Good times at Brooklyn Comes Alive with my brothers Daru Jones Official, MonoNeon and Marcus Machado. 🙏
With Phish in Denver, CO for their annual, summer-ending 3-night jaunt at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, tens of thousands of heads have flocked to the Mile High City for a Labor Day weekend full of music, music, and more music. Last night, DJ Logic and a group of “Phriends,” including bassist Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), guitarist Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds), keyboardist Borahm Lee (Break Science/Pretty Light Live Band), and drummer Jeff Franca (Thievery Corporation / Congo Sanchez) got the Dick’s late-night lineup off and running, doling out funkafied jams to the sellout crowd until 4am.
DJ Russo opened the night, with a proper warm-up set of funky, hip-hop-inspired mixes. Next, DJ Logic spun a set of his own prior to the main event. Knew Conscious recently moved into a beautiful new space, allowing for some extra room to dance, with some truly inspiring artwork adorning every wall for all to take in and enjoy visually. Check out a little video from the DJ Logic & Phriends set below:
Turntablism in jazz was well represented at this year’s festival -- not only was DJ Logic on the bill two times, but the Roots brought their own big band hip-hop into the mix as well. Logic’s band, though stunted by an unfortunate late arrival, quickly fell into a deep groove thanks to both Logic and drummer Marcus Gilmore. The gradual layering of bass and piano licks created a solid backbone for master soloists Jaleel Shaw (saxophone) and Keyon Harrold (trumpet) -- when the group found a riff they all liked, it was passed around the band in staggered repetitions: a real-time remix.
Read the full feature at Billboard.com
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DJ Logic, a DJ with both jazz and hip-hop roots, will play with a group of musicians in a collaborative performance called Project Logic this weekend at the Newport Jazz Festival.
“I’m hoping to blow people’s minds. I’m hoping to have a good show and bring something special to Newport Jazz” Logic says.
Project Logic will feature Vernon Reid who played with the rock band Living Colour, Mono Neon who worked with Prince, Marcus Gilmore, Jaleel Shaw, Keyon Harrold and James Hurt.
Since coming onto the music scene in the early nineties, DJ Logic has fused jazz and hip-hop. He’s collaborated with a wide variety of musicians including Grammy Award winner Christian McBride, John Mayer, Mos Def, Ben Harper and The Roots.
Very excited to be bringing Project Logic to this year's Newport Jazz Festival August 5 in Newport, RI. For this set I'll be joined by my good friends Vernon Reid, MonoNeon, Marcus Gilmore, James Hurt, Jaleel Shaw and Keyon Harrold.
This is going to be my Newport Jazz debut and I can't wait to see you all there!
DJ Logic will return to Stage 49 at The Gathering of Nations PowWow April 28-29 in Albuquerque, NM. Logic will be performing a solo DJ set as well as a Project Logic set featuring Vernon Reid (Living Colour) and Special Guests. More information is available at GatheringOfNations.com.
In the past 33 years the Gathering of Nations has grown from an early, simple dream to one of the world’s most recognized annual festivals.
From the beginning the concept has always been to produce an event where Native people can come together each year to celebrate and share culture, and a place where singers and dancers can feel confident that competition is fair to all.
From those genuine and humble beginnings that the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow has evolved into the event you see today, as well as its role in many community outreach efforts. None of this could be have been accomplished without the loyalty and dedication of good volunteers, friends and family.
It was here at the Gathering of Nations that “powwow fever” has shed its warmth on such a wonderful lifestyle, and continues to be of great appeal and intrigue to young people interested in learning more about their own personal tribal traditions and the powwow way.
I'm very excited to bring Project Logic (ft. Vernon Reid, MonoNeon, Marcus Gilmore, Jaleel Shaw, Keyon Harrold and Foday Musa Suso) to the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 5 in Newport, RI. More tickets and information available at NewportJazz.org.