INFusion (jazz with a twist of funk)

in·fu·sion  /inˈfyo͞oZHən/   noun: the introduction of a new element or quality into something.

Featuring Joshua Jones (saxes), Bill Emery (trombones), Steve Merkel (Guitar), Julian Genova (Piano), Danny Kaminski (Bass), and Bruce Neal (drums), INFusion brings energy and soul to jazz and funk classics as well as original songs. 

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Nov11

INFusion at Jazz Funk Connection - Veteran's Day Party

Jazz Funk Connection, 2355 Platte Place, Colorado Springs

Join us for a night of good food and funky jazz, and fun! Jazz-Funk Connection brings the food, INFusion brings the funky jazz, and you bring the fun! Music from 7-09pm. Veteran s fget 50% food specials and no cover charge.

Josh "Doctor" Jones (Alto and Tenor saxophones)

A Colorado Springs native multi-instrumentalist well versed in jazz and fusion, Josh "cut his teeth" playing with jazz ensembles and cover bands throughout the Pikes Peak region. Josh has extensive studio experience as a performer, composer, and producer and sidelines as a business owner of an escape room.

Steve Merkel (Guitar)

A seasoned guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Steve has performed in nearly 40 countries! As a music producer/writer his clients include such as American Airlines, Citgo,. Sears, and many others.

Steve has won awards for creative direction and oversaw the development of many scores of recordings at a major record label. He has written nearly 60 songs that have been recorded by major artists, some going platinum. Steve is an endorsed artist with McPherson and Lowden guitars. 

Julian Genova (Keyboards)

From his hometown of Colorado Springs, Julian has built an impressive resume with his talents and skills spanning multiple genres of music. Trained in both classical and jazz piano, Julian also plays professionally with the blues band Take 2, the Julian Genova Trio, and has been the lead Drum Major for the Spartan Legion Marching Band at Doherty High School.

Bruce Neal (Drums)

Bruce began playing drums and percussion in the Los Angeles area in the 1970s. While based in California he toured throughout the United States and Canada. Bruce has lived in Colorado since 1996, and has played drums and percussion for jazz groups, symphony orchestras, musicals,  and concert wind ensembles in Boulder and Colorado Springs.

Danny Kaminski (Bass)

From precise and sharp 16th note funk to beautiful and melodic jazz ballads, Danny does it all!

Influenced by jazz, Motown, and 70's funk, Danny's bass lines are catchy and clever. His love of music shines through his distinct style and rich sound full of charachter and personality.

Bill Emery (Trombone/Percussion)

For Bill, musical life started early emulating his older brother on accordion. Excelling first on tuba and playing professionally in Dixieland and polka groups in Minnesota, Bill then picked up a trombone, was a founding member of the Full Moon Jazz Collective and toured nationally with the John Stafford Big Band Sound. By way of Madison, Wisconsin, Bill landed in Dallas, Texas and while part of the jazz and avant-garde scenes there, he attended UT-Dallas getting a degree in music performance and education. After relocating to Colorado with his family, he started the New Century Big Band, and formed his own group (The Bill Emery Band) and the trio of PB&J (Pam, Bill & Jim), performing for many community, public, and private events.

Semi-retired from a career as a registered nurse, Bill is focusing on collaborative songwriting and recording an album of his original music. His jazz CD, It Is What It Is, is available for download on Amazon.com or at  www.billemerymusic.com/music