Kristopher Funn was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He began playing the trumpet at age four and took up the double bass at age 14 upon entering high school. Through the instruction of his father, Charles Funn, Kristopher performed his first professional bass gig the same year he began learning the instrument. Other early accomplishments included winning the “unsung hero” at the Fish Middleton jazz competition at the East Coast Jazz festival also in the first year of instruction. At age 18, Kristopher attended Howard University to study Computer Science while also performing in the Howard University Jazz Ensemble for two years. After graduating with an honors degree in computer science, Kristopher decided to pursue a career as a professional jazz musician, performing in several venues in the Baltimore Washington metropolitan areas.

At age 23, Kristopher began touring internationally with alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett. Since then, he has traveled to every major jazz festival in the world touching six continents performing with artists including Sean Jones, Benny Golson, Bruce Williams, Nicholas Payton, Warren Wolf, Pharoah Sanders, Jeff Majors, Jeff Lorber, Christian Scott, Kamasi Washington and many others. Kristopher has appeared on several recordings including the Christian Scott albums, “Yesterday You Said Tomorrow” , “Christian aTunde Adjuah” and “Stretch Music”. Kristopher recently released his debut album, Cornerstore, and he continues to perform professionally in the Washington D.C. area when not touring internationally.

10/30/18
CORNERSTORE
Harlem Stage
Harlem, NY

10/31/18
w/ Christian Scott
Harlem Stage
Harlem, NY

4/3/18
w/ Christian Scott
U of Amherst
Amherst, Mass.

4/4/18
w/Christian Scott
Sculler’s Jazz
Boston, Mass.

4/5/18
w/ Tim Green
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

4/20/18
w/Tedd Baker
Sotto DC
Washington, DC

4/21/18
w/ Benny Golson
Township Jazz Fest, Mississippi

4/27th-29th/18
w/ Joey Alexander
UCSB
Santa Barbara, California

5/5/18
w/ Joey Alexander
Berklee Performance Center
Boston, Mass

5/6/18
w/ Joey Alexander
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Great Barrington, Mass.

5/10/18
w/ Akua Allrich
Montpelier Arts
Laurel, MD

5/27/18
w/Akua Allrich
Blues Alley
Washington, DC

6/2/18
w/Joey Alexander
Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA

6/9/18
w/Joey Alexander
Princeton, NJ

6/16/18
CORNERSTORE
DC JAZZFEST
Washington, DC

6/16/18
w/ Christian Scott
DC JAZZFEST
Washington, DC

6/22/18
w/Joey Alexander
Saratoga JazzFest
Saratoga, NY

6/23/18
w/Joey Alexander
Saratoga Jazz
Saratoga, NY

7/27/18
w/Joey Alexander
Katonah, Ny


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CornerStore Live at the Kennedy Center

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John Lee – guitar
Herb Scott – saxophone
John Lamkin III – drums & cafeteria tables
Quincy Phillips – drums
Allyn Johnson – piano
Kris Funn – bass fiddle