The FunkJazz Kafé is an authentic sixteen-year-old cultural arts brand with a loyal consumer/ fan base. Established in 1994 as a vehicle to bring attention to alternative, “special interests” music and creative arts. FJK has since then set the bar, changing the face of cultural arts and multi-media events throughout the country. Justly earning the accolade “Best Performance Arts Festival” by Vibe Magazine and voted “Best Multimedia Event” by Creative Loafing, The FunkJazz Kafé creates one of the most anticipated, original multimedia / cultural arts festivals in America. The FunkJazz Kafé is a meeting of the minds, a gathering of local, national, and internationally acclaimed artists who blend their unique talents to inspire, satisfy the senses and stimulate the mind. Previous performers include Jill Scott, Public Enemy, Jamie Foxx, Erykah Badu, Outkast, India.Arie, Angie Stone, Doug E. Fresh, MC Lyte, Loose Ends, Talib Kwali, Bilal, Meshell Ndegeocello, Van Hunt and Common just to name a few.
The FunkJazz Kafé is now identified as a platform for patrons to interact with what’s new in modern music culture as well as a variety of visual art forms. The FunkJazz Kafé owes it’s success not just to making lasting impressions and the consistent surprise of quality performance artists, but to the movement created by unapologetically blending intellectual, physical and even political expression under one banner of entertainment.