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Kris Funn

Kris Funn

bass

​Kristopher Funn was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He began playing the trumpet at age four and took up the double bass upon entering high school. Through the instruction of his father, Charles Funn, Kristopher performed his first professional bass gig the same year he began learning the instrument. Other early accomplishments included winning the “unsung hero” at the Fish Middleton jazz competition at the East Coast Jazz Festival at age 14. Kristopher attended Howard University, studying computer science and performing in the Howard University Jazz Ensemble.

After graduating with honors, Kristopher decided to pursue a career as a professional jazz musician, performing in several venues in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas. At age 23, Kristopher began touring internationally with alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett. Since then, he has traveled to every major jazz festival in the world, touching six continents, performing with artists including Bruce Williams, Nicholas Payton, Pharoah Sanders, Jeff Majors, Jeff Lorber, and many others. Kristopher has appeared on several recordings including the Christian Scott albums, Yesterday You Said Tomorrow and Christian aTunde Adjuah on the Concord Jazz label. He continues to perform professionally in the Washington D.C. area while touring with the Christian Scott Quintet.