MK Groove Orchestra
Multi-instrumentalist, Composer and Bandleader Michael Kammers is a NYC based musician whose career and music reflect the diversity and energy of the city he has matured in creatively and called his home since arriving at the dawn of the new millennium attending and graduating from The New School University Jazz + Contemporary Music program after having performed professionally in his hometown of Syracuse, NY since the age of 15.
A Ropeadope Records recording artist, MK has led his 15 piece Space Funk big band The MK Groove Orchestra for 15 years - performing, creating with, and nurturing a community of musicians playing his original music and creative adaptations of wide ranging repertoire in DIY spaces, lofts, venues and theaters on a regular basis over that time, all while managing to release 9 studio productions.
An in demand sideman on multiple instruments, MK has had the privilege to perform with many great artists on the stage, in the studio and on the road:
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Film legend Melvin Van Peebles, Avant Jazz Drummer + Composer Bobby Previte and Soul Royalty Sharon Jones + The Dap Kings to name a few. National television appearances include GMA and Live! with Aloe Black and MKTO. His music has been featured on television in the US and Japan and he is a long running musical director at The Mckittrick Hotel, home of the immersive theater piece Sleep No More.
Release Date: february 9, 2018
Composed by Michael Kammers + Lisa McQuade
Lyrics by Michael Kammers
Vocal Producer - Matt Doers
Produced, Mixed + Recorded by Abe Seiferth at Transmitter Park Studios -
Mastered by Joe Lambert at Lambert Mastering
Vocal - Lisa Mcquade
Drums - Cem Misirlioglu
Bass - Kevin Smith
Guitar - Jeremy Wilms
Synthesizer and Rhodes - Michael Kammers
Congas + Aux Percussion - Neeraj Mehta
Chekere - Dylan Fusillo
Trombone - Mark Broschinsky
Trumpet - Clinton Wayne “Cee Wayne” Yerkes
Clarinet - Morgan Price
Tenor Sax - Michael Kammers