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Official Video for Sirintip's "In My Garden"

In case you haven’t checked out Sirintip’s debut album (or even if you have), put your eyeballs on this music video from the half-Thai/half-Swedish phenom. Directed by Derek Means.

From Sirintip: 

What if you could make the world a better place by planting glowing seeds in the darkest of places? What if these seeds turned into beautiful flowers that grow and turn the world into the most colorful place you’ve ever seen?

“In my garden” is a metaphor for our world and how we can turn it into a better place by planting beautiful seeds around us. A huge thank you to Derek Means for making this vision of mine a dream come true, Mica Oczczakiewicz for illustrating these beautiful child-like flowers and Jade Daniel for sharing the way you see the world through your eyes with us. I can’t be beyond excited to share this video with you and I hope this will inspire you to plant more seeds in the world. 💕🌹

Charlie Hunter Trio (Feat. Lucy Woodward and Keita Ogawa) Release Video Of "Spoonful"

GroundUP artists Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward join Snarky Puppy and Bokanté percussionist Keita Ogawa for a rendition of Willie Dixon’s “Spoonful” on their last tour. 

The Charlie Hunter Trio starts a one month U.S. tour this Friday in Northern California - catch ‘em where ya can!

Tickets here!

NPR's "Jazz Night In America" Features This Year's GroundUP Music Festival

We had the honor of hosting Jazz Night In America at our GroundUp Music Festival this past year. Listen to their highlights on Yay YenningsBéla Fleck and the FlecktonesBill Laurance and more.

Bokanté Releases Video for Zyé Ouvè, Zyé Fèmé

Bokante is winding up for a string of European dates this Summer and preparing their next release! 

In the meantime, listen to this gem from their first record here!

You can find all their tour details here!

July 15th - North Sea Jazz Festival
July 17th - Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
July 18th - Jazz Cafe
July 20th - Malta Jazz Festival
July 23rd - Oldenburger Kultursommer
July 25th - Muffathalle
July 26th - Bitef Art Cafe
July 28th - Langnau Jazz Nights
July 29th - Festival Okarina Bled
July 31st - Dromos Festival
August 2nd - Jam Days
August 3rd - Nefertiti Jazz Club
August 5th - Festival de la Porta Ferrada - Sant Feliu de Guíxols
September 9th - Festival Jazz à la Villette

Forq Releases New Video, Prepares For European Tour

Check out Forq's previously unreleased video of Stannic from the Thrēq recording session.  They’ll be playing this live in Europe next week with Henry Hey on Keys, Chris McQueen on Guitar, Jason "JT" Thomas on Drums, and Kevin Scott on Bass.  

Watch "Stannic" here!

Tickets here!

June 24 Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club - London, UK

June 25 The Queens Head - Bath, UK

June 26 Studio2 Parr Street PARRJAZZ - Liverpool, UK

June 27 Band on the Wall w/ Shyfinger- Manchester, UK

June 28 Jazz à Vienne - Vienne, FR

June 29 Jazzclub Unterfahrt - Munich, DE

June 30 LantarenVenster - Rotterdam, NL

July 1 Jazz in the Park - Cluj, Romania

July 3 Empoli Jazz Ejf - Empoli, IT

July 4 Udin&Jazz - Udine, IT

In 2016, musicians from around the world competed in a contest to create an original piece using samples from Tarova, off of Culcha Vulcha, with top prizes of $500 and more. Check out the best of the best below.

Grand Prize



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1st Runner-Up

Tarova (Quick Remix)

by 0db

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2nd Runner-Up

Tarova (Karol Obara Version)

by 24dBFS

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