Chris Minh Doky bass
Dean Brown guitar
George Whitty keys
Dave Weckl drums
Chris Minh Doky & The Nomads are set to deliver tradition-defying electric jazz that is wired for funk. Chris Minh Doky, Dean Brown, George Whitty and Dave Weckl have propelled jazz with an individual passion that radiates when they are on the side or at the front. Now they’ve formed the hardest grooving band on the electric jazz scene—on the planet.
Wanderlust has taken the four of them to the four corners of the music world—just like Nomads—playing with artists as varied as Chaka Khan, Michael Brecker, Paul Simon, Mike Stern, Eric Clapton, the Brecker Brothers and many more. Led by Chris Minh Doky, the dynamics and diversity of Dave Weckl’s drums, Dean Brown’s guitar and George Whitty’s keyboards create a funk groove greater than the sum of its parts. When soaring out on solos, they stay within the satellite pull of the groove they’ve carved and then glide back to the nucleus of funky jazz.
Chris Minh Doky’s versatility and fervor have brought him something akin to rock star status in his native Denmark, where he has been knighted by Queen Margrethe for his contributions to the arts. As the premiere Scandinavian bass player of his time, he earned the respect of the American jazz elite a long time ago when he proved himself by playing with a long list of jazz legends. Now his uncanny style of pulling a funky sound out of an upright bass leads The Nomads on their odyssey.