Luis Alas & THE FUNKSTERS

 

WHAT DO YOU CALL A GROUP WHEN YOU TAKE FOUR AMAZING MUSICIANS THAT HAVE PLAYED FOR THE WHO’S WHO OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, BRING THEM TOGETHER & WITHIN A FEW MONTHS HAVE TAKEN A MUSIC CITY MECCA LIKE ATLANTA BY STORM? Luis Alas & THE FUNKSTERS, WHAT ELSE?

INDIVIDUALLY EACH MEMBER OF THIS GROUP ARE AMAZING INSTRUMENTALISTS WITH PEDIGREE’S TO ENVY BY MOST MUSICIANS.

SAXOPHONIST LUIS ALAS HAS PERFORMED WITH SUCH ARTISTS AS GEORGE, DUKE, ANITA BAKER, AND SAVOY BROWN. MIXING FUNK RIFFS, WITH HIS CUBAN HERITAGE FLARE LUIS IS AN AMAZING SAXOPHONIST WITH HIS OWN UNIQUE STYLE AND STAGE PRESENCE, AS THE FRONT MAN HE IS NOT ONLY GREAT TO LISTEN TO BUT TO WATCH ON STAGE.

BASSIST AND MUSIC DIRECTOR AARON CLAY COMES WITH SUCH A LONG LIST OF CREDITS THAT WOULD BE EXHAUSTING TO READ, SO ALONG WITH CURRENTLY TOURING WITH JOHNNY GILL AND BOBBY BROWN, IF THEY ARE AT THE TOP OF THE SMOOTH JAZZ OR R&B CHARTS IT IS SAFE TO SAY AARON HAS PERFORMED WITH THEM. INCLUDING JEFF KASHIWA, DAVE KOZ, DAVID SANBORN, AND NOW LUIS ALAS.

PIANIST AND KEYS PLAYER MICHAEL WESTBROOKS IS ANOTHER TO HAVE PERFORMED WITH TWO OF THE BIGGEST LEGENDS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, WHITNEY HOUSTON AND RAY CHARLES. MICHAEL IS TRULY A LEGENDARY MUSICIAN, BUT BEYOND THAT HE IS A TRUE PERFORMER THAT MARVELS CROWDS. HE ALSO RECENTLY RECORDED WITH ANOTHER LEGEND MS. DIONNE WARWICK.

DRUMMER EXTRAORDINAIRE AKA MELLY-MEL IS A CURRENT DRUMMER, PRODUCER FOR NONE OTHER THAN JUSTIN BIEBER. IN ADDITION HE ACTIVELY PLAYS AND PERFORMS WITH THE CURRENT TOP TIER R&B STARS. MELLY-MEL IS TRULY A DRUMMERS DRUMMER THAT NOT ONLY CAN FLASH BUT LAY DOWN A POCKETS THAT WILL LIFT UP ANY SOUL TO DANCE.

THIS DYNAMIC BUNCH HAVE COME TOGETHER AND CURRENTLY HAVE TWO RESIDENCY’S IN BUCKHEAD ATLANTA. WITHIN A FEW SHORT MONTHS HAVE BECOME THE TALK ABOUT TOWN & CREATED SUCH A BUZZ AND THE BEST KEPY SECRET IN ATLANTA. WITH FANS INCLUDING LIL-JEEZY AND CLINT EASTWOOD THEY ARE NOT YOUR RUN OF THE MILL GROUP.

IN SEPTEMBER LUIS ALAS AND THE FUNKSTERS WILL BE GOING INTO THE STUDIO TO BEGIN RECORDING THEIR FIRST ALBUM AS A GROUP AND HOPE TO RELEASE EARLY 2020.

