East Side Funk

Fresh instrumental music with roots in San Jose, CA's East Side. Elements of old school funk, jazz, and R&B.

Happy New Year 2019....

East Side Funk would like to thank you for another great year of support for our old school brand of jazz funk!

2018 was a great year for ESF as we were blessed and honored to perform at The San Jose Jazz Festival, The Downtown Sunnyvale Jazz Series, Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival, The Impulse Room, and Cafe Pink House. 2018 also saw the closure of Cafe Pink House were ESF played six (6) SOLD OUT show between July 2017 and October 2018.

2019 is poised to be a great year for the band! We will be performing at new venues: Art Boutiki Music Hall (San Jose) and Armando’s (Martinez). We will also continue to play regularly at The Impulse Room (Walnut Creek).

Thank you for your continued support! Wishing you a prosperous and successful 2019.


East Side Funk

Happy New Year 2018!

East Side Funk would like to thank all the fans and friends that supported us in our debut year of 2017.  Please continue to spread the word of the band to your friends.  We hope you are enjoying our original music!  We have heard many fantastic comments about the group and we are so excited to bring our show to you all.

On Friday 1/12/18, we had our fourth sold out show at Cafe Pink House where we celebrated Bobby's 60th birthday!  Special thanks to all who made it such a special evening!

Four (4) New songs were introduced that night:

Better Tomorrows - This is a happy tune of hope (featuring the tasty Les Thomas on guitar).  We should live not in dread of tomorrow, but hopeful and optimistic!  Dedicated to and inspired by Bobby's niece, Aly Perla who going through a very serious health issue, but has a very positive attitude toward life!  Please send your prayers up for Aly for a complete healing!

Run The Race - A song written by Bobby in 1992 when he played in a band Zamar which was ministry band that played for the incarcerated and for recovery programs. Song has a Yellow Jackets feel and has been come a band favorite.

Stop The Clock - Time is going by too quickly!  This song is fun and funky and takes you to a place of joy and smiles!  Featuring the funky and soulful sound of Paul Degen on alto sax!

Remember -  A song of reflection and contemplation. This features the beautiful and expressive playing by Martin Rossip on the alto sax.

We are working more new material.  There is some chatter about a new CD later this year!

Love - Joy - Groove....

East Side Funk


We would like to thank all of our fans, family, and friends for all the love and support at our first three gigs at Cafe Pink House.  We are scheduled for another performance there in January 2018.  In the meantime, we are working on lots on new material. 

Additionally, we are looking to branch out a little more in 2018.  If you think of any venues that you think would be a good match for our eclectic brand of jazz-funk, please drop us a line at eastsidefunk58@gmail.com.

Stay tuned for news on upcoming performances!!

Love, Joy & Groove,

Marcell and East Side Funk