Led by acclaimed award winning saxophonist Derek Nash and with a band featuring the outstanding vocalist Louise Marshall - both stars of the Jules Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra - the Funk Experience bring you the sounds of Grover Washington Jnr, David Sanborn, Herbie Hancock, Bill Withers and many more, as they dig deep into the beat and groove-laden world.
At the forefront of the British jazz movement and an experienced musician of many years' standing, Derek is regarded as one of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK . A member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion, he's MD of jazz fusion octet Sax Appeal, the funk/fusion band Protect the Beat and his Acoustic Quartet. Derek’s “Some Kinda Wonderful” shows, showcasing the music of Stevie Wonder and featuring vocalist Noel McCalla, have wowed sold-out audiences.
Louise Marshall, with her smoky, massive, soulful voice and a regular performer with Jools Holland, played The London Jazz Festival at The Other Palace with Derek Nash in 2016 and now makes this welcome, overdue return. Louise’s sonic skills span genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B, Electronic, Classical or Gospel music. And all the while, her voice resonates, crackles, pops and burns like “a phoenix rising from the flame” – The Hoste Of Jazz
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Artist photograph Courtesy of Tatiana Gorilovsky