21 and Over
Tickets: $25 in advance / $30 day of show
Available online (link below) or at the Music Coop
Doors 8 pm
Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, dueling baselines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III set off one of the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while Ivan Neville lights up the Hammond B3 keys and cousin Ian Neville’s funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. The band recently welcomed their newest member, Alvin Ford Jr. to the quintet, a New Orleans born and raised powerhouse drummer.
Dumpstaphunk tosses around lead vocals and four-part harmonies the way Sly & the Family Stone did, but with three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on the merit of their own material. Songs like “Dancin’ To The Truth” off their latest record, Dirty Word (Red Hot Records), offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note. For more info visit http://www.dumpstaphunk.com
his soulful project brings FUNK, R&B & Rock to a diverse range of fans. Packing dance floors, LOVEBITE brings a sonically unique spin with four part vocal harmonies and raging guitar solos to a somewhat 60's-style San Fransisco Funk. The ensemble writes original music and brings unique arrangements of obscure Funk, Rock & R&B. LOVEBITE burns with authenticity and a feeling that is infectious.
LOVEBITE also has a side project called ZEPDRIX which honors the music of Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix. The band is able to interpret Zeppelin's soulful, melodic phrasings with moving ferocity and deep funk groove. Guitarist, Jeff Pevar & Paul Turnipseed carry the Page solos with ease and true grit- while Jorgensen's vocals interperet Robert Plant's dramatic vocals with a power that honors Plant and adds even a bit extra feminine power. Ackerman holds the funk bass parts that sets Zeppelin apart from so many heavy rock bands, and Kriemelman has no trouble holding down John Bonham's infamous drum mastery.
During the Hendrix portion of ZEPDRIX, the band pairs to trio with Pevar, Ackerman, & Kriemelman. Jeff Pevar fronts the Hendrix tunes vocally and with an explosion of passionate guitar solos, he tips the hat to Jimi Hendrix while giving the music a Pevar- style guitar mania.
About the members:
Vocalist, Inger Jorgensen is a professional artist who has also worked as a vocalist and songwriter or over 20 years, performing with multiple musical projects throughout Northern California and Oregon as a leading and back-up vocalist and harmony singer. Jorgensen has a soulful voice and sings in many styles including Blues, Rock, Folk, R&B and Funk. She co-writes with Jeff Pevar in their original music project playing house concerts, clubs and festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest and East Coast as well as Europe (www.ingerjorgensen.com). Inger is the lead vocalist for LOVEBITE and in ZEPDRIX, she sings all the Robert Plant Parts.
Renowned Guitarist, & Multi-instrumentalist, Producer, Songwriter, & Engineer and Session Musician, Jeff Pevar adds his unique and inspired guitar mania when he is not touring. Pevar, originally from the East Coast, lived in Manhattan for 10 years, then moved to the the LA area, and now the Rogue Valley where he continues to work steadily as an innovative and soulful Guitarist & Session Musician. Pevar has toured extensively with many greats over his career such as Ray Charles, Rickie Lee Jones, Jefferson Starship, Marc Cohn, Joe Cocker, Crosby Stills & Nash, Rickie Lee Jones, David Foster, & many more. His musical contributions can be found on hundreds of albums of different genres from some of the most accredited names in the music business. Pevar has a home studio where he also produces and engineers for many artists throughout the world. Jeff recently finished his first solo album, "From the Core" along with several soundtracks for independent films. Pevar also recently produced, arranged and played lead guitar for the most recent album, "Grateful Jazz" for the renowned jazz-fusion project, "Jazz Is Dead" (www.pevar.com).
Guitarist Paul Turnipseed’s musical career started with his father’s extensive record collection of rock, jazz, blues, and soul music. Returning to his native New Orleans in his early 20’s after playing in mostly rock and blues bands, he immersed himself in the New Orleans scene, studying and performing with hundreds of the areas top musicians, such as Ellis Marsalis, Stanton Moore, Tommy Ridgely, Steve Masakowski, Victor Goines, just to name a few. After arriving in Southern Oregon in December of 2011, Paul has already begun to play with some of the finest musicians in the Rogue Valley as a sideman and with his own music project.
LOVEBITE's rhythm section consists of Jacob Ackerman on Bass and Matthew Kriemelman on drums: Jacob Ackerman’s melodic and solid rhythmic phrasing make him one of the most sought after bassists in Oregon. Having spent many years in the Bay Area, he has played alongside Josh Jones and Stevie Wonder's guitarist Errol Cooney, and studied under world renowned Brazilian musician Marcos Silva. Now residing in Southern Oregon, Ackerman plays with many artists including the Frankie Hernandez Band, The Jeff Stanley Band, Craig Wright, and the Jeff Pevar Project, and for Oregon Shakespeare Festival Theater productions.
Matthew Kriemelman is most prominently known as a 12-year veteran drummer for the Blue Man Group, beginning in 2000, where he's performed in New York, Chicago & Vegas. Kriemelman honed his chops in NYC's downtown club scene for ten years, as well as touring internationally as a Road Runner Recording Artist in fifteen different countries.
Kriemelman studied at the Drummers Collective in NYC, and had the good fortune of experiencing and performing with many great players during that time. He has appeared on The Carson Daily show, and The Jay Leno Show performing with Blue Man, has worked with many performers from a variety of Cirque De Sole Shows, as well as playing with members of Chaka Khan, Steely Dan, Santana, Barry Manilo, and Wayne Newton, to name a few. In addition to his many years as a live performer, Kriemelman is also an accomplished session musician and collaborator.