Funky Ohio

Funk musicians and bands originating in Ohio
Musician or Band Origin Date Place of Origin
Catfish Collins Born Cincinatti, Ohio
Johnnie Wilder (co-founder of Heatwave) Dayton, Ohio
Bootsy Collins Born Cincinatti, Ohio
Keith Wilder (co-founder of Heatwave) Dayton, Ohio
The Ohio Players Originally founded Dayton, Ohio
The Pacemakers (eventually called The J.B.’s, James Brown’s backing band) Cincinatti, Ohio
Lakeside Dayton, Ohio
Slave Dayton, Ohio
The Dazz Band Cleveland, Ohio
Faze-O c. Dayton, Ohio
Aurra Dayton, Ohio

Damn, Dayton.

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Into the Vortex

I really enjoyed the music of Sami Stevens and Kazemde George, the special guests at the last Brooklyn Vortex concert and party. If you like live, creative music and live in New York, it’s worth checking out the Vortex. It was nice to sit in as well!

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Sun Ra Arkestra Live at Union Pool

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Johnny Butler & The Epic Fail at Our Wicked Lady

With movement by AnA Collaborations.

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Thursday Night Music at Niagara

Coincidentally, two friends performed back-to-back at Niagara yesterday evening.

Brittany Anjou Trio

  • Brittany Anjou — Keyboard and vocals
  • Mali Obomsawin — Acoustic bass
  • Shirazette Tannin — Drums

Karlie Bruce & Chris Parrello

  • Karlie Bruce — Vocals and keyboards
  • Chris Parrello — Guitars

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The Binky Griptite Orchestra

My friend Carter Yasutake played trumpet with the Binky Griptite Orchestra at a Brooklyn Waldorf School fundraising dance last weekend.

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Sofia Rei at The Stone

I caught the Thursday evening program of Sofia Rei's week of music at The Stone.

The Sextet

  • Sofia Rei — Vocals, loops, and charango
  • Josh Deutsch — Trumpet and flügelhorn
  • Eric Kurimski — Acoustic guitar
  • JC Maillard — Electric guitar
  • Jorge Roeder — Electric and acoustic bass
  • Franco Pinna — Drums

Slides, Stills & Snapshots

Vocal improvisation conducted by Sofia Rei.

  • Sofia Rei
  • Kyoko Kitamura
  • JD Walter
  • Aubrey Johnson
  • Monika Heidemann

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Underground System at Riis Beach

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Queens Jazz OverGround Spring Festival 2016

The 4th annual Queens Jazz OverGround Festival was held Saturday, April 16 at Flushing Town Hall.

Keith Jordan Quartet featuring Sharif Kales

  • Keith Jordan — guitar
  • Sharif Kales — trumpet & flügelhorn
  • John Austria — piano
  • Frank Rosati — bass
  • Tony Mapp — drums

Eugenia Choe Trio

  • Eugenia Choe — piano
  • Sam Trapchak — bass
  • Alex Wyatt — drums
  • Brian Woodruff Quartet

    • Jeff Newell — alto saxophone
    • Pete McCann — guitar
    • Steve Whipple — bass
    • Brian Woodruff — drums

    Josh Deutsch’s Pannonia

    • Nikolett Pankovits — vocals
    • Josh Deutsch — trumpet
    • Ryan Keberle — trombone
    • Zach Brock — violin
    • Gary Wang — bass
    • Ronen Itzik — drums & percussion

    Helen Sung Quartet

    • John Ellis — tenor saxophone
    • Helen Sung — piano
    • Ben Williams — bass
    • Donald Edwards — drums