A horn driven funk ensemble from Brooklyn New York. Brought together by their collective love of music and a unified vision to hit people in their soul, melt faces and make them sweat it out on the dance floor.
The Essex is all about the mix of power and groove. The penetrating immediacy of their four-part horn lines delivered with raw intensity, and jazz-inspired improvisations on top of swaggering boogaloo beats and deep funk. Their first EP was released in early 2013 to a packed-house crowd at Williamsburg’s Spike Hill. Look for their new EP in winter of 2015.
Ken Herman (guitar), Jeff Jeswald (keys), Matt Leskovic (trumpet), Mario Padron(bass), Adam McKee (drums), Matt Thomas (tenor sax)
Guest Players: Michael Kammers (Baritone Sax), Ric Becker (trombone)