Bio

About

Hammond organist Joe Doria brings together some of the best of the NW music scene to create a powerful and jaw-dropping funk and jazz sound like you’ve never heard, exhibiting a mix of stellar musicianship, seasoned songwriting and deep groove where no musical stone gets unturned. McTuff is a movin’ and groovin’ adventure that you will not soon forget, featuring the impeccable Andy Coe on guitar and the incredible Tarik Abouzied on drums.

McTuff began in 2008 as an ode to jazz organ greats Jimmy Smith and Captain Jack McDuff, and has since evolved into a versatile and exciting group that has performed across the nation. The band has two albums under its belt, their 2009 release McTuff Vol. 1 and their 2011 follow-up McTuff Vol. 2: After the Show, with a third slated for release in Spring 2015.

McTuff has performed at Bumbershoot, the New Orleans Jazz Fest, as well as festivals and venues all over the US. The band has also held a residency at Seattle’s legendary Seamonster Lounge for over five years. Their Tuesday night show has become regular stop for local and traveling musicians including Skerik, Allen Stone, Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), G Love (and Special Sauce), Blake Lewis, Kevin Sawka, and many others.

The members of McTuff have performed and toured with an impressive list of world-renowned groups and artists including Carlos Santana, Stanton Moore, Ravi Coltrane, Bobby Previte, Michael Shrieve, Mike Stern and many others.

Joe Doria – Hammond Organ / Keys

With a strong library of original compositions, years of exciting performances heading up his own projects, as well as numerous sideman credits, musician and composer Joe Doria is an artist who is carving his own unique voice and sound on the Hammond organ and keys, adding depth and dimension to every project and performance. Joe can be heard with many artists and projects including The JD Trio with Byron Vannoy and Chris Spencer, The Dan Heck Trio with John Wicks and Dan Heck, Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet, Arisawkadoria with Kevin Sawka and Ari Zucker, the duo DOS(e) with John Wicks, guitarist Skip Heller, Chewy , Thaddeus Turner, Mike Stone, Jeff “Tain” Watts, drummer Michael Shrieve of Santana, Kinski, Barrett Martin’s “Aftermath”, and many others. For more info and full discography please visit: www.joedoriamusic.com

Andy Coe – Guitar

With a rich background in jazz and a joyful enthusiasm for blues and psychedelic rock, Andy Coe is recognized as a deeply intuitive, emotive guitarist. As an architect of sound and style, Coe draws in listeners, making collective exploration and resolution accessible across genres. Born and raised in Seattle, Andy played in the critically acclaimed Roosevelt High School Jazz band before going on to graduate from the music department of the University of North Texas. He has played venues and festivals around the country and world ever since, and has shared the stage with many great musicians including Reggie Workman, Rashied Ali, Ravi Coltrane, Norah Jones, Stanton Moore, Mike Clark, Bobby Previtte, Skerik, Mike Dillon, Karl Denson, Kyle Hollingsworth and many others. Currently Andy resides in Seattle and plays in Skerik’s Bandalabra, and the Andy Coe Band.

Tarik Abouzied – Drums

Tarik Abouzied is an active multi-instrumental musician in the Northwest music scene known for his deep pocket and powerful sound. A founding member of funk group Pocket Change and jazz project Hardcoretet, Tarik also performs regularly with countless Seattle bands and artists and has performed with Nigel Hall, G Love (and Special Sauce), Skerik, Brian Haas, Jessica Lurie, Mike Stern, and many others.

McTuff Special Guests

Skerik – Saxophone

Skerik has toured with: Roger Waters, Fred Wesley, Les Claypool, Critters Buggin, Sadhappy, Beta Popes, Syncopated Taint Septet, Garage a Trois, Stanton Moore, Mike Clark, Headhunters, Robert Walter, Ponga, Wayne Horvitz 4+1 ensemble, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Bobby Previte’s Coalition of the Willing, New York Composer’s Orchestra, Tuatara, Mark Eitzel, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, The Dead Kenny G’s, Black Frames, Maelstrom Trio, Master Musicians of Jajouka. ILLUMINASTI trio.Skerik has performed with: Mad Season, Medeski Martin & Wood, Primus, Shock G, The Coup, PBS, G. Calvin Weston, Josh Roseman, Shazhad Ismaily, Clyde Stubblefield, Kenny Drew Jr. Melvin Gibbs, Stewart Copeland, Sex Mob, Crack Sabbath, John Scofield, Blotallika, Larry Coryell, Screaming Trees, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Johnny Vidocovich, George Porter Jr., Funky Meters, Kenny Wolleson, Benevento/Russo Duo, Charlie Hunter, Earl Harvin Trio, Jon Brion, My Name, Kirk Joseph, Big Sam, R.E.M., Warren Haynes, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The Word, North Mississippi Allstars, James Singleton, Somo-Somo, Remy Ongala, Freestyle Candela, Bheki Mseleku, Aubrey Oaki, Mino Cinelu, Bob Stewart, Bill Ware, Buckethead, Bernie Worrell, Brain, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Ralph Carney, M.I.R.V. Stone Gossard, Lonnie Marshall, Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Get it Gurl, Bonnie Raitt, Ruth Brown, Howard Tate, Maxi Priest, Steve Berlin, David Hidalgo, Corrosion of Conformity, Hella, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Ozomatli, Wolves in the Throne Room, Kayo Dot, SUNN O)))), Master Musicians of Bukkake, Todd Sickafoose, Scott Amendola, Doze Green, Dave Ellis, Yoshida Brothers, etc. etc.