8th Annual Wintercourse
The Funky Dawgz are a New Orleans style Second-Line Brass Band that has exploded onto the live music scene throughout the Northeast. Taking the music of New Orleans to a whole new level, our 10-piece funky groove machine loaded with high-energy horns is bound to get everyone dancing to music that is irresistibly funky!
Playing a mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music, and today’s top hits with a brass twist, the Funky Dawgz put on a show that you don't want to miss!
We've been funkin' up stages from the Northeast all the way down to The Big Easy with bands such as: Dispatch, Dumpstaphunk, Alan Evans Playonbrother, Turkuaz, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Rebirth Brass Band, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Twiddle, Kung Fu, Max Creek, Orgone, Mad Satta, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Glen David Andrews Band, Stooges Brass Band, The Heavy Pets, Spiritual Rez, The Primate Fiasco, Deep Banana Blackout, Jen Durkin and the Business, Naughty Professor, West End Blend, Relative Souls and many others!
When we're not playing shows we are giving back to the community! The Funky Dawgz aim to connect, engage, inspire and rejuvenate music education in Connecticut’s inner city schools. We frequently give performances and master classes to young musicians in elementary, middle, and high schools across the state.
If you have the opportunity to catch one of our eye opening performances, DO IT! Because once you jump on that groove train you wont be able to stop moving! From the first beat of the bass drum to the last stroke on the snare, the Funky Dawgz Brass Band will always “Shut It Down”.
Cousin Earth (formerly Known as Ukulelien) is a Brooklyn-based progressive Ukulele band. With both an original repertoire and a vast array of covers, Cousin Earth spans a wide range of musical styles bringing both a sense of playfulness and technical ability to the music many people know and love. From bluegrass to electronica, this band will take any song and uke-i-fy it.