Funky Dawgz Brass Band – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – April 19th, 2019

Funky Dawgz Brass Band

Gypsy Sally's Presents

Funky Dawgz Brass Band

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

Fri, April 19, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Adv $12/ Day of Show $12 + fees

This event is 21 and over

Funky Dawgz Brass Band: Funk, Jazz, Soul, R&B

Set times: Funky Dawgs Brass Band 8:30pm

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: 10:15pm

Ticket sales online end at 5 pm day of show. Tickets available at the door unless listed as sold out

Funky Dawgz Brass Band - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Funky Dawgz Brass Band
The Funky Dawgz Brass Band are one of the premier touring acts on the live music scene today. Emerging from Connecticut, these young men have engulfed the spirit and traditions of New Orleans as well as earned the respect from local musicians who grew up and reside in the city. It is impossible not to enjoy yourself during a show as they play a contagious upbeat mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music, hip hop, funk, and today’s top hits with a brass twist.

They have toured nationally from coast to coast, as well as internationally and have been featured in all corners of the live music scene. From playing sold out shows at Madison Square Garden as the horn section for Dispatch, to Camp Bisco, to closing out The Peach Music Festival, their performances flow seamlessly from EDM festivals to jam band festivals to traditional New Orleans second line parades. They were also recently featured multiple times on national televised programming on ESPN (house band for March Madness Tournament Challenge, opening segment of First Take).

There is a reason they were featured as one of Live For Live Music's Brass Bands You Need To Know. The Funky Dawgz are dropping jaws. These high energy horns have been featured on bills with Dispatch, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, We The Kings, Snarky Puppy, The Soul Rebels, Lettuce, The Motet, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Twiddle, Turkuaz, Kung Fu, Bernard Purdie, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and the list continues.

When the band is not playing shows they are giving back to the community. The Funky Dawgz aim to connect, engage, inspire and rejuvenate music education in inner city schools across the country. The band frequently gives performances and master classes to young musicians in elementary, middle, and high schools across the region.

Come see what all the hype is about.
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra is an example of musical sincerity. Weaving together collective and individual influences without compromise, they are as much themselves as they are a unit—a crucial trait of landmark instrumental ensembles. Steel pannist and founder Jonathan Scales’ compositional skill mixes with tasteful, avant-garde improvisations to form a totally unique approach to an instrument often associated with cruise ships and tropical music. Driftwood Magazine says “Scales is to steel pans ….what Béla Fleck is to the banjo—an über innovator.”

Drummer and percussionist Phill Bronson drives the Fourchestra’s time-shifting, modern grooves with “graceful polyrhythmic chops” (Modern Drummer) and the listening ability of a true master. (He can also make a three-piece drum kit sound like a ten-piece.)
Cody Wright rounds out the ensemble with gut-wrenching grooves and blistering, soulful melodic lines. A true innovator on the electric bass, Wright’s mix of flash and feel adds a unique depth to the Fourchestra. Ropeadope Records called him “The most exciting bass player to be seen on the scene.”

The Jonathan Scales Fourchestra explodes onto stages with an indescribable sound that is as much felt as it is heard, and is said to have “a Thelonius Monk-like attitude with a Mozart creativity” (Pan on the Net)

2013’s self-titled collaborative album on Ropeadope Records features guest collaborators Victor Wooten and Howard Levy (Béla Fleck and the Flecktones) and is fully orchestrated with horns and strings.

In 2014, the Fourchestra will release “Mixtape Symphony,” a dense, half-hour long-form album inspired by and dedicated to Roy “Futureman” Wooten. The album features the core trio and is slated for release on Ropeadope in May. The band is touring stateside in support of the new release. Tour dates can be found at
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007