The Funky Knuckles (Ground Up) With Doombalaya + Klyph

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A night of music from The Funky Knuckles from Dallas, TX and Klyph and Doombalaya from NOLA.


The Funky Knuckles:

The inevitable result of a talent-soaked soul and jazz community, The Funky Knuckles are taking the sound of Dallas to an entirely different level. They have been together six years and have held a weekly residency since the beginning. The band is comprised of sidemen from some of the most respected acts in the music industry (Beyonce, Erykah Badu, Chrisette Michelle, Talib Kweli, P. Diddy, The Polyphonic Spree, etc.), yet possesses a sound distinctly separate from any of their individual projects.

The Funky Knuckles move together musically as a school of fish, never complacent and always stretching the boundaries of improvisation and composition. Whether performing original music or standards, they draw from each member’s musical experiences to create their unique genre-bending sound. After the release of their debut album on GroundUP Music, As of Lately, The Knuckles added a full-time horn section and began touring nationally.

Meta-Musica (also on GroundUP), climbed the iTunes Jazz Charts to become the #1 selling record in the United States the day it was released.


Cliff Hines - guitar
Khris Royal- Ewi/vocoder
John Maestas- guitar
Nathan Lamberson- synth/bass
Alvin Ford- Drums


No musical risk is too extreme; anything is fair game. Simply put, Doombalaya is a wall of sound. Dubbed 'progressive world beat', their style is a mixture of jazz, afrobeat, progressive rock, hip hop, traditional musics of the world, funk, New Orleans, and all things in between. Arrangements are unpredictable and full of surprises - seamlessly weaving through bizarre time signatures and a variety of feels.

The five man fiery horn line is matched by an eclectic yet cohesive, full rhythm section. Members have done extensive studying around the world (Zambia, St. Lucia, Italian and Ductch conservatories, Ghana, Norway) and look to each culture as inspiration for their sound. Doombalaya was born out of the Tulane jazz program and has evolved their own unique voice through their six year career. They've played throughout the states but proudly call New Orleans home.
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