Funkasaurus Rex

About Funkasaurus Rex

 

 

Introducing Funkasaurus Rex:  Created by Saxophonist Joey Berkley, this exciting jazz-funk band combines ‘Rhythm ‘n Blues’ and ‘Funk’ with ‘Jazz’.  Made up of all-star world-renowned musicians, Funkasaurus Rex features a dynamic horn section along with a versatile rhythm section. Whether it’s a well-loved classic or a classy original, these veteran players bring the real funk into a new era.  From clubs to concert halls, they provide their audiences with the highest level of expertise and dedication to convey their music as an art form.

 

Funkasaurus Rex’ players combined credits are a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of the music industry.  The players are:  Joey Berkley on Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, and Flute; Gary Deinstadt on Piano;  Seth Glassman on Bass; Bill Harris on Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute; Tony Kadleck on Trumpet; Brian Pareschi on Trumpet; Chris Parker on Drums; John Tropea on Guitar;  and Jens Wendelboe on Trombone.  The Funkasaurus Rex musicians have played with:  Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, Monty Alexander, Wayne Andre,  Ashford and Simpson,  Patti Austin, Average White Band, the Count Basie Orchestra, Louis Bellson Orchestra, Tony Bennett, Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Blues Brothers, Suzy Boguss, Michael Bolton, The Boston Pops, the Brecker Brothers, James Brown, Paul Butterfield, Diahann Carroll , Harry Chapin, Cher,  Eric Clapton , Joe Cocker, Natalie Cole, Judy Collins, Phil Collins,Alice Cooper,  Miles Davis, Jack DeJohnette, Deodato, Celine Dion, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Dr. John, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Donald Fagen, Jose Feliciano Ella Fitzgerald,David Foster, Frank Foster, Aretha Franklin,Dizzy Gillespie, Jeff Golub,Hall and Oates, Marvin Hamlisch,Slide Hampton, Isaac Hayes, Lena Horne, Whitney Houston,Freddie Hubbard,James Ingram, Michael Jackson, Al Jarreau, Elton John, The Quincy Jones Orchestra,Ben E. King, Carole King, Patti LaBelle, Cyndi Lauper, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Jeff Lorber, Darlene Love, Ralph MacDonald, Christian Mc Bride, Paul McCartney, Brother Jack MacDuff, Barry Mann, Wynton Marsalis, Natalie Merchant, Bette Midler, Gerry Mulligan, Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, the New York Pops, Roger Nichols, Laura Nyro, The Tom Pierson Big Band,  John Pizzarelli's "Swing Seven", Martha Reeves, Buddy Rich Band, Bruce Roberts, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Boz Scaggs, the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra,Shirley Alston formerly of The Shirelles, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra, South Side Johnny, Bruce Springsteen,  Steely Dan, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer, Grady  Tate,Clark Terry, The Three Degrees, Luther Vandross, Bill Watrous, Jimmy Webb, Cynthia Weil, the Westchester Jazz Orchestra , Grace Slick, Dionne Warwick, Bruce Willis, Stevie Wonder, Phil Woods and many, many more . . .

 

