Toronto’s own purveyors of funk TURBO STREET FUNK have certainly gained MOMENTUM after the recent release of their sophomore album, hitting #8 on Earshot’s National Jazz chart in August. With solid airplay, charting on campus and community radio, the band has garnered critical acclaim and continues on the path of success. Known for their explosive, infectious live performances, that have consistently drawn huge crowds, the band’s hyper-engaging live show is not to be missed. You can catch them next onstage at Jazz Sudbury at noon plus headlining the much-loved Jazz Walk event, as the band leads you on a winding musical journey through the city’s downtown area on Sept. 10, from 1-4 p.m
TURBO STREET FUNK’s star is on the rise, with their new album MOMENTUM getting a lot of attention – massive community and campus radio airplay and peaking at #8 on Earshot’s National Jazz chart, #2 at CFBX in Kamloops, #13 at CHRW in London and #3 at CKCU in Ottawa. Add to that their continued spins on JAZZ FM 91.1 and a busy summer performing at numerous prestigious festivals and venues, such as the Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival, Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival, Blue Skies Music Festival, Quebec’s Tremblant International Blues Festival and Canada Day at Mel Lastman Square.
Momentum is a very apt name for the new Turbo Street Funk album: most of the self-penned songs encourage forward motion through our lives, and the recording captures the epic thrust and drive of their live show. Most of the players in the band are music school graduates and they’re all skillful, talented musicians, but it never gets in the way of their musical fun – or ours. If this album doesn’t make you want to smile, laugh, or dance, you might wanna check your vital signs. This is lease-breaking music at its best.
Musicians on the Album:
Casey Van: Vocals, Guitar & Harmonica, Juan Manuel Arce: Alto Saxophone, Joel Eric Szabo: French Horn, Camilo Gallon: Drums, Ian Feenstra: Sousaphone -CINEWS/Speakmusic