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August 14 @ 20:00 - 21:00€4
“FunCOOLio” is a Latvian instrumental funk/fusion band, formed in 2007, in Riga. The band composes their songs using the unique Hammond organ sound. The band plays self-composed music and it brings a pleasant listening experience. In the summer of 2014 «FunCOOLio» released a debut album “VOL.1” consisting of 11 instrumental compositions. In support of the album release the band toured Estonia, Latvia and Poland and performed at “Jazz in the Ruins” 2014 (Gliwсe, Poland) and Riga Funk Fest 2014 (Riga, Latvia).
“VOL.1” was nominated for Latvian music records award of the year (Golden Microphone 2014) in category “Best jazz music album”. In august 2016 the band succesfully perfomed in Kaliningrad City Jazz festival, sharing stage with famous bass player and singer – Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano band (USA).
Participation in festivals: Sigulda Jazz 2012, Fonofest 2012, Shine Cafe 2013, Jazz On 2013 , Jazz in The Ruins 2014 (Poland), Riga Funk Fest 2014, Petrojazz 2015 (Russia), Jazztime 2015, Saulkrasti Jazz 2015 (Estonia), Šaulai Jazz 2015 (Lithuania), Petrojazz-Tallinn 2015 (Estonia), Kaliningrad City Jazz 2016 (Russia), Roof Music Fest 2016 (Russia), Petrojazz 2017 (Russia), Ventspils Groove 2017, Šaulai Jazz 2018 (Lithuania), Straupe Mazais Džeza festivals 2018, Manka Boutique 2018 (Estonia), Petrojazz 2019 (Russia), Festivals Botanika 2019, Straupe Mazais Džeza festivals 2019, Petrojazz 2020 (Russia), Manka Boutique 2020 (Estonia).
George Panfilovs – guitar
Deniss Gradalevs – bass
Jurijs Osipovics – drums
Vladimirs Tuzovs – Hammond organ
Fred Hormain (France) – saxophone