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The Furey Brothers Jazz Combo

      The Furey Brothers (pronounced like the word fury) specialize in organ based jazz from the 60’s from greats such as Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, and Lou Donaldson.  Made up of established Bay Area professionals with serious resumes and experience, the band has been regularly gigging in the Bay Area since 2015 in venues such as Jupiter Cafe, Mr Tipples, Piano Fight, Pier 23, Cafe Claude, Le Colonial, The Cliff House Bistro, and many more.  We are ideally suited for lounges, restaurants, corporate events, weddings, and/or private parties. We principally work as a tenor sax led quartet and organ led trio but we also have a guitarist and percussionist that can be added as needed. We will most definitely provide your event/venue with a memorable performance and are easy to work and always on time both physically and musically.  

We have various styles we can offer you:

  • 1960’S ORGAN JAZZ
  • NEW ORLEANS INSTRUMENTAL SOUL & FUNK
  • LATIN JAZZ

CONTACT FOR BOOKING: Matthew Furey  

Phone:  415-308-5563 

Email: kosmoscamp@gmail.com

Listen To The Band….

(Demo’s sound engineer:  Jordan Wilson)

Blues for Yna Yna- Gerald Wilson

 

Road Song- Wes Montgomery

 

Blue Juice- Jimmy Mcgriff

 

Minor Bash- Lou Donaldson

Who We Are…

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Bob Crawford, Keyboards

The Bay Area’s  Bob Crawford is a pianist/keyboardist who finds home in a wide range  of different musical styles.  He’s had experience in everything from jazz to Afro Beat, salsa, samba, funk, hip hop, rock, and more.  Bob continued to play in various local bands gaining experience, and “learning as he was earning.”  Then, in 2001 he was offered the keyboard chair in Michael Franti’s band Spearhead. Bob logged multiple tours throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe and Japan.   Frequently, guest artists would sit in with the band onstage, and Bob found himself performing with a who’s who of international stars. The list includes Chuck D, Ani DiFranco, Jack Johnson, Woody Harrleson, as well as members of Ozomatli, Zap Mama, and Galactic. Now residing in the East Bay, Bob continues to perform and record with a variety of artists, including  Fito Reinoso y su Ritmo y Armonia, Jesus Diaz y su QBA, Greg Errico (Sly and the Family Stone), Lee Oskar (War), Lenny Williams (Tower of Power), Pedrito Calvo (Los Van Van) Jimmy Kansau (San Francisco Opera) and many more.

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Liam Furey, Tenor Sax

San Francisco native Liam Furey began playing the clarinet at an early age 9 and soon switched to the tenor saxophone.   Liam composed and arranged a soundtrack for the film Red Poet. The documentary chronicles the life and artwork of San Francisco Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman. The project came at a perfect time for the tenor saxophonist. Concepts Liam had been cultivating for several years had found a medium through which they could be expressed.  A sensitive and powerful collection of pieces, Red Poet features prominent Bay Area musicians such as Jacob Aginsky on piano, Jon Evans (Tori Amos band member) on bass, Ara Anderson on trumpet and Adam Theis on trombone. The recording Red Poet was an impressive debut album.  Liam also recently released another EP, Liquid Freeway.

DaveDave Shul, Guitar

Dave is a heavy hitting guitar player who delivers the goods in various genres, primarily in blues rooted and Latin Rock settings.  He has been involved with various Bay Area projects, most notably Michael Franti & Spearhead, with whom he spent over a dozen years with as lead guitarist, recording and touring the world, playing on some of the greatest of stages including Glastonbury Festival in England which features prominent leading acts from around the globe.  Dave continues to perform with many premiere Bay Area bands to share his seasoned & ferocious chops, musical sensibility and melodic sincerity.

 

Alexey Berlind, Drums

Drummer and percussionist Alexey Berlind grew up in West Philadelphia and has lived in Oakland since 1999. His proficiencies include straight-ahead jazz, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, salsa, soul and funk. He has performed at the San Jose Jazz Festival , the North Beach Jazz Festival and the Berkeley World Festival, on Princess Cruise ships in the Caribbean and Mexico, at the American Music Hall and Yoshi’s jazz club and Mezzanine, and at countless weddings and private events around the wine country and the greater Bay Area.

260540_108314532596843_5212273_nMatthew Furey, Electric Bass

Born and raised in San Francisco, Matthew became a bassist in his late teens.  He began tuning in attentively to jazz, soul, and funk from the 60’s and 70’s and never stopped listening.  Several years later he became deeply immersed in Turkish and Arabic music, playing and performing for some years intensely on the Oud, a powerful 11 stringed instrument both in it’s tonal and rhythmic qualities.  He went to music camps in Mendocino, CA including Lark Camp and Middle East Camp and decided to start his own music and dance camp, Kosmos Camp.  He returned to his original instrument, bass.  He’s now started his own band, The Furey Brothers Jazz Combo, fulfilling a life long dream.