Something Funky (Funk, Latin/Southwestern & African Beats)

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Something Funky (Funk, Latin/Southwestern & African Beats)

Doors Open: 2PM. Doors Close 8PM . Cover Charge $15 2 drink minimum per guest (alcohol or non-alcohol)

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Westside Blues & Jazz 17045 North 59th Avenue Glendale, AZ 85308

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Contact the organizer to request a refund.

About this event

  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Premium seating reservations only held until start of music. Open seating after the start of music. Please arrive early and no refunds.

Please note there is a 2 drink minimum per guest (alcohol or non-alcohol)

SOMETHING FUNKY BIO

Something Funky is an 8-piece funk band founded in 2015 by band leader Greg Foster. The band is based out of Phoenix, AZ and was created with the idea of making original music that reflects a mix of funk, Latin/Southwestern, and African beats. The band is part of Desert Funk Entertainment that is the parent company for Desert Funk Records, Desert Funk Productions, and Desert Funk Publishing.

The band is highlighted by a 4-piece the horn section that includes a killer low end from trombonist Greg Foster, a smooth and jazzy feel from saxophonist Steve Scott, and a powerful and brassy side from two (2) trumpeters John Bonham & Omar Ortega. The funk in the band’s sound comes from a strong foundation featuring the driving thump and groove from outstanding bassist Dwayne Jeffrey and the rock steady in the pocket flow of drummer Jeff Britt. The band’s sound grows melodically from there from funk and rock lead guitarist Danny “D.mosis” Moore. Further enhancing the band’s sound comes from two (2) keyboardists featuring soulful pianist/keyboardist Alvin Wright and more strings, synth, rock organ and rhythm guitar from versatile multi-instrumentalist Omar Ortega. The Latin feel comes from the congas, bongos, and timbales rhythmically played by Greg Foster who was originally born and raised in Panama.

Lead and background vocals feature band leader Greg Foster, Danny Moore, Omar Ortega, Dwayne Jeffrey, and Alvin Wright. Multiple lead vocalists bring a wide variety of styles in both English and Spanish. This multi-cultural aspect of the band comes through in both their live performances and their songwriting and recording too. This is very apparent in their first original recording release entitled “Hot in Here” that is available via Tune Core and is also available on all steaming platforms including Spotify and iTunes.

“Hot in Here” is a hot club mix of funk and Latin beats featuring Greg’s vocals and Spanish vibe with the band’s tight production. Soaring horns, rocking guitar, funky bass and drums and Latin percussion make this tune both fun to listen and dance to as well as to perform live! Many more original tunes to come from this band so stay tuned!!