Funk Musicians

Want to know who the main players are in the land of Funk? We’ve seperated them out into instruments played although some of these guys play everything! You can also see what bands and styles each has been associated with and most have solo releases to check out too.

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Funk Vocalists

Betty Davis Associated Acts: Solo Styles: Disco Funk
Carrie Lucas Associated Acts: Solo Styles: Disco Funk
Donna Summer Associated Acts: Solo Styles: Disco Funk
D’Angelo Associated Acts: Solo Styles: Funk
Evelyn “Champagne” King Associated Acts: Solo Styles: Disco Funk
George Clinton Associated Acts: Funkadelic | Parliament Styles: Funk
George Duke Associated Acts: Solo, The Clarke / Duke Project Styles: Jazz Funk | Jazz Fusion | Smooth Jazz
James Brown Associated Acts: Solo Styles: Soul Funk
Michael Jackson Associated Acts: Solo | The Jackson Five Styles: Funk
Patrice Rushen Associated Acts: The Meeting | Lee Ritenour Styles: Jazz Funk
Prince Associated Acts: Solo Styles: Funk
Siedah Garrett Associated Acts: Solo, Michael Jackson, The Brand New Heavies Styles: Funk
Stevie Wonder Associated Acts: Solo Styles: Funk

Funk Keyboardists

Chick Corea Associated Acts: Solo | Return To Forever Styles: Jazz Fusion
Dave Grusin Associated Acts: Solo Styles: Jazz Funk
George Duke Associated Acts: Solo | The Clarke / Duke Project Styles: Jazz Funk | Jazz Fusion | Smooth Jazz
Greg Philliganes Associated Acts: Solo Styles: Funk
Herbie Hancock Associated Acts: Solo | Headhunters Styles: Funk
Mike Lindup Associated Acts: Solo | Level 42 | Da Lata Styles: Funk
Patrice Rushen Associated Acts: Solo | The Meeting | Lee Ritenour Styles: Funk
Quincy Jones Associated Acts: Solo | Michael Jackson Styles: Funk

Funk Guitarists

Boon Gould Associated Acts: Level 42 Styles: Jazz Funk
George Benson Associated Acts: Al Jarreau | Joe Sample Styles: Smooth Jazz
Larry Carlton Associated Acts: Solo | Fourplay | The Crusaders Styles: Funk
Nile Rodgers Associated Acts: Chic Styles: Disco Funk
Prince Associated Acts: Solo Styles: Funk

Funk Bassists

Bootsy Collins Associated Acts: Solo | Funkadelic | Parliament Styles: P Funk
Brian Bromberg Associated Acts: Solo Styles: Funk
Jaco Pastorius Associated Acts: Solo Styles: Funk
Marcus Miller Associated Acts: Solo Styles: Funk
Mark King Associated Acts: Solo | Level 42 Styles: Jazz Funk
Nathan East Assiciated Acts: Solo Styles: Funk
Stanley Clarke Assiciated Acts: Solo | Return To Forever | The Clarke / Duke Project Styles: Jazz Funk
Victor Wooten Assiciated Acts: Solo Styles: Funk

Funk Drummers

Billy Cobham Associated Acts: Solo | Miles Davis | The Mahavishnu Orchestra Styles: Funk
Chester Thompson Associated Acts: Solo | Genesis | Santana Styles: Funk
Dave Weckl Associated Acts: Solo | Chick Corea Elektric Band Styles: Funk

Funk Horns

Michael Brecker Associated Acts: The Brecker Brothers Styles: Jazz Funk
Randy Brecker Associated Acts: The Brecker Brothers Styles: Jazz Funk
Miles Davis Associated Acts: Solo Styles: Funk