2016 Tour

Mind, Body, & Soul (w/ saxophonist, RayZ)

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Sat., January 2, 2016 at 9:00 PM
Frog & Peach Pub
728 Higuera Street; San Luis Obispo, California 93401; USA
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This Bakersfield funk/soul/r&b powerhouse (http://www.mindbodysoulband.com/) heads up the Central Coast to start your New Year right! Led by Rhythmm Epkins of English Beat fame, this cadre of heavyweights is guaranteed to move your soul as you move your booty all night long!

Rhythmm Epkins (lead vocals/bass/synth.), Power Morcillo (gtr./voc.), Ricky Lucchese (tbn.), Ray Zepeda (saxes), and Special Guests.

Mind, Body, & Soul (with Dennis Edwards and the Temptations)

Sat., February 13, 2016 7:00 PM – 1:30 AM
Thunder Valley Casino & Resort
1200 Athens Avenue; Lincoln, California 95648; USA
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Sac-town peeps! This Bakersfield funk/soul/r&b powerhouse (http://www.mindbodysoulband.com/) rolls on to the main outdoor stage to open for the legendary Dennis Edwards of the Temptations and his Temptations Review and then moves indoors to the Casino Main Stage to keep the party going all night! Led by Rhythmm Epkins of English Beat fame, this cadre of heavyweights is guaranteed to move your soul as you move your booty all night long!

Rhythmm Epkins (lead vocals/bass/synth.), Power Morcillo (gtr./voc.), Gabe Martin (tpt.), Ray Zepeda (saxes), Ricky Lucchese (tbn.), and Special Guests.

Flowbis (w/ saxophonist, RayZ)

– also Fishbone and Special C

Fri., February 19, 2016 at 9:00 PM
Saint Rocke
142 North Pacific Coast Highway; Hermosa Beach, California 90254; USA
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The South Bay’s punkiest, funkiest band rolls into Hermosa Beach’s premier live music venue to funkify your soul! Be a part of this unique high-energy experience and party with the Flowbis family and be sure to stick around for Fishbone!

Andy Fisher (lead vocals), Bill Gower (bass), Brendan Reynolds (drums), Ryan Faye (gtr.), Kenny Harrison (tpt.), and Ray Zepeda (sax).

Takeshi Asai Trio with Special Guest, Ray Zepeda

Sat., February 27, 2016; 10:00 PM – 12:00 midnight
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277 Church Street; New York, New York 10013; USA
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New York pianist, Takeshi Asai (http://www.takeshiasai.com), leads his hard-swinging trio with his refined touch in his residency at this Japanese-themed TriBeCa jazz haunt (http://bflat.info/) featuring Bob Gingery (http://www.bobgingery.com) on bass, Ken Kobayashi (http://www.kenkobayashi.net) on drums, and special guest from Los Angeles, Ray Zepeda on saxophone! Fine Japanese food and spirits abound in this upscale intimate downstairs Lower Manhattan performance space!

Danny Freyer (w/ saxophonist, Ray Zepeda)

Sat., March 12, 2016; 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Trump National Golf Club
1 Trump National Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275; USA
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Rat Pack and Louis Prima stylist, Danny Freyer (http://www.dannyfreyer.com), croons and swings the night away at one of The Donald’s most exclusive resorts with his outstanding quartet featuring Ray Zepeda on saxophones!

John Farnsworth Quartet with Freddie Hendrix

Fri., March 18, 2016; 11:45 PM – 1:45 AM
SMOKE Jazz & Supper Club
2751 Broadway; New York, New York 10025; USA
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Ray Zepeda joins veteran New York tenor saxophonist, John Farnsworth, and his stalwart quartet featuring Freddie Hendrix (trumpet/flugelhorn), Victor Gould (piano), and Dave Taylor (drums) in a late-night offering of Farnsworth’s original compositions and selections from the standard repertoire at NYC’s #1 boutique jazz & supper club (http://www.smokejazz.com)! These late-night sets immediately follow Harold Mabern’s 80th Birthday Celebration performance featuring legendary Grammy-winning vocalist, Kurt Elling. Reservations are highly recommended. Call 212-864-6662.

