Lather Up! ft Q w/ BIG Something @ Funky Buddha
$8adv/$10dos | 9pm | 18+
A dynamic funk & jazz trio featuring Jim Wuest, Jamie Newitt and Tony D'Amato of The Heavy Pets.
E. Shawn Qaissaunee (kay-saw'-nee) - guitarist, bassist, composer and teacher was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. Shawn, also known as "Q", attended Berklee College of Music with a focus on Jazz Composition and Music education. He has released several recordings of his original music- Painting Pictures (2001), Tell A Story (2003), Passing Through (2005) and Afghan Jazz Project (2007). He's currently working on a recording of his vocal compositions and arrangements. An accomplished bassist and guitarist, Shawn is in high demand as a perfomer. He also performs on two indigenous Afghan instruments, the 20-string rubab (roo-bob) and the dutar (doo-tar). Shawn was awarded a MidAtlantic Arts Foundation Artist Fellowship to VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts) in January of 2005 and most recently an artist residency at Caldera in Oregon in November 2005 and an Artist Fellowship at VCCA in January 2006. He recently performed at the Kent County Library as part of its Outreach Program and at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. In 2006 Shawn performed at the Strathmore Music Center in Rockville, Maryland opening for guitar prodigy Derek Trucks and recently performed at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. In October 2006 Shawn was a featured performer at the Rehoboth Jazz Festival and in November 2006 performed at the Bellevue Park's "Music in the Mansion" series. In 2009 Shawn has continued to be in high demand as a bassist and guitarist and is busy writing and performing his original music and teaching private music lessons.
Breakout rockers The BIG Something are set to release their highly-anticipated new self-titled studio album on 11/26/2013 to follow up their award winning 2010 debut 'Stories from the Middle of Nowhere.' With several years of relentless touring experience now under their belt, the band has crafted a powerful sound that is refreshingly original and yet classic in its approach. In a digital age of popular music dominated by programmed computers, BIG Something is a breath of fresh air: a straight up rock band that calls upon song-craft with compelling vocals and a diverse range of sounds created and performed live by 6 musicians on real instruments consisting of drums, bass, guitars, keys, synths, trumpet, sax, and EWI (electronic wind instrument). Organic tones are juxtaposed with electronic embellishments and the musical interplay is often centered around funk, rock, and jazz influences. But as evidenced by their new self-titled release, the BIG Something signature sound can be hard to fully describe with the songs themselves often drastically differing from one another in their own unique ways.
The Funky Buddha Lounge and Brewery (View)
2621 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33431
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|