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John Funkhouser

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A native of the Boston, MA area, John Funkhouser (piano, bass) studied classical piano from the age of seven, and classical bass from age nine. He majored in music theory at Cornell University and returned to Boston to earn a Masters degree from New England Conservatory in jazz piano, bass and composition in 1995. After four years living in New York City, John again returned to Boston in 2000 to raise a family, perform, and teach at Berklee College of Music. Funkhouser takes an active interest in a wide spectrum of music, including all kinds of jazz, from avant-garde to straight ahead to New Orleans Jazz, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music, folk music of Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and Africa, American popular music, including funk, rock, blues, bluegrass, and hiphop, Classical from Gregorian chant to 21st century music, Hindustani and Carnatic Classical music of India, Balinese and Javanese Gamelan, and all kinds of hybrids between these various traditions. Funkhouser is in demand as a jazz bassist and pianist, participating in an array of musical projects with the Northeast’s most accomplished and creative musicians

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Faces Of Souls

Label: Leo Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Meldtown; Sisyphus; Consecration; Greta; Of The People; Lament for the City; Faces of Souls.

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Article: Album Review

Richard Nelson / Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Deep River

Read "Deep River" reviewed by Jack Bowers


If the name of this new CD by guitarist Richard Nelson and Boston's intrepid Aardvark Jazz Orchestra sounds familiar, that's because it is the same as a spiritual of unknown origin that has been sung for perhaps hundreds of years in churches and other venues and recorded a number of times in films, once by the ...

Album

Still

Label: Jazsyzygy Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Indigo Montoya’s Great Escape; House of the Rising Sun; The Deep; My Romance; Little Rootie Tootie; Leda; Shakedown; Still.

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Article: Album Review

John Funkhouser: Still

Read "Still" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Pianista, bassista e compositore proveniente dalla musica classica e dalla marcata curiosità musicale, John Funkhouser è da tempo alla testa di un trio che, con questo, giunge al quarto CD in quindici anni. Il leader è affiancato da Greg Loughman al contrabbasso e Mike Connors alla batteria, ma in questo lavoro vi si aggiungono in alcune ...

Album

Still

Label: Jazsyzygy Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: Indigo Montoya's Great Escape; House of the Rising Sun; The Deep; My Romance; Little Rootie Tootie; Leda; Shakedown; Still.

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John Funkhouser: Still

Read "Still" reviewed by Jeffrey Uhrich


With the unpredictable sensibility and graceful prowess of a cat, John Funkhouser and his core trio draw the listener into Still, an intelligent and poignant collection of alluring tracks that display an inner sense of musical exploration and innovation. Funkhouser is masterful as both a musician and composer/arranger, maintaining a delicate balance of power ...

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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra 41st Season To Feature Blues, Opening Show Oct 9, Scullers Boston

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra 41st Season To Feature Blues, Opening Show Oct 9, Scullers Boston

Praised for “spirited composition and inspired playing” (Jazz Alchemist - Poland) and called “spellbinding” (The Boston Globe), the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, one of the longest running large jazz ensembles in the world, will celebrate its 41st season with a series of Fall 2013 concerts featuring Blues and Other Hues. The venerable orchestra, led by award-winning composer ...

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Article: Album Review

Matt Savage: A Bigger Celebration

Read "A Bigger Celebration" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Pianist / composer Matt Savage's career has been on an upward curve since he recorded his first album--before his tenth birthday! Now twenty-one and a recent graduate of Boston's Berklee School of Music, Savage and his trio have released their tenth album, A Bigger Celebration, this one employing the services of some heavy-swinging guest artists including ...

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News: Event

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Salutes Ellington at Emmanuel Church Boston, A Jazz Boston Kickoff Event

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Salutes Ellington at Emmanuel Church Boston, A Jazz Boston Kickoff Event

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (38th season, Mark Harvey Music Director) celebrates Duke Ellington at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116, on Saturday April 30, 2011 at 8:00 pm. Tickets: $15. Call 617 776 8778. The show is a Weekend Kickoff Event in Jazz Boston's Jazz Week. Expect an exhilarating mix of classics and rarities ...


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