Jazz with Kal Bergendahl project – September – 13th – Back to School
The concert venue opens at 5:30 p.m., show starts at 6:30 p.m.
The Kal Bergendahl Project (KBP) BIO
“Kal Bergendahl is the guy with the top notch smooth-jazzy, soulful, R&B funkalicious band.”
Paddy Fineran, Kenosha News
“Their unique sound, clear and energetic, yet soulful, could be likened to a combination of David Sanborn and Norah Jones…” Patte Geary, The Sun, Suburban Chicago News
“Great sound, I like the compositions.”
Ernie Adams-drummer (Ramsey Lewis, Dizzy Gillespie & Joe Zawinul)
“Bergendahl leads a septet that eschews the typical flash and sheen of funky fusion for a subtler, almost more traditionally jazzy approach.”
Jamie Lee Rake, Shepherd Express
“This CD is terrific”
John Nickelsen, 91.1FM WGTD ‘At the Waters Edge’
The Kal Bergendahl Project (KBP) is a six-piece instrumental jazz-funk band. The vibrant unit features some of SE Wisconsin’s most familiar jazz faces displaying extraordinary musicianship and technical precision.
Blending free-flowing funk and memorable melodies; the ensemble is driven by a stellar horn section.
Groove and melodic hooks are constantly weaved in their deeply focused musical landscape of Jazz-Funk, R&B and Soul.
By exercising the vocabulary of popular music in the environment of jazz, KBP has a youthful, pop edge permeating their sound.
“Melody, melody, melody.” says composer and bandleader Bergendahl. “For me in my writing and in the music I enjoy, I’m always focusing on the melody. Ultimately that’s what sticks in the listeners ear and what makes a tune memorable. Being a bass player, I love the groove but I try to always make it serve the melody.”
People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Parking is allowed on the North side of Martin Luther King Drive.
Lincoln Park Live! Music Series is a Mahone Fund Production.