The exquisite combination of Funk, Mambo, R&B, Reggae, Hip-Hop and Rock musical backgrounds, come together to bring you the sound that is unlike anything you've ever heard. A bit of each have all been added to this "Pot of Gumbo" to produce what we like to call "NEO-FUNK", which will leave a sweet taste in your ears.

A "jonez" is an addiction. 'rhythm jonez' is a group of musicians addicted to--what else, the rhythm. So many musical styles and versatility give the audience a live experience that is unforgetable. The energy and funk of this group is addictive and will leave you wanting more. Their live performance takes you on a journey from jazz to funk to salsas, to reggae to rock and so much more...a must see!

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Carlos Santana, Bob Marley, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Roots, Funkadelic, Grover Washington, Rolling Stones, Poncho Sanchez, anita Baker, Steely Dan, Oscar Deleon, Sonora Poncenia, Ottmar Liebert, Victor

Bio

Highly energized and soulful, Rhythm Jonez is the funk and R&B arm of the popular San Diego Latin Jazz/Salsa band Black Mambo. Fueled by divers influences in Reggae, funk, R&B, Rock and Gospel, front man and percussionist Raul Stamp steered the group Black Mambo into uncharted waters and Rhythm Jonez was born. Lisa Peyton provides the lead vocals and wows audiences with her tremendous range and power. Lead guitarist Rene Escamilla provides awesome solos and holds the rhythm to perfection. Supported by bassist Leon Lavergne, keyboardist Jonathan Ramos and the superb drumming of John Staten, the group puts on a live performance reminiscent of Earth Wind & Fire meets Carlos Santana. A must see!

2001 saw the independent release of Machete, the groups first CD, with an initial printing of 1,000 copies quickly selling out. The band has performed at most of San Diego’s hot spots to include Humphrey’s by the Bay, The Belly Up Tavern, The 4th&B, The Catamaran, Neihman’s and Qualcomm stadium. Their current 3 song demo, “BLACK MAMBO presents Rhythm Jonez”, is a sample of the album currently in development. For samples, member bios and contact information, please visit www.blackmambojamz.com

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