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"Funk Knuf is “2 % Jazz . . . and 98% Funky Stuff!!” (Maceo Parker) 

FUNK KNUF (funk enough) is Colorado’s funk experience, playing fun and solid funk music with a horn section full of monster players! 

Funk Knuf pays tribute to funk music from Brand New Heavies, to Liquid Soul, and Jaco Pastorious to Lettuce. You’ll hear Tower of Power, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Galactic, King Hector, some Greyboy All Stars, and much more! 

The band is managed by Geno Treppeda on drums, who grew up in the New York fusion scene.  Lead vocals are provided by Jill Watkins, who’s powerful vocals with this strong band is a force to experience! Their monster horn section includes John Battista on tenor sax, Dave McLoughlin on trumpet, and Doug Carmichael on alto, bari sax, and flute. The band’s rhythm section includes Rich Benge on guitar, Bill Capsalis on bass, and Joe Conway on keys.  

Funk Knuf plays corporate events, festivals, venues, private parties, and more. Pricing is negotiable depending on travel, back-line, sound, and other variables. We are happy to make you happy and are willing to work with different budgets.  

Some festivals Funk Knuf played are:  

Superior Chili Fest & BV Beer Festival - 9/7/2019 
21st Annual Longmont Jazz Festival - 7/20/2019 
Downtown Wellington Summer Concert Series - 8/18/2018 
Copper Mountain's Mac and Cheese Festival - 7/28/2018 
20th Annual Longmont Jazz Festival - 7/20/2018 
Rock N Rails Summer Concert Series, Niwot, CO - 6/14/2018 
Element Bistro's Summer Concert Series, Boulder, CO - 5/5/2018 
Jazz on 2nd Ave Festival, Niwot, CO - 9/15/2017 
Sunset at the Summit Concert Series, Silverthorne, CO - 8/5/2017 
20th Annual Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Festival - 7/29/2017 
KGNU’s Kaberet Show (88.5 FM) - 5/5/2017 

"Funk Knuf plays music that will move your body parts! Guaranteed."


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"I just have to say that this band exceeds all expectations on delivering a great Funk, R&B and blues sound that is 100% thorough bred dance music. Why...because they are all hot musicians, Jill has pipes that can blow the roof off and they have a 3 piece horn section. There are Few things that I love more in life than a bad ass horn section that owns the grooves and can solo like its pay day! And they have it. i Hype not. Come on down. Cool big bands are an endangered species in our age of digital streaming and we should support them and we’ll be the happier for it. Cheers!" - Suter Du Bose, President, Caffe Sole  

"y'all absolutely blew me away! What a thrill to hear such consummate musicians right here at home. I had a huge grin on my face the whole time. You are a great band." - Clay Kirkland 

"All I'm a say here is that FUNK KNUF is one of the tightest, bestest, most powerful "on it" bands I've heard in a long time ... not enough superlatives to truly describe how good they are from top to bottom, front to back and everything in between 
If you've never listened or seen this band, do so as soon as you get a chance, I promise you will NOT be disappointed ... but be prepared to move n groove, because with THIS band you have no choice but to feel it 
Get your groove on with FUNK KNUF"  Wolf Bytes   

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