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December 15, 2018






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Phoenix’s first and only Klezploitation band! Conceived in 2010 by Chris Del Favero (guitar) and Jessie Demaree (clarinet), the nine-piece costume-sporting ensemble seamlessly blends Funk with traditional Klezmer and other world musics such as Jazz, Salsa, Samba, Bossa Nova, Cumbia, and Afrobeat. Phoenix New Times says, “Jerusafunk is not only one of the most original bands in town, it’s one of the most fun,” which is why you will see Jerusafunk frequently on AZ Central’s monthly Phoenix concert picks and other local columnists’s lists of top favorite live bands. In June 2017, Jerusafunk released their seventy-minute self-produced odyssey, “The Hierophant,” which they followed up with their first east coast tour Summer 2017, and then a west coast tour in Summer 2018. Java Magazine commends the album: “I’m not sure if there are any other Klezploitation bands in the world, but if there are, Jerusafunk should be crowned as the royalty of such a movement.” While on tour this summer, Jerusafunk filmed and released a music video for the Spanish-tongued and lascivious cumbia “La Cumbia Bicuriosa,” their third music video for The Hierophant. They also have videos for “Vulgar Bulgar,” “Mushroom Samba,” and “Saturnalia,” on the horizon. As for the new album, keep your ears out for their first single in February 2019 with the vinyl album following close behind.

Jerusafunk has performed with George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, Har Mar Superstar, Victor Wooten, Combo Chimbita, and MarchFourth Marching Band. They have also performed at a myriad of local festivals, such as M3F (FKA McDowell Mountain Music Festival), MIMFest, Scottsdale Arts Festival, Juniper Jam, Apache Lake Music Festival, and Phoenix Comicon.


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Important Information about your visit to The Listening Room Phoenix
The Listening Room Phoenix is centrally located in midtown Phoenix AZ and is open to audiences who appreciate great acoustic music.Some performances are pre-sale ticketed and some are at-door pricing. Your purchase will go a very long way in keeping each artist on their path to success and keeping The Listening Room a healthy destination for great music in Phoenix. Audiences are participating in a live video recording of the performance. Your entrance to The Listening Room Phoenix is consent to be photographed and filmed.

The Listening Room Phoenix shares its home with Mazvo Auto Car Care Center on the west side of 7th Street, south of the traffic light at E. Highland Rd., tucked away from the street at 4614 N 7th Street, Phoenix 85014. Additional parking is available on E. Meadowbrook Road, only steps from The Listening Room Phoenix.