Greg Fundis debuts in South America w Fareed Haque & Paquito D'Rivera + Full Court Press 3: Chi-Town All-Star Jam + 56 Hope Road Chicago Appearance
Hello there fans of drummer Greg Fundis!
July 2012 was an amazing month as it marked Greg Fundis' debut in South America including perfomances and epic jams with Fareed Haque's Flat Earth Ensemble, Paquito D'Rivera and Melissa Aldana. The premier International Festival of Jazz in Patagonia took place July 18-21, 2012 at the spectacular Teatro Del Lago in Frutillar, Chile. Prior to the fest, Fareed Haque's trio feat. Greg Fundis on drums and Alex Austin on Bass made an impromptu appearance at Club Parenthesis; Santiago, Chile's newest live jazz club before making the trip down to beautiful Chilean Patagonia for the festival. At the festival, the Flat Earth Ensemble (with Shivalik Ghoshal on tablas and Alex Brown on piano) and special guest Paquito D'Rivera, sax and Diego Urcola, trumpet & ewi, played a headlining performance on Friday night to a full house and the trio (Fareed, Alex and Greg) performed as the jam session house band each night bringing all the musicians and locals together for a super-jam after party. Here's a pic of a few of the drummers at the fest Mark Walker (Paquito D'Rivera Orquestra), Andy Baeza (Melissa Aldana trio), Greg Fundis (Fareed Haque's Flat Earth Ensemble) and Edu Ribeiro (Trio Corrientes).
Come check out this Lollapalooza pre-party throwdown feat. Greg Fundis on drums and percussion. . . Full Court Press 3; A Chicago All-Star Jam at Abbey Pub Thursday Aug. 3. This month's jam features members of Umphrey's McGee, Ray White (Zappa), Digital Tape Machine, Math Games, Twin Cats, Cosby Sweater, Hood Smoke, The Coop, Groovatron, Old Shoe, Freek Johnson, Eumatik. Last months show was sold-out so get your tickets early at the link above!
56 HOPE ROAD is returning to their hometown making a rare Chicago appearance Sat. Aug 11 and will feature founding members Dave Hamilton, Chad Sanders, Greg Fundis, Matt Katzfey, Anne Katzfey plus Ryan Behling (AfroZep) and Adam Lewis (Family Groove Company) performing new music and arrangements by Dave Hamilton.
Greg Fundis will be appearing throughout the month of August with Fareed Haque in three different ensembles. MathGames!, Flat Earth Ensemble and Fareed's trio are scheduled to appear at festivals and clubs throughout the midwest so check the schedule at gregfundis.com and spread the word.