The Standard Procedures with Special Guest, Ray Zepeda

Sat., March 19, 2016; 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Tomi Jazz
239 East 53rd Street, Frnt 3 (lower level); New York, New York 10022; USA
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New York drummer, Ken Kobayashi (http://www.kenkobayashi.net), drives this straight-ahead trio through the most daunting channels of the standard repertoire at this Japanese-themed Midtown-East jazz speakeasy (http://www.tomijazz.com) featuring Megumi Yonezawa (http://www.megumiyonezawa.com) on piano, Aki Yamamoto (http://akihiroyamamoto.com) on bass, and special guest from Los Angeles, Ray Zepeda on saxophone! Reservations are highly recommended at this cozy bar & grill. Call 646-497-1254. ($10 cover, $10 minimum/set, 2 sets nightly.)

Flowbis

– with opening acts The Sovereign Artist, OKT, and My Brother to Differ

Sat., April 9, 2016 at 11:00 PM (Opening acts start at 8:30 pm)
The Rock House at PCH Club
6285 East Pacific Coast Highway; Long Beach, California 90805; USA
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Top Rock Entertainment presents the South Bay’s punkiest, funkiest band to funkify your soul at Long Beach’s hardest rocking concert venue! Be a part of this unique high-energy experience and party with the Flowbis family and be sure to arrive early for some outstanding ska, reggae, and rock! (Tickets $10).

Andy Fisher (lead vocals), Bill Gower (bass), Brendan Reynolds (drums), Ryan Faye (gtr.), Kenny Harrison (tpt.), and Ray Zepeda (sax).

Mind, Body, & Soul – “Relay for Life”

Sat., April 23, 2016
Kern County Fairgrounds
Main Stage
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Bakersfield, California; USA
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This Bakersfield funk/soul/r&b powerhouse (http://www.mindbodysoulband.com) plays in support of this worthy cause for the local community! Led by Rhythmm Epkins of English Beat fame, this cadre of heavyweights is guaranteed to move your soul as you move your booty to raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through this movement.

Rhythmm Epkins (lead vocals/bass/synth.), Power Morcillo (gtr./voc.), Christian Faulkner (gtr./voc.), Jamil Trumbo (keys), Curtis Marrero (drums), Ricky Lucchese (tbn.), Gabe Martin (tpt.), and Ray Zepeda (saxes).

Zanne Zarow

Sat., April 23, 2016; 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Carriage House Estates
8200 Westwold Drive; Bakersfield, California 93311; USA
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The lovely Zanne Zarow brings presents her jazz standard vocal stylings in an intimate concert while her outstanding trio of Matt Sabo (piano), Glen Fong (bass), and Kyle Burnham (drums) is augmented by special guest, Ray Zepeda, on saxophone!

Groove Roulette

with Dave Maciel and friends

Wed., April 27, 2016 9:00 PM – 12 midnight
Sharks Cove
309 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, California 90266; USA
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22-year-old wunderkind Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Kira Hooks (http://www.kirahooks.com/), brings her old soul and new spirit to the West Coast ably assisted by saxophonist/flutist Ray Zepeda and drummer David Contreras along with a lineup of established and rising artists led by bassist/guitarist/vocalist, Dave Maciel, at this Manhattan Beach sports bar featuring live music every night!

Danny Freyer (w/ saxophonist, Ray Zepeda)

Sat., April 30, 2016; 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Dal Rae
9023 East Washington Boulevard; Pico Rivera, California 90660; USA
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Rat Pack and Louis Prima stylist, Danny Freyer (http://www.dannyfreyer.com), swings the night away at this historical exclusive restaurant with his outstanding quartet featuring Ray Zepeda on saxophones!

