Brian Culbertson and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Brian Culbertson and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Brian Culbertson will open the show and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic will close the show.

Contemporary Jazz/R&B/Funk musician Brian Culbertson is coming to Huber Heights, OH this summer with Funk music legend George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. See them together live at Rose Music Center on Sunday, August 20th.

Brian Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer who crosses genres between contemporary jazz, R&B, and funk. Heralding from the musically rich city of Chicago, he began his musical studies at the early age of 8 on piano and quickly picked up several other instruments by age 12 including drums, trombone, bass, & euphonium. Inspired by the great R&B/Jazz/Pop artists of the 70’s like EWF, Tower of Power, Chicago, David Sanborn, and others, Brian Culbertson started composing original music for his 7th grade piano recital and hasn’t stopped having self-produced 16 solo albums, most of which have topped the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts.

Having worked and performed with countless industry all-stars like Michael McDonald, Chris Botti, Ledisi, Barry Manilow, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, Chuck Brown, and Bootsy Collins just to name a few, Brian has received numerous awards including being nominated for a 2012 NAACP Image Award and a 2012 Soul Train Award. Also in 2012, he founded the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway now in it’s 6th year.

Brian is always striving to push the boundaries of the jazz scene, which is evident by his recently released, Funk! album. This new set is a throwback to the stanky P-Funk records from back in the day combining infectious bass lines, greasy horn licks, sing-a-long hooks and of course, landing hard on the ‘One.’ This record is also a follow-up to his widely successful Bringing Back The Funk album from 2008, which was co-produced by the late Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire.

Regardless of his success, fans can be rest assured that with the 16 albums and counting, Brian Culbertson always brings his very best – and brings the very best out of others – in all his broad-ranging musical endeavors.

Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B by twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-sixties heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. The Parliament/Funkadelic machine ruled black music during the ’70s; capturing over 40 R&B hit singles (including three number ones) and recording three platinum albums. Clinton has received a Grammy, a Dove (gospel), an MTV Music Video Award, and has been recognized by BMI, the NAACP Image Awards, and Motown Alumni Association for lifetime achievement. Additionally, Clinton’s Parliament/Funkadelic was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

In reviewing Clinton’s illustrious career and success as a producer/writer/performer, perhaps his greatest achievement stemmed from his relentless dedication to funk as a musical form. Deeply rooted in the music traditions of New Orleans and the Blues of the Deep South, Funk as a musical style has been around for what seems like forever. Following the lead and commercial success of James Brown and Sly Stone, Clinton took Funk to new heights, blending elements of Jazz, Rock, Pop, Classical and even Gospel into his productions, eventually developing a unique and easily identifiable style affectionately called “Pfunk.” Clinton’s inspiration, dedication and determination resulted in the elevation of “funk” music to complete recognition and acceptance as a true genre in and of itself.

Ticket Information

Reserved Pavilion Seating
$58.00*, $47.00*, $36.00*

*Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees and day of show increase. All events are rain or shine. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice.

Aug 20, 2017

7:00 PM

Doors Open
6:00 PM

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