MCTUFF October West Coast run 2017

MCTUFF October West Coast Run
ft. Will Bernard, Skerik, and Tarik Abouzied.

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Wed Oct 18 at Nectar Lounge, Seattle WA

Fri Oct 20 at Rhythm & Rye, Olympia Wa (special guest drums, Chris Icasiano) 

Sat Oct 21 at The Goodfoot, Portland OR

Sun Oct 22 at Hi-Fi Music Lounge, Eugene, OR

Tues Oct 24 at G-Spot, Kerby OR

Wed Oct 25 at Applegate River Lodge, Applegate OR  

Thurs Oct 26 at The Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA  

Fri Oct 27 at Cafe Stritch, San Jose, CA

Sat Oct 28 at Jupiter, Berkeley, CA

McTuff feat Skerik, Andy Coe, and D’vonne Lewis at PICKATHON 2017


Joe Doria’s “MCTUFF” featung Skerik, Andy Coe, and D’vonne Lewis perform at Pickathon 2017 Friday August 4th and Sunday Aug 6th.

Pickathon Music Festival | August 3rd – 6th, 2017

Tickets on Sale Sunday January 8th at 8AM PST –

A diverse trend setting lineup unfolds across six unique performance venues that feel more like alternate reality musical rides than stages. Pickathon makes a range of choices that sets it apart from today’s mainstream festival culture; purposely maintaining a low crowd density, enabling families to thrive, recruiting the finest food and drink purveyors in Oregon, free and abundant water, eliminating plastic and minimizing single-use items, no sponsor vinyl banners, and an unrelenting focus on eliminating festival hassles in general.

“It’s what other music festivals claim to be — an experience. The lineup is always stacked and is as diverse as the stages — which is some statement considering the three stages Pickathon hosts are among the most unique I’ve seen.” – Noisey

“Pickathon is an admirably decentered, medium-size festival with an emphasis on communal, progressive values – from the bands, which all play twice, a welcome festival rarity (and some of which camp out, too), to the sustainability-minded dining options, to the quirks particular to the earthy Pacific Northwest.” – The New York Times

“The festival goes to great lengths to create a unique environment for attendees, from operating without corporate sponsors to creating seven distinctive performance venues to host Pickathon’s rock and folk-inclined lineup.” – USA TODAY

“The festival brings an impressive roster of indie talent to Pendarvis Farm for a relatively intimate event. The festival offers a more family-friendly vibe, including an entire schedule of events for kids, and food trucks that rival any food festival (or festival food) options.” – Time



“This may be hard to believe, but it’s an annual festival whose 3500 attendees contribute almost nothing to area landfills.” – Billboard

“Pickathon’s ethics work in conjunction with these stunning aesthetics. The Pendarvis family and organizers’ unparalleled commitment to sustainability distinguishes them from every other music festival in the world.” – Paste Magazine


McTuff and The Motet Fri April 21st at Neumos

JamBase Presents:

The Motet

The Motet with McTuff

Neumos – 925 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
8pm doors || $20 advance || All ages, bar with ID
Friday April 21st


The Motet
The future of funk is clear on The Motet’s new self-released studio album, Totem, which hits streets July 8, 2016. The 12 tracks on Totem, all originals, cover a lot of ground stylistically while never losing sight of the groove. Produced by Lettuce and Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno, Totem was written collectively by the seven members of the band. Each song is steeped in The Motet’s signature style that slaps you in the face with sounds that are fresh and unique.

MCTUFF Trio feat Andy Coe and Tarik Abouzied
“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.  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”.

McTuff Trio feat Andy Coe and Tarik Abouzied

2/18/2017: McTuff feat. Skerik, Andy Coe, and Byron Vannoy with Flowmotion

MCTUFF and FLOWMOTION – SATURDAY FEB 18TH at Nectar in Fremont.
Next Saturday at Nectar Lounge lots of reunited musicians will make this McTuff Flowmotion show a special event not to miss!

Nectar & The PBJ Present:

Flowmotion feat. Andy Coe
McTuff feat. Skerik, Andy Coe, and Byron Vannoy

$12adv / $16dos
8pm doors
9pm show

2/17/2017: McTuff feat Marc Fendel, Ari Joshua, and Ehssan Karimi at HiFi Music Lounge Eugene, OR


Friday Feb 17 10PM – MCTUFF visits HIFI MUSIC LOUNGE in Eugene for a night of ripping Hammond based funk-soul. Come take a well deserved night out and cut loose!

An Evening With: McTuff at Hi-Fi Lounge
Joe Doria – Hammond B3mctuff_seamonster_04
Marc Fendel – Alto Sax
Ari Joshua – Guitar
Ehssan Karimi – Drums

Doors open at 9pm
Show starts at 10pm

Tickets: $10 in advance and at the Door


Will Bernard with McTuff October 14, 15, 16

Friday at HiFi Music Lounge in Eugene OR
Saturday at The Goodfoot. Portland OR
Sunday at The Seamonster, Seattle WA

We are stoked to be playing with the incredible, Will Bernard on guitar this weekend. He’s a great player and writes some fun music – don’t miss this special show on Sunday Oct 16th at The Seamonster!mctuff_w_willbernard_oct15_gfoot_2016

Will Bernard – guitar
Joe Doria – Hammond organ
Ehssan Karimi -drums
Marc Fendel – alto saxophone

