JUPITER GROOVE

IMPROGROOVINSTRUMETAL

The long awaited full length debut album, "Gears Of Progression" is finally here.

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Bio

Band history and other tidbits

Hailing from the land of mice, hurricanes, gators, roller coasters and space ships, this collective mind of musicians flirt with sonic explorations of prog, fusion, world, jazz, jam, and blues, bringing together their talents and diverse backgrounds to create bold and exciting instrumental based music.

“Improgroovinstrumetal”, if you will.

Formed in 2008, the power trio would undergo a few personnel changes before settling on the current lineup consisting of founding member Dan “Rod Z” Rodriguez on guitars, Ralph Gray on drums and percussion, and Juan R Leõn on bass, NS/Stick® and occasional Chapman Stick®. No leather, no makeup, no screaming vocals, not even a tease of rock and roll bravado. No, these guys are not about all that. The music is where you’ll get to know them. At times heavy and hard hitting, other times funky and eclectic..and still at other times infused with world and progressive sensibilities, Jupiter Groove is a kaleidoscope focused squarely on a musical landscape.

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Welcome to AREA 51 where we have a bit of material stashed away in cryogenic tubes that occasionally leak out a curiously purple ooze.

This section will serve as a “thank you” for visiting our site and spending a little time here. Every month, or thereabouts, we’ll enter the restricted zone, pry open a cryotube, and extract an exclusive live or alternate studio track that we’ve collected over the years. Sometimes raw, in the moment, and with the occasional surprise, but all very Groovy.

 

Don’t worry, we’ve cleaned all the ooze off.

 

Well, almost.

August

It’s August..it’s Florida, it’s HOT. Straight from the cryotubes we bring you scorching guitars, blistering drums, and blazing basses! On The Prowl is our Area 51 selection this time around and this, once again, is a live soundboard recording from the West End Trading Co show from August of 2017.

1. You can download the track by clicking on the artwork below. You will be redirected to a page with download options (such as mp3,mp4,OGG,WAV,etc).

2. You can simply listen while you browse our page using the player below.

If ya decide to download and enjoy in your car, phone, iPod thingy, what have you, make sure you download the art for each track. Just right click on the art and “Save as”. Or create your own. Share the tracks (and artwork) on your Facebook page and make sure to tag us!

On The Prowl Live @ The West End Trading Co. 2017

Jupiter Groove proudly uses and endorses:

Dan uses InTune Guitar Picks. Juan uses custom gauged S.I.T. Rock Brights on all his basses

