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The Art of Music: The Funk Monks

The Art of Music: The Funk Monks

Musical Guest: The Funk Monks

February 9, 2023
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Presented by Jeff Elkins & Brad Gillis

Songs from the Heart, and music for the Soul! As Valentine’s Day approaches, thoughts turn to love and affection! Join us on Thursday, February 9th, as we celebrate the occasion with great Love Songs from Motown and beyond, given funky and soulful renditions by the Desert’s newest R & B band, The Funk Monks.

The Funk Monks are a blend of great players and singers from the Northwest and Southwest. Featuring SoCal native singer/actress Estee McEachern and Northwest recording veteran David Wills up front, the band includes award winning bassist Bob Gross, jazz guitarist Jack Ruvio, versatile keyboardist Jim Widdifield, drummer Dan French, and the killer one-two punch of Wayne Cobham on Trumpet and Tony Bolivar on Sax.

Love will be in the air, and Old Town Artisan Studios will be the place to be. Come indulge in wonderful wine and the sensuous sounds of The Funk Monks!

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