Wednesday, January 11, 2017

BLACK BOX Jazz: The John Funkhouser Trio - Friday, January 13

BLACK BOX Jazz presents the John Funkhouser Trio on Friday, January 13 at 8 p.m. The ensemble delivers an energetic, accessible blend of modern jazz, funk, blues, 20th century classical, Indian classical, and European and American folk music, which creates a funky, groove-oriented, fresh and original sound.

Fired by Berklee Professor John Funkhouser’s “explosive piano playing” (Boston Globe) and set in bold relief by his “exquisite, tight originals” (The Octopus, Champaign, IL), the band stretches the limits of traditional jazz form. Based in Boston, the Trio also includes Mike Connors on drums and Greg Loughman on bass. 

The band has headlined the Jazz In June festival in Oklahoma City, and has played at several major music festivals including the Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, TN, the Mellon Jazz Festival in Pittsburgh, PA and the Jazz In The Sangres in Westcliffe, CO. They have shared festival billings with the likes of Tuck & Patti, Javon Jackson, Mose Allison, Chicago and Jethro Tull. The Trio has mounted two national tours, performing in 19 cities, and has released three CDs of original material. 

John Funkhouser Trio
John Funkhouser Trio

Tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (students/seniors), and may be purchased at or at the door. A cash bar is available. 

The home of the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC), THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. For more information, call (508) 528-3370.

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