The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music proudly presents John Funkhouser (USA) on Wednesday 09 March 2016 at 18h00.

John Funkhouser is a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston USA. He is a pianist, bassist and composer, leading a trio and quartet that has performed many of his compositions regularly for almost 20 years.

Funkhouser takes an active interest in a wide spectrum of music. As the leader and pianist of the John Funkhouser Trio and as a sideman, Funkhouser has toured the US several times, performing at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Pittsburgh’s Mellon Jazz Festival, Oklahoma City’s Jazz and many other music festivals. He has played at the Blue Note Jazz Club, Birdland, and Dizzy’s in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the Wang Center and the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, and top venues in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kansas City, Denver, Seattle, and dozens of other US cities.

John has performed abroad in such diverse locations as Paris, Toulon, Zurich, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Montreal. He is now currently on a three week tour in South Africa.

John Funkhouser will be joined by Ildo Nandja (bass) and Bruce Baker (drums) at The Centre for Jazz and Popular music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus on Wednesday 09 March 2016 at 18h00. Doors open at 17h30pm show starts at 18h00. R60 for general admission // R40 pensioners // R20 for students. Please contact Thuli on 031 2603385 or email Zamat1@ukzn.ac.za for more details.

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