ConFunkShun – 45th Anniversary LIVE at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley | Oct. 18th-21st, 2018

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

ConFunkShun – 45th Anniversary
October 18 – 21, 2018

FROM: The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
2033 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98121

SHOW ADMISSION: $42.50 (includes $6.00 service fee)

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes legendary funk band ConFunkShun for four nights and six shows. Show times Thursday and Sunday at 7:30pm. Show times Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm Thursday and 5:30pm Friday – Sunday.

After four sold-out shows at Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA, ConFunkShun is still on-the-go celebrating their 45th Anniversary as one of the top R&B and Funk bands in America. With six-part vocal harmonies, stellar horn arrangements, and clav-guitar grooves, this group reached new heights in the world of funk; especially between 1977-86 where they charted four Gold albums and one Platinum album with numerous hit singles along the way.

The younger generation may be familiar with their tunes as numerous R&B and rap artists including Lil Wayne, Drake, Busta Rhymes, and 2nd II None sampled them. Among their most popularly sampled songs are “Love’s Train” (1982), “Honey Wild” (1980), “All Up to You” (1980), and others that were chart topping during their prime.

All this time, members such as Felton Pilate and Michael Cooper have had prolific careers outside of the band as producers and solo artists. Pilate was MC Hammer’s in-house record producer and songwriter and Cooper had a widely successful solo career with the release of his album Love is Such a Funny Thing in 1987. Pilate, Cooper, and co-founder Karl Fuller are the three original members that continue to tour as ConFunkShun.

In 2014, the band received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National R&B Music Society. The next year, they released their twelfth studio album, More Than Love, their first studio album in almost 30 years. Two years later, in 2017, the band celebrated their 45th anniversary as a band. They continue to sell out venues and are still as vivacious as ever.

The group’s history spans back to Vallejo, CA with founding members Louis A McCall Sr. and Michael Cooper leading the band titled Project Soul. A couple years later, Cedric Marti, Danny “Sweet Man” Thomas, Karl Fuller, Paul “Maceo” Harrell, and Felton Pilate joined the group adopted the name Con Funk Shun while relocating to Memphis, Tennessee where they were hired to back up The Soul Children. Shortly after, they were signed to Fretone Records where they released their debut album, Organized Con Funk Shun, in 1974. www.confunkshunusa.com

Upcoming Shows

Christian Sands Oct 22

Alice Smith Duo Oct 23 – 24

Gerald Albright with Special Guest Saline Albright Oct 25 – 28

MORE Concerts & Festivals on T.U.M.S.!

Jazz Legend Roy Ayers LIVE in Concert (Virtual) at Keystone Korner Baltimore | Oct. 23rd-25th, 2020
Jazz at Lincoln Center to Present "Ella: Forever the First Lady of Song" Concert Special on Nov. 14t...
"JazzAid Live from the Banyan Bowl' Virtual Concert Series | Kicks Off Oct. 17th, 2020 with 8 Shows
The Charles Lloyd Ocean Trio LIVE at The Lobero Theatre | Oct. 23rd, 2020 - WATCH VIDEO!
JAZZ FOR AMERICA | A Virtual Jazz Concert, Hosted by Dee Dee Bridgewater - Oct. 15th, 2020
The 63rd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival (Virtual) | Sept. 25th-27th, 2020
14th Annual McDonald's Inspiration Celebration® Gospel Tour | Kicks Off Sept. 27th, 2020
The Legendary Clark Sisters’ Live Virtual Experience Concert | Aug. 30th, 2020
"She's The First" - Live Stream Concert Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment - Hosted by...
Music At Home: Live From Arts Garage (Virtual Concert Series) | Kicks Off Aug. 15th, 2020 with Nicol...
“A Concert for Cuba” | Global Broadcast July 18th & 19th, 2020 (7pm CST/8pm EST/6pm PST)
TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series | July 3rd to August 28th, 2020
2020 Detroit Jazz Festival (Virtual) presented by Rocket Mortgage | Sept. 4th - 7th, 2020
The 4th of July Celebration of Veterans Concert - Hosted by Earnest Pugh | July 4th - 12pm EST
The Newport Music Festival Announces 2020 Season | July 4th-26th
The 2020 Lowcountry Jazz Festival in Charleston, SC | Sept. 5th & 6th, 2020
The 2nd Annual Temecula Blues Festival in Old Town Temecula | April 18th, 2020
20th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival in Aruba | May 20th-25th, 2020
The Stylistics to Perform LIVE at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage on June 21st, 2020
2020 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival Produced in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center | May 7th-9th, ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Hide