"Who is Funkiphino", Jessica Flynn, Jessica Fischer, Chris Fischer, Rich Rychel, Jose Espino, Myke Charles Husdon, Liz Ager, Steve Langemo, Lori Crotser, Val Rick, Chris Kimmel, Optic Nerd, Colorado, Jason U'ren, Heath Walton, Eric Jordan, Funkiphino members, musicians, best musicians, players, singers, horn players
Band Bios
  • ChrisBio
    Keyboards / Vocals

    Chris is the co-founder and musical director of Funkiphino. Chris plays Hammond Organ, keyboards, sings backup and is the primary songwriter/arranger for the band.

  • JessBio
    Trumpet

    Jessica is Funkiphino's co-founder and longest-running horn player.  When studying music and art at the University of Colorado, she had the pleasure of directing the University of Colorado "Golden Buffalo" Marching Band for 4 years.

  • LoriNewYear6422
    Lead Vocals

    Lori is originally from Alaska.  At 16, she began studying classical piano at Interlochen in Michigan. 

  • ChrisKimmelFunkiphino3124
    Lead Vocals, Raps and BeatBox

    Chris Kimmel hails from Orwigsburg, PA.  He came to the Centennial State to study at the CU Boulder before transfering to the Denver campus.

  • Rich7942
    Drums

    Rich received his formal training from Northern Illinois University, and is an endorser and clinician for Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Latin Percussion (LP), and HQ Percussion.

  • McLovinBio
    Bass

    Michael seasoned his skills playing with various ensembles in the Denver area over the past fifteen years.  After receiving his degree in Music Performance from Metropolitan State College of Denver, he was recruited to play for Carnival Cruise Lines and Princess Cruise Lines.

  • Steve7884
    Guitar

    Steve is a versatile guitarist with a diverse background in Jazz, Rock, Blues, and Classical guitar.  He grew up in the midwest, working as a professional musician from an early age, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Guitar Performance from Moorhead State University and a Master's Degree in Jazz Guitar Performance from Bowling Green State University.

  • JasonBio
    Trumpet

    Jason grew up in southwest Wisconsin, and attended Waldorf and Simpson Colleges for his Master's in Trumpet Performance.  He is a music teacher and marching band Director for Denver Public Schools.

  • JordanTurnerFunkiphino4339
    Tenor Sax

    Jordan received his soul education as a child growing up in Louisiana to a musical family.  As a teen, he shared the stage with heavy hitters and industry professionals who played with greats from James Brown to Boys II Men.

  • EricTurnerFunkiphino4418
    Baritone & Tenor Sax

    Eric "Captain Sulu" was born in Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan, and left for the United States at the age of two.