John Funkhouser Trio, Jerry Sabatini and the Sonic Explorers hold CD release concert this Saturday in Razzo Hall

Posted by Tina Zlody | Posted on Oct 01, 2013

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  • Saturday, Oct. 5; 7:30 p.m.
  • Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts
  • Free and Open to the Public

The John Funkhouser Trio is an energetic, accessible blend of modern jazz, funk, blues, 20th century classical, Indian classical, and European and American folk music which create a funky, groove oriented, fresh and original sound. Although the band consists of the standard jazz trio instrumentation of piano, bass and drums, the sound of the band is anything but standard! Clark University drum instructor Mike Connors will be on drums.

Sonic Explorers is a creatively spirited and musically diverse instrumental ensemble whose repertoire focuses on the original compositions & arrangements of trumpeter & leader Jerry Sabatini. Since 1995 Jerry’s music has been driven by some of the finest musicians in the Boston area. Characterized by sensational improvisations bursting out from tight, well-crafted arrangements, Sonic Explorers soar without limits and have defined a unique and personalized sound that is unmistakably all their own.

This is a CD release concert for both groups, featuring original modern jazz compositions by two great local composers: John Funkhouser and Jerry Sabatini.

For more information please call 508-793-7356 or email clarkarts@clarku.edu..