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Feed the Funk is an annual Santa Barbara community outreach event that seeks to highlight the importance of educational development through music and performance based art. Proceeds from this year’s Feed the Funk benefit concert will support local teen mentorship arts and music programs, including the Jewish Federation’s Teen Comedy Club.
This year’s Feed the Funk welcomes all ages from 6:30-9:00 pm to enjoy dinner and teen entertainment. Be sure to make dinner reservations via Soho Music Club. Tables are filling fast!
The Jewish Federation’s Teen Comedy Club will kick off the event to warm up the crowd, featuring emcee Louise Palanker, and comedy headliner Tom Clark followed by the Cate School Jazz Band, and other great teen performances.
The Big Whoo (9:10-10:10pm): John Whoolilurie has founded several bands and released a live-loop duo record under the name of Whoolilicious. He currently works as composer and producer at Select Studio, performs and records as a freelance multi-instrumentalist, and has recently started a new band called The Big Whoo. A lover of all music, John’s group of talented Santa Barbara musicians plays funky, eclectic grooves that rock. Also, help us celebrate John's birthday at his The Big Whoo's Feed the Funk performance!
This year’s headlining act (10:15-11:45pm) with a new album releasing this Fall, Distant Cousins is multi-layered collaboration of three songwriters/producers/performers; cousin Ami, cousin Dov, and cousin Duvid. Feels like singing along with family! Based out of Los Angeles, Distant Cousins was the grand prize winner of the 2015 USA Songwriting Competition.