The Funky Knuckles are a seven-piece jazz orchestra "super group" comprised of members from some of the most well known names in the music industry. The musicians in Funky Knuckles hail from the bands of Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Beyonce, Erykah Badu, P. Diddy, Snarky Puppy, The Polyphonic Spree, and many more. With such a varied range of backgrounds, they posses a distinct sound that showcases their individuality yet grooves as one in their genre-bending original music.
Saturday In the Gazebo
The jazz collective known as BRD combines guitarist, Brian Belanus, bassist, Rei Wang-Bowen, and drummer Dave Bowen. BRD strives to push the boundaries of the traditional jazz trio format by curating a dynamic set of original compositions and highlighting selected works by distinguished jazz composers.
Saturday Jazz Opener
Comprised of graduates and current students of Oberlin, the Juilliard School, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and the Brubeck Institute, its members currently reside throughout the United States, the Bahamas and Germany. With influences ranging from jazz and hip hop to funk and electronic music, the band's live performances feature hypnotic grooves, exhilarating solos and thoughtfully crafted original compositions.