Multiphonic Funk has been a growing been since it's beginning. It took several iterations of the group, to really find what felt like home. The band was started by Drew Thomas back in 2016 when he was a senior in highschool. The band immediately took off, playing at Tulsa Mayfest only a few months after the band started. Multiphonic Funk came bursting into the Tulsa scene with high energy Party Funk that got everyone off their seats. From there on, the rest is history...
Multiphonic Funk's message is simple and clear: make people FEEL something. Whether it be happy, sad, silly, or intense. We want people to really feel something when they hear our music. Party Funk is about getting people off their feet and dancing their asses off and forgetting everything bad or troubling they have going on in their lives and just have a good time.
Drew Thomas- Tenor Sax, Vocals
After graduating high school, Drew immediately got the ball rolling on taking Multiphonic Funk to a place where it was a common name in Tulsa. Drew leads the band, Plays Tenor Sax, and does background vocal work in the band. In addition to keeping a saxophone studio of several students, Drew plays alot around Tulsa. He has played with artists such as Arthur White, John Daversa, Michael Dease, Chris Bruebeck, Tim Ries, and Walter White.. Locally, Drew plays with Weston Horn & The Hush, Swunky Face Big Band, Sauce, a Fusion Trio led by Multiphonic Bassist Matt Magerkurth, The Drew Thomas Guitar Band, as well as frequenting clubs and venues with various jazz quartets. Drew, along with Ryan Ganaban & Matt Magerkurth, arranges and writes a majority of the music in Multiphonic Funk and likes to combine the time feels of classic funk such as James Brown, with modern harmony of artist such as Moonchild or Erykah Badu. Drew Currently Studies Music at the University of Tulsa, where he is also very active in the Alpha Chi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha.
Kolbi Jordan- Lead Vocals
Kolbi Jordan is an aspiring singer born and raised in Tulsa Oklahoma. Kolbi's soulful voice has made her a local hit in various music scenes. She has a love for all genres of music. Currently Kolbi is the lead singer of Multiphonic Funk. However, in the past she has sung lead with local bands such as All Shades of Gospel and Union Avenue Singers. She has sang the National Anthem at countless football and basketball games. Singing across the U.S. From Dallas Tx to New Orleans Louisiana, Kolbi's mezzo-soprano voice has been heard in many arenas. She is also a rotational singer for the Tulsa Drillers. Kolbi has sung at different churches, school events, and conferences. In 2016, Kolbi won the National Talent Hunt for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has a passion for music and desires to be a national singer of many genres.
Nathan Hairston- Trumpet, Vocals
Nathan Hairston is a freelance Trumpeter, Composer, Singer, and self described "chocolate stallion" of Multiphonic Funk here in Tulsa Oklahoma. Nathan has performed locally with acts like Weston Horn & The Hush, and Michael Rappe, and with professional musicians such as Walter White, Charles McPhearson, Michael Dease, Byron Stripling, and the legendary Doc Severinsen.
Ryan Ganaban- Drums, Vocals
Ryan Ganaban is currently a music education student at the University of Tulsa. He is active in almost every performing ensemble at the University. While his main instrument is percussion, Ryan is currently pursuing a career in vocal music. Aside from performing, Ryan is also a drum teacher and songwriter. He has played with his church band since the age of 8, and was asked to give a clinic for the students and community around the University of St. La Salle in the Philippines at the age of 17. Ryan’s influences range from straight ahead jazz and jazz fusion to progressive rock and heavy metal, and his main idol in the drumming world is the legendary Dave Weckl.
Matt Magerkurth- Bass, Vocals
As an avid performer, Magerkurth performs in a diverse number of genres, including new chamber music, film scores, bluegrass, and Jazz. He often joins the Ascending Duo to form a new music piano trio, having performed in venues like NYC's Firehouse Space and Grove in Indianapolis. He has also premiered numerous pieces with the American Creators Ensemble at the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, and in Croatia with the Milna Ensemble
Alex Price- Trombone
Bio coming soon!
Bishop Marsh- Trumpet
Bishop Marsh is a freelance trumpeter, composer, and educator who currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Marsh has studied and performed with notable musicians and groups such as the Aaron Diehl Trio, which is the current rhythm section for vocalist Cecile Mclorin Salvant, Machito’s former percussionist Frank Valdes, Dizzy Gillespie’s former drummer Washington Rucker, trumpeter Carlos Abadie, saxophonist Vincent Herring, and trombonist Frank Lacy. Marsh currently performs with several different jazz groups, including 7 blue, Mike Cameron Collective, as well as the youth ensemble T-Town Jazz Sound. Marsh also plays in a number of different musical scenarios, including the Afro beat band Count Tutu, Multiphonic Funk, and bassist Edwin Garcia’s latin ensemble Mezclave.
Josh Westbrook- Guitar
Born into a musical family, Joshua has been around music since he can remember. After a short stint with the drums, at the age 11 he decided that guitar would be his main weapon of choice. Early influences like Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, and Led Zeppelin, ignited a passion for the classic Rock & Roll sound in his playing. However, after hearing the virtuosity of jazz greats like Wes Montgomery, and George Benson, Josh took his musical journey in a new direction. As a freshman in high school he performed at Cains Ballroom, where he experienced the thrill . Now you can catch him as a sideman along side some of Tulsa’s most talented performers, or wherever people are willing to listen. “Whether it’s Funk, Jazz, Soul or R&B… It isn't music if it can’t be felt”
Jace Davison- Bari Sax
Bio Coming Soon
Sam Parker- Keys
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