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Stinkfoot Orchestra - Celebration of the music of Frank Zappa
The Art Boutiki
San Jose, CA
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Stinkfoot Orchestra - Celebration of the music of Frank Zappa
Art Boutiki is excited to host a special night celebrating the music of Frank Zappa with the world premier of the Stinkfoot Orchestra. This 15-piece ensemble including 6 horns, 3 dedicated vocalists and a rhythm section featuring tuned percussion will be fronted by a very special guest - iconic Frank Zappa vocalist, Napoleon Murphy Brock.
JUST ADDED - VIP Q&A with Napolean Murphy Brock
A 1 hour pre-show lecture/Q&A session and meet-and-greet with Grammy Award winner Napoleon Murphy Brock where he will share stories and discuss his time with Frank Zappa and the creation of Frank's "Super Band" (aka the Roxy Band).

- A limited-edition SFO poster signed by Napoleon Murphy Brock


Composed of an array of well-established Bay Area musicians, the Stinkfoot Orchestra is the brain child of Nick Chargin - lead vocalist and keyboardist from the critically acclaimed band, the Houserockers. "Frank's music has had such a huge influence over my musical development. It actually makes me a little nuts when I think of the fact that, while his virtuosity as a composer has received recognition throughout Europe, he never really received proper accolades here in the States" he says. "This music is historically important - and I feel it is the responsibility of those who 'get it' to help keep it alive and, hopefully, introduce more people to it. On any given night, I realize that we may serve as someone's first exposure to Frank Zappa - and I don't take that responsibility lightly. We make sure to do it right."

This sneak preview show will provide a glimpse of Zappa's immense catalog of work spanning a 30- year career. When asked what songs we can expect the band to cover, Nick responds "Well, given the fact that we have Napoleon on board, we are naturally incorporating a large amount of material from his era with Frank. Roxy and Elsewhere (Zappa's 1974 live double album) is one of my favorite albums of all time, so there are a number of songs we pulled from that. Apostrophe, One Size Fits All, Bongo Fury...folks can expect a sizable amount of material from those albums.

At the same time, Frank's catalog is so immense and covers so many different styles that we can't properly present a snapshot of his work without delving into everything from his earliest days with the Mothers through the 1980's. We have an amazing 6-piece horn section, so we are able to do justice to stuff from albums such as The Grand Wazoo and Waka Jawaka. We have 5 great singers, so we are also tackling some more vocal- intensive stuff from You Are What You Is and Joe's Garage...really, there is something for fans of all periods of Frank's music. I don't want to give away too much more - we want to keep a certain element of surprise to the performances, ya know?"

Doors open at 7:00, music begins around 7:30 ALL AGES
Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door


The Art Boutiki (View)
44 Race Street
San Jose, CA 95126
United States


Music > Jazz

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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