Broun Fellinis
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Broun Fellinis

San Francisco, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1991 | INDIE

San Francisco, California, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1991
Band World Psychedelic


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...a very together jazz trio with a penchant for hip-hop verse...the most natural fusion of jazz and rap I've heard in the history of this much-hypothesized concept...
Option (09/01/1995) - Option Magazine

"Broun Fellinis - Aphrokubists Improvisation"

...uncut head-swirl, a sepia-toned Tolkien-esque wonderland of inventive wordplay, Imhotep-on-mushrooms imagery and languid improvs....a few leagues ahead of the pack in both concept and execution.
JazzTimes (10/01/1995)
- JazzTimes

"Broun Down Beat"

"On record, as in concert, the Fellinis glide easily and often from frenzied excursions to plaintive exotic melodies to hypnotic grooves." Downbeat 1998 - DownBEat Magazine

"Playing on the edge"

It is hard to escape their tight grooves and tastefulness in improvisation because they seem to hit you from all angles...the tri-melodic nature of the band, each whom bring to the table an individual approach to jazz, but leaving you with the same result each time: amazement and speechlessness. - California State U Sacramento

" review Nov. 01’"

“Broun Fellinis groove with an infectious intencity, I highly recommend it.” - review Nov. 01’

"Sacramento Bee Apr ’01"

“The band is one of the most interesting phenomena going on in music.” - Sacramento Bee Apr ’01

"Westward-Denver Oct ’00"

The Broun Fellinis outlasted almost all of their contemporaries in the San FranciscoJazz scene, even outlasted the sf Jazz resurgence. But the true joy of the Broun Fellinis is watching them perform. The Broun Fellinis are an experience” - Westward-Denver Oct ’00


1991 3 Laughs
1992 Chocolate Surrealism
1994 Kool Astro Black Is
1995 Aphrokubist Improvisations
1996 Real Moments
1998 Out Through The 'N' Door
2002 Mud Vol. 1
2007 December



Formed 1991 in San Francisco by Kevin Carnes, David Boyce, and Kirk Peterson. The Fellinis play an energetic, and soulful style of post modern improvised/composed jazzical sound that is informed by funk, dub, afro beat, drumnbass, hardcore/psych/prog rock and film soundtracks. The group has been profiled on NPR, KCRW, and BET in the US and on Radio Nova in France. The trio has done music for MTV's Liquid Television and Macy's. They've performed in Spain at the San Sebastian International Jazz Festival, British Columbia for the du Maurier festival, and at festivals in the US. Brown Fellinis have been featured at many top venues such as Yoshi's, Great American Music Hall, the Warfield, various House Of Blues, and more. They have toured with Ben Harper and performed and or supported shows with many greats such as George Clinton, Zakir Hussain, Erykah Badu, Les Claypool, the Roots, Antibalas, Blackalicious, Mos Def, The Last Poets, Meshell Ndegeocello, Buckethead, Gil Scott-Heron, Living Colour, Radioactive, Bernie Worrell, Mystic Journeymen, Jimmy Smith, Aceyalone, Mikah 9, General Public, Ravi Coltrane, Eric McFadden, 311 and more. Broun Fellinis' music can be found now on itunes.