** STEPPIN **
*SWOOP UNIT *
* DJ K-OS *
(dj of Digital Underground)
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(Fillmore Nasty Funk)
An Old-school Boogaloo, Dirty-Soul Funk Collective that combines the Stylin, up-tempo grooves and non-stop rhythms of Rockin’ R&B and nasty Funky Dance breaks with James Brown vocals and big sound soul party flavor!
Boogaloo & Soul, Funk
STEPPIN’s unique, high-energy brand of dance-charged Rockin’ Funky Music will keep you on your feet and cheering throughout the night from beginning ’til end.
Oscar Myers is a Fillmore Legend. A world renowned musician and arranger who has performed with a who’s who of RnB, Soul, Blues, Jazz and Funk greats both in studio and on tour over his career which span more than 50 years. Ray Charles, Les McCann, Jimmy McCracklin, Freddie Roulette, Charles Brown, James Brown, Henderson and so many, many more…
Don’t Miss Out on seeing one of the Living Legends of the Old Fillmore Jazz District… The West Coast Harlem.
STEPPIN’ is Oscar’s band and music sensation that pumps the electricity from the stage performances reintroducing the house party vibe to audience delight.
OSCAR MYERS – Trumpet, Vocals, Percussion
BENNIE MURRAY – Drums
CHARLES THOMAS – Bass
STEVE BURKE – Guitar
KEVIN ZUFFI – Keys
MARCUS STEPHENS – Sax
Special Guest Stars sitting in
Groove and Original Dancefloor Jazz Funk. 8 seasoned musicians compile this group of soul survivors.
Swoop Unit is one of the hardest working, greasy-pocketed, groove-ladened, funky soul jazz machines you will ever hear!! Boasting an all-star veteran cast of players, Swoop Unit members have all been instrumentally active in the Bay Area’s Funk, Soul, and Jazz scenes for the past 15-20 years.
IN THE BEGINNING
Swoop Unit got its start with a weekly gig at Bruno’s back in the summer of 1999. At that point, the band consisted of bass, drums, organ and guitar. They were doing the Rare Groove sound and flirted with Acid Jazz. The arrangements,all instrumental, were a perfect match for the lounge culture of the day. But soon they wanted to take the concept to the next level, and invited horn players to sit in. While at Bruno’s, Swoop Unit added three great horn players to its sound.
Swoop Unit’s focus over the past few years has been on developing up-tempo dance sets. Their original compositions are deeply rooted in boogaloo, soul-jazz and New Orleans funk, with a hint of Latin from time to time. Pretty much anything with a fat (I mean, phat) groove usually gets the party going wherever they play.
With a group of seasoned players as is the Swoop Unit, this band is sure to please. Notorious for their hard work ethic and huge repertoire, Swoop Unit has been building a loyal following over the last several years and filling dance floors with sweaty bodies shakin’ it to the Funk. With the release of their original EP and bevy of other original material, Swoop Unit has proven that the Almighty Groove is in Mighty good hands.
Nathan Harris-Tenor/Bari Sax