Live from the State Office Building: Funky Dawgs and Uptown Royalty NYC

Join us for a night of upbeat dance music with two of the most exciting bands in the area, the brass band Funky Dawgs, and the Afro-Latin Jazz ensemble Uptown Royalty NYC.

5pm – Funky Dawgs
6pm – Uptown Royalty NYC (part of our annual Celebrating the Afro-Latin Roots of Jazz programming)

This concert takes place on the plaza at the Addam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building – 163 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027


Funky Dawgz are one of the most exciting acts on the live music scene today. It is impossible not to enjoy yourself during a show as they play a contagious upbeat mix of original music, jazz, hip hop, and funk, with a brass twist.

Emerging from Connecticut, they have toured internationally and have been featured in all corners of the live music scene. From playing sold out shows at Madison Square Garden as the horn section for Dispatch, to Okeechobee, to closing out The Peach Music Festival, their performances flow seamlessly from EDM festivals to jam band festivals. They were also recently featured multiple times on national televised programming on ESPN (house band for March Madness Tournament Challenge, opening segment of First Take) as well as on the Hulu and FX hit series “Fargo” starring Chris Rock.

Uptown Royalty NYC” is truly a new musical phenomenon. Created by sensational seasoned stage veterans husband/wife dynamic duo Jodi Music & Ron Renaissance.

URNYC features an array of originals and classic cover dance songs spanning a wide variety of genres to create their unique sound called Electro Latin Jazz Soul. This fresh, new exhilarating sound fusion combines the best attributes of each genre creating a sonic landscape that’ll keep you dancing all night long! 

This event is part of our annual Celebrating the Afro-Latin Roots of Jazz programming that takes place each August. 


Thu, Aug 11
5:00 pm

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building

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