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Blu Ja'nk Band

Blues Band from Storrs, CT - Will travel up to 100 miles

$600 - $1200 per event
People of all ages love to dance to this band, so be prepared to get out of your seat.
Blu Ja'nk means Bluesy Jazz and Funk. That best describes our cross over genre. The music is funky, but don't expect the typical well know funk tunes that are performed by every wedding band.

While we play a few recognizable covers (Son Seals/Phish's Funky Bitch, Allman's Elizabeth Reed, Maceo Parker's Pass the Peas, Little Milton/John Mayall's Grits Ain't Groceries, Santana's Europa) to name a few, most of our songs have been chosen for the feel and groove from artists like The Funky Meters, Taj Mahal, Bernard Allison, Spyro Gyra , Jimmy McGriff , and Jimmy Smith, and are not as well-known. We also perform original material. While we play some jazz tunes (Miles, Art Blakely, Kombo, Boney James, Kenny Burell, Herby Hancock), we are far from a straight jazz quartet.

Our blend of Bluesy Jazz and Funk is a truly unique sound. Each instrument is from a different musical family. The music is built around Lon's B3 organ sound, always played through a Leslie. With decades of bass guitar performing, Lon and his left hand think and sound like a soulful electric bass player. Lon also covers most of the vocals. John's drum work is completely funky and his wide "pocket" makes everyone want to dance. Larry's guitar work comes from a blues background. Mixashawn's funky sax is completely jazzy. He also leads his own band which has been featured in the Hartford Athenaeum Jazz Series. Each musical voice and genre blend to form a uniquely warm and funky blend of Bluesy Jazz and Funk.
Down Home Girl
Taj Mahal
Tay Mahal, Jimmy Smith
Mercy Mercy Mercy
Blakely/Dave Katz
Sissy Strut
The Funky Meters
All Blues
Miles Davis
Midnite Crawl
Michael Osborne
Chicken Shack
Jimmy Smith
Song for Elizabeth Reed
Allman Brothers
Song for My Father
Horace Silver
Can I Change My Mind
Ron Levy
Talk the Talk
Live Wire
The Funky Meters
Look Ka Py Py
The Funky Meters
Sea Biscuit
Spyro Gyra
Pass the Peas
Maceo Parker
A Little Attitude
Boney James
Blue Goose
Jimmy McGriff
Jimmy McGriff
Tab Benoit
Where's Lucky
Bernard Allison
Grits Ain't Groceries
John Mayall/Blues Breakers
Chitlin Con Carne
Kenn Burrell
Funky Bitch
Watermelon Man
Herbie Hancock
We All Wanna Boogie
Merle Saunders
Yo Mambo
Larry Dunn
One Breath at a Time
Little Feat
If I Could Quit You
Tab Benoit
White Shame
Captain Gary
Blues Band
Dance Band
Funk Band
Jazz Band
R&B Band
Jam Band
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Bridal Showers
Bachelor Parties
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Adult)
Luau Parties
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Super Bowl Parties
Kentucky Derby Parties
Retirement Parties
Please note Blu Ja'nk Band will also travel to Mansfield Depot, Coventry, South Willington, Mansfield Center, Willington, North Windham, Chaplin, Willimantic, Columbia, Tolland, Andover, Ashford, Windham, Hampton, South Windham, Bolton, Eastford, Scotland, Vernon Rockville, Hebron, Woodstock Valley, Stafford Springs, Lebanon, Ellington, Stafford, Union, Abington, Amston, North Franklin, Staffordville.
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