Modern Groove Syndicate

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Modern Groove Syndicate is a contemporary jazz instrumental band performing original music Jazz-funk or Acid jazz based in Richmond, Virginia.


Members include Daniel Clarke – keyboard (who has toured with Mandy Moore and k.d. lang), Joel DeNunzio - drums, Todd Herrington - bass, JC Kuhl – sax (former member of Agents of Good Roots), and Trey Pollard - guitar.


The band was an Independent Music Awards finalist in 2004 and winner in 2005 with "Too Good That It's Gone" as Best Jazz Song.[1] Modern Groove Syndicate was given Richmond Magazine’s 2007 Theresa Pollack Award for excellence in the arts (ensemble. Named Virginia's Best Jazz Band in NineVolt Magazine poll Feb. 22, 2004.


Releases on Courthouse Records: First release, self-titled, Feb. 15, 2002, CH 1001, Second release, Vessel, Feb. 10, 2004, CH 0903, licensed for release in Japan. Their first CD was a double entry in the 45th Grammies. Latest CD: Ms. Popular, Courthouse Records CH 0406, Released 12/18/07 [third], licensed by P-Vine for release in Japan.


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