MK Groove Orchestra

MK Groove Orchestra


Taking the big band into the new millenium, Brooklyn's own MK Groove Orchestra has developed an innovative approach to one of America's oldest art forms that satisfies audiences as diverse as its musical pallette.


Steeped in tradition, and looking towards the future, the MK Groove Orchestra is comprised of some of NYC's finest up and coming talent performing well arranged originals and choice covers with musicality, energy and precision. Inspired by the likes of Duke Ellington, Machito, Sun Ra, Stravinski, Blue Note Rare Groove music, CTI, and others too numerous to list, the MK Groove Orchestra has developed a unique sound and sensibility that has been crafted over the last four years performing regularly at venues throughout New York state.

The last year has seen the MKGO's demo being sold in Japan through Velour Records, performing at venues such as the Knitting Factory and the Blue Note in New York, as well as performing at the Rochester Jazz Festival, Syracuse Jazz in the Square Jazz Festival opening for Joshua Redman, a set at this year's third annual New York burlesque festival, and a set at the Williamsburg Brooklyn Jazz Festival.

The MKGO has just released their new album "Greatest Hits" and is available through their website, or at a club date near you soon!


MK Groove Orchestra - Velour/P-bot released in Japan 6/05
"Greatest Hits" - 3/31/06

Set List

Our typical set is generally 50 - 120 minutes depending on the venue and crowd. In our sets we cover a wide range of musical territory, from hard hitting Funk, Jazz, Rock, fusion, Surf Rock, Free Jazz, Afro - Cuban, Brazilian, and whatever else we feel like at the time. We have 20 originals and a dozen or so covers including, The Price Is Right Theme, Soul Bossa Nova, Hawaii 5 - 0, War, Merry Melodies Theme, 2001, Misirlou and many more.