Stratify is the 9 piece funk jazz dream project of Bassist and Band Leader Doc Robinson.
The band was formed in 2011, is based out of Fremont, Ca and it features eight of the Bay Area’s finest with Michael "MJ" Jackson on drums, Jerome Festejo on guitar and Robert Bance on keys. The Stratify horns feature Ric Alexander on soprano, alto, and tenor sax, Bill Smolik on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Christian Manzana on trombone. Rounding out the Stratify sound is Tam Sugayan Sr. on percussion and the very talented vocals of Karen “KB” Bance.
Stratify covers up tempo grooves from jazz artist Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Tower of Power, Gregg Adams, BWB, Gerald Albright and Najee just to name a few. The band delivers a great sound along with an engaging fun filled show!
Billie Jean BWB Retro Boy Richard Elliot Survival of the Hippest Greg Adams I Can’t Go for That Marcus Johnson Cut the Cake Jeff Golub Happy Feelings Jeff Bradshaw Sway On Pieces of a Dream Superstar Gregorie Howard Space Dust Down to the Bone Dis ‘n’ Dat Najee Brazilian Love Affair Shakatak I Wish Najee Dr. Funkenstein Rick Braun Niight After Night Fattburger Steppers “D” Lite Pieces of a Dream Let’s Take a Ride Brian Culbertson Rappers Delight Unwrapped Band
The Classics Mr. Magic Grover Washington Jr. Friends & Strangers Ronnie Laws Breezin George Benson The Look of Love Chris Botti What’s Goin On Everette Harp