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What the Funk Thursdays – a funk jam session

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us every last Thursday of the month for an awe-inspiring funk jam session with Long Beach funk musicians. You never know who’s going to sit in for a couple of tunes.

musicians sitting in on a funk jam session at The Wicked Wolf

Drummer Nico in front of the woods mural








Paul and Nico Vasquez host a monthly funk jam session at the Wolf.

Since 2015, Paul Smith has been a freelance guitarist in the Orange County and Los Angeles area, performing in venues such as The Carpenter Performing Arts Center, The Wray Theatre, The Fox Performing Arts Center, The Newport Film Festival, Grand Annex Theatre and more. He graduated in 2019 from California State University, Long Beach with two Bachelor of Music degrees in Jazz Guitar Studies and Music Composition. Since then, he has successfully released two albums of his own music. Currently he regularly plays jazz and solo guitar for Disneyland.

Paul’s music reaches beyond the Los Angeles area—in 2017, his arrangement of 10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman was premiered by Malburn High School’s orchestra in Darjeeling, India. In 2019 he co-founded and wrote for a jazz combo called The New Gnus. That same year, they toured California and were the featured artists of the 2019 San Joaquin Valley Jazz Festival. He also partnered with World Pride NYC to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots by editing the music for QUILT, A Musical Celebration. In 2023, he toured with Colorado-based folk artist, Buudrow.

No cover, no reservations, 21+ only.


June 27
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Wicked Wolf Long Beach
(562) 542-2992
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The Wicked Wolf Long Beach
2332 Pacific Ave,
Long Beach, CA, CA 90806 United States
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(562) 542-2992
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