IMAC TO PRESENT A SPECIAL FUNKS-GIVING CONCERT WITH
LONG ISLAND'S OWN
Friday, November 23rd, 2007 at 8PM
Tickets: $37.50 Full Price / $28.50 IMAC Members
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On Friday, November 23rd, 2007 at 8PM, the Inter-Media Art Center (also known as “IMAC”) in Huntington, Long Island will present a special funks-giving concert in our series Long Island’s Own with the Funk Filharmonik.
Some say the Long Island funk scene started in Huntington, on one of those magical Monday nights in 1985 at Canterbury Ales, a popular musicians hang featuring the Jim Pin Band. A five piece horn section, with who the rhythm section had recently been rehearsing, squeezed into the jam packed club in front of the club’s infamous ultra-compact fold down stage. When they punched out the last note of Tower of Power’s “What is Hip”, the crowd went wild, and what was to eventually become Funk Filharmonik was born.
Funk Filharmonik’s big, fat, fiery horn sound and chunky rhythmic vibe has become a magnet for musicians and music lovers of all stripes, from jazz hipsters to rockin’ bikers, from students to teachers, youngsters to oldsters, fans of jazz, funk, soul, R&B, listeners, dancers…and basically anyone who is in need of a “soul vaccination”.
The Funk Filharmonik is: Ron Fox (trumpet), Greg Schleich (keyboards), Jack Knight (bass), John Scarpulla (tenor saxophone), Brent Carter (vocals), Ozzie Melendez (trombone, vocals, musical director), Tom Bowes (vocals), Steve Finkelstein (percussion), Chris Karlic (baritone saxophone), Dave Lavender (guitar), Vinny Cinquemani (trumpet, vocals), and Lee Finkelstein (drums, co-leader).
Tickets for this performance are $37.50 ($28.50 for IMAC Members). For tickets or further information on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC's 24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through Friday, 2PM to 6PM on Saturdays and after 2PM on the day of the performances. For further information, call IMAC's business office at (631) 549-9666.
The Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit Media and Performing Arts Center whose programs and services are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (a state agency), Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, the Town of Huntington, NYS Senator Carl Marcellino, by a grant from The Harmon Foundation, as well as by the Members of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully acknowledges support from Korg USA, The Emily T. Allen & Linda P. Allen and F. Towne Allen Charitable Gift Fund at The Boston Foundation, The D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, JBL Pro, AutoOne Insurance, Peconic Bay Winery, The Lowerre Family Trust, Branch Financial Services and Olivia and Harlan Fischer.