Joe Zawinul - one of the most legendary, visionary and influential musicians and bandleaders that jazz ever produced. His passing in the fall of 2007 left a big, gaping hole in the
musical world that can never be filled. But if anybody could, it would be The Syndicate- the band that he chose as the vehicle for his innovative and genrebusting musical styles after the break-up of Weather Report in the mid 80ties.
Joe Zawinul had a true midas touch in picking his
bandmembers, not only picked because of their virtuoso
instrumental skills, but with a special ear for how, ultimately, each musician would contribute to a whole that was totally unique to Joe Zawinuls vision. The Syndicate has decided to keep
the band together, and continue and expand on the vision that Joe Zawinul laid out.