Thursday, July 7th — Blues, Jazz and Funk
Big Funk will perform blues, jazz, and funk along with opening act, The Christopher Dean Band!
BIG FUNK is lead by jazz saxophone legend Don Braden and internationally renowned drummer Karl Latham. Their hard hitting groove/jazz/soul jam band will get you moving one way or another. Formed with keyboardist Nick Rolfe and Gary Foote, the group explores new territories in jazz and funk featuring original compositions and arrangements of classics from the Beatles to Beyoncé. Mr. Braden is virtually jazz royalty, having performed with such legendary musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard and composing for the Cosby Show for many years. Mr. Braden is also the Musical Director of the NJPAC Jazz for Teens Program. Mr. Latham is a staple in the European jazz scene and has performed with noteworthy artists such as Mark Egan, Bill Evans, John Lee and the Fantasy Band. Mr. Latham is an Adjunct Professor at SCCC.