Jean-Claude Van Jamme is a brutal 8 piece jam machine that combines the Funk and Soul sounds of the 70's with the frenetic energy, humor, and imagery of 80's Action Films. Our funk robot was constructed from the ground up drawing upon the deep grooves of Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, and The Funky Meters. We armed this groove vehicle with deadly horn licks and arrangements inspired by Tower of Power, Average White Band, and Maceo Parker. With all these components in place Jean-Claude Van Jamme launched our giant robot deep into space, following a cosmic trail blazed by pioneers like Parliament Funkadelic, Sun Ra, and Pink Floyd. In the course of our journey we have recruited talented pilots from around the galaxy, and our team has returned to Austin to elevate the people of Texas. Take a flight with us and heed the gospel, 'Space is the Place!' as we take you to space church and back again.
Jean-Claude Van Jamme has awed audiences throughout Austin and Central Texas at venues including The Parish, Lucky Lounge, Sahara Lounge, The ND, The Historic Scoot Inn, The Whip Inn, Speakeasy, Flamingo Cantina, Hole in the Wall, The Grotto, Kenny Dorham's Back Yard and many others. We have recently powered up by partnering with Z TEQUILA and SWIRL BABY PRODUCTIONS to bring you private events and benefits that will get you dancing like bosses while advancing great causes.
We have a generous arsenal of soulful covers and funky originals, and are always open the song requests that will thrill your guests! This robot is also equipped with its own sound system and engineers to bring the funk to remote locations and electrify your private venues.