Early Show: Katherine Penfold
Soul resides just beneath the exterior. West Coast Soul/R&B singer-songwriter Katherine Penfold has always gravitated towards powerhouse vocalists like Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin. Her show-stopping range is a testament to their influence on her – but Penfold is as unique and authentic as they come. Having just returned from shows in New York and London – she is poised to release her album ‘Sweetest Thing’ October 4th. Funky/jazzy – introspective and heartfelt – Katherine Penfold is a charismatic performer that lights up the stage. She is backed up by her stellar band – Malcolm Aiken (trumpet), Max Zipursky (keys/synth), Tristan Paxton (guitar), Matt Reid (bass), and Paul Clark (drums).
Big Easy Funk Ensemble
Big Easy Funk Ensemble celebrates the amazing variety of music that has grown out of the Jazz, Blues and Snazzy Grooves of New Orleans. The 9 member band includes a 3-piece horn section comprised of Andrew Benton on Sax, Kevin Tang on Trombone and Ryan Naso on Trumpet. The rhythm section includes Reece Worth on Guitar, Eric Stephenson on Bass, Tyler Gibson on Keyboards & Organ, Ryan Davis on Drums, Jeffrey Kornblum on Percussion, and last but not least the mesmerizing Chris Berry on Vocals.