May The Funk Be With You

multiphonic funk

EST. 2016 - TULSA, OKLAHOMA

After almost 3 years of funkiness, Multiphonic Funk has finally found its place in music. It can be summed up in two simple words: PARTY FUNK. Party funk is a genre trail blazed by Multiphonic, and is quickly infiltrating the Tulsa music scene. Multiphonic Funk’s mission is simple: Make people FEEL something. Music is the only universal language, and we want to speak to people through our craft. Party Funk is the best way to facilitate our mission, because it fosters a GOOD time! Our shows are about forgetting your everyday problems in life and just dancing your ass off and joining the party. 

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DREW THOMAS- BANDLEADER, COMPOSER, TENOR SAXOPHONE

Drew Thomas is freelance saxophonist, arranger, composer, and Music Educator based in Tulsa Oklahoma. In addition to playing and touring  with local bands such as rock group Weston Horn & The Hush, Jazz Fusion trio Sauce, Afrobeat band Count TuTu, and the Swunky Face Big Band, Drew has performed and studied with artists such as Tim Ries of the Rolling Stones, Walter White of Blood Sweat & Tears, Chris Brubeck, John Daversa, Michael Dease, Bob Mintzer, and many more. Drew is the bandleader and creator of Multiphonic Funk, and also resides as main composer and co-music director, frequently collaborating with other members of the band to create new tunes for the group.

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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.

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Ryan Ganaban- drums, composer, 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. Ryan serves as co-music director in the band, as he has a keen eye for details, and has a wide range of knowledge on all the instruments in the band. 

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matt magerkurth- bass, composer

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

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alex price- trombone

BIO COMING SOON

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nathan hairston- trumpet, vocals

Nathan Hairston is a freelance Trumpeter, 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.

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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”

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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.

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jace davison- baritone saxophone

BIO COMING SOON!

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SAM PARKER- KEYS

BIO COMING SOON!

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michael frost- percussion

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Michael Frost grew up inspired by his sister and uncle who were both successful musicians. As a teen, Michael became center snare for the Union High School marching band where he played a pivotal snare solo during the national championship finals in front of 60,000 people at Lucas Oil Stadium. Michael went on to study jazz and classical percussion at UCO where he shared the stage with Delfeayo Marsalis and won a soloist award at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Since moving back to Tulsa, Michael has co-led an eight-piece Motown band and has collaborated with many successful artists in the Tulsa music scene.

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delaney zumwalt- Backup vocals

Delaney Zumwalt is a self proclaimed “fan of pizza, cats, and making noise”. She Sings in local acts such as Smoochie Wallus, Brujo Roots, and Free Association. In addition to her many regular soulful singing gigs, she also loves collaborating with friends all the time in their bands.

 

“Tulsa is home, I’m lucky to be singin’ here.”

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micaela young- backup vocals

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uriah owens- backup vocals

bio coming soon!

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SAM MACKEN- FUNK BASSOON, BARITONE SAXOPHONE

Sam Macken plays baritone sax, and the occasional bassoon for Multiphonic Funk. He is primarily a bassoonist, and is active in the classical music scene in Northeastern Oklahoma. Sam has played with the bassoon sections of the Signature Symphony, Oklahoma Baptist Symphony, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, and Tulsa Wind Symphony. Recently, he attended the Marrowstone Festival in Seattle to study chamber music and orchestral performance. Currently, he is a Music Associate at First Baptist Church Tulsa, where he arranges and rehearses music for the church orchestra and choirs.

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jack dean- photo/video

Here is my bio and pic coming in a sec: Jack Dean is a TU student, filmmaker, photographer, actor, and self proclaimed Star Wars Historian located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jack has directed and/or produced over 10 short films in the last 5 years and has been an actor in over 30 stage productions in and around Tulsa. Although his background is primarily in theater, he has taken up film and photography just as well. Jack first joined MultiphonicFunk’s creative team in 2016 and is still working closely with the band today to produce exciting video and photo content.

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brian darrough- audio

bio coming soon!