Originally from Iowa City, Ia, Euforquestra (pronounced: yoo - FOHR - keh - struh, think Euphoria+Orhcestra) relocated to Fort Collins, CO in August 2008 and has made a splash on the Colorado music scene with its progressive, genre-crossing funk fusions and a relentless tour schedule. EufÃ³rquestra is quickly spreading its self proclaimed "Afro-Caribbean-Barnyard-Funk;" a unique, rhythmic blend of sound, integrating such genres as Afrobeat, Reggae, Afro-Cuban, Samba, Soca, Funk, Salsa, and Dub. Euforquestra's music is igniting dance floors across the country, with a sound that "explodes, dances and melts in your ear with sheer bliss" (Chris M. Slawecki; AllAboutJazz.com).
In October 2009, the band released their third studio album, Soup, a collection of 11 tracks that captures the band at new heights in terms of songwriting, energy and production. In an effort to spread the album far and wide as an independent artist, the band decided to give the album away for free online at www.euforquestra.com. With over 1,300 downloads in its first week the word is spreading.
With three full length albums to their name, a new live album released in 2012 titled "Let Us In", and a steady tour schedule (over 100 shows per year), Euforquestra has created a presence on the national scene, performing all over the U.S. at clubs, concert halls, community events, and festivals such as Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Electric Forest, 80/35, Desert Rocks, New West Fest, Sweet Pea, Camp Barefoot, NedFest, Bilss Fest, Donkey Creek Jazz Festival, and Iowa City Jazz Festival. In addition, Euforquestra hosts their own festival, Camp Euforia, every year in July, just outside of Iowa City, in Lone Tree, IA.
Mike Tallman (Guitar/Vocals)
Adam Grosso (Bass)
Ryan Morris-Jeter (Saxophone/Vocals)
Austin Zaletel (Saxophone/Vocals)
Matthew Wright (Keys/Vocals)
Craig Babineau (Drums)
Scott Mast (Percussion)