The conception „Bag Of Groovies” is simple: take a jazzband with acoustic instruments, modern grooves out of Jazz, Latin, Funk und Soul - take good care of the quality of compositions and arrangements - and then into the studio, this of course with the best musicians in town. The result is a Crossover „a la carte“, that really has a special flavour, different from the fast-food of our time. In pieces of the leader, of pianoplayer Aaron Wonesh and of bassplayer Uwe Urbanovsky the band really „cooks“ (a.o. Oliver Gattringer-d, Stephan Maass-pc, Christian Havel-g) .
About Martin Fuss:
Born in 1960, his musical education started at the age of 12
with classical clarinet lessons - but shortly after he changed to tenorsax.
He completed his studies at the Conservatory of Vienna (master of arts)
and the Berklee College of Music(Boston/USA).
as leader :
2006 - COMPARED TO WHAT Martin Fuss & Soulmates
CD´s Change The Rhythm / Vienna Soul Station/Bag of Groovies
Credits: Ray Charles, Joe Zawinul, Natalie Cole, Toots Thielemans, Gil Evans, Bill Holman, Vienna Art Orchestra, Saxofour, Hans Koller, Karl Ratzer, Allegre Correa, Harri Stojka, Incognito, Ostinato, W. Langer, Threeo, R. Josel, Warren Vache`, Bill Berry, Christine Jones, Vienna Big band Machine, Richard Österreicher Big-Band, EBU Big band ...
Concert tours and festivals : USA/Germany/France/Finnland/
Studio and sideman for acts like :
Temptations, CountBasic, Gloria Gaynor, W.Ambros, Fendrich,
Werger, Hirsch, VSOP, Dujmic, MO, Peter Kraus, P.Alexander,
H. Junke, C.Valente..........
Martin Fuss is currently teaching at University of Music in Vienna