Sat Jul 14 2018

10:00 PM (Doors 9:00 PM)

Funk 'n Waffles

307-313 Clinton Street Syracuse, NY 13202


Ages 18+

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Funk 'n Waffles Presents
Gerry Jarcia + Electric Kif - FnW SYR

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  • Gerry Jarcia String Band

    Gerry Jarcia String Band


    Band Members

    Paul Koanui - Banjo/Vocals
    Brian Vollmer - Fiddle/Vocals
    James Pieszala - Mandolin/Vocal
    Drew Gildea - Guitar/Bass/ Vocal
    Special Guests ???

    Hometown: Johnson City, New York


    Playing Acoustic Music - Old, New, and Dead


  • Electric Kif

    Electric Kif

    Jazz Funk

    ELECTRIC - having or producing a sudden sense of thrilling excitement
    KIF - any agent [or music] capable of producing a euphoric condition

    "Hailing from Miami, Electric Kif and their undeniable spunk has caught the attention of music lovers through their execution of cosmic funk, rock, soul, and jazz. Their taste and talent bring an unparalleled energy and sound to the stage that inevitably creates a uniquely raw experience through every performance.” - Live for Live Music

    Electric Kif are a band who came together to perform music as an outlet in between sideman and session gigs with other artists ranging from Matt Scofield to Flo Rida…and many more in between. After a couple of years of hosting these well known jams in Miami, with numerous talented guest musicians joining them, the members realized their original music was taking its own form and getting a great response from those who heard it. They decided to write more, record again, and perform more of the KIF material. 

    The band come together creatively from very different backgrounds. Jason Matthews on keys proudly hails from Philadelphia, Rodrigo Zambrano on bass is from Mexico City, Eric Escances on guitar from is Grenoble & Bordeaux, France, and Armando Lopez on drums from Miami. Their training and experience combined was bound to generate something special…but their energy and dedication has taken Electric Kif to another level. Following a performance at one of the festivals, they looked at each other and knew Electric Kif was their calling. Fast forward to 2016… the band had new recordings under way, started playing outside of Miami, and shifted their focus to launch Electric Kif nationally.

    Armed with their latest EP, Heist, which was recorded, produced by the quartet in their home studio, and mixed at City Of Progress Studio in N. Miami, they are thrilled to release this music with distribution partners La Reserve Records ( “La Reserve is proud to have partnered with Electric Kif this year. As a new company focused on the music of tomorrow, sourcing and curating the most cutting edge arts from around the world - Electric Kif was a perfect fit with our vision” says Greg Mathews, founder of La Reserve.

    The Kif have performed with national acts such as Snarky Puppy, Kung Fu, The Main Squeeze, Naughty Professor, Stratosphere All-Stars, TR3 featuring Tim Reynolds, The Fritz, Progger, and Killiam Shakespeare, as well as South Florida’s finest Roosevelt Collier and The Heavy Pets through a series of deep south and northeast runs. With the start of 2017 they were honored to be invited to perform at the first annual Ground Up Festival, the Okeechobee Festival with Roosevelt Collier’s Allstar Band, to represent the best of Florida musicians at Orange Blossom Jamboree, to play the prestigious Rochester International Jazz Festival, and more. They will kick off their second national tour in June 2017, to support their latest release.

Funk 'n Waffles Presents

Gerry Jarcia + Electric Kif - FnW SYR

Sat Jul 14 2018 10:00 PM

(Doors 9:00 PM)

Funk 'n Waffles Syracuse NY
Gerry Jarcia + Electric Kif - FnW SYR
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$10 Ages 18+