NYC is teeming with amazing, young, and hungry Jazz artists right now, and I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with many of them. Ioana Vintu is one of those artists, but with a slightly new spin.
Adam Deitch is the long-time drummer for the legendary contemporary Funk outfit, Lettuce. With a background in golden age, NYC Hip-Hop, and an affinity for old-school Funk, Adam brings the fire and the backbeat to Lettuce.
If you’re into Soul, Funk, Jazz, Blues or any old school music on Stax, CTI, Volt and the like, then I’ve got something for you. The Delvon Lamarr Trio is the answer to your music prayers.
2020 was a pretty messed up year. That said, we still saw a ton of totally ace music released. One of my albums of the year was definitely Undying Thirst by Black Market Brass. A dizzying array of horns, percussion and guitars all jammed into one insane torrent of Funk-laden grooviness.
Today, I am “sitting down” with Ryan Zoidis of the truly monstrous Funk outfit, Lettuce. Ryan is an awesome saxophonist and a really down-to-earth guy, with some amazing taste in music. Definitely look into his picks below if you’re not familiar with them.