*Following the latest information and advice from Public Health England, Jazz Cafe will not be open on Wednesday 27 May and will be rescheduling Brooklyn Funk Essentials event to Saturday 13 December 2020. Your tickets remain valid for the new date. Please contact your ticket vendor if you’re no longer able to make it.Across a career that stretches 25 years, Brooklyn Funk Essentials have established themselves as an audacious project fusing soul, hip hop, spoken word, jazz and, of course, funk.
Between recording six studio albums (the most recent dropping in August 2019), the Essentials have made a name for themselves as absolutely electric performers, exhilarating their loyal and adoring fanbase with performances across every continent.
Established in the early ‘90s by Arthur Baker and Lati Kronlund, Brooklyn Funk Essentials were regulars of New York’s vibrant club scene by the time their debut album, ‘Cool & Steady & Easy’, hit the shelves. They continue to tour in 2020 with the lineup now boasting the talents of:
Alison Limerick – lead vocals
Desmond Foster – guitar and lead vocals
Anna Brooks – saxophone and vocals
Iwan VanHetten – trumpet, keyboards and vocals Hux De Lux – Drums
Lati Kronlund – Bass