(Funk, Dance & Rock)
JJive Machine habitually bends the rules, blurs the lines, and stretches musical boundaries. Their music takes listeners on a sonic rollercoaster that fuses elements of old-school funk, progressive rock, blues, and soul. Throughout their set, you can hear diverse influences such as The Meters, Jimi Hendrix and Trombone Shorty. Jive Machine is uniquely able to incorporate new ideas while paying homage to the great artists who came before them. The band is defined by a strong rhythmic foundation, infectious melodies, tasteful lead guitar virtuosity, and crisp horn lines. Recently, Jive Machine has become notorious for their “pop-up” performances in downtown Santa Cruz. These events always erupt into a massive dance party, and within moments, you’ll see It’s impossible not to be captivated by the talent and energy of their live shows!
Music begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday June 14th, at the Esplanade bandstand.