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They've reached out to six decades of musicians who have played with Clyde, from legendary members of James Brown's band, to national, regional and local luminaries in blues, funk, soul and rock. 


"It's time," says Joey B. Banks, one of the organizers on the scholarship fund committee. "Clyde's a living legend. He's given back through his time and talents again and again over the years. It's time to honor his achievements, and to begin a permanent scholarship for deserving kids in our area." -


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The jb3s was born out of an affinity of funk and jazz organ trio music. Soulive being one of the most popular modern examples, a group of Madison WI and Chicagofunksters got together to play some "soulive tunes." The repertoire has grown from there, but has it's roots deeply sewn into the traditions of organ trios.  Joey B. Banks-Drums, Chris Clemente-Bass, Todd Phipps-B3 organ



20 Dane County rock and jazz veterans unite to present the Steely Dan songbook live in concert using the same configuration as the Steely Dan touring band. Dave Adler Dave Stoler Joey B. Banks Biff Blumfumgagnge Michael Brenneis Steve Burke James "Pie" Cowan Phil Zell Al Falaschi Megan Moran Freedy Johnston Clay Konnor Courtney Larsen Phil Lyons Mike Massey Alison Margaret Jay Moran Michael Walls Gordon Ranney Nick Moran They are members of The Gomers, Tony Castaneda Latin Jazz Sextet, The Clyde Stubblefield Band, The Obros, Phat Phunktion, Gibralter Rockers, Chick Singer, Kyle Henderson, The New Breed Jazz Quintet, the Black N Blue All Stars, Honor Among Thieves, Jim Schwall Band, Adam Isaac and the People

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Madison, Wisconsin based funk band, RARE ELEMENT has developed a strong reputation for its high-intensity, live shows.  The band's highly talented 7-piece roster, including 3-piece horn section, bring massive energy to the stage at each performance.  The band is influenced by classic funk artists such as Fred Wesley, The Meters, Clyde Stubblefield, and Herbie Hancock.  

A ground-breaking Jimi Hendrix Tribute Performance Group dedicated to the life, style and music of Jimi Hendrix.  More information coming soon. 

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Honor Among Thieves: After twenty-five years, five CDs, an LP,and a 45, the members of Honor Among Thieves still draw a blank whenever someone asks, what kind of music do you play? Blues roots are unmistakable, but the line up of guitar, bass, drums, and violin, and musical flourishes that stray into klezmer, jazz, funk and beyond confound true blues devotees. They have amassed a wealth of creative material and wield it with passion and spontaneity that makes each performance unique and has allowed Honor Among Thieves to remain one of Madison's most revered bands for nearly a generation.The Thieves were the subject of a 2004 documentary film entitled "When the World Runs Fast". The members of Honor Among Thieves are: Andy Ewen:lead vocals, guitar; Doug DeRosa:bass, vocals; Randal Harrison (aka Randy Hoecherl):, vocals; Joey B. Banks:drums.


Gabe Burdulis is a singer-songwriter based out of Nashville, TN. His musical roots started in Madison, WI at the age of 12. Burdulis had played in multiple bands including playing guitar for “The Funky Drummer”, Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown) before graduating high school. He had already become a two-time recipient of the “Les Paul Launchpad Award” and won over ten “Madison Area Music Awards” before moving to Nashville at the age of 18.

Burdulis has recently shared the stage and opened for many different acts like The Fray, LAUV, John Oates, The Oakridge Boys, Wynona Judd and many other artist. Most recently he is coming off an Australian tour, playing solo shows and playing guitar for the Aussie Rock band “Park Ridge”. Burdulis has also been spending time writing, recording and producing, getting songs placed with Artists and in shows including his song “Warning Signs” which was recently in the highly anticipated Quibi Episode “The Stranger”.


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