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BMW Jazz Festival 2012

E começa hoje o BMW Jazz Festival.

Em São Paulo as apresentações acontecerão no Via Funchal: Rua Funchal, 65 – Vila Olímpia. Telefone: (0xx11) 3846-2300 – site:

A programação no Via Funchal é a seguinte:

Sexta-Feira, 08/06, a partir das 20h30:
Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet; Toninho Feragutti, Bebê Kramer e convidados; Corea, Clarke & White.

Sábado, 09/06, a partir das 20h30:
Clayton Brothers Quintet; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; Maceo Parker e convidados Fred Wesley & Pee Wee Ellis.

Domingo, 10/06, a partir das 20h30
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society; Ninety Miles; Charles Lloyd Quartet.

Ainda em São Paulo, no domingo à partir das 17hs, teremos também dois shows gratuitos na plateia externa do Auditório Ibirapuera: Av. Pedro Alvares Cabral, s/n – Portão 2 do Parque Ibirapuera, com The Clayton Brothers Quintet e Maceo Parker e seus convidados especiais Fred Wesley & Pee Wee Ellis.


Já no Rio de Janeiro, o festival acontecerá no Teatro Oi Casa Grande: Av. Afrânio Melo Franco, 290 – Leblon. Telefone: (0xx21) 3114-3712 – site:

E a programação é:

Segunda-feira, 11/06, a partir das 21h
Corea, Clarke & White; Ninety Miles.

Terça-feira, 12/06, a partir das 21h
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; Maceo Parker e convidados Fred Wesley & Pee Wee Ellis.

Quarta-feira, 13/06, a partir das 21h
Charles Lloyd Quartet; Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society.

The Clayton Brothers Quintet

The Clayton Brothers Quintet

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis, Fred Wesley e Maceo Parker

Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis, Fred Wesley e Maceo Parker

Algumas dicas para os amigos de São Paulo que forem ao BMW Jazz Festival:Se você for de carro, prepare os bolsos pois os estacionamentos estarão cobrando um tanto caro por lá (média de R$ 25).
Quem quiser utilizar o transporte público, pode pegar a linha 9 – esmeralda da CPTM e descer na estação Vila Olimpia, já que as estações de metrô/trem encerram as atividades a 1hs do domingo.
O problema de ir com transporte público é se os shows atrasarem e você ficar na mão.

E se algum amigo do Rio quiser passar dicas de transporte para o Teatro Oi Casa Grande, fique à vontade.

Nós do Original Funk Music estaremos presentes no sábado.E no domingo estaremos lá também, sabe lá quando teremos novamente Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley e Pee Wee Ellis juntos no Brasil.


Maceo Parker with Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis no BMW Jazz Festival 2012 – Post Atualizado


E foram anunciadas as atrações do BMW Jazz Festival 2012.

Dentre as atrações, teremos a aguardada apresentação de Maceo Parker and his band with Special Guests Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis.

O BMW Jazz Festival acontecerá de 8 a 10 de junho em São Paulo, e de 11 a 13 de junho no Rio.

Em São Paulo o festival acontecerá no Via Funchal, e no Rio de Janeiro no Teatro Oi Casa Grande.

Segundo informações, dia 10 de junho, Maceo Parker e The Clayton Brothers farão um show gratuito no Parque do Ibirapuera.

Além dos shows, o BMW Jazz Festival oferecerá seis workshops gratuitos, na Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo, ministrados por Chick Corea, Lenny Whitw, Stanley Clarke, Charles Lloyd, Christian Scott e Trombone Shorty.

Vejam as outras atrações do BMW Jazz Festival:

Corea, Clarke & White – Projeto de Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke e Lenny White (São Paulo / Rio de Janeiro)

Charles Lloyd (São Paulo / Rio de Janeiro);

The Clayton Brothers (São Paulo);

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (São Paulo / Rio de Janeiro);

Ambrose Akinmusire (São Paulo);

Nintey Miles Project (São Paulo / Rio de Janeiro);

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society (São Paulo);

Toninho Ferragutti e Bebê Kramer (São Paulo).

Se ano passado a Família Original esteve presente nos dois shows de Fred Wesley no Brasil, com certeza não iremos ficar fora dessas apresentações.


