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'KinetiC' (2018)

Moving Still (2016)

&?! (And What Now) (2014)


Ideateam is an evolving cast of Sacramento-based musicians who work together collectively to refine their craft through their distinct original compositions, along with an array of both vintage and modern cover arrangements. The band's live sets are known for flowing in and around a winding fusion of grooves while leaning on a foundation of experimental funk, soul, and r&b sounds. 

"What sets Ideateam apart from other bands is that they’re a force to be reckoned with, whether as an instrumental band or with a singer. It’s not hard to imagine that if Tower of Power, Larry Graham, Eddie Kendricks and Lettuce had birthed a baby, Ideateam would be that spawn." 

- Paul Piazza, Submerge Magazine
"This large ensemble from Sacramento became a local’s favorite the first time they hit our stage. What’s not to like about hypnotic rhythms, funky horns, captivating melodies, rockin’ jams and a cast of alluring vocalists? A light bulb will go on as soon as you see what the fuss is all about."

-  Tyler Blue, Crazy Horse Saloon

"[...] expecting the funk in its purest primordial form: A confluence of tight, technical tunes dripping with that amalgam of mud and forest floor, where spores rise of their own accord and you have no choice but to sit and sully your blue-and-white dress to consider the mushroom, to heed the nearby placard reading: “Eat me.”

-  Dave Kempa, Sacramento News & Review


Show Support




Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

Bernard Purdie


Sure Fire Soul Ensemble

Kyle Hollingsworth (String Cheese Incident)



Butcher Brown

Kofi Burbridge 

Medeski, Martin & Wood

Dragon Smoke (members of Galatic)

George Porter Jr. (The Meters)

The Headhunters (Mike Clark & Donald Harisson)

The Wood Brothers

Railroad Earth


Pimps of Joytime

Fred Wesley (James Brown)

The New Orleans All-Stars


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