The Macpodz

The Macpodz

 Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Disco Bebop!! Just take two cups of Frank Zappa and blend it for 2 hours with Miles Davis fusion and you have "Genius Food for Super Heroes". Macpodz blend jazz/disco bebop/breakbeat/latin jams that will give you the energy you need to digest our Genius Food.


"One of the nation’s great eccentric cities can fill its fanatical void with a young band called The Macpodz. A long time coming for sure, Ann Arbor finally has its first great jamband; a guitar-less five-piece comprised of brilliant musicians who via bass, trumpet, percussion/flute, keys, and drums, muster up some of the most energetic music on the scene today."
Ryan Dembinsky Glide Magazine Jam 2010

“The Macpodz are Miles Davis meets Jon Travolta” Detroit News

"Funky sound, bouncy energy and jazz influences that range from Medeski
Martin & Wood to Charlie Hunter and Dr. John"
October 2009 RELIX

"Live At The Ark is an infectious snapshot of one of the most talented.
energetic groups to emerge in recent years"
October/November 2009 Issue 62 Hittin' The Note

Ann Arbor's jazz rock outfit, The Macpodz, throw some of the coolest parties around. With a little bit of everything in its musical grab bag, The Macpodz easily please music lovers, from fans of far out jazz to those rootsy jam band-style grooves. The inventor and namesake of its own brand of funky dance music, coined 'disco-bebop,' The Macpodz pay homage to kinky musical concoctions like the groovy, unstructured big band instrumental works of the late, great Frank Zappa with psychadelic tinges of sunglasses-and-afro era Miles Davis. With two solid albums under its belt and a slew of foot-shuffling fans across the region, The Macpodz impress as only an open-minded band can, taking the core of genuine American music and tossing in tasteful touches of world music grooves and lots and lots of swinging horn licks that rouse and comfort all at once." -RAB, Toledo City Paper


"Live At The Ark 2009" Released 7/1/09
"Orcastrate" May 2008
Played in over 100 markets and was on the Jamband radio charts for 4 months. Orcatrate peaked at #8.
"Genuis Food For Super Heros" JAN 2007
"LIVE AT THE ARK 1/23/09" May 2009

2010 Announced Festivals:
Summer Camp Music Festival
Bear Creek Music Festival
Some Kind of Jam 5
Jamboree Roots Festival
Muncie Spring Fest
Peace Fest (ohio)
Harvest Gathering
Painsville Party in the Park
Nelson Ledges
Detroit Winter Blast

2009 Festivals:
detroit winter blast
10,000 lakes festival
mountain jam v
summer camp music festival
grand marias music festival
dunegrass festival
farm block fest
ann arbor summer festival
pabst blue ribbon fest ypsituckey jamboree
comerica cityfest
adjust your eyes
my coke fest
green street fair
ann arbor summer festival

2008 Festivals:
summer camp music festival
wakarusa music festival
dunegrass festival
hoxeyville music festival
earthwork harvest gathering
shamy bash
detroit international river days
mayflower fest 11
4th of July Rythmn Fest
detroit winter blast
melon kamp
knollfest 08
sublime weekend III
perry stock
Ann Arbor Summer Festival
stanley's summer street festival
painsville party in the park
Ann Arbor Art Fair

Played in over 100 Cites & College towns in America. It is also in the radio charts for 2007 & 2008 on

Set List

In a given night we play for 3 hours. Our repertoire is roughly 85 originals and limited covers.