June 29, 2017
THE SEXTET AND JERUSAFUNK
CONTEMPORARY JAZZ FUNK FUSION
THURSDAY, JUN 29 @ 7PM
$20 SUGGESTED DONATION
The Sextet performs music for you to move to and be moved by. Their music combines the harmonic and structural elements of jazz with the groove and feel of funk and soul music. The result is music for your brain and your booty.
Instrumentation includes trumpet, tenor sax, trombone, guitar, electric bass and drums
Jerusafunk is Phoenix’s first and only Klezploitation band! Conceived in 2010 by Chris Del Favero (guitar) and Jessie Demaree (clarinet), the ten-piece ensemble seamlessly blends traditional Klezmer with American Funk and other world music genres such as Jazz, Salsa, Mambo, 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.” Jerusafunk’s will be releasing their new self-produced album, The Hierophant, June 2017 with a national tour to follow. They have been working on collaborations with local artists such as The Stakes, and are filming a new music video for their gender-bending blues mambo Jeckyl’s Heckle. Jerusafunk has also assumed the role of music directors and pit band for a live musical presentation of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth called The Goblin King’s City which will make its debut Comicon weekend in Phoenix. Since 2015, Jerusafunk has played events such as The Musical Instrument Museum Festival, Phoenix Comicon, Firefly Music Festival, and the Scottsdale Arts Festival. Jerusafunk has toured the Southwest and plays regularly at Crescent Ballroom, Valley bar and Orpheum Theater Flagstaff with bands such as Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, Sunn Trio, The Lique, and Qais Essar.
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. Although most performances are free, participating audiences are encouraged to make at least a $20 donation to the artist. This 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 and The Flying Pigeon food truck on 7th Street south of Camelback Rd., tucked away from the street and on the ground floor of the offices of Element Studios West at 4614 N 7th Street, Phoenix 85014. Parking available on E. Meadowbrook Road, only steps from The Listening Room.