Troker

Somehow Troker is able to create a sound from a variety of influences that until now, have not been very well acquainted with each other.
— NYC Jazz Record

A fusion of jazz, funk, DJ scratching and the tradition of mariachi horns: this band is a contemporary expression of the Mexican music scene, with a sound that travels between the sublime and dangerous. That is why if Salvador Dali ever made a heist movie, then Mexico's Troker would have been the soundtrack; developed in the land of tequila, their live act has reached 15 countries in the last years.

Since coming to the jazz scene in Guadalajara in 2004, Troker was like a breath of fresh air. The frenetic grooves and playful jam sessions made them one of the favorite bands in the growing jazz scene in the city and soon began to attract national media attention and share the stage -even before having a record- with international jazz exponents. But it was until 2007 with the release of their first album "Jazz Vinil" that the band decided to make from Troker a way of living.

Troker's desire has always been composing instrumental music, free of labels, sounds that all together express who they are and where they come from, so at some point in their creative process, involving rock, progressive and hip hop into their music was totally natural; this is how the sound of the band is transformed with each album and cultivates their own possibilities to compose music with so much identity.

This artistic flexibility is one of their great strengths, Troker adapts to venues and festivals of jazz, rock and world music; and when Troker plays, it's impossible not to listen.

We're talking about a band that is much more than a group of musicians promoting records; the six musicians are concerned about their community and have worked with plastic artists, filmmakers and advertisers. They support actively music education, participate economically in the Mexican creative industries and are always doing social service.

Troker is the only Mexican band that has been official selection in the most important markets of jazz & world music in Europe: Womex & Jazzahead.

In the past two years they have reached more than 96 international concerts; but definitely the highlight came when they were invited for the second time to the Glastonbury Festival, being the first band to appear consecutively in the official poster.

The engagement of Troker is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours Program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with the support from the National Endowment for the Arts.