East Side Funk
- When: Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 7:00 PM
- Ticket Price: $19.00 - $31.00
Featuring: Bob Valderrama
East Side Funk (ESF) represents the return of noted keyboardist Bobby Valderrama to the SF Bay Area jazz music scene. In the 1970's and 1980's, the San Francisco Bay Area was bursting with new music and innovative sounds. The experimental 70's ignited revolutions in pop culture and the arts, and music was no exception. In the Bay Area, icons like Tower of Power and Santana became role models for a generation of young musicians and fans, particularly those in working class, minority neighborhoods.
As Valderrama explains, “In my corner of the Bay Area was a section of San Jose called the ‘East Side’. I grew up with Black, White, Latino, Filipino, Hawaiian, Japanese, and Portuguese friends, and the one thing that brought us together was music. There was a certain feel and attitude in our musical expression that revealed both the joy and struggle of life.”
Forty years later, ESF’s debut record “Love Joy Groove” is an original, instrumental jazz-funk project that captures the soulful sound of those storied East Side years. Funky guitar rhythms, relentless grooves, and catchy horn lines (from none other than the horn section from “The Entourage Band”) provide a backdrop for inspired solos by many of the East Side’s legends.
“The purpose of this project is to recreate that same musical expression for old school folks like me, and also for a new generation of music lovers. I think we can all use a little more ‘Love Joy Groove’ in our lives,” says ESF’s founder.
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Tickets can only be purchased online prior to the show. Ticket sales will close on line at 4:00pm on 04/24/19
“If Available” - The only time tickets will be available for sale at the door will be on the day of the show $28.00
Regular Seating while available $19.00 on line
Premier Seating while available( up to 5 rows back facing stage $25.00 on line
Front Table Seating (First Two Rows Center Stage) while available $31.00 on line
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