Funk Ensemble

Tuesdays 6:30 - 8 pm 7/9 - 8/20 (7 weeks)

Funk Ensemble
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Ensembles
Day Tue
Instructor Daniel Parenti
Status inperson event

From James Brown to Prince, Sly and the Family Stone to Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder to Earth, Wind & Fire, The Meters, and Herbie Hancock, we get down and funky in this ensemble. Explore what it takes to master the complexity of the funk genre by breaking down the rhythmic foundation of the groove, the feel, the “pocket!” For all vocalists, horns, and rhythm section instruments. Prerequisites: facility on an instrument, familiarity with the style.

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 pm
7/9 – 8/20 (7 weeks)
Daniel Parenti, $290

Please note: This class culminates in a performance in the final week of the term (week 7). All Jazzschool student performances are free and open to the public! Please confirm your availability for the performance date (the week 7 class meeting date) before finalizing your registration in this class.
Ensembles take place IN-PERSON at the California Jazz Conservatory. 
All ensembles require a placement audition. For audition guidelines and to application instructions, please visit the Ensemble page here:

About Daniel Parenti
Performance experience with many jazz legends including Rosemary Clooney, Michael Brecker, and Lionel Hampton. Has released six full-length original albums under his own name. Has performed with many well-known Bay Area artists including Tommy Igoe, Billy Johnson (Santana), Frank Martin (Narada Michael Walden), Joel Smith (Walter Hawkins) and Lorn Leber (Jerry Garcia Band).