MoogLab and Moog Workshop Draw From Boatload of Talent Aboard Jam Cruise
Every year in early January the good people at Cloud Nine Adventures put together an incredible cruise around the Caribbean with over 50 bands on board. From morning til night, this five day party features an amazing array of musical talent from the rock, jam and funk genres. Between the travels to exotic lands, the beautiful, tempreate Carribiean weather, a boat full of music enthusiasts and a ton of great music, Jam Cruise is great fun for all involved.
This year the Bob Moog Foundation was invited on Jam Cruise to present a Moog Workshop and two late night MoogLab Interactive Experiences. Our crew of four consisted of Executive Director Michelle Moog-Koussa and Rockstar Volunteers David Hamilton, Jason Pisaro and Chris Tanfield.
The whole team worked hard the first couple of days to get ready for our workshop, which featured keyboardists Rich Vogel (Galactic), Nigel Hall (Lettuce) and Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee). We were fortunate to have the legendary Fred Wesley (James Brown) on Trombone, Adam Deitch (Pretty Lights, Break Science) on drums, Chauncey Yearwood (Pimps of Joytime) on percussion and other special guests sitting in on the jam at the end of the workshop.
Jam Cruise has posted beautiful HD videos of the entire workshop. Check them out here.
This gallery of photos from the workshop is provided by Jam Cruise:
Many thanks to all of the musicians who participated in the workshop and made it a truly special experience for all of the attendees. You all rock!
After the workshop, the team shifted gears and set up our MoogLab in the disco area of the ship. The Lab was hopping from 9pm-1am, with many musicians from the boat stopping by to play with each other. Joel Cummins, Chaucey Yearwood, Corey Glover (Living Colour, Galactic), Drew Basham (Big Sam’s Funky Nation), Robert Walters and many others stopped by to run their vocals through the mooogerfoogers, control their instruments with the theremin and join in the continuous jam that ran throughout the evening.
Here are some of our own photos taken from our two MoogLabs
And some fantastic shots taken by Brooklyn based photographer Michael Wientrob
MANY THANKS to Jam Cruise for hosting us on the boat. We had a great time inspiring people through the Moog Legacy (and soaking up some rays while we were at it!).