BROOKLYN FUNK ESSENTIALS - 7 on stage
Since 1993, Brooklyn Funk Essentials have been presenting their unique brand of eclectic funk to ecstatic audiences around the world. Made up of musicians, singers and poets from around the globe, the group famously mix styles like jazz, latin, house, drum & bass, reggae, afrobeat and ethnic melodies all rolled into one ferocious funk fest. If it grooves, they will funk it!
BFE have released four albums, that along with massive critical praise, have earned them Grammy nominations and ‘Album Of The Year’ acclaim. But perhaps most notably, their amazing live shows have given them a worldwide loyal fan-base. With a new album called ‘Funk Ain’t Ova’ scheduled for release in April 2015, BFE are gearing up for extensive touring this year.
The 2015 line-up is a core 6-8 piece band based in Europe. For larger festivals and events, it’s also possible to book the massive Brooklyn Funk Essentials all-star big band which is a 12-piece.
“Not since the heyday of the Jackson 5 has such exuberant horn blaring been married to such sunny, melodic bass playing. Brooklyn Funk Essentials evoke a party in full swing, with jams that simultaneously tickle the ears and move the body.”
( Dimitri Ehrlich – Interview (US))