The John Funkhouser Sextet gives the impression from their relaxed and informal demeanor, both on and off stage, that they’ve been friends for years — because they have. Together in various combinations and incarnations for over 15 years, this quartet of forward thinking jazz musicians exudes true confidence of the kind that can only come from long-term trust and friendship.
- Regular $20 ~ Senior 65+ $19 ~ Member $17 ~ Student $10
They have covered much musical ground together, playing everything from heavy rock to the sweetest folk love songs, from old-time swing music to avant-garde jazz, from Western classical to Indian classical, rock/jam music to Greek and Bulgarian folk songs, and all the while putting their unique stamp of truthfulness and integrity on everything they play. Despite these varied influences, the sound of the band is instantly recognizable: full of empathy, fire, staggering technical displays, profound intimacy, joy and playfulness.
Their eclectic concert at Amazing Things Arts Center on January 20 will reflect Funkhouser’s recent studies of North Indian classical music, employing the deep serenity, pathos and light of ragas he has been studying in recent months, as well as the band’s enthusiasm for New Orleans street music, 70’s Funk and Prog Rock, the Great American Songbook, South African jazz, Chopin, and folk music from all over the world.
The sextet also includes Mike Connors, Chris Veilleux, Phil Sargent, Greg Loughman and Jerry Sabatini.Buy Tickets