A funky quartet, Modern Groove Syndicate has created a unique sound guaranteed to make your head spin, soul stir and ass shake. A veritable gumbo of funk, jazz, Latin, soul, Hip-hop, drum & bass, or whatever else they might 've been checkin' out that day.
2002 saw their self titled debut release on Courthouse Records. In 2003 it was one of five jazz finalists in the 2003 Independent Music Awards and garnered two seperate spots in the Grammy Awards entry list.
In 2004 the quartet released their critically acclaimed sophmore album, Vessel. On Feb. 22, 2004 Modern Groove Syndicate was voted Best Jazz Band in the Virginia Music Awards sponsored by NineVolt magazine. In 2005, they won the Independent Music Awards Jazz category and again were placed in the Grammy Awards entry list. In 2007, MGS won the ensemble category in the Pollock Awards.
Vessel has reached the top spot on many National/ International radio stations, including Xm Radio's Beyond Jazz station where it remained in the top five for several months.
MGS has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with a wide variety of bands including John Schofield, The Headhunters, Soulive, Cracker, Stanley Jordan, The Victor Wooten Band, The Tom Tom Club, Keller Williams, The Samples, Chuck Mangione, Oteil & the Peacemakers, The Wailers, John D'Earth, Dr. Didg, Agents of Good Roots, Ike Willis & Project Object, Lake Trout, Cephas & Wiggins, Particle, Jimmies Chicken Shack, Drive By Truckers, Eddie From Ohio, Steve Kimock, Perpetual Groove, Gran Torino, Zen Tricksters, Hobex, Kelly Bell Band, Schleigho, Moderico, and countless others.