Maceo with Special Guests Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis no BMW Jazz Festival 2012


De  8 a 10 de junho em São Paulo, no Via Funchal.

De 11 a 13 de junho no Rio de Janeiro, no Teatro Oi Casa Grande.


Q.A.S.B. – Q.A.S.B. (2009)

Q.A.S.B. – Q.A.S.B
Genre: Funk / Soul
01. The Key
02. Funk With Me
03. Touch
04. We Need The Funk
05. Eternally
06. No!
07. All Right
08. One Love Song

About Q.A.S.B.
1st Full Album “Q.A.S.B.” was released on October 7th, 2009 by Soul Garden Records!!

Q.A.S.B. are a japanese funk/soul group consisting of 10 members (vo,ds,g,b,org,per,tp,tb,t.sax,a.sax) . amy-A on lead vocal is a JB (James Brown) style singer, and her vocal style is very rare for a woman.
In June, 2005, we got together in Tokyo. We play original music influenced by JB, the early years of Kool & The Gang, Sly & the Family Stone, Stax, etc.
“Danceable heavy funk tunes” and “fine but dramatic slow and medium numbers”. These are two strengths we have. With these, we try to reproduce the GROOVE and FEELING of the early 70’s in our original music.
Up to now, we have released “Stay True” (2006), “The Key”, “No” (2007) simultaneously in 22 countries as a limited single (iTunes, Napster, etc.).
In 2008, an analog 7 inch single “The key pt 1&2” was released by Soulsia Records. It is sold by Jazzman Records (U.K.) and Juno Records (U.K.). (In Japan, it is sold exclusively by universounds.)
In 2009, a CD album “Q.A.S.B.” consisting of 8 songs including “The Key”, was released by Soul Garden Records on October 7th!


Funk News

Funk News

Funk News

Boston Horns – Bring On The Funk
Breakestra – joyful noise (12_edit)
Brian Culbertson – Bringing Back The Funk – Funkin’ Like My Fathers Feat. Bootsy Collins
Down To The Bone – Make It Funk
Leela James – Clean up woman
Maceo Parker – Basic Funk 101
Q.A.S.B. – Funk With Me
Randa And The Soul Kingdom – I Do What I Do
The Poets of Rhythm –  more mess on my thing

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Deep Street Soul – Deep Street Soul (2009)

Deep Street Soul

Deep Street Soul – Deep Street Soul (2009)

Genre: Funk / Soul
Format: MP3


01. Crate Diggin
02. Kick Out The Jams (Featuring Tia Hunter)
03. Papa Jumps
04. Now Dig This!
05. Homebound
06. Red Raw
07. Greenbacks (Featuring Shirley Davis)
08. Downtime
09. Get Up & Get It
10. Riot
11. Straighten Out

About Deep Street Soul
Deep Street Soul are funk DJ & drummer Agostino ‘Sol Loco’ Soldati, bass player & soul aficionado Papa ‘J’ Hunter, Cropper lovin’ Matt Green and Queen of the Hammond Ms. Monique ‘Mon Cherie’ Boggia. Getting together in early 06’ they formed with the simple aim of recapturing some old skool southern flavors they’d DJ’d over the previous decade. Inspired by the breakout of nufunk throughout Europe & the States (not forgetting Osaka Monaurail and Australia’s own – The Bamboos) they hit the clubs. Starting with an initial batch of Booker T & Meter’s covers, these quickly morphed into their own set of raw break filled funk & soul.

Teaming with local Melbourne soul/funk label Jaycees in early 07’, they released their first 45’ getdownHQ/deepstreet strut. The 45’ quickly sold out and saw rotation on stations & mixes worldwide. As a result, a new 45’ loose caboose/nasty was recorded for Jaycee’s early 08’ (which also sold out) and a special 3 track digital release was cut for Blair Stafford’s Straightup Recordings label.

After hearing these tracks, Freestyle Records (UK) boss Adrian Gibson signed the band to his label. The vinyl re-release of Chilli Fried will drop on the 5th Oct 09 containing tracks from previous releases, the 1st single Kick out the Jams on the 12th Oct 09. The first LP is due for release on 16th Nov 09 – Recorded in late 2008 this album is funk of the down’n’dirty variety.

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