East Bay Soul . While Grammy and Emmy nominated arranger and trumpeter Greg Adams will forever be renowned as a co-founder of the legendary Tower of Power, it’s exciting to note that his equally explosive ensemble East Bay Soul is quickly closing in on its first decade of kickin’ recordings and performances.It has been nearly a quarter century since the genre chameleon trumpeter and arranger became a leader in his own right with his ground breaking debut Hidden Agenda. Greg Adams is the driving force behind East Bay Soul. The expansive ensemble is a blend of Funk Jazz, R&B and Soul. East Bay Soul with a most soulful ensemble creates a union that has been nothing short of musical wizardry. Their extraordinary combined talents all bring incredible energy to the music with heart and soul. East Bay Soul is dedicated to a singular vision of bringing their brand of funk and the magic of their live performance into every note they play.
The combined musical pedigree of East Bay Soul reads like a who’s who’s in pop culture. Pick up a record, album or CD from any genre of music; R&B, soul, rock or contemporary jazz, one or several of the East Bay Soul members is most likely on it! If you appreciate the sounds of the great horn bands of our era such as Tower of Power, Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears and Earth Wind and Fire , East Bay Soul will knock your socks off!
General admission open seating $40, reserved seats $55 , VIP reserved seating with meet and greet wine reception $85
Sponsor Table seats $125. ( includes meet and greet wine reception)
- Greg Adams: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, and Background Vocals
- Darryl Walker: Lead Vocals, Tenor Sax,
- Micheal Stever: Trumpet, Fugelhorn
- Johnnie Bamont: Alto, Tenor And Baritone Saxes, Flute, and Background vocals
- Steve Neives Alto, Tenor Sax, Flute and Background Vocals,
- Nick Milo: Keys and Background vocals
- Kay-Ta Matsuno: Guitar
- Dwayne “Smitty” Smith: Bass
- Herman Matthews: Drums, and Background Vocals