Joey Blu & BlueZbone

Joseph Bowie a.k.a. Joey Blu is the founder of the legendary band Defunkt. For over 45 years he has performed and recorded in a variety of genres from free-jazz, Big Bands and small ensembles. He performed as a special guest with various artists including, Sean Kuti, Pee Wee Ellis, Anthony Joseph, Sam Rivers, Henry Threadgill, Cecil Taylor, Doctor John, Oliver Lake and more. Living in Holland now for 14 years Joe continues pushing the Defunkt legacy forward.

At the Red Light Jazz Festival Joe revisits his roots in Blues & R&B originating in his hometown St. Louis where he performed with Albert King, Oliver Sain, Fontella Bass, Etta James and later in Chicago with Little Milton and a stint with R&B mentor Tyrone Davis as his band leader. With brothers Jeffrey van Duffelen (drums), Sylvain van Duffelen (bass) together with electrifying guitarists Patrick van der Hoeven he formed his “roots-alter ego band”…Joey Blu & BlueZbone, a NEW St. Louis Chittlin’ Style Blues Band is born. BlueZbone performs blues classics and original songs in a funky blues style. Intense Energy and Super Tight. DO NOT MISS THIS CONCERT! BLUEZBONE IS HOT!!

Line Up

  • Joseph Bowie
  • Trombone, vocals
  • Sylvain van Duffelen
  • Bass
  • Jeffrey van Duffelen
  • Drums
  • Patrick van der Hoeven
  • Guitar

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