* Kris Funn & CornerStore

When:
February 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
2020-02-23T18:00:00-05:00
2020-02-23T18:15:00-05:00
Where:
Takoma Station
6914 4th St NW
Washington
DC 20012
Cost:
$10 Adv. / $15 at Door

Bassist Kris Funn has a tone that is instantly recognizable – whether on a recording or cutting through the din of a U Street Club. It is raw, aggressive and booming and yet never overpowers his fellows on stage. Funn cut his teeth on the U Street of the early aughts, playing nightly at places like Café Nema, before going on to get schooled in jazz performance from years on the road with Kenny Garrett. He’s maybe best known to jazz audiences outside of D.C. for his tenure anchoring Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah’s “Stretch Music” groups of the 2010s, bringing that visceral swing to Scott’s booming trap beats and smoky and sharp trumpet tone. Around D.C. he leads the CornerStore, an electrified small combo – that comes in trio and quartet line-ups – that mixes up angular harmony, explosive guitar fireworks, hip-hop beats and melodies that hook you in.

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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, JazzTimes, Downbeat, NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper, On Tap/District Fray Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He began covering the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Reach him at Jackson@CapitalBop.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.


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