Philly's Phunkestra

Philly's Phunkestra

 Troutdale, Oregon, USA

From the rich jazz & jam corners of Chicago to New Orleans’ Southern funk tradition comes Philly’s Phunkestra, an 8-piece funk/soul monster. Experimenting with a sound boldly imaginative and well seasoned, the Phunkestra’s songs are warmly toned and tinged with the George Clinton school of atypical.


8-piece funk/soul group Philly's Phunkestra had a busy 2010 sharing the stages with acts such as Dumpstaphunk, Questlove (from the Roots), Fitz and the Tantrums, Rebirth Brass Band, Galactic, members of March Fourth Marching Band, The Wailers (of Bob Marley), and appearances in the Soul'd Out Festival, 2011 PDX Jazzfest, Oregon Brewer's Festival, and the Organic Brewer's Festival in Portland, Oregon.

As a precursor to the studio album scheduled for release in 2011, the Phunkestra has released a limited-run EP (self-titled Philly's Phunkestra). This EP, in addition to local radio and media support, plus a slew of appearances in late 09' and early 10' (including a new residency at the Crown Room in Portland, OR called 'The Phunktion,' showcases with Quannum Records recording artists and corporate sponsorships with Heineken, Nike, Vestax and Reebok) ensures that Philly's Phunkestra will continue satitating all intersections of funk, jazz, soul, r&b and all things in-between. -- Willamette Week