Dogtown Records Presents:
1st Annual FALL FUNK BALL
Saturday, November 25, 2023
7:30 pm Giant Quintet | 8:45 pm The Service | 10:30 pm St. Boogie Brass Band
3509 Lemp Ave
St. Louis, MO 63118
Tickets are $15 in advance | $20 day of show
Saturday, November 25, St. Louis’s Dogtown Records will present the “1st Annual FALL FUNK BALL,” featuring performances by recording artists on the label: Giant Quintet, The Service, and special guests, the St. Boogie Brass Band at Off Broadway St. Louis, MO beginning at 7:30pm.
The evening begins with Kranzberg Art Foundation fellow Jonathan Taylor and his Giant Quintet, a band and body of work built during his fellowship. The group features Taylor on keyboard and drums, with Ben Reece on saxophone and woodwinds, Jim Peters on electric guitar, Nathan Hershey on organ and electric piano, and Dogtown Records founder Andy Coco on the Fender bass. With Taylor, Coco has produced and released 3 Giant Quintet singles on the DR imprint, with plans for a full length release in 2024.
St. Louis native Grover Stewart Jr. will return from Chicago to join the GQ on drums and percussion, and will continue the evening anchoring the 2nd act, The Service taking the stage at 8:45pm. He and guitarist Pete Lombardo (who has been serving a deployment in the Air Force bands in Qatar since June) will be welcomed home at this Fall event, re-uniting the original 4 that recorded the “Serve the Groove” LP, and multiple original songs released on Pete Lombardo’s solo effort “New Groove,” also on the DR Imprint. Ben Reece will join as a special guest.
Bringing the Fall Funk Ball to full on party mode, the St. Boogie Brass Band will take the stage at 10:30pm. Led by New Orleans native Sousaphone player Chris “Turtle” Tomlin, the SBBB features the strong horn section and amazing vocal styling of drummer Marvin Bell, and trumpet players Terrell Stringer and Keith Clair.