About

The Godfather of Retro-Soul and Jazz:

Led by a smooth lead saxophone and a distinct funky 80's style, Funktastic Players bring with their enriching musical compositions a unique blend of diverse genres. The group presents listeners with an exciting contemporary take on Jazz, on the Funk end of the spectrum.

I get my inspiration from old school jazz, funk and soul from the 70s. I love listening to contemporary jazz even though my style is slightly different from what you hear on radio. If Maceo Parker, A Tribe Called Quest and Gerald Albright formed a band that would best describe the mighty Funktastic Players. I’ve been influenced by Fred Wesley and the JB’s, the Brand-New Heavies, Incognito, Brian Culbertson, Chops N Soul and the Unwrapped Band to name a few."

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