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Yoshi's San Francisco
1330 Fillmore Street
SF, CA 94115
Phone: 415.655.5600

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ICONS OF FUNK feat. Leo Nocentelli, Bernie Worrell, Bill The Buddha Dickens & Adrian Harpham

February 22, 2014

THE METERS - P FUNK Experience

Leo Nocentelli (The Meters)

Bernie Worrell (PFunk)

Bill "The Buddha" Dickens (Ramsey Lewis)

Adrian Harpham (Groove Theory, Lucy Pearl & Dr. John)

Saturday, Feb 22

8pm $24 standing, $34 seated
10pm $22 standing, $32 seated


If you like Icons of Funk, consider:

Jeff Coffin and The Mu'tet feat. Futureman - May 7

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic - May 8-10




Leo Nocentelli was one of the original members of the Meters, a groundbreaking funk group based in New Orleans from the mid-'60s to the mid-'70s. The band, playing mostly instrumentals, stayed at the forefront of the music scene in the Big Easy and achieved a good measure of national attention with Nocentelli penning songs and contributing guitar work. He has since gone out on his own developing his style with varied elements that span blues, rock, rap, jazz, and funk, but he considers himself a funk musician, first and foremost. He and his band have performed from coast to coast across the U.S., including an appearance at New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage Festival. He has penned more than 200 songs, some of which were recorded by Robert Palmer, Etta James, the Neville Brothers, ZZ Hill and George Duke. Leo Nocentelli's website 


Bernie Worrell first came to prominence as a founding member and Musical Director of Parliament/Funkadelic. While this massively influential supergroup was radically altering the course of music, Bernie was radically charting the course of emerging keyboard technology during the golden age of analog synthesis. Among the key ingredients in his sonic stew were perfect pitch and a well-honed facility with the classical canon.

Upon leaving the Conservatory, Worrell served for several years as Musical Director for Maxine Brown before joining George Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic.  From fanciful forays on clavinet which leaped without warning from guttural gulps to squiggly squeals to liquid Minimoog bass lines which herded listeners to the dance floor, it all represented new musical language. All the while, his rapid advancements of the synthesizer's potential were actually traceable to his classical foundation. Bernie Worrell's website


Award-winning bassist, songwriter and producer. Bill Dickens' website


Adrian Harpham is a songwriter, session drummer and record producer residing in New York City. Adrian Harpham's website