Modern Groove Syndicate is an award winning, critically acclaimed, musical powerhouse known for its blistering live sets and unique recordings… 2002 saw their self titled debut release on Courthouse Records… In 2003 it was one of five jazz finalists in the 2003 Independent Music Awards and garnered two seperate spots in the Grammy Awards entry list… In 2004 the quartet released their critically acclaimed sophmore album, Vessel… On Feb. 22, 2004 Modern Groove Syndicate was voted Best Jazz Band in the Virginia Music Awards sponsored by NineVolt magazine… In 2005, they won the Independent Music Awards Jazz category and again were placed in the Grammy Awards entry list… In 2007, MGS signed a Japanese distribution deal with P-Vine Records and won the ensemble category in the Pollock Awards, recognizing their contribution to the arts… Vessel has reached the top spot on many National/ International radio stations, including Xm Radio’s Beyond Jazz station where it remained in the top five for several months…Their highly anticipated third record, Ms. Popular is due before the end of 2007… MGS has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with a wide variety of bands including John Schofield, The Headhunters, Soulive, Cracker, Stanley Jordan, The Victor Wooten Band, The Tom Tom Club, Keller Williams, The Samples, Chuck Mangione, Oteil & the Peacemakers, The Wailers, John D’Earth, Dr. Didg, Agents of Good Roots, Ike Willis & Project Object, Lake Trout, Cephas & Wiggins, Particle, Jimmies Chicken Shack, Drive By Truckers, Eddie From Ohio, Steve Kimock, Perpetual Groove, Gran Torino, Zen Tricksters, Hobex, Kelly Bell Band, Schleigho, Moderico, and countless others… “Packed full of in-the-pocket grooves, clever turns of harmony, and elegantly interwoven rhythms.” - BASS PLAYER MAGAZINE… “The Band’s newest release, Vessel, is lightyears beyond that first record, leaving one to wonder exactly what happened in the interim and what could happen next” - MUSICTODAY.COM… “…’musician’ is a word and a concept that oozes from every bead of sweat the members of this Richmond quartet leave on stage. This greatly matured incarnation of Modern Groove Syndicate has produced a brilliant album [Vessel] that ranges in flavor from jazz to dub and from Mahavishnu Orchestra to Sesame Street while never losing touch with its foundations in the steamy funk of New Orleans.” - JAMBANDS.COM
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