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Funkasaurus Rex

2008-06-04
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<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Introducing <strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">Funkasaurus Rex</strong>:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Created by Saxophonist Joey Berkley, this exciting jazz-funk band combines <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">&lsquo;Rhythm &lsquo;n Blues&rsquo;</em> and <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">&lsquo;Funk&rsquo;</em> with <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">&lsquo;Jazz&rsquo;</em>. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>Made up of all-star world-renowned musicians, <strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">Funkasaurus Rex</strong> features a dynamic horn section along with a versatile rhythm section. Whether it&rsquo;s a well-loved classic or a classy original, these veteran players bring the real funk into a new era.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>From clubs to concert halls, they provide their audiences with the highest level of expertise and dedication to convey their music as an art form.</span></p>
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<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;" class="MsoNormal"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Funkasaurus Rex&rsquo; </span></strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">players combined credits are a veritable &lsquo;Who&rsquo;s Who&rsquo; of the music industry.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The players are:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Joey Berkley on Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, and Flute; Gary Deinstadt on Piano;<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Seth Glassman on Bass; Bill Harris on Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute; <span style="color: black;">Tony Kadleck on Trumpet; </span>Brian Pareschi on Trumpet; Chris Parker on Drums; </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; letter-spacing: -0.7pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">John Tropea on Guitar;<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>and </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">Jens Wendelboe on Trombone</span><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">The <strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">Funkasaurus Rex </strong>musicians have played with:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma;">Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, Monty Alexander,</span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;"> Wayne Andre, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>Ashford and Simpson, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>Patti Austin, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Average White Band, <span style="color: black;">the Count Basie Orchestra, </span></span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma;">Louis Bellson Orchestra, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Tony Bennett, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Blood, Sweat &amp; Tears, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; letter-spacing: -0.65pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">The Blues Brothers, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Suzy Boguss, Michael Bolton, <span style="color: black;">The Boston Pops,</span> the Brecker Brothers, James Brown, Paul Butterfield, Diahann Carroll , </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; letter-spacing: -0.6pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">Harry Chapin, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Cher, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; letter-spacing: -0.6pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span></span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; letter-spacing: -0.8pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">Eric Clapton , </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Joe Cocker, <span style="color: black;">Natalie Cole,</span> Judy Collins,</span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma;"> Phil Collins,</span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"> </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; letter-spacing: -0.8pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">Alice Cooper,<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Miles Davis, Jack DeJohnette,</span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; letter-spacing: -0.6pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;"> Deodato,</span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"> Celine Dion, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma;">Tommy Dorsey Orchestra,</span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; letter-spacing: -0.8pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;"> Dr. John, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Bob Dylan, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma;">Duke Ellington Orchestra, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Donald Fagen, Jose Feliciano<span style="color: black;"> Ella Fitzgerald,</span></span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma;"> </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">David Foster, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma;">Frank Foster,</span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"> Aretha Franklin,</span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;"> </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Dizzy Gillespie, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Jeff Golub,<span style="color: black;"> </span>Hall and Oates, Marvin Hamlisch,<span style="color: black;"> </span></span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">Slide Hampton, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Isaac Hayes,</span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"> Lena Horne, Whitney Houston,<span style="color: black;"> </span>Freddie Hubbard,</span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;"> </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma;">James Ingram, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Michael Jackson, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">Al Jarreau, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Elton John, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma;">The Quincy Jones Orchestra,</span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;"> </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Ben E. King, Carole King, Patti LaBelle, Cyndi Lauper, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma;">The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Jeff </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">Lorber,</span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"> Darlene Love, Ralph MacDonald,</span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma;"> Christian Mc Bride, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Paul McCartney, Brother Jack MacDuff, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">Barry Mann, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma;">Wynton Marsalis, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Natalie Merchant, Bette Midler, Gerry Mulligan, Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, <span style="color: black;">the New York Pops, </span></span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">Roger Nichols, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Laura Nyro, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">The Tom Pierson Big Band,<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">John Pizzarelli's "Swing Seven", </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Martha Reeves, <span style="color: black;">Buddy Rich Band, </span></span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">Bruce Roberts, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Boz Scaggs, <span style="color: black;">the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra,</span></span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma;"> </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Shirley Alston formerly of The Shirelles, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, <span style="color: black;">Frank Sinatra, </span>South Side Johnny, Bruce Springsteen,<span style="color: black;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Steely Dan, Barbra Streisand,</span></span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;"> Donna Summer,</span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma;"> Grady</span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma;">Tate,</span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"> </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma;">Clark Terry</span></em><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; letter-spacing: -0.7pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;"> </span></em></strong><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; letter-spacing: -0.8pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; letter-spacing: -0.65pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">The Three Degrees, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Luther Vandross, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma;">Bi</span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">ll Watrous, Jimmy Webb, Cynthia Weil, </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">the Westchester Jazz Orchestra , Grace Slick, Dionne Warwick, Bruce Willis, <span style="color: black;">Stevie Wonder, </span></span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma;">Phil Woods and many, many more . . . </span></em><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;"></span></em></p>
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