Doc Woods Presents "Funk Republic"


(Clinton, NY – Sept. 2014)  Hamilton College professor of music, “Doc” Michael Woods is set to present his 21st Annual Jazz Kick-off Concert on Wednesday, Sept.10 at 7:30 p.m.


“Doc” Woods who has written more than 700 music works in all genres, has a passion for introducing new music to audiences that provide sonic solutions to what may be occurring culturally, socially or spiritually in our community or society.

This year, Woods invites everyone to visit “Funk Republic” which is not a gated community.  All are welcome to visit, or reside in the community and partake of and flourish in the funky grooves, intricate rhythms, syncopated beats, and twists and turns of each piece of this musical suite.

Woods will be joined on stage by a 6-piece ensemble comprised of CNY musicians and Guest Artist Jakubu Griffin of Las Vegas, Nev. Griffin, a drummer and percussion specialist, has been featured on several prior Kick-off concerts.

“Funk Republic” will be presented at Wellin Hall in the Schambach Center at Hamilton College.  The event is open to the public, and the first 500 in attendance, will be admitted at no charge.

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