McMenamins' Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St, Bend, Oregon

Parallel 44 Presents brings you Groovasaur. Come join the fun at McMenamins Old St. Francis School for a great local show in Father Luke's Room on Wednesday, November 28th. This band of talented players plays a lively mix of Jazz/Funk & Jam/Rock. This show is FREE and ALL AGES from 7PM - 10PM. Sponsored by BIGS Hydroponics.

About Groovasaur: ailing from the intersection of jazz, funk, and prog rock, Groovasaur departs on a textural voyage, pairing ambitious originals and funk fusion classics to create an adventurous performance featuring technical expertise, spontaneous communication, and an expansive musical vision…

Following in the footsteps of fusion pioneers Return to Forever and modern favorites Snarky Puppy, Groovasaur dispenses with the circular conventions of classic jazz in favor of a style that takes the audience on a musical voyage, crafting sonic territories and unique textural sandboxes for each soloist to call their own.

Drawing on influences such as John Scofield, Medeski Martin & Wood, Herbie Hancock, and The Meters, Groovasaur intersperses New Orleans funk and hard bop throwbacks with grandiose, long-form compositions to generate their own brand of jazz fusion.