Will Bernard Bio

Although currently a New Yorker, guitarist Will Bernard’s unique voice was formed from the most part from the rich cultural roots of the San Francisco Bay Area. Along the way he studied classical music, jazz, played in basements and coliseums and absorbed the Bay Area Multi-Kultii, the New York downtown edge and the loose funk of New Orleans. He has performed or recorded with Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Robert Walter, John Medeski, Ben Sidran, Peter Apfelbaum, Tom Waits, Dr. John and a lot of other known and unknowns. Will can be seen working in a chameleon like way to fit into his current habitat. His 2007 CD “Party Hats” as well as his 1997 collaborative project T.J. Kirk “If Four was One” were both nominated for Grammys and he is nominated yearly in Downbeat magazines critic’s poll for best “rising star’ guitar player. Will is a regular fixture at New Orleans Jazz fest, Jam Cruise and other such activities has toured extensively in the US and Europe.
Currently Will performs with John Medeski’s Mad Skillet, Peter Apfelbaum’s Sparkler, Frequinox with Stanton Moore and Robert Walter, Pleasure Drones, Brian Charette’s Mighty Grinders and the Will Bernard trio and quartet.Will’s 8th album as a leader “Out and About” was released spring 2016 on Posi-tone records.


McTuff Quartet at Hi-Fi Music Lounge Sat October 8th 10PM

McTuff visits HiFi Music Lounge in Eugene OR Saturday, October 8th!!

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. 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.mctuff_hi-fi_sept_2016

Joe Doria – Hammond Organ/Synth
Ari Joshua – Guitar
Marc fendel – Alto Sax
Ehssan Karimi – Drums


McTuff Fall West Coast Run 2015


MCTUFF October Tour 2015 feat. Andy Coe and Ehssan Karimi. Oct 13th-24th!

– Tues October 13th @ The Seamonster Lounge

– Wed October 14th @ Applegate River Lodge and Restaurant, Applegate OR

– Thurs October 15th @ The Torch Club,  Sacramento CA

– Friday October 16th @ The Divided Sky, Lake Tahoe CA

– Saturday October 17th@ Crazy Horse Saloon, Nevada City CA

– Tues October 20th @ The Frog and Peach Pub, San Luis Obispo, CA

– Thursday October 22nd @ Zodiacs Petaluma, Petaluma CA

– Friday October 23rd @ Bergamot Alley, Healdsburg CA

– Saturday October 24th @ The Jam Arcata, Arcata, CA

HALLOWEEN with MCHALEN – MCTUFF and INHALEN @ The Goodfoot Sat. Oct 31st

HALLOWEEN at The Goodfoot Saturday october 31st…
will rock your soul off as members of MCTUFF team with members of INHALEN for a special Halloween event you won’t forget, The music of McTuff melding with the rawk fun of Van Halen!!!

Joe Doria on Hammond Organ and ARP with two of the area’s most burning guitarists, Andy Coe and RL Heyer …cutting at your flesh from both sides!! All of this propelled by the hardest hittin’ monster in the northwest on drums, Scott Goodwin.

It’s gonna be some rip-roarin’ fun! Dress in yer best costumes and get sweaty with us.

My favorite holiday!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!


Tom Marriott, Dan Heck, Byron Vannoy, and Joe Doria for an evening of the music of McTuff @ Tulas Oct 9th and 10th

An October 9 and 10th treat at Tula’s Restaurant & Jazz Club! Join us for a special weekend as Thomas Marriott, Dan Heck, and Byron Vannoy offer a different take on the music of McTuff and more.

For Tula’s reservations (but not advance tickets) call 206-443-4221 or email
Tula’s Restaurant & Jazz Club 
2214 2nd Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121

12088545_10206765713655213_6652252637896369739_nSeattle trumpeter Thomas Marriott relocated to New York in 1999 after winning the prestigious Carmine Caruso Jazz Trumpet Competition. From there, he embarked on three world tours with Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau Band. He has worked with luminaries such as Rosemary Clooney, Joe Locke, The Tito Puente Orchestra, The Chico O’Farrill Orchestra, Steve Wilson, Carl Allan, Deltron 3030, The Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Charlie Hunter, Eddie Palmieri, and many others. Since his return to Seattle in 2004, Marriott has been the featured trumpet soloist with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and has been a catalyst on the Seattle jazz scene. Marriott has recently released his 10th album as a leader for Origin Records.

Organist Doria learned piano from Randy Halberstadt and Dave Peck at Cornish College, plus some select lessons from Jerome Grey. Generally, he taught himself Hammond organ from listening to Jimmy Smith and Jack McDuff. Uplifted by a regular gig with Heck and drummer John Wicks at the erstwhile Art Bar in downtown Seattle, Doria developed his Hammond mastery. He’s been a regular feature in Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder, a first-call local organist, and gigging mentor to local drummers D’Vonne Lewis and Tarik Abouzied, guitarist Andy Coe, and many others, in his weekly Tuesday hang with band McTuff at the Seamonster in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood.
Drummer Vannoy has performed and recorded with Julian Priester, Jovino Santos Neto, Wayne Horvitz, Ernestine Anderson, and Hadley Caliman. He holds an Associate Certificate in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music, a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance from Cornish College, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Jazz and African American Music Performance from California Institute of the Arts.

Guitarist/composer Heck currently lives and works in Naples, Florida. He was born in Philadelphia and raised in eastern Long Island, NY. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, he has performed in Boston, New York, Paris, and Seattle, where he co-founded the award-winning ensemble Bebop and Destruction, of Seattle’s turn-of-this-millennium Owl n’ Thistle jam sessions.