Great South Bay Music Festival

JGB Featuring Melvin Seals

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Performing: Saturday July 14
Stage: Main
Set Time: 4:30-5:30PM

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JGB and Melvin Seals bring an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the Jerry Garcia Band table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations
of Zach Nugent’s guitar and vocals, John Paul McLean’s savory bass, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and, of course, a heapin’ helpin’ of the wizard’s magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Along with Sunshine Becker and Lady Chi on back-up vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for hours.

Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”. Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him “Master of the Universe”.

JGB Featuring Melvin Seals:

Melvin Seals – Hammond B3 Organ, Keyboards & Vocals Zach Nugent – Electric Guitar & Lead Vocals
John Paul McLean – Bass
Pete Lavezzoli – Drums

Sunshine Becker & Lady Chi – Backup Vocals

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