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Plunky and Oneness
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Plunky & Oneness Available for Festivals, Concerts and Clubs

Plunky & Oneness, one of the most enduring and versatile funk, jazz, Afro-fusion groups of all time is currently booking 2006 concert, club, and lecture-seminar performance dates. The group has been described as ?the missing link between Pharaoh Sanders and Kool & the Gang!? Onstage, it?s like John Coltrane meets George Clinton?s P-Funk or Grover Washington with Jill Scott. A festive carnival. A party with a purpose.

Led by saxophonist J. Plunky Branch, who has been gigging and touring for over 35 years, Plunky & Oneness is a unique combination: exotic smooth grooves, sax, vocals, African percussion, and electronics. This, along with the group?s infectious energy, moves audiences of all ages to celebrate, dance and shout.

Over the years Plunky has produced and released 20 albums of original avant-garde jazz, funk, soul, fusion, gospel and African music. His latest release, Plunky & Oneness of Juju - Live In Paris DVD and double CD has been released in Europe and will be available in the US later in 2006. In July Plunky will release Cold Heat, a new CD album featuring his funk jazz singing, playing and songwriting in collaboration with VA hip-hop producers Setworkrz and Danja Mowf.


Plunky & Oneness has performed at numerous festivals, including: three times at the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, Georgia; twice at the Hampton Jazz Festival in Virginia; and at the World?s Fair in New Orleans. The group has toured in Africa and Europe, with headline performances at London and Paris. (Plunky & Oneness of Juju toured in the French Riviera in March, 2006. and plan to return to Europe in November, 2006) They have opened concerts for some of the biggest names in Black music, including: Earth Wind & Fire, Patti LaBelle, B. B. King, Ray Charles, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Sun Ra, The Isley Brothers and Roy Ayers. In addition to their performances at the National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC; the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA and at Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York, Plunky & Oneness enjoys the intimacy and loyalty of smaller venues in their native Mid-Atlantic region.

Plunky & Oneness? members includes: J. Plunky Branch, sax and vocals; Tonya Lazenby-Jackson, keyboards and vocals; P. Muzi Branch, bass; Corey Burch, drums and Sir Fire on electronic percussion. They are also available with featured African master drummer, Asante from Ghana, West Africa who formerly played with Fleetwood Mac, Paul Simon and Lonnie Liston Smith.

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Plunky and Oneness - By Special Request
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Plunky and Oneness - Drop
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Plunky and Oneness - Does Everybody Do It
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