George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic in France

Jazz à Vienne 2012

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George Clinton — Singer, Bandleader

Lashonda Clinton — Singer

Tracey Lewis — Singer

Robert Johnson — Singer, Vocalist

Steve Boyd — Singer, Vocalist

Kim Manning — Vocalist

Michael Payne — Electric keyboard, Vocalist

Danny Bedrosian — Electric keyboard

Jerome Rodgers — Electric keyboard

Greg Thomas — Saxophonist

Garrett Shider — Electric guitar, Vocalist

Andre Williams — Electric guitar, Vocalist

Michael Hampton — Electric guitar

Jeff "Cherokee" Bunn — Bass guitarist

Lige Curry — Bass guitarist

Joseph "Foley" McCreary — Drummer

Ricardo Lewis — Drummer

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Meet singer, composer and producer George Clinton for a funk master class on the stage of the 2012 Jazz à Vienne festival. The artist unites his two legendary bands under the name Parliament-Funkadelic, and interprets standards of the P-Funk movement he helped create.

For more than 50 years, George Clinton has been dubbed the “Godfather of Funk”. He is the founder of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic, who have invented an extravagant brand of music mixing funk, acid jazz, as well as rhythm and blues. The musicians of those two bands were joined into one collective in 1997 on the occasion of their induction into the Rock'n Roll Hall Of Fame. Afterwards, Clinton has been known for his high profile collaboration with such names as Prince, Snoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar, and continues to be an inspiration for younger generations of musicians.

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