Turkuaz

Balancing male-female harmonies, strutting guitars, wild horn arrangements, and interminable grooves, a spirit takes shape on stage nightly for Turkuaz via larger-than-life performances. Among numerous critical plaudits, The New Yorker claimed, “[Turkuaz] delivers horn-filled funk incorporating elements of R&B, psychedelic pop, gospel, Afro-pop, New Wave, classic rock, and just about any genre that gets people dancing.”

The Brooklyn-based nonet -- Dave Brandwein [guitar, vocals], Taylor Shell [bass], Craig Brodhead [guitar, keys], Michelangelo Carubba [drums], Chris Brouwers [trumpet, keys], Greg Sanderson [tenor sax], Josh Schwartz [baritone sax, vocals], Sammi Garett [vocals], and Shira Elias [vocals] -- ignite an explosion of energy punctuated by neon hues, deft musicality, and show-stopping singalongs on their newest EP, Kuadrochrome.

Touring incessantly in support of four full-length studio albums, EPs and live releases, they’ve lit up stages everywhere from Bonnaroo, Hulaween, Okeechobee, Electric Forest, and Mountain Jam to Telluride Jazz, High Sierra, and Lock’n, in between gracing stages at legendary spots such as Red Rocks, Terminal 5, and The Fillmore, to name a few. Since emerging in 2011 with their self-titled debut, the group have quietly animated a movement. “I would love for our music to be a bright spot in an otherwise dark world. You can come to our shows, let go, exist, and have a good time in spite of what may be going on outside. That’s what music does for us. We want to share that.”

Past Shows


Dec
9
th
2021
Fine Line
Dec
9
th
2021
Fine Line
Cancelled

Turkuaz

with BadNraD
Feb
1
st
2020
Fine Line
Feb
1
st
2020
Fine Line

Turkuaz

with Neal Francis
Nov
16
th
2018
Fine Line
Nov
16
th
2018
Fine Line

More Shows

May
3
rd
Fine Line

Pedro the Lion

with Oceanator
Apr
23
rd
7th St Entry

Powerglove

with Immortal Guardian
Jun
5
th
7th St Entry

A Wilhelm Scream

Mar
12
th
Turf Club

Suzanne Santo