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Monday
May072012

Greg Fundis in Europe w MathGames!+Summer Camp Music Festival+April Re-cap

GREG FUNDIS at Lincoln Hall Chicago 4/18/2012 (photo by Justin Barbin www.justinbarbin.com)Greetings fans of drummer Greg Fundis!!

It's festy season and these early summer months are chocked full of festival appearances that feature Greg Fundis on drums starting off with a trip to Europe with Fareed Haque's MathGames! for Twents Gitaar Festival May 17-20th in the Netherlands just a few kilometers west of Amsterdam.

May 25-27 2012 will mark Greg Fundis' 12th year of appearances at Summer Camp Music Festival.!!!Greg Fundis will appear with MathGames! on Saturday May 26 at NOON on the StarShine Stage and a late night gorilla set on Saturday night playing djembe with AfroZep. Click here to see Summer Camp's SCHEDULE.

(MathGames! from left to right Alex Austin, Fareed Haque and Greg Fundis)

APRIL RE-CAP. . .

A quick yet huge THANK YOU to all the peeps that represented at the Abbey Pub's "Full Court Press 2" April 26 All-Star Chicago Pre-UM Bowl MVP jam featuring Greg Fundis on drums playing with members of Umphrey's McGee, Digital Tape Machine, Family Groove Company, Strange Arrangement and The Coop! That night was off the hook for sure!!  Also, love and props to sold-out standing room only crowds at both the Haque/Monaco/Fundis trio hits at the legendary Green Mill as well as the Young General and FiveSTAR hip-hop rager supporting RJD2 at Lincoln Hall.  Click on this link for some more fantastic photos from that show by Frazier and Zlatko of Soundfuse Magazine online.

 

Sunday
Apr012012

Apr & May 2012= MathGames! in Europe, Tony Monaco midwest dates, Chi All-Star Jam w Umphrey's/DTM, Young General w/ RJD2

Greetings fans of drummer Greg Fundis!! In the months of April and May 2012, you can catch Greg Fundis playing throughout the Midwest and Europe with several exciting musical projects!   After a successful collaboration at Axis Java Jazz Festival Indonesia in 2011, Greg Fundis has been picked up to play with Hammond B3 organ master TONY MONACO keeping the good vibes rolling with a string of trio tour dates at jazz clubs throughout the Midwest.  The trio will feature Tony Monaco, Fareed Haque and Greg Fundis on drums appearing April 6, 7 at Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis, April 12 at NightTown in Cleveland, OH and Apr 13, 14 at the Green Mill in Chicago.

Up and coming Hip-Hop artist Young General and his band Five Star featuring Greg Fundis on drums, Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine, The Hue) on guitar, DJ My Boy Elroy (DTM, Liquid Soul) and Matt Longbons (Hello Dave) on bass will be supporting RJD2 at Lincoln Hall Wednesday Apr 18.  Young General's music has recently been featured as theme songs for both the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls.  Check out General's video for "White Sox Fitted" here.

YOUNG GENERAL and FIVE STAR

Greg Fundis to perform with members of Umphrey's McGee, Digital Tape Machine, Family Groove Company and more in Chicago All-Star Jam called "Full Court Press 2" April 26 at the Abbey Pub.

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Full Court Press 2: All Star Jam with members of Umphrey's McGee, Digital Tape Machine, Kick the Cat, Strange Arrangement, Math Games, Family Groove company, Old Shoe, The Coop, Groovatron, and more. 
Abbey Pub
3420 West Grace St. 
Chicago, Il 6615
773-478-4408
Doors 8:30 p.m.
Show 9:30 p.m.
$10 advance $12 door
21+
Last but not least, the month of May is jam packed for Fareed Haque's MathGames! featuring Greg Fundis on drums with midwest tour dates in Chicago, Madison, Indianapolis and Grand Rapids and debut performances in Europe at the Twents Guitar Festival in Enschede, Netherlands as well an appearance at Summer Camp Music Festival.

 

Wednesday
Dec212011

2012= In the Studio w MathGames! + World Tour Dates in Europe & South America

(2011 Big Dog Productions, David K. Hobby, Photographer)

In January 2012, Greg Fundis will be recording tracks at IV Lab Studios in Chicago working with engineer/producer Rollin Weary on the upcoming MathGames! debut studio album feat. Fareed Haque, Alex Austin and other special guests. Take a listen to a pre-released track "Trimodal"  recently featured in Relix Magazine. 

Just announced!!!!. . .In Summer of 2012, Greg Fundis will be touring with Fareed Haque's MathGames! and Flat Earth Ensemble as they combine forces for performances that include Twents Guitar Festival in Enshede, Netherlands and "Festival de Jazz en La Patagonia" in Chile featuring other notable musicians such as Paquito D'Rivera.   Fareed's ensemble for these tours will include music from both groups and feature tabla phenom Salar Nader and Bengali vocalist Nirmalya Roy.

Wednesday
Dec212011

MathGames! West Coast Tour Re-cap

Greg Fundis recently returned from the MathGames! West Coast tour which included debut shows in Boulder, L.A. and San Francisco.  Thanks to all the fans who came out to represent as well as video and audio tapers who were en masse at each show!  Big thanks to our visualist Craig Pessolano for debuting our new CO2 sphere projections and Stacy Blanc road mgr for keepin' it all together. Check out this video clip of MathGames! performing at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco. 

Shout out to J-Man from Music Maurauders for covering the Denver Quixotes' show.  Check out the review and pics here.

Listen to full shows of MathGames! 2 night run at Quixotes recorded by Corey Sandoval of Kynd Recordings, be sure like em up on facebook!

 

NEXT MATHGAMES! CHICAGO SHOW: Saturday January 28th at Martyrs' w The Hue and Mos Scocious

 

Wednesday
Nov022011

MathGames! West Coast + Colorado Tour Dates Announced

Fresh from their appearance at the historic MOOGFest, MathGames! featuring Greg Fundis on drums, Fareed Haque on guitar, Alex Austin on bass and Craig Pessolano on visuals would like to thank Brian Eno, EOTO, MOOGFest production staff and all the fans who represented for our debut at this amazing electronic-focused music festival.  Also, thanks to Paul Vo of MOOG and Billy Cardine for the epic after-jam at the MOOG factory! Here are a few photo highlights from the show. . .

MathGames! has recently announced several tour dates spanning Colorado to Los Angeles in December. Dates and cities confirmed are *Dec 1 Breckenridge, CO*Dec 2 & 3 Denver, CO*Dec 8 San Francisco, CA*Dec 9 Los Angeles CA*Dec 10 Flagstaff, AZ*

In addition, be sure to catch MathGames! upcoming performances throughout the Midwest where they will play the Medeski, Martin and Wood Official After-Party in Madison Sunday Nov. 6th at the Alchemy and team up with Steve Kimock for a Chicago appearance Dec 16 at Martyrs'.

For more details and tour date additions check out the MathGames! Facebook page