Zen Groove Funkestra & The Upward Dogs

Funk Band from Chapel Hill, NC - Will travel up to 500 miles
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**ZEN GROOVE FUNKESTRA: Jazz Funk & Voodoo Grooves **
The Zen Groove Funkestra is a collective of artists and musicians based in Chapel Hill, NC. The group has wowed audiences across the southeast with it's unique brand of jazz funk and voodoo vibes. The groove is deep, blending the influences of New Orleans, New York City, and Los Angeles, and the sound is referential of Lettuce, Medeski Martin & Wood and John Scofield. Instrumentation includes guitar(s), bass, drums, and horns.

We play a mix of original funky tunes and covers from the the jazz / funk songbook. Every performance is a cathartic, sweaty experience of dancing, hooting and hollering. If you want your party to be off the hook, give us a call.


**THE UPWARD DOGS: Jazz / Funk / Hip Hop **
Imagine a DJ with crates of records of rare grooves, samples from the hippest producers, and tastes from Africa, Latin America, the freshest scenes in the US and beyond. The DJ makes you move, controls your energy, implicitly tells you when to lay in the cut, when to throw down hard, when to lose your mind and question everything in your life that was separating you from that single moment of ecstasy. That's what The Upward Dogs do, too, with a live band.

Whatever the scene: a festival performance, a loft party, a gallery opening, a recording session, a private concert in your living room... We will curate a cutting edge, "downtown" vibe of the freshest blend of jazz, funk, hip hop and whatever other muses come through from the other side, all perfectly attenuated and calibrated to the real-time experience of the audience. It's only an interesting sidebar to realize that we are heavily reliant on improvisation. You wouldn't know it from any obvious cues... but you feel the spontaneity. The risk taking. The danger. It's electric.

I have a rolodex of world class musicians around the US - Chi-town, NYC, LA, NOLA, and beyond - ready and willing to heed my Bat Signal and assemble at once. We channel the energy of the universe and make people shake their asses on the dance floor. Rinse. Repeat. Let's do this!
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Watermelon Man
Herbie Hancock
All Blues
Miles Davis
Blue Trane
John Coltrane
So What
Miles Davis
Mercy Mercy Mercy
Joe Zawinul
Jan Jan
Grant Green
Hamp's Hump
Lou Donaldson
Roxanne
The Police
Cissy Strut
The Meters
Hottentot
John Scofield
Brass Band
Blues Band
Cajun Band
Dance Band
Funk Band
Jazz Band
Variety Band
Smooth Jazz Band
Jam Band
Original Band
Fusion Band
Avant Garde Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Zen Groove Funkestra & The Upward Dogs will also travel to Carrboro, Durham, Hillsborough, Swepsonville, Efland, Morrisville, Pittsboro, Burlington, Alamance, Cary, Mebane, Raleigh, Bahama, Altamahaw, Apex, Haw River, New Hill, Cedar Grove, Sedalia, Butner, Graham, Hurdle Mills, Moncure, Snow Camp, Rougemont, Holly Springs, Creedmoor, Greensboro, Timberlake, Prospect Hill.
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