First Friday | Plunky & Oneness: Juju Jazz Funk Concert

Fri, Feb 3, 6–8 pm | Atrium

Saxophonist J. Plunky Branch is an experienced performer, songwriter and music and film producer. He is president of his own independent record label, N.A.M.E. Brand Records, through which he has released 26 albums. With his group, Plunky & Oneness, he has appeared in concert with some of the biggest names in Black music, including Patti Labelle, Ray Charles, Earth Wind & Fire, Yellow Jackets, and Frankie Beverly & Maze, LL Cool J, George Clinton, and more.

His latest 12-song album is Plunky & Oneness – Juju Jazz Funk and it is the companion piece to his recently published autobiography, PLUNKY: Juju Jazz Funk & Oneness. In the 1980’s his song “Every Way But Loose” was a top-ten soul music chart hit in London; and in 2007 his hit single, “Drop,” was an urban sensation. These days he continues to produce and tour with his band playing rousing funk, jazz, African, rap and R&B music.