Funk'd Jazz

Location: Based in Johannesburg



FUNK‘D JAZZ is a six-piece collective of master-craft musicians who present the unique genre of CROSS-OVER JAZZ. A perfect blend of all things uber hip ’n jazzy, infused with plenty of spunky funk, colourful acid soundscapes, sizzling swing & deep soulful groove.


WENDY ALLEN TWYFORD on vocals & percussion


AMAESHI IKHECHI on double & electric bass

SYDNEY MAVUNDLA on trumpet and flugelhorn

PHIL HOLDER on saxophone

ROB WATSON on drums

Their repertoire is inclusive of absolutely everything from traditional jazz standards & rhythmic Latin numbers through to classic contemporary hits & smooth á la mode favourites …..all given the unique FUNK‘D JAZZ treatment. 

They are able to deliver a laid-back offering that creates the perfect backdrop for an ambient cocktail session or dinner music set. The FUNK‘D JAZZers can however also certainly step it up and get folks moving and pulsing to their funky tunes.

The FUNK‘D JAZZ outfit enhances an atmosphere of CLASS & PIZZAZZ for a memorable occasion, allowing their engaging energetic blend of music to perfectly synchronize to the tone of any type of gathering.

Noteworthy Performances

Some past clients since the band’s inception in September 2017

  • RECTRON Summit 2017
  • 15th National Top Business Awards 2017
  • TRAVELBAGS Valentines Luncheon 2018 (hosted by AVIANTO Wedding & Conference Venue )
  • Top 500 Company Awards 2018
  • WESBANK Car of the Year  2018
  • VISA year End Festival 2018
  • AMT CEO Farewell Gala Dinner 2018
  • Resident Band at Top JHB Jazz Club KATZY’S
  • Featured band for RIBOVILLE BOTIQUE HOTEL Jazz & Lunch Winter Sessions 2018

Client Feedback

“The quality of the band, the professionalism and the amazing energy & entertainment you provided was truly world class. Every family, friend and customer was blown away by the power of the band & the excitement you created. On behalf of AMT, we want to sincerely thank you for making this event truly amazing. This will be a great memory for everyone that attended.   We will certainly be using you and your band for future events”. - Jo Jacinto - Director, AMT Composite

“Thank you so much for co-hosting and sponsoring Travelbags with us this last week. We have had rave reviews and quite simply could not have done it without you.  You & your team were absolutely amazing!” - Jeana Turner - Sales Manager, AVIANTO

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Budget Range for Funk'd Jazz is

R21000 - R36500


Submit a booking enquiry directly with Funk'd Jazz, and the Artist or their manager / representative will be in touch with you soon!


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