Groove Roulette

with Dave Maciel and friends

Wed., May 4, 2016 9:00 PM – 12 midnight
Sharks Cove
309 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, California 90266; USA
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Ray Zepeda, trumpeter Kenny Harrison, and drummer Taylor Kennedy are the Special Guests this week with a lineup of established and rising artists led by bassist/guitarist/vocalist, Dave Maciel, at this Manhattan Beach sports bar featuring live music every night!

Ray Zepeda Sextet

Sun., May 29, 2016; 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Lighthouse Cafe
30 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, California 90254; USA
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L.A.-based saxophonist, Ray Zepeda, leads a stellar rhythm section and horn front line in an afternoon of bold, original material at the most historic landmark for the West Coast jazz movement – the Lighthouse! Mr. Zepeda will be performing selections from his “Step By Step” CD which has been played on radio stations in major markets nationwide and abroad and enjoyed significant movement on the jazz charts! Also featured will be selections from his next CD to be released so come out and get a sneak preview!



Ray Zepeda Duo with Inbar Horowitz

Sat., June 25, 2016; 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Gensler
500 South Figueroa Street; Los Angeles, California 90071; USA
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Saxophonist, Ray Zepeda, is joined by sensational, Israeli-born vocalist/guitarist, Inbar Horowitz (http://www.inbarhorowitz.com/), who brings her dynamically exquisite voice and engaging stage presence to this hip, modernist, Downtown L.A. design space! Their varied set will showcase her wide-ranging repertoire including everything from Norah Jones to the Beatles, Bill Withers, Luis Miguel, Sting, Amy Winehouse, Joe Cocker, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, and your favorite jazz standards.

Mind, Body, & Soul – Independence Weekend Funk Out

Sat., July 2, 2016 at 9:00 PM
Mr. Peabody’s
136 Encinitas Boulevard; Encinitas, California 92024; USA
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This Bakersfield funk/soul/r&b powerhouse (http://www.mindbodysoulband.com) alights upon this popular San Diego live music venue stage! Led by Rhythmm Epkins of English Beat fame, this cadre of heavyweights is guaranteed to move your soul as you move your booty all night long!

Rhythmm Epkins (lead vocals/bass/synth.), Power Morcillo (gtr./voc.), Christian Faulkner (gtr./voc.), Jamil Trumbo (keys), Curtis Marrero (drums), Ricky Lucchese (tbn.), Gabe Martin (tpt.), and Ray Zepeda (saxes).

Danny Freyer

Sat., July 9, 2016; 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Private Residence
1103 West Camila Road; West Covina, California 91790; USA
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Rat Pack and Louis Prima stylist, Danny Freyer (http://www.dannyfreyer.com), swings the night away in this exclusive engagement with his outstanding quartet featuring Ray Zepeda on saxophones!

Groove Roulette

with Dave Maciel and friends

Wed., July 27, 2016 9:00 PM – 12 midnight
Sharks Cove
309 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, California 90266; USA
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Ray Zepeda is the Special Guest this week with a lineup of established and rising artists led by bassist/guitarist/vocalist, Dave Maciel, at this Manhattan Beach sports bar featuring live music every night! Keyboardist Kenny Harrison, drummer Taylor Kennedy, and bassist Rusty Walters are also featured.

Mind, Body, & Soul (with reggae legends, The Wailers)

Fri., July 29, 2016; 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Belly Up
143 South Cedros Avenue; Solana Beach, California 92075; USA
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This Bakersfield funk/soul/r&b powerhouse (http://www.mindbodysoulband.com) takes this major San Diego venue by storm with the late Bob Marley’s legendary reggae band, The Wailers! Led by Rhythmm Epkins of English Beat fame, this cadre of heavyweights is guaranteed to move your soul as you move your booty all night long!
Rhythmm Epkins (lead vocals/bass/synth.), Power Morcillo (gtr./voc.), Christian Faulkner (gtr./voc.), Jamil Trumbo (keys), Curtis Marrero (drums), Ricky Lucchese (tbn.), Brent Williams (tpt.), and Ray Zepeda (saxes).