Hand Crafted Instrument Strings Visit

Show Calendar

Upcoming shows, appearances, and other events

August 11
The Haven Lounge
Winter Park, FL
With Travis Larson & AudiohiveBuy Tickets
August 12
Shanghai Nobby's
St Augustine, FL
With Travis Larson Band, AudiohiveBuy Tickets
August 13
1904 Music Hall
Jacksonville, FL
With Travis Larson Band, Dave LaRue Band, AudiohiveBuy Tickets
Aug 24
The Henao Contemporary Art Center
Orlando, FL
W/ NundayoBuy Tickets
Aug 25
The Verona
New Port Richey, FL
Florida Prog FestBuy Tickets
Sept 15
Deland City Limits Taproom
Deland, FL
With Dave Larue BandBuy Tickets
Nov 16
The Haven Lounge
Winter Park, FL
That Prog Metal Show W/ Auditory Armory, A Fine Line, Screaming At The Silence, OtherworldBuy Tickets
Nov 24
Shovelhead Lounge
Longwood, FL
Maniacal Mojo's Super Colossal Bday ShowBuy Tickets
Dec 8
The Whirly Dome
Orlando, FL
Private EventBuy Tickets
Dec 14
Shovelhead Lounge
Longwood, FL
W/ David Ellefson BasstoryBuy Tickets
Feb 23 FREE SHOW
Shovelhead Lounge
Longwood, FL
w/ Parallel Motion, The D.O.O.D., Duke Moon and The PhaseBuy Tickets
Mar 14
The Crowbar
Ybor City, FL
w/ Boheems & Acho BrotherBuy Tickets
Mar 16
The Haven Lounge
Winter Park, FL
w/ Darkness by Design,Detoura, Somnent, Sigma 11Buy Tickets
Apr 19
Shovelhead Lounge
Longwood, FL
Maniacal Mojo Presents: ELEVEN! A Guitar ShowcaseBuy Tickets
May 17
Shovelhead Lounge
Longwood, FL
w/ Dave LaRueBuy Tickets
May 24
Haven Lounge
Winter Park, FL
w/ Felix Martin, Sarah LongfieldBuy Tickets
NEW DATE: June 8
Shovelhead Lounge
Longwood, FL
w/ Tony McAlpine, Monte Pittman, and TBABuy Tickets
July 13
Shovelhead Lounge
Longwood, FL
w/ YYNOTBuy Tickets
Aug 1
Will's Pub
Orlando, FL
w/ CHEW and DearestBuy Tickets
Aug 22
The Haven
Winter Park, FL
w/ Auditory Armory, A Pale Horse Named DeathBuy Tickets
Sept 21
Shovelhead Lounge
Longwood, FL
w/ Virgel DonattiBuy Tickets
Oct 26
The Abbey
Orlando, FL
Nov 16
Shovelhead Lounge
Longwood, FL
Holiday Toy Drive (Part 2) w/ Dirrty Hairy, Rednek Messiah, Shadowed Truths, Dapper for Devereaux, Severed SunBuy Tickets
More Shows Coming Soon
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Music/Merch

Albums, hats, shirts, stickers

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The New Album “Gears Of Progression” Out Now

The long awaited new album from Jupiter Groove is finally here!
Recorded during the fall of 2016, "Gears Of Progression" features 10 tracks of Jupiter Groove's signature sound.

What people are saying...

CD Baby Reviews

Best band you've not heard....Yet!
So ...i have to say..... these guys blew my mind...from the first track to the last and everything in between. From the obvious Rush influences to the 80's metal chug....this album has it all.. The musicianship is top notch. BUY THIS ALBUM! I promise you will not regret it... You also won't be able to keep it from being a fixture in you car ! Great sounding progressive metal in your ears!

Your New Favorite Album
Buy and Listen to a band with taste and flair that will quickly become your favorite Progressive Metal/Rock album.... This album has it all.... From the obvious Rush Influences and.a taste of 80's metal that will quench your ear bud pallet....

i-Tunes Reviews

If You Like Instrumental Rock, Get In Here!
Some of us have been waiting for this-- I'm happy to report it's worth it! Fantastic players writing actual songs. Leaving room for notes to breathe but knowing when to scorch the place for good measure is a sure sign you're dealing with pros... Ladies and gentlemen, feast your ears on Orlando's own Jupiter Groove-- long may you rock!!!

New Prog Releases Review

Hailing from Central Florida, the "improgroovinstrumetal" trio, Jupiter Groove, can be described as heavy and hard, funky and eclectic..and still at other times infused with world,fusion,space and prog-rock sensibilities.The 10 all instrumental compositions are imbued with a melodic, vocal quality and harmonic structure that is straightforward yet deceivingly complex. Punctuated with guitarist Dan Rodriguez's soaring, high-wire antic infused solos, Ralph Gray's gumbo of fusion, jazz, prog, metronomic precision drumming and Juan R Leon's rapid fire bass runs dripping with reckless abandon, the music is as diverse as the guys themselves.

Blog/Contact

Visit our blog, sign our mailing list, contact us

Get all your Jupiter Groove News at our blog. It’s all the extra stuff like pics, gig flyers, and of course news. No matter how dire or frivolous.

Sign our mailing list and get an exclusive MP3 download not available on the album. This version of  fan favorite “Funkenstein” was recorded in 2015. It’s a tad slower but equally as funky.

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