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West Chester, PA

Formed in the Spring of 2006, Bodega is quickly becoming known as a serious young force in the jamband scene. Members Nick Bockrath (guitar), Peter Madonna (guitar), Steve Lyons (upright/electric bass), and Jeremy Worthington (drums/percussion) shared a vision of creating a group with an emphasis on danceable grooves, developed compositions, and positive vibes. With influences ranging from Herbie Hancock, Fela Kuti, Weather Report, Kurt Rosenwinkel, MMW, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, livetronica and beyond, Bodega has always blended elements of funk, philly soul, jazz, breakbeat, and afrobeat to make their infectious grooves, Bodega consistently keeps the bodies moving whether they are in an intimate jazz club, or a large jamband festival. Despite their young age, the members of Bodega each have very extensive musical resume's and have had/continue their high profile training and understanding in jazz, classical, and world music. You can catch Bodega playing regularly in their hometown Philadelphia opening for nationally touring acts, in New York City clubs, outdoor festivals, and all over the East Coast

Bodega has always maintained an extended family of musicians to appear at shows. These have included keyboardist Marco Benevento (performed a full set with us at the 2007 All Good Music Festival!!!!), Rick Lowenberg (former Brothers Past drummer), Mike Greenfield (former JM2 drummer), Aaron Goode (John Legend, Jill Scott trombonist), Leon Jordan Jr. (trumpet), Korey Riker (tenor saxophone, ewi), Max Swan (alto saxophone), Mark Allen (baritone saxophone, flute), Chris Aschman (trumpet) Barney Mckenna (Guitar),MC Kufi Knotz, and many others

Bodega has had the pleasure to play with Bob Weir and Ratdog, Keller Williams, The Benevento Russo Duo, The Slip, Soulive, moe., STS9, Philadelphia brothers: Lotus, Les Claypool, The Pnuma Trio, Perpetual Groove, U-Melt, EOTO (ex. SCI), Sam Kinninger Band, MJ Project, The Subliminal Orphans, Electric City, Yonder Mtn. String Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Gongzilla, The Grimace Federation, and a host of other acts

Bodega has performed everywhere from The Knitting Factory, World Cafe Live, The Khyber, The 2007 All Good Music Festival, The Turks Head Music Festival, The Perkasie Jazz Festival, The Lions Den, The Northstar, The Fire, and a host of other venues... -------------------------------------------


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