Groove Roulette

with Dave Maciel and friends

Wed., August 3, 2016 9:00 PM – 12 midnight
Sharks Cove
309 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, California 90266; USA
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21-year-old powerhouse singer-songwriter-keyboardist, Micaella Landers, brings her bluesy rock spirit to the South Bay ably assisted by saxophonist Ray Zepeda and members of her band, Gemini, including guitarist Carlos Bueno and bassist Josh Simon, along with a lineup of established and rising artists led by bassist/guitarist/vocalist, Dave Maciel, at this Manhattan Beach sports bar featuring live music every night!

Mason Razavi Quartet Plus – San Jose Jazz Festival Club Crawl

Sat., August 13, 2016; 9:00 PM – 12:00 midnight
Hyatt Place
282 South Almaden Boulevard
San Jose, California 95113; USA
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L.A.-based saxophonist, Ray Zepeda, joins San Jose jazz guitar hero, Mason Razavi’s (http://www.masonrazavi.com/) quartet featuring brilliant trumpeter, Justin Smith, and a stalwart rhythm section of Jason Lewis (drums) and John Shifflett (bass) in an evening of bold, original material at this classy Downtown San Jose lounge as part of the San Jose Jazz Festival.

Mind, Body, & Soul – Labor Day Weekend Funk Out

Sat., September 3, 2016 at 9:00 PM
Frog & Peach Pub
728 Higuera Street; San Luis Obispo, California 93401; USA
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This Bakersfield funk/soul/r&b powerhouse (http://www.mindbodysoulband.com) heads up the Central Coast to start kick off your Labor Day weekend! Led by Rhythmm Epkins of English Beat fame, this cadre of heavyweights is guaranteed to move your soul as you move your booty all night long!

Rhythmm Epkins (lead vocals/bass/synth.), Power Morcillo (gtr./voc.), Christian Faulkner (gtr./voc.), Jamil Trumbo (keys), Curtis Marrero (drums), Ricky Lucchese (tbn.), and Ray Zepeda (saxes).

Danny Freyer

Sat., September 17, 2016; 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Private Residence
Garden Grove, California; USA

Rat Pack and Louis Prima stylist, Danny Freyer (http://www.dannyfreyer.com), swings the night away in this exclusive engagement with his outstanding quartet featuring Ray Zepeda on saxophones!

Groove Roulette

with Dave Maciel and friends

Wed., September 21, 2016 9:00 PM – 12 midnight
Sharks Cove
309 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, California 90266; USA
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Ray Zepeda is the Special Guest this week with a lineup of established and rising artists led by bassist/guitarist/vocalist, Dave Maciel, at this Manhattan Beach sports bar featuring live music every night! Keyboardist/saxophonist Phillip Clark, drummer Taylor Kennedy, and bassist Rusty Walters are also featured.

Howie Levine sings “Jazznatra”

Sat., September 24, 2016; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
St. Regis Hotel – Monarch Beach Resort
1 Monarch Beach Resort North; Dana Point, California 92629; USA
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Sinatra-style singer, Howie Levine (https://www.youtube.com/user/Howiesings1), brings his “Rat Pack” stylings to this upscale hotel in this exclusive South Orange County enclave with his hard-swingin’ trio featuring saxophonist, Ray Zepeda!

Mind, Body, & Soul

Fri., October 7, 2016; 7:30 PM – 10:30 pm
Temblor Brewing Company
3200 Buck Owens Boulevard
Bakersfield, California 93308; USA
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This Bakersfield funk/soul/r&b powerhouse (http://www.mindbodysoulband.com/) takes the stage at Bakersfield’s newest upscale craft microbrewery! Led by Rhythmm Epkins of English Beat fame, this cadre of heavyweights is guaranteed to move your soul as you move your booty all night long!

