This January, Jam Cruise 15 set sail, with some of the biggest names in live music aboard, collaborating, and throwing down. While Vulfpeck was originally slated to perform on the boat, when a scheduling change forced the band to back out, Vermont’s Twiddle was tagged in. As is the Jam Cruise way, during Twiddle’s set on January 21st, the group invited guitarist Al Schnier from moe. to join the quartet during a rendition of their feel-good number “Mamunes The Faun.”moe. & Members of Turkuaz Perform “Naive Melody” On Jam Cruise [Pro-Shot Video]Across the fourteen-minute rendition, the band moves into a jazzy, laid-back, and spacious jam segment, marking a stark contrast from the upbeat chorus of the song. During this jam, the group almost moves into electronic-inspired sounds carried by Ryan Dempsey behind the keys. Eventually, this spacey section builds with urgency to a quick and frenetic peak featuring dueling guitars from Schnier and Twiddle’s resident guitarist Mihali Savoulidis before moving back into the song’s triumphant and lighthearted chorus.Exclusive Videos From moe. And Twiddle’s Summer Camp Secret Set [Watch]The magical musical experience that is Jam Cruise will be setting sails next January, when Jam Cruise 16 takes over the Norwegian Jade from January 17th through 22nd. After it embarks from Miami, Florida, the cruise will round through Roatan, Honduras, and Grand Cayman during its weeklong circuit.As always, the lineup for the near week-long event is stacked, with Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood topping the bill. You can check out the video of Twiddle’s performance of “Mamunes The Faun” with Al Schnier below to get stoked for next year’s Jam Cruise, which is bound to have similarly all-star collaborations across its trip. You can check out this year’s massive Jam Cruise lineup here, and get more information about the event on its website here.[Photo: Phierce Photo]
Michael Laudrup admitted he was a relieved man after seeing Swansea claim a first win in nine Barclays Premier League games against Fulham at the Liberty Stadium. Deflected second-half efforts from Jonjo Shelvey and Chico Flores sealed a 2-0 victory for the Swans. Shelvey put the hosts ahead in the 61st minute when his shot from the edge of the box struck Wilfried Bony and Brede Hangeland to beat a helpless Maarten Stekelenburg. Flores’ near-post header, which flicked in off Dimitar Berbatov, wrapped up the win, just the third on home turf this term, and moved Swansea up to 10th in the table. Fulham failed to make the most of excellent first-half chances for Hangeland and Ashkan Dejagah as they slipped to a defeat which ensures they remain just a point above the drop zone. Laudrup had warned his team they may have to suffer in order to end their worrying winless run, their worst run of league form since the 2008-09 season, and so it proved. There was plenty of anxiety among the home support during a tight first hour, but the Welsh club have opened up some valuable breathing space ahead of the weekend trip to West Ham. “I am relieved,” said the Dane. “It is a huge win. It is quite some games since we won in the league and it was against a direct opponent in the table. “We have four in a row – with West Ham, Cardiff and Stoke to come – so they are all six-pointers. “We will go into the game on Saturday with two consecutive wins – although only one in the league – but that will give the players the belief that we are going forward.” Press Association Laudrup and Swansea have been hindered by a lengthy injury list in recent weeks, but the Dane was able to welcome back Jonathan de Guzman, Shelvey, Nathan Dyer and Angel Rangel, with the likes of Michel Vorm, Michu and Jose Canas making good progress in their recoveries. But Laudrup was keen to stress claiming three points was down to more than having more players available. “Overall I am pleased that some injured players came back but I don’t think it would be fair after coming through these games to talk about one or two players. “When you are struggling mentally it is only the team together that can bring you out of that situation. “If you have six or seven who are very tense then it is very difficult to play football. “It was better today compared to the first-half against Birmingham and then we were very good after the first goal. “The first goal in games like this is very crucial. “We played too much short passing in the first half but it was not easy as Fulham came here to take away a point defending with nine players behind the ball.” Swansea have added David Ngog and Adam King to their squad ahead of the end of the January transfer window. But the club are still waiting for Blackpool’s Tom Ince to decide whether he wants to move to the Liberty Stadium on loan. “I have already said he is looking at his options,” said Laudrup. “I talked to him and his father (on Monday) and I saw today on the news they have been with another club, and they will make up their minds as to what they think is best for him.” Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen did not attend the post-match press conference with the written press, but told broadcasters: “It’s very disappointing, I thought we should have come away with something considering the first half. “In the second half it was better for Swansea but it took a shot with two deflections to give them the lead and another deflection for the second which left us with a big mountain to climb. “We had great chances in the first half, the first one with Hangeland was really an open net and we have to take those chances.” Meulensteen also confirmed AC Milan have made an enquiry about Adel Taarabt. “It’s the last few days of the window it will be very hectic, I have no concrete news. It is speculation, there has been some interest (in Taarabt) that is all I know so far,” he said.
First Bank of Nigeria Football Club of Lagos at the weekend emerged champions of the 32nd edition of the Central Bank of Nigeria sponsored All Nigeria Financial Institutions Football competitionTo emerge champion, FBN defeated Securities and Exchange Commissions (SEC) FC of Abuja 4-2 to cart home the giant trophy and the N2million star prize. SEC Abuja got N1.5m and the runners-up trophy for their efforts.The final match played at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan, was watched by who-is-who in Nigeria football administration and a some ex- Internationals including former midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju. The epic final ended 1-1 at regulation time before dragging intopenalty shootout which FBN won.Speaking at the occasion, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, commended all the teams that participated in this year’s edition and stressed that the championship was one of the foremost and oldest corporate responsibility functions of the CBNMr. Emefiele who was represented by the Controller of the Ibadan branch of the CBN, Mrs. Ajuma Modojemu, reiterated the apex bank’s commitment in making positive contributions toward the promotion and development of football in the country.The CBN Governor lauded the increase in the number of financial institutions that registered for this year’s competition and urge other institutions yet to register to do so in order to be captured in next year’s edition of the championship.Emefiele thanked the Oyo State government for making the Lekan Salami Stadium available for the exercise and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for mobilizing the teams and ensuring a hitch-free exercise. He also gave kudos to the media for their support at all time and fans for their conducts throughout the championship.Meanwhile, Azabe Zinariya MFB FC defeated Balogun Fulani MFB FC 6-2 to win the third placed match and claimed the N1million at stake for the 2nd runners–up while Balogun Fulani was given N500,000 as consolation prize for the 4th position.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram