Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tim Cutrona



Since the birth of Go Go, percussionist Tim Cutrona has showcased his musical talents in the Washington, DC area. Currently performing with Urban Funk, Tim has been a sideman for many local groups including Junior Cline and The Recliners, The Grapefruit Kings, and SaxMan & Friends he has also played at a number of local clubs, such as Blues Alley, The Hamilton,  and  The Cats Eye Pub. Before joining Urban Funk, Tim performed with Passion, an R&B group from Atlantic City  , venues included the Trop World Casino and The Wonder Bar Club. Tim’s professional career began in Europe where he performed for military personnel throughout Western Europe. Returning to the states in the early 1970’s, Tim performed with a number of local R&B bands, including his favorite, “The Six Sense Band and Show”.

Mike Davis Bassist


Bassist Mike Davis was raised outside of Chicago. His approach to bass was influenced initially by the gritty blues/rock oriented sounds of that area, which he brought out to Baltimore with him., Since relocating to Baltimore, Mike has been fortunate enough to play with some of the area’s best original-music bands, spanning the spectrum of metal, roots, R&B, and light jazz. Recording with these bands, Mike has appeared on more than a dozen releases, (Urban Funk, SaxMan & Friends, Naked Blue, Mutt, Common Bond, and others) some distributed internationally. Performances have featured numerous regional performances, tours of the entire East Coast and of Europe. These opportunities have included an opening spot for “Foreigner”, plus a featured spot on a national cable show. When not trying new approaches to music such as applying a fretless bass to metal music. Mike sometimes ventures out to sea to support ocean explorations conducted as part of his day gig. http://urbanfunkdc.com/band_bio

Steve Long Keyboards Steve Long, keyboardist with Urban Funk is a New England Conservatory trained musician who has also studied with the great big band leader, Bill Potts. Working in the Washington metropolitan area for the last 25 years, Steve has performed clubs, venues and stages with some of the most well known local bands and musicians. Composing in the funk fusion style, Steve penned many of Urban Funks tunes, and is the featured arranger on “Heroes And Legends”.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Art Jamz Smithsonian American Art Museum

ArtJamz ®HomeAboutGroupzKidzUpcoming JamzGift CardzVoucherzMenuPhotozOur TeamPressArtJamz Headed to Smithsonian American Art MuseumArtJamz is headed to the American Art Museum! In perhaps the most significant partnership since launching a year ago in June 2010, ArtJamz participants will get a chance to paint while listening to live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard of the American Art Museum during three of the museum’s ongoing Thursday night “Take 5! Concerts.” The Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard designed by world-renowned architects at Foster + Partners in London In each of the three sessions, ArtJamz participants will get a chance to paint from 5PM to 8PM while taking in the live sounds of funk jazz bands. The June 16th session features live music from D.C.-based jazz band “Urban Funk;” the July 21st session features live jazz from “Funk Ark;” and The Kelly Bell Band headlines the August 18th session. It’s free to come to the Kogod Courtyard and listen to live jazz; however, for $40 participants can receive a 22x 28-sized canvas they get to keep, an easel, acrylic paints, brushes, art materials, the support of ArtJamz hosts and a chance to make art in one of America’s most iconic museums. Participants also receive 20% off drinks and food at the Courtyard CafĂ© during the session. “We are so thrilled about this partnership. It’s amazing to think that in just one year, we’ve gone from an experimental participatory art concept to hosting ArtJamz sessions within the walls of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. We can’t wait to see what kind of inspiration this beautiful courtyard and live jazz will give the artjammers,” says ArtJamz founder and Genki Media CEO Michael M. Clements. Event registration for ArtJamz: American Art Museum Take 5! Session I powered by EventbriteOnline Ticketing for ArtJamz: American Art Museum Take 5! Session II powered by EventbriteOnline Ticketing for ArtJamz: American Art Museum Take 5! Session III powered by EventbriteBe Sociable, Share! inShare.0 Arty NewsletterSign up for deals and more! PoweredBy: Nmedia WatchReview ReserveOnline event registration powered by EventbriteLikeFollow ArtJamz ArtJamz ArtJamz Stay up-to-date with everything jamming. Like us on #Facebook on the interwebs: ow.ly/hybBF #welikeart #artDC #paintdrink about 1 hour ago · reply · retweet · favorite ArtJamz The Artistas! RT @em0sho: @ArtJamz ... where the creative juices flow like wine @2uinc #candid ow.ly/iaWFG about 1 hour ago · reply · retweet · favorite ArtJamz Swing by btwn 630-1100! RT @cshortiered: @ArtJamz please hook me up w a coupon for Sat. I promised Id pay someone admission and :-/ I'm a... about 1 hour ago · reply · retweet · favorite ArtJamz New Studio, Free Session & Smithsonian Jamz - eepurl.com/vW4mv about 1 hour ago · reply · retweet · favorite Join the conversation Contact Accolades ReadArtJamz Events ArtJamz Sessions Blog KidsJamz Press Uncategorized MetaLog inEntries RSSComments RSSWordPress.org ArtJamz hosts weekly Washington DC Paint Parties at our ArtJamz Dupont Studio in addition to ArtJamz Pop-ups at cool and unique locations and venues thoughout the Washington DC Metro area. We are working to bring ArtJamz to a city near you soon. Want a private party? We can bring our paint parties to you. Areas proudly served: Washington, DC (Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Adams Morgan, U Street, Tenleytown, Logan Circle, Old Town, Foggy Bottom) | Northern Virginia (Crystal City, VA, Bethesda, MD, Fairfax, VA, Arlington, VA, Silver Spring, MD, McLean, VA, Old Town Alexandria, VA, Reston, VA) | Maryland (Rockville, MD, Anacostia, MD, Prince George's / PG County, MD) © 2010-2012 ArtJamz. All Rights Reserved Designed and Developed by Anchyi Wei, PSD to Wordpress and Wordpress Theme Designer