Rhythmm Epkins (lead vocals/bass/synth.), Power Morcillo (gtr./voc.), Wendell “Musicman” Moore (gtr.), Jamil Trumbo (keys), Curtis Marrero (drums), Kris Tiner (tpt.), Mariel Austin (tbn.), and Ray Zepeda (saxes).

The Jeff McLaughlin Trio with Special Guest, Ray Zepeda

Fri., October 14, 2016; 7:30 PM, 9:30 PM, 11:30 PM
Bar Next Door
129 MacDougal Street; New York, New York 10012; USA
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New York jazz guitar rising star, Jeff McLaughlin (http://www.jeffmclaughlinmusic.com/), and his high-energy trio take flight aboard his contemplative original compositions and daring arrangements of standards at this intimate Greenwich Village listening room nestled within La Lanterna di Vittori (http://lalanternacaffe.com/) featuring the most amazing and authentic Italian cuisine in New York! Mr. McLaughlin’s foils for the evening include Marcos Varela (http://www.marcosvarelamusic.com/) on bass, Rodrigo Recabarren (http://rodrigorecabarren.com/) on drums, and special guest from Los Angeles, Ray Zepeda on saxophone! Reservations are highly recommended. Call (212) 529-5945. ($12 cover, 3 sets nightly.)

Jazz Brunch with the Wallace Stelzer Duo – Special Guest, Ray Zepeda

Sat., October 15, 2016; 12 Noon – 3:00 PM
Henry’s
2745 Broadway; New York, New York 10025; USA
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Houston cum New York jazz bassist extraordinaire, Wallace Stelzer (http://wallacestelzer.com/), has been the “Young Lion” in NYC for the last 5 years during which time he has held this residency at this upscale modern American bistro in Manhattan’s Upper West Side (http://www.henrysnyc.com/). Enjoy an epicurean American brunch and full bar menu while Stelzer, guitarist Steve Lacey (http://www.stevelaceyguitar.com/), and special guest from Los Angeles, Ray Zepeda on saxophone, feed your ears with tasteful renderings from the Great American Songbook and standard jazz repertory.

The Standard Procedures with Special Guest, Ray Zepeda

Sat., October 15, 2016; 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Tomi Jazz
239 East 53rd Street, Frnt 3 (lower level); New York, New York 10022; USA
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Last time they played here, the New Yorker gave them a glowing write-up! New York drummer, Ken Kobayashi (http://www.kenkobayashi.net), again drives this straight-ahead trio through the most daunting channels of the standard repertoire at this Japanese-themed Midtown-East jazz speakeasy (http://www.tomijazz.com) featuring Megumi Yonezawa (http://www.megumiyonezawa.com) on piano, Aki Yamamoto (http://akihiroyamamoto.com) on bass, and special guest from Los Angeles, Ray Zepeda on saxophone! Reservations are highly recommended at this cozy bar & grill. Call 646-497-1254 ($10 cover, $10 minimum/set, 2 sets nightly.)

Mind, Body, & Soul

Sat., October 22, 2016; 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Stramler Park
4003 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93301; USA
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Bakersfield funk/soul/r&b powerhouse’s (http://www.mindbodysoulband.com/) soul pride is on display at this Concert in the Park! Led by Rhythmm Epkins of English Beat fame, this cadre of heavyweights is guaranteed to move your soul as you move your booty all night long!

Rhythmm Epkins (lead vocals/bass/synth.), Power Morcillo (gtr./voc.), Wendell “Musicman” Moore (gtr.), Jamil Trumbo (keys), Curtis Marrero (drums), Brent Williams (tpt.), Mariel Austin (tbn.), and Ray Zepeda (saxes).

