The UnUrban proudly presents
JAZZ FUNK FEST
on Saturdays Dec 27, 2014, and Feb28, April25, June27, Aug22, Oct24, Dec26, 2015 from 7-10pm, at UnUrban 3301 Pico Blvd Santa Monica CA 90401, 310-315-0056, FREE admission, more info: Laughtears.com 310-306-7330 http://blackshoepolish.blogspot.com
In the tradition of the Venice West Cafe (the legendary Beat hang-out at 7 Dudley Ave, aka Sponto Gallery from 1984-2008), local Venice musicians will celebrate the rebellious liberation of tuneful creativity. Jazz Funk Fest started at Sponto Gallery in 2005.
7pm: Rag’n'Bones - Within the free collective RNB (aka Black Shoe Polish, BSP), words that should never be said collide with notes that should never be played. Fiery poetic readers Jamie Virostko, Tryg Hanson, & Rex Butters slap sense into words through multi-dimensional discourse. Gerry Fialka, Merritt Evan Raff, Alex Soschin & guests combine fantastical funky sounds from drums, guitars & keyboards in a cauldron of controlled chaos, creating ink stained improvisational interplay. Spoken Word and Free Improvisation as it was never meant to be, Rag'n'Bones reconvenes the Inconceivable with righteous rascality.
8:30pm: ERIC AHLBERG'S JAZZ WORKSHOP - Lyrical multi-instrumentalist Ahlberg, along with Sam Clay, Freddie Ginns & Merritt Evan Raff, recall the explorations of Gil Scott-Heron, Public Enemy, Hank Williams, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, George Carlin and John Coltrane with tasty world beat tangents.
Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow - Funkadelic
"To funk is only peternatural its daring feers divine. Bebold!" - Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
listen to this guitar - gerry in rag'n'bones and piano and Mark, and again. and Antonieta. and
Glimmer by Rag’n’Bones on lyrster.com