first_imgThe multi-colored power funk machine known as Turkuaz was the latest band to appear on the Jam In The Van performance series. Recorded at the roving recording studio’s headquarters in Los Angeles, Turkuaz delivered a fantastic live renditions of The Band’s “The Shape I’m In” as well as a pair of tunes off of their 2018 Life in the City LP, “If I Ever Fall Asleep” and “The One and Lonely”.Related: Turkuaz Goes Bluegrass On “Life In The City” For First Video In New “Unplugged” Session SeriesOn Wednesday, the new videos were shared by the popular live series, and showcase the nine-piece rock band delivering some captivating music in the smallest of settings. The performance of “The Shape I’m In” sees saxophonist Joshua Schwartz stepping up to the mic to take on lead vocal duties alongside vocalists Shira Elias and Sammi Garett. The performance also featured a fiery sax solo courtesy of the man in red Greg Sanderson.Turkuaz – “The Shape I’m In” – Jam in the Van[Video: Jam in the Van]Next, singer/guitarist Dave Brandwein returned to his usual place at the mic to help lead the band through an uptempo rendition of “If I Ever Fall Asleep”, with the horn section blaring away alongside him. The nearly seven-minute performance also features a pair of ripping solos courtesy of guitarist Craig Brodhead.Turkuaz – “If I Ever Fall Asleep” – Jam in the Van[Video: Jam in the Van]In the third and final video, the band delivers an extra funky performance of “The One and Lonely” with Brandwein once again leading the band through their (relatively) new original. Elias and Garett lock in with one another, as they showcase their impressive synchronized dance moves alongside Brandwein.Turkuaz – “The One and Lonely” – Jam in the Van[Video: Jam in the Van]Turkuaz has kept a busy performance schedule since Life in the City arrived in September 2018. Fans in Denver will get the chance to see Turkuaz drummer Michelangelo Carubba lead the March installment of The Funk Sessions at Cervantes’ Other Side on Tuesday, March 26th. Tickets to the event, which will also feature Garrett Sayers, Ryan Jalbert, and Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Jeff Franca (Thievery Corp), Nicholas Gerlach (Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics) and more, are on sale now and can be purchased here.last_img

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