Hot 5 @ Hill Center: Jazz on a Summer Eve

pic courtesy of DC Music Download
pic courtesy of DC Music Download

In Corner Store, bassist and composer Kris Funn mingles blues and jazz with hip-hop and gospel, creating a rollicking sound that extends the lineage of American music into a funkier future.

Funn grew up in Baltimore before attending Howard University and settling in the D.C. area; since then he’s toured and recorded with jazz stars like Christian Scott, Tunde Adjuah and Kenny Garrett. His bluesy, big-boned bass playing is Corner Store’s foundation, and its lighter fluid. From there, the quartet’s sound twists upward like smoke, kindled by crackling drums and snaky electric guitar.

Read more and listen to Funn recent show at Twin’s Jazz here.

The free show runs from 5:00pm til 7:00pm, Sunday, May 17
Hill Center, 
921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

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