 

For bookings and touring opportunities contact lOURDES VALDES Management team: (678) 628-4088

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Press

 

"Shades of my Soul' is a debut CD for Luis and contains three tracks of his original compositions. I guess you could say he's no stranger to music; he's played saxophone for Anita Baker and George Duke, has toured in over 30 countries and now has decided it's time to go solo. He is probably having his own personal "what if" moment. Not to worry Mr. Alas. From what I'm hearing on this introductory CD, you have defeated your "what if" and so have I. The titled track, "Shades Of My Soul," opens with a powerful bass line and leads into a smooth groove of "saxiness." I love a saxophonist who's not afraid to hit every note possible. "Bella's Melody" is oh so sweet. Nothing like two sounds coming together in the most beautiful way. His saxophone is telling a story on this track and the piano is co-signing to every word. I can't say what the story is; this is one you interpret individually. One thing for certain, you will definitely have a different interpretation each time you

Althea Turner - Smooth Jazz Magazine

“The Port Charlotte Family Fall Music Festival is proud to announce that Luis Alas will be back as one of our 3 headliners at the 2014 Festival on November 15th, 2014. Luis and his band preformed at the 2013 Festival and enchanted the crowds with their amazing sound and energized stage presence. They were the band most requested to return for this year's lineup. Luis will be headlining along with 2 other national acts to be announced soon. Mark your Calendars now to be in Port Charlotte, Florida on November 15, 2014 for this years event. Gold Circle and VIP tickets will go on sale soon!”

Tracy Hussey - Port Charlotte Fall Music Festival Press Release

“Having heard Luis Alas’ great cover of Grover Washington Jr’s Mr. Magic, I was happy to read that Luis would be performing at a local venue with 3RG. My family and I took a Saturday afternoon out and headed off to the Café 27 in West Broward. While not solely a Jazz and Jazz Funk event, I was more than pleasantly surprised as 3RG hit the right notes and performed a wide selection of genres and material. Luis was superb on Saxophone and managed to infuse a jazzy feel throughout the entire set. The set was three hours and we as a family enjoyed every minute. So… if you get an opportunity to see Luis perform, be it solo or with 3RG, take that chance and you will not be disappointed.”

Ed Weller - Starpoint Radio UK

“Luis is a talented veteran of the Miami music scene. Therefore, the choice was obvious who we, Franklin's Wheel, would choose to sub for us during our February 8th show at Gilbert's Resort in Key Largo for a Mardi Gras celebration. Luis's passion for music was evident by his improvisations and knowledge of the music even though we had just one rehearsal prior to the show. Luis is very charismatic, professional, and an amazing player.”

JuanIto - Franklin's Wheel

“I was truly blessed to be a part of an amazing night of JAZZ on November 12th 2011! www.jazzforthekidz.com was incredible! You rocked the house Luis Manuel Alas! You made that sax sing dude! Edrey was a beast on the piano, Eddie was epic on the guitar and Moises & Fernando carried the rhythm on drum and bass! Vocals and horns were smooth and I certainly can't forget the dynamic percussion combination of Cookie and Pocho, they were magnificent! ”

Jame Sheppard - Walk In The Word

“Luis Alas is Smooth saxophone jazz at it's finest. Elegant but impactful.”

Tony T. Solomon - Fullhouse Entertainment Review

“Luis A Jazz (aka Luis Alas) is an amazing artist that fills venues with amazing music along with people. He gives powerful and impacting performances that people will talk about ling after they see him.”

Round Magazine

“Luis Alas is one of those names that is rising to the top quicker than anyone ever expected.”

Mark Musto - Talent Magazine International

“Translation from Spanish: The most romantic saxophonist of the decade. His smooth sound will romance the pants off of anyone.”

Gigi Saenz - WPBR1340AM

“One of the best jazz performers in a long time. He delivers amazing music in a way that is as much for the jazz aficionado as it is for the pop music lover. Luis Alas is destined to be among the ranks of Kenny G and Dave Koz. If you have an opportunity to hear this amazing saxophonist it is worth your time.”

Andrew Earl Singer - Miami Talent Magazine