June 12 ~ Dumpstaphunk

 

A decade evolved from their debut at 2003's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Dumpstaphunk offers fans an unforgettable live experience steeped in the Big Easy tradition of a good time. The quintet features Ivan Neville on vocals, B3 and Clav, the double bass attack and soulful voices of Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III, Ian Neville on guitar, and the monster addition of Nikki Glaspie on drums and vocals.

From annual performances at New Orleans' Jazz Fest -- "The colossal low end and filthy grooves they threw down from the Gentilly Stage must have set a Jazz Fest record for baddest bass jams ever." (Bass Player Magazine, 2012) -- to music rooms and festivals across the nation (Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, All Good, High Sierra, Hangout, Jam Cruise and Outside Lands to name a few), Dumpstaphunk continues to spread an unmistakably New Orleans groove with hard-hitting performances that dare listeners not to move.

"We always keep the spontaneity going, that's something I love about this band," says Ivan. "We can funk it out with the best of them, but we also like to showcase how all sorts of music can come together and push the boundaries of what funk music is."
 
Dumpstaphunk's summer 2013 release, Dirty Word, re-imagines their genre, holding true to the opinionated, vintage funk of Sly & the Family Stone and Parliament Funkadelic, but with a modern edge that forays into gospel, blues, second-line, R&B and straight-up rock n' roll. True to New Orleans tradition, Dumpsta's friends and family Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Rebirth Brass Band, Skerik, the Grooveline Horns, Art Neville, Ani DiFranco and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers kick the Dirty Word sessions up a notch.

Ivan continues, "The whole record speaks to the righteousness of music. We're not necessarily telling a specific story, but expressing how music makes things right for everyone in their own way. Our fans can feel that vibe and let it take them wherever they need to."

"We just hope to spread the good word through funk," adds Nikki Glaspie. "If we can create an escape, give people a reason to get down and forget their problems, then we're doing what we set out to do."
 
For tour dates and to download two free songs from Dirty Word, please visit www.dumpstaphunk.com.

2015 Jazz in the Park Lineup

June 4th -
Christopher's Project

June 11th -
The Jimmys

June 18th -
Double Feature Night!
Incendio & Terra Guitarra

June 25th -
Wifee & The Huzzband

July 2nd -
Orquesta Tumbao

July 9th - NO Jazz in the Park
due to Bastille Days

July 16th -
Double Feature Night!
Streetlife feat Warren Wiegratz
& NO BS! Brass Band

July 23th -
Jim Liban & The
Joel Paterson Trio

July 30th -
Davina & The Vagabonds

Aug 6th -
Primitive Culture

Aug 13th -
Steely Dane -
The Music of Steely Dan

Aug 20th -
Jose Valdes & The Mambo Allstars

Aug 27th -
Altered Five Blues Band

Sept 3rd -
Bill Bonifas &
Legends of Milwaukee Jazz

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