Kris Funn talks inspiration and connection in our newest ‘CB Sessions’ video

Kris Funn is one of D.C.’s most exciting new bandleaders. The bassist/composer’s 2017 debut, Cornerstore, earned top marks on our best-of-2017 list, and his hustle hasn’t let up since that album dropped. 2018 saw the release of Bodega: The Cornerstore Revisited, plus a win in the DC JazzPrix emerging artists competition at the 2018 DC JazzFest.

In advance of Funn’s appearance at our Spotlight Residency — this Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15 — I sat down with Funn to talk about the inspiration fueling his fledgeling career as a leader. The video below features clips from that conversation, plus footage of Funn performing solo on the upright bass.

This video is the fourth installment in our “CB Sessions” video series — our first since 2015. It lives on our YouTube channel, along with others in the series and a slate of other videos. Don’t forget to subscribe, if you haven’t already.



About Jamie Sandel

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Jamie is an organizer, musician and multimedia creative. He is a native of Silver Spring, MD, and returned to the D.C. area in 2018 after some time in Massachusetts, where he assisted the Amherst College Concert Office and the Amherst Symphony Orchestra. He graduated with a degree in music from Amherst College. Reach Jamie at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @wjsandel.

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