Brooklyn Funk Essentials have been presenting their unique brand of eclectic funk to elated audiences around the world since the early nineties. Originally conceived as a studio jam-project by producers Arthur Baker and Lati Kronlund, the all-star group of musicians, singers, DJs and poets hailing from different parts of the globe, soon became regulars in New York club-land famously mixing styles like soul, jazz, latin and dub - all rolled into one ferocious funk fest.
The debut album ‘Cool & Steady & Easy’ (Dorado Records) was named “Album Of The Year 1995” by Billboard Magazine in the alternative R&B category and the follow-up ‘In The BuzzBag’, recorded in Istanbul in 1998, earned the band its first Grammy nomination.
BFE have toured internationally in the company of legends like James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic, Kool & The Gang, The Roots, The Meters, Erykah Badu and New Power Generation. Meanwhile, their music has been featured in film and television productions such as The Sopranos, Starsky & Hutch, The Blacklist, Manifest as well as several commercials.
Since 2016, the British house queen Alison Limerick has been the band’s lead vocalist alongside long time member, Jamaican-born Desmond Foster, who also plays guitar. Hux Nettermalm is on drums with Kronlund on bass and Kristoffer Wallman behind the keyboards. The horn section is lead by young Swedish trombone talent Ebba Åsman.