Instrument: 
Instruments: 
Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Drums
Genre: 
Jazz, Fusion
Origin: 
US
Territories: 
Worldwide ex. US and Canada
Availability: 
2024: Oct, Nov

Forq resides at the crossroads of infectiousgrooves, ear-bending harmony, and melodies that linger long after the nightconcludes. Comprising a stellar lineup of world-class improvisers, the band'smusic is not only a showcase of exceptional skill but a testament to theiruniquely memorable, genre-blending compositions.

Originally founded by keyboardist Henry Hey (known for collaborations withDavid Bowie, Empire of the Sun, Jeff "Tain" Watts) and bassistMichael League (Grammy-winning leader of Snarky Puppy), Forq has evolved toinclude guitarist Chris McQueen (Snarky Puppy, Bokanté) or guitarist JordanPeters (Jon Batiste, Bokanté, Lauren Hill), drummer Jason "JT" Thomas(renowned for his work with Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor, Marcus Miller, SnarkyPuppy, Mark Lettieri Trio), and bassist Kevin Scott (Government Mule, WayneKrantz, Col. Bruce Hampton).

What sets Forq apart is not just their virtuosity but their commitment tocreating a musical experience that is as enjoyable as it is impressive. With apenchant for delivering engaging and fun performances, Forq's music is acelebration that captivates audiences worldwide. Having graced internationalstages, including prestigious festivals like North Sea Jazz, Montreux Jazz, andJazz á Vienne, Forq continues to leave an indelible mark with theirirresistible blend of talent and pure enjoyment.

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New album in progress - to be released on GroundUP music - September 2024.

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"Forq cooks with HEAT. They stir a rare blend of soulfulpocket and blazing technical proficiency."

- Onstage Review

"If you have a palate for musical mischief, there is a placeset for you with Forq"

- Erie Reader

"Forq's music has an added dimension of openness,adventurousness and power"

- All About Jazz

Henry Hey - Keyboard

Chris McQueen - Guitar

Kevin Scott - Bass

Jason 'JT' Thomas - Drums