Chicago, Illinois, USA

KongFuzi is a hard-hitting funk and soul band based in Chicago. This six piece group of trained professional and road-tested musicians features driving horns, vintage keyboards and guitars, soulful vocals, and deep grooves that get the party started and keep the crowd dancing late into the night.


Ten year veterans of the Chicago music scene, Kong Fuzi's sound is a blend of 60's and 70's funk, New Orleans horns, soul and R&B, which they weave into signature vocal and instrumental grooves. The band performs covers by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jamiroquai, Al Green, Sly and the Family Stone and others. The dance grooves, slick horns and hot vocals are sure to turn any occasion into a dance party.

KongFuzi has appeared at the Taste of Chicago, the United Center, the Navy Pier Beer Garden for Venetian Night, the Taste of Lincoln Ave and opened for Foghat at the Jefferson Park Festival. In addition to this, KongFuzi has performed at numerous reputable venues in the Chicagoland area including Martyr's, The Tonic Room, The Double Door, Fizz Bar and Grill, The Shire Public House, The Elbo Room, The Bottom Lounge, The Note, Wise Fools Pub, Hog Head McDunnas, The Wabash Tap, and Subterranean among others. The band has shared the stage with notable artists like The Benevento-Russo Duo, Buddha's Belly, Ordinary K, Diplomats of Solid Sound, New Math, Fly Williams, The Jesters, Hounds Way, and The Greyhounds.

Set List

Vocal Songs

All Day Sucker – Stevie Wonder
Black Cow – Steely Dan
Blow Your Mind – Jamiroquai
Bust A Move – Young MC
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Doctor – Ray Charles
Frontin’ – Jamie Cullum
Funky Train – Poets of Rhythm
Green Light – Jamie Lidell
Groove Me – King Floyd
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
If You Want Me To Stay – Sly
Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
Her Mind Is Gone – Professor Longhair
Limbo – Jimmy Cliff
Little L - Jamiroquai
Love and Happiness – Al Green
Real Mother For Ya – J Guitar Watson
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
Round In Circles – Billy Preston
Shake It - Capri

Instrumental Songs

Ain’t It Funky Now – Grant Green
Blues for Ben
The Chicken – Jaco Pastorius
Cold Duck Time – Eddie Harris
Don’t Hate Congratulate -
Ease Back – Grant Green
Governor – KongFuzi
It’s Your World – James Taylor Quartet
Jan Jan
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy – C. Adderley
Nervous – New Mastersounds
Pick Up The Pieces - AWB
Sunday School – Karl Denson
Tabasco – S