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Music

The best kept secret in music

Press


“Bebopamoeba's music was pulling them in off the streets.”

Ajay Heble, artistic director, Guelph Jazz Festival, on Bebopamoeba's festival nightclub performance

- Guelph Jazz Festival


“Bebopamoeba brings to mind Herbie Hancock’s New Standards and those great Marcus Miller jazz-funk arrangements…but mostly Bebopamoeba themselves. Their original composition ‘Bigfoot’ alone is worth the price of admission.”

Calvin Wharton, Event magazine
- Event magazine


"File under post-bop soul jazz fusion type stuff...this particular vein of multi-genre jazz sounds, spiked with a dose of sardonic humour, is what makes Bebopamoeba a fine local mainstay you won't want to miss."

Denise de la Franier - Echo Weekly


"[Bebopamoeba] has been known from time to time to turn up the amplifiers, add a distortion pedal or two and back it all with an insistent funk beat. The band has been quietly acquiring devout fans during its monthly appearance at Manhattan's Jazz Bistro."

Eric Volmers - Nightlife


"...with a CD-release party for local jazz mob Bebopamoeba, Manhattans Jazz Bistro is pitching the event as 'The hottest ticket since the Thrilla in Manila.'" - Echo Weekly


"Manhattans Jazz Bistro has the fantastic local jazz group Bebopamoeba. It would probably be a miracle of biblical proportions if you found a ticket at this late hour for the New Year's Eve performance...it's also a CD release party for the instrumental four-piece act's much-belated debut...the delay is perhaps a testament to the difficulty of capturing its impressive blend of improv and hurtling rhythms in a recording studio. If you are unable to get into the show on New Year's Eve, check listings for the band's next performance."

Eric Volmers, Arts Columnist - The Guelph Mercury


Discography

No Fingerprints, CD, 51 minutes

Buy the No Fingerprints CD at www.cdbaby.com/cd/bebopamoeba or from www.jazzpromo.com. If you prefer to order in German and pay in Euros, pick a copy up at www.turbo-music.de. (We're big in Switzerland and northern Italy. Go figure.)

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Bebopamoeba plays contemporary genre-hopping instrumental jazz, much of it original compositions, with occasional visits to more traditional territory.

We love the standards, but as a quartet we share a collective weakness for funk and soul jazz. When we do perform works by other musicians, we take an eclectic approach, acknowledging such artists as Thelonious Monk, New Orleans' Astral Project, Miles Davis, Voodoo Dogs, Jimmy Smith, Pink Floyd, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Duke Ellington, Cream, John Scofield, The Police, Marcus Miller, Dizzy Gillespie, The Meters, Bill Frisell, The Beatles, and of course we do "The Flintstones Theme" as a touching ballad.