding more shows. In addition to high energy cover selections, the band is currently working on recording an EP of original music to be added to the repertoire. As a session guitarist and live performer Marcus has collaborated with a vast array of musicians from members of Umphreys Mcgee, The Disco Biscuits, SCI, Lotus, STS9, Lettuce, Particle, Garaj Mahal, The Aristocrats, Steve Vai, Megadeth, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and more. In addition to live performances, Marcus focuses heavily on remote and live studio guitar tracking, editing, and mixing sessions working with a variety of artists, composers, and producers including grammy-winning songwriter Jeff Franzel and producer/composer John Ovnik, amongst others. As a guitar instructor, within months he built his own freelance clientele, teaching primarily Jazz students, but also having no limitations to this as well. Marcus Rezak has a B.M. from Berklee College of Music in Boston, and a M.M. degree in Jazz Composition from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

...The story of Marcus Rezak is not one for those who don’t believe in fated occurrences or natural affinity. It is not for those who don’t believe that passion should forcefully direct the flow of one’s life. It is, however, a tale for seekers ready to leave misgivings at the door and allow music’s sway to settle in their minds like a rich fog. In music, we find truth. Within music’s truth, we find the sounds of Marcus Rezak...
Venue Information:
Saint Rocke
142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254
http://www.saintrocke.com