Monday, December 21, 2009

Urban Funks Debut Release "Heroes And Legends

Urban Funk has just released their debut cd "Heroes And Legends" .

Were excited to present our project to the public and are looking for feedback on what are your favorite tunes and comments on the performance and recording.

The musicians include heavy hitters from the east coast, Tommy Lepson of the Tommy Lepson Band, Paul Bell from the Night Hawks, John Thomokos from Cirque de Soleil, Chuck Underwood of the Pam Bricker Band, John Cocuzzi known for his stellar Vibraphone, Steve Wolf one of the leading stand up bassist in the country, Diddier Prossaird an incredible latin pianist, Wayne Sulc from Junior Cline and The Recliners amongst others, Mike Davis from Naked Blue, Ronnie Newmeyer a founding member of Band House Gigs, Chuck Sullivan another co founder of Band House Gigs, Tam Sullivan a swinging pianist notable in the DC area, Steve Long a local virtuoso, Tim Cutrona a familiar percussionist, Don Junker from the Airmen of Note, Jeff Bonk of the Urban Wind horn section, Ronald Mendoza of Essencia Topical, Juan Campanya from Bolivia, Kyle Minor of Virginia Tech, Jennifer Smith of Naked Blue.

Urban Funk's original material is featured as well as rendtions of favorites by Carlos Santana, Chic Corea, Christopher Cross, Bobby Caldwell, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Luiz Bonfa, and Steely Dan.

The CD was recorded at Studio 8121, owned by Marcus Johnson and engineered by Mike Watert.

You can hear samples at and it is available currently at

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