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Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Smooth Jazz Moods: Instrumental Jazz: Contemporary Jazz Jazz: Jazz-Funk Jazz: Latin Jazz

By Location
Netherlands

Links
FlunkOut website FlunkOut FB bandpage

Flunkout

FlunkOut:
Sax: Jeroen Goedhart
Bass: Mark Freriks
Drums: André Swinkels
Keyboards: Paul van der Vegt
Guitar: Luuk Moelker

In september 2011, saxophonist Jeroen Goedhart had the idea to setup a fusion-jazz-rock band and pretty soon FlunkOut began roaming the music scene. At the Jazz-i-Award 2012 finals of the Sea Bottom Jazz Festival in the Netherlands it became clear that this band could appeal to dedicated and fledgling jazz audiences alike. And outside the jazzbox as well.

FlunkOut brings a groovy, laid-back yet spicy musical experience, with balanced elements of jazz, fusion, blues, funk, rock and ballads. Raised with and inspired by the likes of Jeff Lorber, Herbie Hancock, Spyro Gyra and Fourplay, the band brews its unique sound with a mix of jazz covers and new compositions.

Mark Freriks and Andre Swinkels had worked in previous projects with Jeroen and provide for a solid but dynamic rhythm section. Paul (Pablo del Combatte) developed his soloing and rhythmic keystrokes to help shape the typical FlunkOut sound-print. In the spring of 2014 the quartet added some virtuosity by attracting guitar-pro Luuk Moelker, who throws in his subtile jazz riffs, funky strums, dirty licks and the occasional summer shred.

FlunkOut had found its present form, a likable bunch with diverse, complementing personalities, styles and skills, who don't take themselves all to serious, but their mutual respect and inspiration and their shared passion for "Da Groove" ever so much.

In 2015 FlunkOut decided they clocked sufficient live-gigging-milage playing contemporary arrangements of renowned and hidden jazz jewels, to allow for a first studio-recording of their own jointly composed, arranged and groomed FlunkOut repertoire.

They welcomed working with internationally acclaimed rhythm-ace Martin Verdonk (o.a. Steve Winwood, Incognito, Santana, Prince, Lionel Richie, Donna Summer, Chaka Khan, James Taylor, Toots Thielemans) to record the percussion part of the first compositions Flunk Out! and Coffee Break.
Groovy fun, ready to share. May the Flunk be with you.

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