Greg Adams has enjoyed a career that includes six solo albums two releases with East Bay Soul and 14 recordings as a founder member of Tower of Power, legendary for his arrangements that made the TOP horn section a sought out entity all its own. With countless collaborations in the studio and live on stage, Adams has made his mark on a broad stretch of today’s music landscape that includes jazz, pop, rock, R&B, soul, and funk.
East Bay Soul is a new creative step forward in a career filled with magic moments spanning over four decades, garnering both Grammy and Emmy nominations along the way. An enduring recording artist and performer the charismatic trumpeter has earned the respect of his peers and fans alike worldwide
With East Bay Soul Greg say’s “ It’s like looking bliss in the eye. “There is just so much synergy on stage. We love what we are doing together and you can really feel in our live performance”
Five years in the making and with two studio albums to East Bay Soul’s credit all while touring…. headlining music festivals and performing in premiere jazz clubs nationwide, East Bay Soul continues to build a strong following that embodies the passion they generate with their audiences that have become to be known as True Funk Soldiers!
East Bay Soul III – That’s Life it’s April 2015 release boasts the full strength of the rhythm and horn sections, performing funk laden groves and soul horn driven uptempo songs that will just want to make you dance to lush romantic ballads sung by Darryl Walker. Walker possesses a true classic voice- an effortless delivery with complete commitment to the emotion of the song.
East Bay Soul - a blend of Funk Jazz, R&B and Soul. East Bay Soul with a most soulful ensemble creates a union that has been nothing short of musical wizardry. Their extraordinary combined talents all bring incredible energy to the music with heart and soul. East Bay Soul is dedicated to a singular vision of bringing their brand of funk and the magic of their live performance into every note they play.
The impressive combination of Darryl Walker on lead vocals and tenor saxophone along with sax men Greg Vail and Johnnie Bamont on alto, tenor, baritone saxophones and flute, Lee Thornburg on lead trumpet, Joey Navarro on keyboards, Dwayne “Smitty” Smith on bass, Kay-Ta Matsuno on guitar, Herman Matthews on drums and Johnny Sandoval on