FunCOOLio

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FunCOOLio Short Info

"FunCOOLio" is a Latvian instrumental funk/fusion band, formed in 2007, in Riga.
Band members previously have experience in other musical collectives: Dandelion Wine, russian folk orchestra "Sadko". The name "FunCOOLio" is formed from two words: "funk" (style name) and "Coolio" - R `n` B performer, a very popular 90 - ties. Band name and main idea is to combine the 70-ties funk music with modern electronic music elements, typically used by DJs and electronic music producers (scratch, loops, etc).
The band composes original composition using the structure of electronic music as well as the unique Hammond organ sound.
FunCOOLio is open for contact and collabration with soloists like saxophone, trumpet, guitar, flute and percussion player.

In 9th of August of 2014 band released debut CD containing 11 instrumental compositions. From autumn 2014 FunCOOLio is in tour tour Baltic states and Poland in support of CD release.

“VOL.1” is nominated for Latvian music records award of the year (Golden Microphone 2014) in category "Best jazz music album".

In august 2016 band succesfully perfomed in Kaliningrad City Jazz festival, sharing stage with famous bass player and singer - Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano band (USA).

Participation on festivals:
Sigulda Jazz 2012 (Sigulda, Latvija), Jazz On Festival 2013 (Tallinn, Estonia), Shine Cafe Festival 2013 (Liepaja, Latvija), Jazz in the Ruins 2014 (Glivice, Poland), Riga Funk Fest 2014 (Riga, Latvija), PetroJazz 2015 (Sankt Peterburg, Russia), JazzTime 2015 (Sillame, Estonia), Saulkrasti Jazz 2015 (Saulkrasti, Latvija), Šiaulai Jazz 2015 (Šiaulai, Lietuva), Petrojazz-Tallinn 2015 (Tallinn, Estonia), Kaliningrad City Jazz (Kaliningrad, Russia), Roof Music Fest 2016 (Sankt Peterburg, Russia).

We play at festivals:
- Bass guitar festival "Riga Bass Day 2007” (Rīga, Latvija)
- Sigulda Jazz 2012 (Sigulda, Latvija)
- Fonofest 2012 (Uplande, Latvija)
- Fontaine Festival 2012: COOL in Hell (Liepaja, Latvija)
- Jazz On Festival 2013 (Tallinn, Estonia)
- Shine Cafe Festival 2013 (Liepaja, Estonia)
- Jazz in The Ruins 2014 (Gliwice, Poland)
- Riga Funk Fest 2014 (Riga, Latvija)
- PetroJazz 2015 (Sankt Peterburg, Rusiia)
- Saulkrasti Jazz 2015 (Saulkrasti, Latvija)
- Saulai Jazz 2015 (Saulai, Lithuania)
- JazzTime 2015 (Sillamae, Estonia)
- Kaliningrad City Jazz 2016 (Kaliningrad, Russia)
- Roof Music Fest (Sankt Peterburg, Russia)

"FunCOOLio" is a Latvian instrumental funk/fusion band, formed in 2007, in Riga.
Band members previously have experience in other musical collectives: Dandelion Wine, russian folk orchestra "Sadko". The name "FunCOOLio" is formed from two words: "funk" (style name) and "Coolio" - R `n` B performer, a very popular 90 - ties. Band name and main idea is to combine the 70-ties funk music with modern electronic music elements, typically used by DJs and electronic music producers (scratch, loops, etc).
The band composes original composition using the structure of electronic music as well as the unique Hammond organ sound.
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FunCOOLio on Tour

  • 10 | 02 | 2017 Riga New program presentation in jazz club Trompete

Past Gigs FunCOOLio

  • 12 | 2016 Tallinn, Estonia Sputnik-14: EE-LV Funk Bridge
  • 11 | 2016 Kaliningrad, Russia New program presentation in City Jazz Club
  • 10 | 2016 Riga, Latvija New programm presentation in Jazz Club "Trompete"
  • 10 | 2016 Daugavpils, Latvija New program presentation in Artilerijas Pagrabi
  • 09 | 2016 Kaliningrad KALININGRAD CITY JAZZ Festival
  • 09 | 2016 Sankt Peterburg ROOF MUSIC FEST
  • 06 | 2016 Moskow Jazz club "Sojuz kompozitorov"
  • 03 | 2016 Moskow Aleksej Kozlov jazz club

Discography FunCOOLio

  • 2014 VOL.1 Album | Funky Sounds

Media

  • Video FUNCOOLIO - JURMALA SUNSET
  • Video FunCOOLio - Jazz w Ruinach...
  • Video FunCOOLio - Funky Generatio...
  • Video FunCOOLio - Answer to Cooki...
  • Video Made in Latvija: jazz / fun...

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Origin

  • Riga LV

Founded

  • 2007

Members

  • Denis Funk bass/producer
  • George Panfilov electric/acoustic guitar
  • Jury Osipovich drums
  • Igor "Smoll" Smolin Hammond organ, keyboards
  • Raivo Stasans alto/soprano sax
  • Lauris Amantovs trombone
  • Nick Sheffer alto/tenor/soprano sax

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