Funk Knuf is “2 % Jazz . . . and 98% Funky Stuff!!” (Maceo Parker)
FUNK KNUF (funk enough) is Colorado’s funk experience. They play fun and solid funk music with a horn section full of monster players! Funk Knuf will bring you music from Brand New Heavies, to Liquid Soul, and Jaco Pastorious to Lettuce. You’ll hear Galactic, King Hector, and some Greyboy All Stars. Each song is selected with care. What Funk Knuf brings to their shows won’t be on your radio when you arrive.
Led by Geno Treppeda (from BiG BaNG!) on drums, the band is joined by Jill Watkins (from Jockamo, Hermonious, George Whitesell and His All Stars featuring Jill Watkins, and the Jill Watkins Band). Jill’s powerful vocals with this strong band, is a force to experience!
The Funk Knuf monster horn section includes: John Battista, on tenor sax, (also played with SwingCity, the Legendary 4-nikators, BiG BaNG!), Dave McLoughlin - Trumpet, Flugelhorn and Trombone (also played with BiG BaNG!, SwingCity, Makeshift Funk Band), Doug Carmichael, on alto, bari sax, and flute, (also played with Makeshift Funk Band, See Spot Grove, Archie Funker).
The band’s super tight rhythm section includes: Curtis D’Agostino on guitar, Bill Capsalis on bass and Steve Clymer on keys.
Each member of Funk Knuf is an ultra-talented and versatile musician. The shared experiences of each runs the gamut of musical experience from International Jazz festivals to playing at Red Rocks.
Funk Knuf plays music that will move your body parts! Guaranteed.
FUNK KNUF's first CD, "Live Tracks" was recorded at Colorado's KGNU, 88.5 FM, from their Kaberet show 9/12/2015. Each track shows the energy and musicianship in this group of all-stars.