Friday, August 11, 2017
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
A Weekend of Funk & Friends at Garcia’s
Leo Nocentelli with Jen Durkin’s Steal Your Funk
Fri, August 11, 2017
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY
$15 ADVANCE // $20 DAY OF SHOW
This event is 21 and over
As The Innovator of Syncopated Funk, LEO NOCENTELLI composed one of the most internationally noted, Grammy inducted songs for THE METERS, named, “CISSY STRUT” and is one of the most sampled guitarists of all time.
As well as, the many accomplishments and achievements, with and for THE METERS, Leo has performed, composed, recorded and toured with such great and iconic artists, such as PETER GABRIEL, PAUL McCARTNEY, ALLEN TOUSSAINT, ETTA JAMES, HARRY CONNICK, JR, GEORGE DUKE, STANLEY CLARKE, PATTI LABELLE, ICE CUBE, QUEEN LATIFAH, JAY Z & many, many more.
Leo Nocentelli is known as the “funkiest, fast-fingured” guitar player of today. Leo is the lead guitarist, composer, innovator, and originator of the syncopated funk sound that defined his musical creations work in THE METERS, who are also known as “The Pioneers of Funk”. As the major musical songwriter for THE METERS, and penning the song “CISSY STRUT” that has recognizably stood the test of time, Leo has been credited as one of the 50 top guitarists in the world of ALL TIMES.
Leo has written more than 200 songs, many of which were recorded by definitive artists such as, Peter Gabriel, Harry Connick, Jr., George Duke, Etta James, Robert Palmer, Joe Cocker, The Neville Brothers, Z.Z. Hill, Albert King, Patti LaBelle, Ramsey Lewis, Otis Rush and Trombone Shorty.
Leo has since gone out developing his style with varied elements that cover blues, rock, rap, jazz and hip/hop, but, still considers himself mainly a funk musician. Leo has performed from coast to coast across the U.S., including appearances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, as well as international tours, including Tokyo & Osaka, Japan, Sao Paulo, Brazil and other European spots.
In addition to being a GRAMMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNING recipient, a two time ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME nominee, Leo’s solo musical compositions and contributions has continued to evolve, with appearances on stages and TV shows alike, including “Saturday Night Live”, along with the recognition and special guest invitations by the major musical directors of JIMMY FALLON with THE ROOTS BAND, CONNAN O’BRIEN SHOW with JIMMY VIVINO & BAND and as a special guest invitation, to perform live with PAUL SHAFER, and the CBS ORCHESTRA on LATE NIGHT with DAVID LETTERMAN and recently appeared on the HARRY Show featuring Harry Connick, Jr.
Steal Your Funk:
Steal your funk evolved from Tuesday night musician hang out house band to a regional festival band… started with Jordan Giangreco on keyboards putting together a crew with singer Jen “Pipes” Durkin, Robbie G (percussion) longtime friends and musicians from The Breakfast, Legion of Jerry and Sons of Funk would be a rotating rhythm section… Darian Cunning has been a favorite on guitar as well as Ryan Lunderville on drums who’s amazing ability to go from playing the Funk to the Grateful Dead has kept many parties dancing and singing along.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre
145 Westchester Ave
Port Chester, NY 10573
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Friday, August 11, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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$15 - General Admission