So, for all those of you who would like to end up on the next Funkestra record, just record yourself singing 'We gonna make it sound like Zawinul' (in tempo at 98 bpm) and send us the sound file. The idea is that we get this huge chanting 'Joe Zawinul appreciation choir' with many, many different voices singing the line. High voices, low voices, silly voices, tiny voices, perfect voices, imperfect voices, old voices, young voices?all are welcome.
The time has come to take our Funkestra ‘mini’ big band out again. No better opportunity than the opening evening of the London jazz festival.
We will play at the 606 jazz club in Chelsea/London on
Friday, 11th of November at 9:00 pm
For more info on the club http://www.606club.co.uk
Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Our funkified personnel will be:
- Stefan Redtenbacher – bass and general nonsense
- Mike Sturgis – drums
- Eran Kendler – guitar
- Simon Colam – keys
plus the ‘Jericho horns’
- Sid Gauld, Simon Finch – trumpets
- Paul Booth – tenor sax
- Trevor Mires – trombone
- Simon Allen – baritone sax
And special guest appearance Katie Hector – vocals
Hope to see you there and expect a thunderous performance (not for the faint hearted;)