Funky Friday! Pawn Shop Soul with Simone Cox and M-Tet

Funky Friday! Pawn Shop Soul with Simone Cox and M-Tet

$10 advance, $15 day of the show Advance Tickets Available through Brown Paper Tickets Doors at 8:00 PM More info: 831 247-1647   or   www.facebook.com Pawn Shop Soul returns to Kuumbwa Jazz to headline a second soulsational Funky Friday! The floor will be cleared for dancers ready to get their freak on with the best live funk and soul in Santa Cruz. First up is the M-Tet, a super tight organ quartet from Oakland. This band will bring your boogie to a rolling boil. After a short cool off, Pawn Shop Soul will take over with horn-driven, organ-sweetened, instrumental soul and funk grooves to shake your soul and your booty! Nine pieces strong, Pawn Shop Soul is not just a dance band, it’s an out-of-body soul experience. To top it off, local soul chanteuse Simone Cox will front Pawn Shop Soul for a few sweet vocal tunes! The pawn shop jukebox is stacked with hip shakin’ booty bumpin’ tunes from the houses of Stax, Fame, Muscle Shoals, Chess, and many others. Grooves from the likes of the Mar-Keys and the Bar-Kays are on the selector next to tunes written or recorded by artists such as by Eddie Harris, Clarence Wheeler, Jack McDuff, Willie Bobo, and Mongo Santamaria. Whether an overlooked soul instrumental from the Northern Soul songbook, a deep funk fugitive from fame, or soul inspired Cuban groove, each issues a siren call to shake it! No ordinary cover band, Pawn Shop Soul brings back heat of soul and funk’s golden age for a live experience not to be forgotten. Members are: Joaquin Spengemann – drums, Stephen Rogers – bass guitar, Mike Spooner...
Pawn Shop Soul – Debut Party

Pawn Shop Soul – Debut Party

Saturday, September 21, 8:30 PM Pawn Shop Soul – Debut Party $10/Advance $15/Door Advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com Doors: 8:00 PM More info: pawnshopsoul@gmail.com or 831 247-1647 High-Fidelity Instrumental Soul Founded by veteran soul, funk, and jazz musicians, Pawn Shop Soul is on a mission to bring back live performance of soul instrumentals in the tradition of Stax, Volt, and Chess. Satisfying body and soul, Pawn Shop Combo provides a jukebox of irresistible soul dance music. A horn line of two trumpets and tenor and bari saxophones stand and deliver on the powerful grooves generated by a five-piece rhythm section. An orchestra of soul all by itself, the Hammond organ both sustains the groove and soars above it. Pawn Shop Soul cooks up a soul stew from jazz, funk, and Latin influenced music. After four months of feverish rehearsal, Pawn Shop Soul is ready to show what its got in this debut performance. You will be bouncing in your seat to soul, funk and Latin tunes you may be hearing for the first time but your body understands immediately. Come experience a different dimension of soul music and support the launch of Pawn Shop Soul. Band leader Steven Baird comments, “This band stands at the confluence of R&B, funk, soul, jazz, and Latin dance music traditions. Without vocalists, it is the excitement of horns and Hammond organ that really make this band stand out.” Members of Pawn Shop Soul are: Joaquin Spengemann – drums, Steve Slany – bass guitar, Mike Spooner – percussion, Lars Wright – guitar, Jon Dryden – Hammond organ, Michael McPheeter – tumpet, Daniel Miltz – trumpet, Yves...