Costapalooza featuring Flowbis

with Truckstop (5:20 pm), Tub (4:40 pm), and Zacc West (4:00 pm)

Fri., October 28, 2016; 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Quad at Mira Costa High School
1401 Artesia Boulevard; Manhattan Beach, California 90266; USA
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The South Bay’s punkiest, funkiest band closes out this epic festival of legendary bands coming out of Mira Costa High School to funkify your soul! Be a part of this unique high-energy experience and party with the Flowbis family and be sure to get there early for 3 great opening bands!

Andy Fisher (lead vocals), Bill Gower (bass), Taylor Kennedy (drums), Ryan Faye (gtr.), Kenny Harrison (tpt.), and Ray Zepeda (sax).

Mind, Body, & Soul – Hallowe’en Weekend Funk Out

Sat., October 29, 2016 at 9:00 PM
19 Broadway Bar & Nightclub
17 Broadway Boulevard; Fairfax, California 94930; USA
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This Bakersfield funk/soul/r&b powerhouse (http://www.mindbodysoulband.com) will get you in the spooky mood at one of the premier music venues in the Bay Area! Led by Rhythmm Epkins of English Beat fame, this cadre of heavyweights is guaranteed to move your soul as you move your booty all night long! Enjoy the newly remodeled MYX Lounge there featuring craft cocktails and martinis.

Rhythmm Epkins (lead vocals/bass/synth.), Power Morcillo (gtr./voc.), Christian Faulkner (gtr./voc.), Jamil Trumbo (keys), Curtis Marrero (drums), Ricky Lucchese (tbn.), Brent Williams (tpt.), and Ray Zepeda (saxes).

Decades – Battle of the Bands

Wed., November 9, 2016; 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Langham Huntington
1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena, California 91106; USA
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L.A.’s hippest variety band, led by Bill Webster, rolls into this luxurious historical iconic landmark hotel with saxophonist, Ray Zepeda, bringing you the hits of every decade from the 1940s to today!

Mind, Body, & Soul

Sat., December 3, 2016; 7:00 PM – 10:00 pm
Taft Moose Lodge
205-1/2 North 10th Street
Taft, California 93268; USA
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This Bakersfield funk/soul/r&b powerhouse (http://www.mindbodysoulband.com/) motors west to the oil town that’s the best! Led by Rhythmm Epkins of English Beat fame, this cadre of heavyweights is guaranteed to move your soul as you move your booty all night long!

Rhythmm Epkins (lead vocals/bass/synth.), Power Morcillo (gtr./voc.), Wendell “Musicman” Moore (gtr.), Jamil Trumbo (keys), Curtis Marrero (drums), Brent Williams (tpt.), Tom Keel (tbn.), and Ray Zepeda (saxes).

Webster’s Unabridged

Fri., December 16, 2016; 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Palos Verdes Country Club “Breakfast Club”
3301 Via Campesina; Palos Verdes Estates, California 90274; USA
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L.A.’s hippest big band, led by Bill Webster, rolls into this exclusive enclave swinging the hits of every decade from the 40s to today with Leigh Vance on vocals and Ray Zepeda on saxophone!

Mind, Body, & Soul – Pre-Christmas Funk Out

Sat., December 17, 2016 at 9:00 PM
Mr. Peabody’s
136 Encinitas Boulevard; Encinitas, California 92024; USA
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This Bakersfield funk/soul/r&b powerhouse (http://www.mindbodysoulband.com) alights upon this popular San Diego live music venue stage to kick off your final week of power shopping! Led by Rhythmm Epkins of English Beat fame, this cadre of heavyweights is guaranteed to move your soul as you move your booty all night long and all week long throughout America’s shopping malls!

Rhythmm Epkins (lead vocals/bass/synth.), Power Morcillo (gtr./voc.), Christian Faulkner (gtr./voc.), Jamil Trumbo (keys), Curtis Marrero (drums), Ricky Lucchese (tbn.), Gabe Martin (tpt.), and Ray Zepeda (saxes).

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