Zen Groove Funkestra is a funk/jazz/jam band based in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina.
ZGF performs a blend of “Funky Jazz and Voodoo Grooves” that has wowed audiences across the southeast with their unique blend of styles which strikes a balance of being fun, energetic and highly spiritual.
The size of the group ranges from a tight quartet to a funky gang of eight! Current featured members are Dillon Partin (Bass), Scott Jones (Drums), Eric Earley (Sax) ,Ryan Harris (Guitar). Often joined by Donald McDonald (trumpet), Christina Thompson (Trombone) as well as a talented extended family of singers, musicians, and special guests getting in on the good times.
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When did you start the group? It was started over 20 years ago. How did the band form? Kathy, my wife, sings in the group. Her dad was a very well known piano player, “Uncle Paul” Montgomery. I used to play with them and over...
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