The Soul Funk night at Harvelle's is every Tuesday.
Ryan Cross brings his big show through and fills the room with beautiful music, dope beats and sexy women. The atmosphere is upbeat - and that's the way it swings at this impromptu jam session.
This past Tuesday, it was ALL funk ALL jazz ALL soul ALL night long! Mr. Cross was nowhere in the place, but Brandon Coleman and Gene Coye were there to bring it! And it was brought! The MC (and on bass) was Ian Martin.
Add to the mix a plethora of talented guests stopping by and jamming! Among them, guitarist/vocalist Todd Washington, House Of Vibe/Toledo Show drummer Pete Antunes, an awesome singer/drummer known as Kiki, Harvelle's fave - vocalist Nichelle Monroe, James Allen who also took a turn on the drums, a horn player named José kicked some serious (br)ass, as did Kamasi Washington - also on sax. There were quite a few others, who's names I didn't catch.
It was an incredible night of beautiful people and beautiful music. Ryan's gonna kick himself for missing it!
Nichelle Monroe center stage with sax slingers Kamasi and Joe
and the back of Todd Washington