diplomats of funk

organ trio funk, blues, & soul-jazz

original organ trio music & classic soul

The Diplomats of Funk is a collaboration between Grammy-winning credited engineer/producer/organist Jay Frigoletto and composer/arranger/guitarist Owen Ross. Through a shared love of R&B, funk, soul, and jazz they create a new voice for the classic organ trio. With nods to the past and eyes to the future, the Diplomats of Funk trio simply grooves.

jay frigoletto: keyboards/vocals

Bandleader Jay Frigoletto is a veteran of the Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Boston music scenes. As a producer/engineer his credits include multiple gold, platinum, multi-platinum and Grammy-winning albums, working with a range of artists including Alice in Chains, Ani DiFranco, Black-Eyed Peas, INXS, Oasis, and Eddie Money. A Berklee-trained pianist, organist, and virtuoso multi-instrumentalist, he has toured, performed and recorded across the USA and Europe with Diplomats of Funk and artists such as Peter Prince & Moon Boot Lover, Speech (Arrested Development), and the Furious Bongos (touring Zappa tribute).

Owen Ross: guitar

Owen Ross is a jazz guitarist, composer, and producer whose music is imbued with influences of hard bop, funk, & R&B. Ross has captivated audiences around the world with his soulful playing and emotive compositions, both as a solo artist and with Diplomats of Funk. Based in Montana and New England, Ross serves as a faculty member at the University of Montana School of Music, and as an in-house engineer and arranger at Oak Hill Music and Studio Metronome in New Hampshire.

Diplomats of Funk

Diplomats of Funk brings a fresh voice to the classic organ trio with an energetic live performance that is guaranteed to keep your body moving. With original music and unique reinventions of classic songs, Diplomats of Funk will keep you coming back with memorable compositions and blazing improvisation. Available for bookings across USA and Europe.