The Rumptones
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The Rumptones

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The Rumptones bring the funk. Period. These heavy hitters drop greasy beats that get dancers slipping across the floor like chickens on ice and listeners bobbing their heads like they’re watching a vertical tennis match. This is no fusion or R&B band. Boogaloo is the name of the game this crew plays. The Rumptones like their funk loose and dirty. It’s a sound rooted in jazz but meant for the dance floor. Get a taste of the finest boogaloo jazz funk served up hot and juicy by The Rumptones.

Justin Tomsovic, leader of the band, cut his funky teeth playing with legendary boogaloo guitarist Melvin Sparks, whose recordings inspired the sound of The Greyboy Allstars and every other boogaloo band around today. During his time in Melvin's band Justin performed at the legendary Blue Note in New York, BB Kings, The Boom Boom Room, The Green Mill, as well multiple national and international festivals. He also recorded an album with Melvin for Savant records. Since moving from Brooklyn to Seattle in '06 Justin has been preaching the boogaloo gospel to Seattle's funk musicians and fans. Enlisting a crew of the city's most adept craftsmen of nastiness, Justin has brought a unique vision of a funky jazz sound to Seattle. Boogaloo is the funkiest jazz or the jazziest funk. It is the music that provided numerous samples for early hip-hop records. It is a sound deeply embedded in the American collective unconscious. It brings a smile of instant recognition to the face of listeners and immediately fills the dance floor. Boogaloo is the epitome of the loose funky jazz sound that knocks out dancers and listeners alike.