(SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – Jazz-funk outfit Gruppo Mondo, featuring superstar drummer Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Indigo Girls, Orleans), brings its unique blend of improvised soul music to the Egremont Barn on Friday, February 10, at 8pm. Gruppo Mondo, based in Pittsfield, is led by bassist Fran Tokarz and includes Peter Primamore on piano and keyboards.
Other musicians who play with Gruppo Mondo include Aaron Dean, Tom Major, John Zarvis, Charlie Tokarz, and Darryl Kniffen.
Marotta has recorded with a diverse range of rock, pop, and folk artists, including Ani DiFranco, Sarah McLachlan, Marshall Crenshaw, The Dream Academy, Suzanne Vega, Carlene Carter, John Mayer, Iggy Pop, Tears for Fears, Elvis Costello, Cher, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Peter Gabriel, Lawrence Gowan, Ron Sexsmith, Banda do Casaco and many others. He lives in nearby Woodstock, N.Y.