- Date(s): Wed, May 5
- Time: 8:00 pm
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/876117682964457
KAMANI “featuring members of Lettuce, The Nth Power & Prince” perform May 5 at Martin’s Downtown for “A Night of Funk and Soul”!
Doors 8pm | Tickets: $18
Nikki Glaspie is among the premier drummers in music today. As a founding member of The Nth Power she’s blazing a path of light, and rolling waves of love in her wake. A student of J Dilla, James Brown, Led Zepplin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Gospel traditions and all points between, Nikki Glaspie has toured the world as the drummer of Beyonce’s backing band SUGA MAMA, trotting the globe behind the likes of Maceo Parker, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Martin Luther, and more. Glaspie studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, and credits Professor Angelamia Bachemin as her single greatest teacher/influence. For the better part of two decades, Nikki has been in-demand, with a who’s who of the jazz/funk scene. Nikki Glaspie is already a living legend, well before her fortieth birthday. Remarkably, it feels as though she has merely just begun!
Currently with Lettuce, soul provider Nigel Hall is an artist who needs no introduction. Throughout his career, he’s built a mighty foundation of funk, onstage and in the studio, proving himself to be a true student of the music. His unique sound, built upon pages torn out of the golden-ages of R&B, funk and soul, have made him the musician he is today; an accomplished vocalist, keyboardist, studio musician, and member of the GRAMMY-nominated funk-jazz-soul-hip-hop-psychedelic-jam- experimental titans Lettuce. Legions of fans are already well in the know about Hall’s copious keyboard chops and powerful vocal style. Nigel Hall puts his skills to good use, carving out a creative space to call his own with his second album Spiritual, set to release May 14th, 2021 on Regime Music Group. With this release, Nigel Hall is ready to follow his musical spirit into uncharted territory.
Southern-born guitarist/vocalist Kat Dyson relocated to Los Angeles from Montreal via Minneapolis where she was a featured guitarist & vocalist with Prince as a member of the New Power Generation. Her contributions to this musical alliance can be heard on the following recordings: Emancipation, The Truth and Newpowersoul. Along the way,she has performed with renowned artists including Cyndi Lauper,Natalie Cole,Ivan Neville,Donny Osmond,rap artist T.I.,Seal,Sheila E and C.O.E.D.,Joi,George Clinton and the P-Funk AllStars, MusiqueSoulchild,Phoebe Snow,Res,The Winans,Mary Mary,Yolanda Adams,Big Mamma Thornton, Ben E. King,Bo Diddley, Odetta,Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir,Celine Dion, Roch Voisine and many others. Her studio work includes sessions for such artists as Keb Mo’,Ziggy Marley,Sheila E.,Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Mick Jagger [Alfie soundtrack], Jeff Healey, Jamaican producers Sly and Robbie, Cat Cooer of Third World and Bernie Worrell (Parliament Funkadelic). Before joining forces with Prince, Ms. Dyson is a contributing guitarist and vocalist on the multi-platinum Cyndi Lauper greatest hits album, “12 Deadly Cyns”,along with ‘Sisters of Avalon'”At Last” and “The Body Acoustic.She continues to perform with Ms. Lauper.
At age 15, Matt picked up a bass and hasn’t stopped playing since. He’s shared a stage with Nikki Glaspie, The Lee Boys, Victor Wooten, Doug Wimbish, George Porter Jr., Soulive, and Oteil and Kofi Burbridge to name just a few! Regularly you can see him with RC3 (with Roosevelt Collier & Anthony Cole); and his other projects including Heej (with Bobby Lee Rogers and Anthony Cole), Children of the Klorn, The New Etruscans, Con Leche, Brown Note, Absinthe Trio, and Shak Nasti; around Florida and beyond.