The Domino Room, 51 Greenwood Ave, Bend, OR

Parallel 44 Presents Kung Fu w/ Maxwell Friedman Group - Friday October 19 at the Domino Room! The West Coast "Fez Tour” is coming to Bend, in which the band will play one set of original music and one set of material from Steely Dan. These guys come with their own brand of electro-fusion 'new-funk' to engage in a dance party that will have you moving all night! Tickets are $15 advance and $20 at the door. This show is 21+. Thank you to our sponsors at s Dr. Jolly’s, BIGS Hydroponics, The Source Weekly, and Cascade Alchemy.

About Kung Fu: Through discipline, practice & study KUNG FU has sought excellence in the art of improvised dance music. Schooled by the masters, The Headhunters, Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Frank Zappa, the quintet of masterfully seasoned musicians blends electro-jazz-funk with an EDM informed danceability at the highest level of skill & inspiration nightly. The resulting “NU-SION” is “captivating”, “explosive”, “jaw-dropping” and “musically mesmerizing. Prepare yourselves for a devastating, LETHAL FUNK to be rained down on you by a BAD-ASS BLACK-BELT BACKBEAT. For the uninitiated, the experience is typically shocking yet the focus is simple: ENTER THE DRAGON!

Founded in 2009 by original bass player David Livolsi.

About Maxwell Friedman Group: Maxwell Friedman was just 9 years old when he discovered a dusty Hammond M3 in the corner of his piano teacher’s garage. The sensation of moving the drawbars and hearing the Leslie spinning next to him was a magical moment that changed the course of Maxwell’s musical trajectory. At age 11, he met famed organist Tony Monaco and began an educational journey with Tony as his organ mentor. Since then, Maxwell has become a rising star in the live music scene. The Hammond artist has shared the stage with musical heavy hitters such as Karl Denson (legendary saxophone player of the Rolling Stones and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe), George Porter Jr., Skerik, Michael Franti, Tony Monaco, The Werks, ALO, & Tank and the Bangas to name a few. At 12, Maxwell gave a Ted talk about how music has empowered him in all aspects of his life. When he is not performing, Maxwell is making beats in his home studio, skiing Mt. Bachelor, and enjoying the outdoors in his hometown of Bend, Oregon.

He is currently working on his demo EP, recorded at the legendary Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco. Maxwell's command of the stage is well beyond his years, and he hopes to be an inspiration for the next generation of music lovers. As a young band leader for the Maxwell Friedman Group, he is creating a funky, soulful, jazzy sound with his band (Mark Karwan, Connor Streeter, & Gabe Johnson) that he dubs "neo-jazz funk soul fusion."

Links: Kung Fu: www.kungfumusic.com Dr. Jolly’s: www.jollybend.com The Source Weekly: www.bendsource.com BIGS Hydroponics: www.bendindoor.com Cascade Alchemy: www.cascadealchemy.com The Domino Room: www.midotownballroom.com Parallel 44 Presents: www.parallel44presents.com