feat. Nadyne Rush
Sun. 18 September - hours 22:00
Funk Off are a music postcard of Umbria Jazz, themost present band of all the editions. The Umbria Jazz audience knows them very well and follows them with affection. The band based in Tuscany has become very popular with an original and recognizable formula: to overcome the concept of a marching band in the New Orleans tradition by proposing enthralling, spectacular, modern, and engaging music. Funk Off’s DNA includes entertainment and a solid musical culture transcending genres. Besides the jazz of the origins, their music reminds of James Brown’s R&B, Frank Zappa’s acidic polyphony of wind instruments, George Clinton’s pure funk, and the latest hip-hop trends. Besides their “usual” marching-band formula, the Festival has also introduced them on stage, also in Terni, where they can always combine entertainment and good music. .