Kung Fu, Connecticut's sensational funk and jazz fusion artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Brighton Music Hall!
Kung Fu was formed in New Haven (Connecticut) in 2009 and it consists of Tim Palmieri (guitar and vocals), Robert Somerville (tenor sax and vocals), Beau Sasser (keyboards and vocals), Chris DeAngelis (bass guitar and vocals), and Adrian Tramontano (drums and percussion). Their musical style is best described as a blend of funk, jazz fusion (a genre that developed in the late 1960s when musicians combined aspects of jazz harmony and improvisation with styles such as funk, rock, rhythm and blues, and Latin jazz), and they cite Herbie Hancock, James Brown, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Funkadelic as some of their main influences. Tim said in an interview, "I’m a fusion fan. I mean, it just combines all the great aspects of music. I mean, it could be diverse, like, on a Latin level, or spiritual level. Jazz solos mixed with, like, the rock aggression, you know? And that’s the main thing. It’s like, it’s gotta rock and roll. It’s gotta be ‘No Guts, No Glory’ kinda thing, but then heady, intellectual, jazz side to music as well." They've had a stellar career with 3 studio albums and they're a staple act at many music festivals.
Don’t miss your chance to see these artists add a unique touch to funk and jazz fusion music!