When the elements of funk and jazz come together for a great night, that's Stratify!
Price Range: $1400 - $2300
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, French
Insurance: $1,000,000 - General Liability
What to Expect
A Stratify show is a laid back blend of funky uptempo jazz covers mixed in with some smooth instrumental ballads and great vocal ballads sang my Ms. Karen Bance and Doc Robinson. As soon as the band comes on stage they make the connection with their audience like its a backyard BBQ. Oh! You want to dance? No problem! Stratify will put some funk on ya for dancing! Come join the party cause it's a family feel and big fun at a Stratify show!
The band was formed in 2011 by bassist and bandleader Doc Robinson. The band is comprised of some of the best musicians the Bay Area has to offer: Drums is the always-funky Michael "MJ" Jackson; Guitar is Jerome "J-Rock" Festejo; and on Keyboards is Mr. Robert Bance. The Stratify horn section features Mr. Ric Alexander on soprano, alto, and tenor sax, Mr. Bill "Too Smooth" Smolik on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Mr. Christian Manzana on trombone. The final pieces of Stratify are Mr. Tam Sugayan on percussion, and the very talented vocalist Ms. Karen "KB" Bance.
The Stratify Show® covers artist such as Najee, Grover Washington Jr., Pieces of a Dream, Brian Culbertson, Richard Elliot, Boney James and many more!
Past Booked Events
|August 25, 2018 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Treasure Island Flea Market|
|August 11, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Sunnyvale Jazz & Beyond|
|July 14, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||The Fountains Summer Concert Series|
|July 01, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Angelicas Supper Club|
|Doc Robinson||Band Leader & Bassist|
|Robert Bance||Keyboards & Vocals|
|Michael "MJ" Jackson||Drums|
|Tam Sugayan Sr||Percussion & Bkng Vocals|
|Jerome "J-Rock" Festejo||Guitar|
|Bill Smolik||Trumpet & Flugelhorn|
|Karen Bance||Vocals & Percussion|
Influences & Inspiration
Fattburger, Najee, Pieces of a Dream, Gregg Adams, Bernard Wright, George Duke and Brian Culbertson
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