Funk Filharmonik

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Funk Filharmonik
Monday, July 16, 2018 8:00 PM
Cafe Wha, New York, NY
  • All Ages
  • Two item minimum
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  • Ticket Price: $15.00
  • Door Time: 6:30 PM
  • Restrictions: All Ages
    Two items minimum
Funk Filharmonik's big, fat, fiery horn sound and chunky rhythmic
vibe has become a magnet for musicians and music lovers of all stripes.
From jazz hipsters to rockin' bikers, students to teachers, youngsters to
oldsters, fans of jazz, funk, soul, R & B, listeners, dancers ... and basically
anyone who is in need of a "Soul Vaccination."
In their 33rd year the band features some of New York's hottest and
most in demand players including three Tower of Power Alumni.
Collectively, they've recorded and performed with icons of popular music
including Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Celine
Dion, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, Aretha Franklin,
Mariah Carey, Tower of Power, The Allman Brothers, The Original
Blues Brothers Band, John Mayer, Dr. John and so many more. Many of
these guys have played with jazz and Latin giants including Tito Puente,
Freddie Hubbard, Marc Anthony, Lionel Hampton, Jennifer Lopez, the
Brecker Brothers and a stellar list of others.
Their talents have added to countless TV shows, Movie soundtracks,
Broadway shows and commercial jingles. At any given moment these
guys might be of as a band, a horn section, or individual players in the
far corners of the world playing in such diverse settings as Presidential
inaugurations, midnight sun concerts in Sweden's Arctic Circle or spiritual
drum and dance ceremonies in Ghana, West Africa. The Band also prides
itself in the many benefits they and their loyal following of funksters have
supported for humanitarian and environmental causes. It's really the
band's Manhattan and Long Island gigs that have become something of
local legend.
Lee Finkelstein / Drums / Band Leader
Ozzie Melendez / Musical Director / Trombone & Vocals
Tom Bowes / Lead Vocals
Ron Fox / Trumpet
Steve Finkelstein / Percussion
Vinnie Cinquemani / Trumpet, Vocals
John Scarpulla / Tenor Sax
Dave Lavender / Guitar
John Isley / Baritone Sax
Jack Knight / Bass
Greg Schleich / Keyboards

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