Kung Fu, "The Fez Tour" (one set of original Kung Fu and one set of Steely Dan) w/ Jaden Carlson Band

Kung Fu, "The Fez Tour" (one set of original Kung Fu and one set of Steely Dan) w/ Jaden Carlson Band

Wed, April 12, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Hodi's Half Note

Fort Collins, CO

$12 Advance / $15 Day Of Show

Off Sale

Kung Fu
Kung Fu
In the vanguard of the new-funk movement, KUNG FU is quickly popularizing their unique sonic contribution "NU-SION", blurring the line between intense electro-fusion, and blistering dance arrangements. Making funk fusion music "cool" again, the band draws on influences such as early Headhunters, Weather Report, & Mahavishnu Orchestra, and merges those ideas with technical fireworks and a contemporary EDM informed sensibility. The ensemble, a seasoned pedigree that reads like a late-night summer festival all-star jam has been described by critics and fans of Galactic & Umphrey's McGee alike as "lethal funk", "explosive", "jaw dropping", and "musically mesmerizing". For the uninitiated, the experience is typically shocking yet the focus is simple: ENTER THE DRAGON!

Kung Fu features Tim Palmieri on guitar (The Breakfast), Robert Somerville on tenor sax (Deep Banana Blackout), Beau Sasser on Keyboards (Alan Evans Trio, Ryan Montbleau, The Z3, Beau Sasser's Escape Plan), Christopher DeAngelis on bass guitar (The Breakfast) and Adrian Tramontano on drums/percussion (The Breakfast).
Jaden Carlson Band
Jaden Carlson Band
With one foot in the funk world and the rest kicking through the retro, fusion, and dance doors, the Jaden Carlson Band are a four-piece "funksion" ensemble from Boulder, Colorado led by female guitarist, vocalist, keyboardist and producer, Jaden Carlson. The group is comprised of some of the best talent to be heard, with varied backgrounds coming together from all over the country on bass, drums and keys.

Jaden Carlson, the front of JCB, with her oft face-melting prowess on the guitar as well as thought-provoking lyricism, has led many to tag her as an "old soul" and "well beyond her years." Low in age but tour-mature, Jaden leads the music with the poise and character of a highly accomplished professional.

Chris Hunnicutt brings his low-end rhythm from years of gigging in the hotbed of Minneapolis gospel, funk, blues, jazz and hip-hop.

Eric Imbrosciano's depth of experience in blues, hip-hop, funk and jazz stems from his early years beating his drums around the New York scene before making his musical home in Colorado.

Adam Revell's versatility from multi-genre influences and years of gigging with many different bands shines through in his playing the keys while providing soulful and melodic harmony on piano, organ and synthesizer.

The band has been appearing at some of the nation's most notable festivals: Summer Camp, The Friendly Gathering, The Vertex Festival,80/35, Bumbershoot, LEAF Festival, The Werkout Music and Art Festival, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, ARISE Festival, Bohemian Nights, and many others.

The Jaden Carlson Band has headlined major venues all over Colorado, as well as played direct support for national touring bands Twiddle, The Revivalists, The Werks, DeVotchKa, Robert Cray, Anders Osborne, and Marco Benevento just to name a few.

"Polychromatic", an 11-song cd of all originals, is Jaden's fourth album and was released in October 2014, to both highly regarded journalistic and musician/peer reviews.

Jaden is the youngest musician to play legitimately on the the Red Rocks Stage at age 11 with Michael Franti and Spearhead, and again the next night with Blues Traveler; and has also played numerous sit-ins with Umphrey's McGee, The Revivalists, Lettuce, Dumpstaphunk, The Main Squeeze, The Nth Power, Twiddle, The Werks, TAUK, Zoogma, The Motet, Dopapod, members of Snarky Puppy, Vulfpeck, Big Gigantic, and many more.
Venue Information:
Hodi's Half Note
167 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
http://www.hodishalfnote.com/