East Side Funk is an 8-piece, San Jose-based ensemble playing original material fusing jazz, funk, Latin and R&B to create music that is inspirational, improvisational and enjoyable.

Funky guitar rhythms, relentless grooves, and catchy horn lines provide the foundation for a soulful and dynamic musical experience. East Side Funk, led by local San Jose composer Bobby Valderrama, continues to captivate audiences throughout the Bay Area by sharing the contagious message of “Love, Joy and Groove”.


Bobby Valderrama – keyboards
Les Thomas – guitar
John Calderon – bass
Don Thomas – drums
Martin Rossip – saxophone
Jesse Dominguez – saxophone
Paul Degen – saxophone, flute
Manny Angel – trumpet


Jim Hatlo – Photography (
Mark Anenberg - Photography (
Bethany Valderrama - Graphic Design, Artist (
Ryan Geery - Graphic Design, Logo Design (