"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 the best 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 exceptional drummer, Geno Treppeda, who grew up in the New York fusion scene. Lead singer, Jill Watkins, is well known in Colorado for her powerful voice and strong stage presence. 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.

"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 with Mojomama at Dickens Opera House - 1/17/2020 7pm 

FUNK KNUF is very excited to share the stage with Mojomama at the Dickens Opera House, Friday, January 17th, 3rd & Main Downtown Longmont, Colorado!

Please, buy your tickets early! Click here to purchase tickets or use your phone to scan the QR code below:

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Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. 
Tickets: $10 Advance, $12 at The Door. 
All Ages. 

Join us for a night with Two Powerhouse Singers: Jessica Rogalski of the Funked up Blues band Mojomama and Jill Watkins of FunkKnuf - a Dance band with their killer horn section. Definitely a night of high end local talent! 

Mojomama bring their own original music to Dickens with a fusion of 60's soul and contemporary rock styles. 
Fronted by the amazing Jessica Rogalski on lead vocals, this band is not to be missed! 
Mojomama made it to the Semi Finals at International Blues Challenge in Memphis for 2018 and 2019. They won Best Band from Colorado Blues Society Members Choice Awards February 2019. 
In a world of copy cats, Mojomama dares to be original. 
Learn more at: mojomama.net 

Funk Knuf pays tribute to the best 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! 
Learn more at: funkknuf.com

Funk Knuf opens for Sugaray Rayford Band!! 3/21/2019 

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Only $18. Save $8 + fees! 

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6:30 pm - Doors Open
7:30 pm - Funk Knuf 
8:50 pm - Sugaray Rayford Band

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

FUNK KNUF (funk enough) is Colorado’s funk experience. They play fun, solid funk music with a horn section full of monster players, backed by a solid- groovin' rhythm section, and delivered by the strong vocals of Jill Watkins 

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. 

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. 

"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 

Sugaray Rayford nominated for 4 Blues Music Awards! 

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! 

Tickets will be: $18.00 through Funk Knuf's website here:

or $20.00 advance (with $4.10 in fees), $24.00 day of online (with fees), $26.00 at door. There may also be a $1.00 handling fee as well. Seating is General Admission, is limited and is based on a first come first serve basis.

Funk Knuf supporting Renee Austin's CD Release of "Songbirds and Angels" 

The Toad Tavern, 5302 S Federal Cir, Littleton, CO 80123
Doors open at 7:30 pm 
Funk Knuf plays 8:30-9:30 pm 
Reneé Austin's Band plays 10:00-11:30 pm

BLUES, SOUL and FUNK FANS...please don't miss the (sure to be electrifying) Colorado return of Reneé Austin along with FUNK KNUF (with Jill Watkins) on Fri. Sept. 7th...at The Toad Tavern...sponsored by : Kai Turner's Strictly Blues. This is going to be an AMAZING night of music...please, please don't miss it!!! IT'S ALWAYS CHEAPER TO BUY EARLIER THAN DAY OF SHOW AT THE DOOR.

Please click on our Pay Pal button to purchase DISCOUNTED TICKETS at only $15 each, with no additional fees. 

# of Tickets

We will leave your tickets at The Toad Tavern's "Will Call" on the day of the show. If you need tickets delivered to you, please let us know and we will work with you to make that happen!

Another option is to purchase through The Toad Tavern:
$14.00 advance (plus $6.00 fees) 
$16.00 day of online (plus $6.00 fees) 
$22.00 at door

Funk Knuf returns to Caffe Sole!! 

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 to play Niwot's 7th Annual Jazz at 2nd Ave Festival! Tonight! 7pm 

How very cool "Jazz On 2nd Ave" has invited us for the Friday Night Primer to their now Seventh Year Festival.

So, C'mon out and enjoy a FREE SHOW Friday Night the 15th with Funk Knuf! We'll be performing on the main stage and will bring some Funkish Fun just for you! This is a Rain or Moonshine event! The stage and audience are all under the tent for this event! 
Then Saturday the 16th for Main event! 
So, say Yes, to "JAZZ ON 2ND AVE" Downtown Niwot.

Funk Knuf at Sunset at the Summit Concert Series in Silverthorne, CO 


Join us this Saturday in the Mountains!  Funk Knuf is playing a free concert at Rainbow Park in Silverthorne, CO 430 Rainbow Dr, Silverthorne, CO 80498.

Concert starts at 7:00 pm.

The Sunset at the Summit Concert Series provides free, award-winning music for Summit County's residents and guests in the heart of Silverthorne's Rainbow Park. 

All concerts begin at 7 PM. Stay tuned for more information including pre-show events and activities for the entire family. Through the Sunset at the Summit Concert Series, The Lake Dillon Theatre Company is dedicated to serving the residents and guests in Summit County by building identity and a sense of community one concert at a time. 

Concert goers can enter through the north and south entrances and are encouraged to utilize on-street parking, Rainbow Park parking areas, as well as the Recreation Center parking lot. Mountain Lyon Café will be on hand serving up yummy BBQ and snacks. The Lake Dillon Theatre Company will be on site serving wine and beer with all alcohol proceeds going to the Lake Dillon Theatre Company. The playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts will all be open and accessible for families and groups to utilize during the performances. 

PLEASE NOTE: No outside alcohol is permitted and this is a no pet event. Thank you in advance for you coorporation.

Next Stop, Nissis!!! 

Funk Knuf is super excited to play this beautiful venue in Lafayette, CO!

Come join us at Nissi's
Sat, May 27 @ 7:30 PM
Nissi's, 2675 Northpark Dr, Lafayette, CO 80026

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