Heatbox Joins Umphrey’s for First Avenue "Jazz Odyssey"
Umphrey’s McGee at Street Date Studios
Umphrey’s McGee performed at Minneapolis, MN’s First Avenue over the weekend. Hip hop-influenced improviser Heatbox opened the night and, at the end of the Minneapolis-based musician’s set, the members of Umphrey’s McGee slowly emerged. The group segued into a “Jazz Odyssey” jam-segment and, after Heatbox segued offstage, Umphrey’s McGee kicked off its set with “Hangover.” God Johnson saxophonist Kevin Sinclair also sat in with Umphrey’s on “Wappy Sprayberry” at First Avenue Saturday night. The group will perform at the Jam in the ‘Dam festival later this Sunday.
In other Umphrey’s McGee news, the band recently recorded some songs in New York’s Street Date Studios. Those tracks have now been posted online.