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RIP JT. A few words about Denver bassist Jimmy Trujillo.
RIP JT. A few words about Denver bassist Jimmy Trujillo. Last night Denver area bassist Jimmy Trujillo passed away due to a heart attack. I met J.T. when he and a couple of other players from Denver based Cojunto Colores coached a salsa band that my wife Andrea Merida and
Being asked to play for free
From time to time, bands are approached by various entities and asked to play for free. The pitch is sometimes “for exposure.” Sometimes nonprofits will ask for bands to donate their time. Here’s the thing. Our band is an actual business. It’s registered as an LLC with the Secretary of
Cosimo Matassa: Goodbye to an era
A fan has sent us the following piece, and we thought it would be a great tribute to post it here and share it. It’s a well-researched history of New Orleans music…from the “corner of Rampart and Dumaine.” –Gumbo le Funque Goodbye to an Era by Doug Egan Cosimo Matassa
We literally only have a handful of limited-edition CDs left over from the CD release party. Get yours today. They will not be made available ever again. Click the green “buy for $15″ link below. on Square Market
Gumbo le Funque’s CD Release Party – Sunday, August 24
We began this band in 2011, not without a little trepidation and skittishness. After all, even though we have been playing music with more than 100 years’ combined experience, it was a little worrisome to step forward with a group of people that are considered long in the tooth by
Mardi Gras masquerade ball on March 1
Have you heard about The Krewe of Baloo? They’ve got one helluva Mardi Gras bash planned, and we think you should go. They’ve reduced the tickets to $15 per person, but hurry! Here’s more info: The Krewe of Baloo presents Bears Gone Fishing 8th Annual Masquerade Ball and Parade
Gumbo le Funque and NOLA diaspora aid Black Forest fire victims
Denver’s only New Orleans funk -inspired band, Gumbo le Funque, will be collecting donations of materials needed to fight the Black Forest fire outside Colorado Springs, Colorado, at their show at the Main Street Grill in Edwards on Friday evening. The band also requests donations of materials to support Twisted
Grand Junction press write-up
We were glad to be a part of the Grand Junction Art & Jazz Festival this year, and we hope we can go back again. Here’s a really cool write-up in advance of the show. Grand Junction Daily Sentinel coverage for Gumbo le Funque
One month left to practice your Mardi Gras skills
It’s coming, folks. The big day, aka MARDI GRAS (Fat Tuesday). This year, it falls on Tuesday, February 12, so you need to get yourself together and build your party stamina. You have a great opportunity to do it at the Fairway Sports Grill in Centennial. They’ll even have great
Our last show of 2012 – come party with us!
We have so much to be thankful for as we wind down 2012, and we want to celebrate with you! Please join us at Herman’s Hideaway on Saturday, December 29 for our one-hour set at 7:30 p.m., which is our debut at this venue. The tickets are normally $10, but