The Jazz Funk Emporium first emerged in 2019 and includes some of the finest musicians with a slant and interest towards jazz funk in the Southwest. It’s a band dedicated to the funkier side of life. Neil has had an interest in Jazz Funk for a long time, particularly being a huge fan of funk saxophonists such as Maceo Parker and Michael Brecker, but also influenced by Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters and also the James Taylor Quartet (JTQ).
This band brings a slightly different line up including keyboards and vocal effects from Tom Ball, electric bass from Kevin Sanders, drums from Gary Evans and adding Jesse Molins on guitar to the mix (how can you play funk and jazz funk without a guitarist after all?). Neil is also experimenting with his own effects box too.
Expect Herbie Hancock, Average White Band, Chick Corea, Ronnie Jordan, JTQ, originals and more.
Alongside Neil are Tom Ball on keys, Jesse Molins on guitar, Kevin Sanders on electric bass and Gary Evans on drums.
To check out all the band’s gigs including for The Jazz Funk Emporium check out the band’s gig diary
Three videos from our gig in Oct 2019 at the Teignmouth Jazz and Blues Festival.
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