The Listening Room has been tipped off that Kung Fu, a jazz/funk/fusion band made up of noted Connecticut musicians, is finally releasing their debut studio album tomorrow with a bash at Daniel Street in Milford, Conn.
This is good news and worth the trip, as the group, which evolved from a 2009 jam session, has been making noise in New York metro area clubs ever since. It also includes a roster of gifted musicians whose versatility and energy has established them individually as major performers in the country’s jam-based music scene.
Anyway, don’t take it from us. Here’s the release that tipped us off:
Kung Fu CD Release Party at Daniel Street
Kung Fu, one of the year’s hottest new bands featuring members of The Breakfast, RAQ, Deep Banana Blackout and Jazz is Dead, invites fans to celebrate the release of their debut studio album at Daniel Street in Milford, Conn., on Thursday, June 30.
The band is also thrilled to announce it will open for Umphrey’s McGee at the Dome at Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, Conn., Thursday, July 14.
Kung Fu has been turning heads on the national concert scene since forming in November 2009, winning coveted spots at festivals such as Gathering of the Vibes, Mountain Jam, Rock N Roll Resort, The Big Up and more. The new self-titled album combines the best elements of the live show with the precision, intensity and thoughtfulness of the studio.
“Everyone in this band is playing at the top of their game, and this album showcases the incredible talent each has developed through years of devotion to their craft,” says David Livolsi, bassist. “We’re really proud of this album and we can’t wait for people to hear what we can do in the studio.”
Tickets for the CD release party cost $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Advanced tickets are recommended and can be purchased at http://www.danielstreetclub.com. Doors 8 p.m.; show 9 p.m. Overeasy opens. Tickets to Gathering of the Vibes and the show at the Oakdale Theater with Umphrey’s McGee will be raffled off to lucky fans.
Visit http://www.kungfumusic.com to purchase your copy of Kung Fu’s debut album today!
Kung Fu consists of a powerhouse of Connecticut musicians, including Tim Palmieri (The Breakfast, guitar), Todd Stoops (RAQ, keyboards), Rob Somerville (Deep Banana Blackout, sax), David Livolsi (Jazz Is Dead, bass) and Adrian Tramontano (The Breakfast, drums).
“This music is funky, mature and powerful. It’s lethal funk,” Palmieri says. “It’s music smart and strong enough to defend one’s self, or art’s self. I love this music.”
Thursday, June 30: Daniel Street; Milford, CT – Official CD Release Party!
Thursday, July 14: The Dome at Oakdale Theater; Wallingford, CT – Opening for Umphrey’s McGee!
Friday, July 15: BreakFest Music Festival; Goshen, NH
Friday, July 22: Gathering of the Vibes; Bridgeport, CT
Saturday, July 30: The Big Up; Ghent, NY
Saturday, August 13: Sixth Annual A Bear’s Picnic; Bald Eagle State Forrest
Friday, August 19: Liberate Music and Art Festival; Sheldon Springs, VT
Friday, September 9: Backwoods Pondfest; Peru, NY
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