Thu, May 3 at 8:30pm

  • All Ages
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Parallel 44 Presents is excited to present Dallas' own The Funky Knuckles at Volcanic Theatre Pub on Thursday, May 3rd w/ the new band led by a remarkably talented local keyboard wunderkind Maxwell Friedman Group. Join us for this fantastic evening of World Class Soul/Jazz/Funk Badassery featuring collaborators of Beyonce, Erykah Badu, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke and more ! Doors open at 8:30pm for this All Ages show. Advance tickets are $12 and $15 at the door. Thanks to Dr. Jolly'sThe Source WeeklyBIGS Hydroponics and Cascade Alchemy for sponsoring this show.

About the Funky Knuckles:
The inevitable result of a talent-soaked soul and jazz community, The Funky Knuckles are taking the sound of Dallas to an entirely different level. They have been together for six years and have played on stages across the U.S and around the world. The band is comprised of musicians and producers who have worked with some of the most respected acts in the music industry (Beyonce, Erykah Badu, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Talib Kweli, Chris Dave, The Polyphonic Spree, etc.), yet possess a sound distinctly separate from any of their individual projects.

The Funky Knuckles move together musically as a school of fish, never complacent and always stretching the boundaries of improvisation and composition. Whether performing original music or standards, they draw from each member's musical experiences to create their unique genre-bending sound. They are currently touring internationally and working on new music for their 4th album.

Their second album "Meta-Musica" held the #1 position on the iTunes jazz charts for over a week. They played for sold out audiences across Europe in April 2016 on their first tour overseas.

The Funky Knuckles are: 
Wes Stephenson / Bass
Cedric Moore / Drums
Phill Aelony / Guitar
Ben Bohorquez / Saxophone
Evan Weiss / Trumpet
Kwinton Gray / Keyboards

About Maxwell Friedman Music:
Maxwell Friedman Music is a rising star in the live music scene. At just 14-years old, the Hammond phenom has shared the stage with musical heavy hitters such as Karl Denson (legendary saxophone player of the Rolling Stones and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe), Michael Franti, Tony Monaco, The Werks, ALO, & Tank and the Bangas to name a few. At 12 Maxwell gave a Ted talk about his musical journey in his hometown of Bend, Oregon.

He is currently working on his demo EP, recorded at the legendary Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco. Maxwell's command of the stage is well beyond his years, and he hopes to be an inspiration for the next generation of music lovers. Maxwell leans heavily on his incredible rhythm section to create a funky, soulful, jazzy sound that he dubs "neo-jazz funk soul fusion."

Maxwell Friedman Group is:
Maxwell Friedman - Keyboards/Vox
Gabe Johnson - Guitar
Nate Miller - Trumpet
Mark Karwan - Bass
Connor Streeter - Drums

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Maxwell Friedman Group:
Dr. Jolly's:
The Source Weekly:
BIGS Hydroponics:
Cascade Alchemy:
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