"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."
"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
Funk Knuf is excited to be back at Nissi's! Come join us for some fun funk, good food, and a great time!
Thank you to those who listened to the show last night! We had a great time and received so many calls and texts from friends listening and really enjoying it! The Kaberet show is now posted on their website. You can listen to it by clicking the link below and scrolling down the page a bit to the January 28th Kaberet Show with host Dan Willging.
Thanks for hosting, Dano!! Always a pleasure. Special thank you also goes to George Figgs for producing the show. It sounds great!
To hear one of the more interesting songs we do . . . advance to 8:30 for "Dysfunction" . . . Enjoy! http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/shows.detail/showID/23/showName/Kabaret#volume
Funk Knuf is excited to share the stage with Mojomama at The Dicken's Opera House!
New this year, Superior will be hosting a community Chili Competition! Please check back in June for more information on how to join the 2019 Chili Competition. Vendor Booths To register for a vendor booth, please click this registration link or contact the Superior Chamber of Commerce: https://bit.ly/2WKjEX2
Eats and Entertainment
Come join in the celebration that is sure to be hot, hot, hot! Back for the 19th year, Chili Fest will feature great music, great chili samples, local vendors and new this year, a Kids Carnival sponsored by Avista Adventist Hospital.
Please note that chili samples are generously provided by the cooks and are distributed first come-first served. Get there early as the samples always go fast. Chili tasting cups will be available for purchase - BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR for $5 you may purchase a reusable chili tasting cup with attached spoon – eat all the chili you want and take home the commemorative cup! The event will also feature a "People's Choice" competition between seven of the best local restaurants!
Boulder Valley Beer Fest Back again this year - the Boulder Valley Rotary Club will be hosting the 6th annual Boulder Valley Beer Fest in conjunction with Chili Fest! The Beer Fest will feature over 20 local breweries offering a wide variety of outstanding beers. General Admission to the beer fest includes an attractive souvenir mug and unlimited beer sampling. For more information or to buy tickets to the Beer Fest, please www.bouldervalleybeerfest.com
Volunteers Wanted We need lots of hands to make this huge event run successfully. If you are interested in volunteering (serving beer - must be 21, helping at Eco-Cycle Stations, set-up, tear-down) or being one of our amazing Chili Fest judges, please register at www.volunteersuperior.com.
Parking Parking will be limited. We encourage attendees to walk or ride their bikes and securely park them in the "Bike Corral". Vehicle parking will be also be available at the corner of McCaslin Blvd. and Coalton Road. A free shuttle will be running every 15 minutes from the parking area to Community Park.
Quick Facts! Event runs from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Community Park Chili Fest admission is FREE Chili Samples – purchase a reusable cup for unlimited chili tasting for 5$ Kids Carnival sponsored by Avista Adventist Hospital Don’t forget to bring some extra $$ - there will be great vendors with awesome products Single cup beer and sangria will be available for $5 Boulder Valley Beer Fest will be from 2:00-6:00 pm at Community Park on the baseball field, with an amazing Kids Zone FREE – Zip Line, Quad Trampoline and bouncy castles Over 20 craft beer vendor
Funk Knuf is excited to be back at Nissi's, Saturday, August 24th! Please, buy your tickets early, as we have sold out in the past!
21stAnnual Longmont Jazz Festival July 20, 2019 !!!!
Funk Knuf Plays at 7:30 pm
This year the Longmont Jazz Festival will be held on July 20th 2019 on 5th Avenue in the heart of thriving downtown Longmont. The acts will be listed soon, but make sure to put our FREE and FAMILY FRIENDLY Festival on your calendar. Bring the whole family downtown and celebrate Jazz while enjoying the Longmont Downtown Creative District.
Funk Knuf is very excited to open for Sugaray Rayford in the newly-remodeled Buffalo Rose in Golden!
We are selling discounted tickets for only $18! Save $8 plus fees by buying them through our website here: https://www.funkknuf.com/funk-knuf-w-sugaray-rayford-3-21-19-the-rose
Or, if you buy them through The Buffalo Rose, $20 in advance (with $4.10 in fees), $22.00 day of online (with fees), $24.00 at door.
Showtimes: 6:30 pm - Doors Open 7:30 pm - Funk Knuf 8:50 pm - Sugarray Rayford
Sugaray Rayford is nominated for, count ’em, four awards for the 39th annual Blues Music Awards in 2018. The four nominations are:
Soul Blues Album – The World That We Live In Soul Blues Male Artist Instrumentalist – Vocals B.B. King Entertainer of the Year “The nominees for the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards represent a prestigious collection of acclaimed performers and rising stars that reflect the breadth and diversity of today’s blues music scene.” — The Blues Foundation
The Band Sugaray has fronted his own band since 2010, called the Sugaray Rayford Band. This band is currently made up of world-class musicians who tour extensively internationally: Drake “Munkihaid” Shining on keyboards, Alan Markel on bass, Lavell Jones on drums, and Allan Walker on sax. Ralph Carter is Suga’s writing partner, joining the band on bass for live gigs on occasion.
This is one show NOT to miss at The Buffalo Rose this year. Sugaray Rayford rarely makes it out this way…so don’t miss it! He has a 9 piece band who will blow your mind! Join us for a night of sure to be unforgettable music!
