The Funky Jazz Collective launches as a new collaboration led by Jazz Station co-founder and bassist Chris Orsinger.
The First Set features the “core-tet” comprised of Orsinger (upright and electric bass) who provides foundation for a trio of fresh talent, including Chris Casaceli (saxophone), August King (keyboards) and Calvin Davis (drums), all pursuing music studies at UO.
The Second Set expands the collective as guest musicians mix it up and explore new realms of Funk and Jazz. Appearances include innovative Dave O’Toole (alto sax and flute), MC Spinner and MC Raff and more.
The intention: Create a playful, creative, danceable vibe with a collective approach to incubating a strong Jazz-Funk scene in Eugene.
Chris Orsinger, upright and electric bass; Chris Casaceli, saxophone; August King, keyboards; Calvin Davis, drums.