Based in Newtown CT, OutFunked features a who's who of Connecticut jazz and rock musicians. The members of OutFunked have played with NRBQ, Little Feat, Dewey Redman, The Styrenes, Bill Frisell, Bill Dixon, Red Rodney, The Editors, The Shirelles, The Norm Hathaway Big Band, Jake & The Family Jewels, The Artie Barsamian Big Band, Ed Blackwell, New Haven Improviser's Collective, Greylyng, Bill Crow, Deep Singh, Val Ramos, Rusted Root, and more.
OutFunked is led by:
Vance Provey, Trumpet: Graduate of Berklee College of Music, Teacher at Bennington College
Robert Rabinowitz, Bass/Flute: Graduate of ASU, studied music composition with Phillip Glass and John Cage, BMI award winner, composed original works for dance companies including Dennis Wright (Pilobolus, Alvin Ailey) Desert Dance Theatre, Daniel Nagrin, Emory University, Atlanta Ballet, Marion Kirk Jones (Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey), The Yard and more.
Vance Provey: Trumpet, Keyboard, Composing, Conceptualizing
Robert Rabinowitz: Bass, Flute, Saxophones, Anti-Conceptualizing
Martin Ear: Guitars, Percussion, Noise, De-Conceptualizing
Jeff Cedrone, Electric guitar, Electronics De-Constructing
Matt Spencer, Drums, De-Drummer
Mystical, Magical, Beautiful, Organic, Brilliant. This is a band you owe it to yourself to hear live. Don't miss out! -- Rick Blaine, Morocco Mirror
Smokin' Honkin' Rockin' Howlin' MAD GOOD TIME! -- Edward Hyde, The Bournemouth Express
"Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself." -- Miles Davis
"The act of music is utterly transformative." -- Robert Fripp
"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas, I'm frightened of the old ones." -- John Cage