RENEE AUSTIN CD RELEASE SHOW 'Songbirds and Angels" The Toad Tavern, 5302 S Federal Cir, Littleton, CO 80123 Reneé Austin CD Release Show 'Songbirds and Angels"
Doors open at 7:30 pm Funk Knuf plays 8:30-9:30 pm Reneé Austin's Band plays 10:00-11:30 pm
Reneé Austin is an American soul, R&B, gospel, singer, songwriter, actor and speaker. She is a six-time Minnesota Music Award Winner including 'Female Vocalist of the Year'. Austin has a wide vocal range, and has opened for Los Lobos, Tower of Power, Delbert McClinton, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Keb Mo and more. She released three albums between 1997 and 2005, and supplied backing vocals on Tommy Castro's 2005 album, Soul Shaker. Austin was also part of a group of women who performed in Morgan Freeman's PBS Blues Divas, as well as singing for a live WWE season premier, whose television audience was six million. Her singing voice has been compared by critics to those of Mavis Staples, Tina Turner, Gladys Knight, Anita Baker, Regina Belle, and also as a female version of Michael McDonald.
The Philadelphia Inquirer commented that she "embraces a deliciously wide range of roots styles: She swings nimbly on R&B, and fires off some rousing gospel. For good measure, she also shows she can take it uptown with a sultry, soulful ballad."
It was announced in 2005 that her career was finished as following thyroid surgery, she was left with a paralyzed vocal nerve that made speaking and further singing impossible. However, after years of inaction, her voice was miraculously restored. In 2015, Austin returned to performing. She now hos one of her most beautiful recordings to date selling better than ever in 2018..."Songbirds and Angels". DON'T MISS HER COLORADO RETURN!!!
2018 Summer concert series, 3 dates, 2 bands per date, this year's band theme is 'The Women of Summer' with female lead singers. There will be food vendors, beer garden, and a VIP area for sponsors (or you can purchase tickets to) with food and drink. More info to come!
Join us for the 4th annual Mac & Cheese Fest, July 28 – 29.
Come and enjoy indulgent, crafty, cheesy dishes as our chefs deliver the yummiest most creative concoctions. If sampling is not enough, test your tummy at the eating competition. Kids can partake in an afternoon of free fun-filled activities and entertainment. Boogie down to live music as you wrap up the perfect day.
Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Learn more: http://www.coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/events/july-events/mac-n-cheese-fest?season=summer
Join us for the Opening Night of the Longmont Jazz Festival! Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm. Tickets: $10.
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.
Signel-Z Creative and original music and renditions of distinctive tunes, eclectic mix of R&B, folk, funk and jazz material with creative arrangements.
NOTE Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Seats are limited - be sure to come early, when the doors open, if you would like a table. We highly recommend dinner reservations in the Tavern before the show for those guests wishing to enjoy dinner with us!
RESERVED SEATING Dickens Tavern – Phone: (303) 834-9384 $100 VIP boxed seated areas available close to the stage – areas seat 8 comfortably - all guests must still purchase individual show tickets. This is not included in the VIP private/reserved sections. You can order off of our full tavern menu until 10 pm.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL – we do not provide refunds to concerts. Online ticket price includes a $1.00 convenience fee. Tickets purchased online will be available at Will Call on the day of the show under the name of the credit card used to purchase them.
Come and celebrate John Battista's birthday with the rest of us! It's gonna be a party!
Funk Knuf is excited to return to Boulder's most artistic cafe! We always have a wonderful time with their quality audience. Come join us for dinner from their first-class menu and music from Funk Knuf's first-class catalog.
Dinner starts at 6 pm. Music starts at 7 pm.
Funk Knuf plays a private party for Naturally Boulder Spring Fling 2018
Join us for Rock & Rails, Niwot's FREE Summer Concert Series! When: Every Thursday night from 5-9pm, June through August Where: at Whistle Stop Park in Niwot Colorado
5:00 - 6:00 : Happy Hour in the park, with drink specials and Opening Music. 6:30 - 8:45 : The evening's headlining band plays with one break in the middle.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED IN THE PARK. Personal bags and coolers are screened at the entrance gate. We will ask that you dispose of all outside alcohol or return it to your car before entering the park. No alcohol is allowed to leave the enclosed area of Whistle Stop Park. No alcohol is allowed to cross-over the road to the Children's Park. All alcohol must be disposed of before leaving the enclosed area of Whistle Stop Park. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are allowed at Rock & Rails, but the organizers reserve the right to ask any dog to leave at any time. Make good choices for your canine friend; Rock & Rails is loud and crowded and is not the best choice for every dog. A variety of food trucks and local beer vendors serve Rock & Rails patrons so bring cash for easy purchasing. Portable chairs and blankets are allowed. Please be kind and respectful to your neighbors and to the Park with your choices. As the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence for Best Promotional Event, Rock & Rails is a well-attended, much-loved event in the Niwot community. We look forward to seeing you again this summer.
Come on up with Funk Knuf as we kick off the Summer Concert Series at Element Bistro!
The band will be playing on the roof top just in time for sunset!
Enjoy Element Bistro's breathtaking front range views, luscious shareable menu items and refreshing happy hour drink specials.
Come join Funk Knuf Live in the Velvet Elk Lounge and it's top-of-the-line sound system just inside The Post in central Boulder.
The show is from 9-11 pm and it's free. Come get your funk on with us!
The songs on this CD were recorded live at KGNU on 1/28/2020. KGNU—88.5 FM—KGNU.org
FUNK KNUF would like to say a special thank you to Dan Willging, who invited us to the KGNU studio, and made us feel so welcome. We would also like to thank George Figgs who did such a wonderful job producing the show and mixing the sound. KGNU staff are the best people around. Please, donate to KGNU.org. They do good things. FUNK KNUF members; Geno Treppeda (Drums/Manager), Jill Watkins (Vocals), Billy Capsalis (Bass), John Battista (Saxophones), Dave McLoughlin (Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, alt percussion), Doug Carmichael (Saxaphones), Joe Conway (Keyboards), Rich Benge(Guitar) For booking, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (720) 979-1702 www.funkknuf.com