Jim Payne

Funk / Jazz / Blues

Jim Payne’s Jazz/Funk Unit features: DRUMMER JIM PAYNE moved to the Monterey area recently from New York City to get out of the snow. His new Jazz/Funk Unit intends to boogie down at the Safari Club, Thurs. May 14, 7-10. “It will be funky and it will be jazzy,” says Jim, we will not fool around. You will get your money’s worth.” Jim has performed with the J. B. Horns, Maceo Parker and Michael Brecker. He has produced records for Medeski, Martin & Wood, the J.B. Horns (featuring Maceo Parker, Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley, all former leaders of the James Brown Band), as well as for his own projects with the Jim Payne Band (Sensei, Energie, and Yes!).