California Funk Machine

feat. Billboard Chart-Topper Artist & Multi-Platinum Producer U-Nam

The hottest Funk, Disco, Soul and Jazz Funk classics of the 70’s and 80’s. Californian Style!

California Funk Machine is not just another tribute band. California Funk Machine is not just a collection of music. California Funk Machine is a concept, a style, a coming together of like minded musical brethren to breath new life into some of the hottest Funk, Disco, Soul and Jazz Funk classics of the 70’s and 80’s.

The driving force behind what is envisaged to be a series of volumes is none other than Billboard chart topping artist, Platinum producer and multi instrumentalist Emmanuel “U-Nam” Abiteboul who, since moving to Los Angeles from his native Paris, France in 2008, his built a reputation for knowing Funk like no one else knows Funk.

His contribution to California Funk Machine reaches far and wide.  As well as arranging both horns and strings, U-Nam also produces and arranges the entire album.  In addition he provides his own virtuoso input with lead and rhythm guitars, talk box, vocoder, lead and background vocals, rap vocals, bass, moog bass, rhodes, clavinet, synth guitar, keyboards, drums, editing & mixing. It places him front back and center of the entire enterprise that includes a plethora of outstanding supporting artists, including some who, back in the 70’s and 80’s, were responsible for creating some of the music that California Funk Machine is now reigniting.

As U-Nam himself explains, “…the real purpose of California Funk Machine is to perform live on stage and to support the release of California Funk Machine Volume 1 a world wide tour is already being planned.”

The shows will be where the music, fueled by fun, an evolving set list and surprise guest performers, will really come to life. In fact to lean on the title of another famous track from that musical golden age, Good Times” are guaranteed and the party atmosphere, built upon classic grooves and marvelous melodies, looks set to rejuvenate even the most tired of dancing feet.

With real strings and real horns California Funk Machine is the real Funk deal. For the legions of Funkateers out there it will bring the memories flooding back. For those discovering Old School Funk for the very first time this is a tremendous place to start.

The message from U-Nam is clear - “May The Funk Be With U”.


California Funk Machine is based in Los Angeles, California, USA


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 • Many Gold & Platinum Albums and Singles as a Producer & Remixer (EX: Double Platinum Album Barry White “The Ultimate Collection) 

• U-Nam & California Funk Machine "Volume 1" #1 Funk Best Seller on Amazon.

• 9 Songs as a Solo Artist in the Top30 Billboard Smooth Jazz National Airplay, #1 Major & #1 Indie on the Top50 Smoothjazz .comcharts (Album “The Essential Collection), #3 Major on the Top50 Smoothjazz .com chart (Album “Back from the 80’s), #5 Major & #3 on the Smoothjazz.com Top100 Albums chart (The Love Vault – Future Love Part 2 – 2019) 

• #1 on Itunes Jazz in Japan and US (Album U-Nam & Friends “Weekend in L.A” A Tribute to George Benson) 

• Album “Future Love” (2019) #20 on the Billboard Top25 Jazz Albums Chart and #8 Billboard Best Seller Contemporary Jazz Albums. 

#1 Best Seller Jazz Albums & Smooth Jazz Albums on Amazon US, Top20 Best Seller Jazz Album on iTunes US. 

Selective Past Performances: 

Seabreeze Jazz Festival 2019, Panama City Beach, FL 

The Perfect Note, Hoover, AL 

Music City Jazz Festival, Nashville, TN 

Capital Jazz Cruise 2015, Puerto Rico 

Balconies Heights Jazz Festival 2015, San Antonio, TX 

Jazz Trax Catalina Festival ,Avalon (CA) 

Jazz Trax Big Bear Festival ,Big Bear (CA) 

Jazz On The Green Festival ,Ft Myers (FL) 

Houston R&B / Jazz Festival ,Houston (TX) 

Temecula Jazz Festival ,Temecula (CA) 

WJZW Cruise ,Washington DC (DC) 

Dave Koz & Friends at Sea (FL) 

Jazz @ Jack’s ,Denver (CO) 

WGRV Event ,Melbourne (FL) 

Spaghettini Jazz Club ,Seal Beach (CA) 

The Cellar ,Long Beach (CA) 

Humphrey’s ,San Diego (CA) 

The Wave 94.7 Event at The Kyoto ,Los Angeles (CA) 

Opus Cafe ,Paris (France) 

Soul Weekender Festival ,Blackpool (UK) 

The Cinnamon Club ,Manchester (UK) 

Dubai Jazz Festival ,Dubai (UEA) 

Anthology ,San Diego (CA) 

Capital Jazz , Washington (DC) 

Suite Jazz Serie at the Suite Lounge, Atlanta (GA) 

Smooth Jazz @ South Shore , Michigan City (IN) 

Capital Jazz Cruise (FL) 

Jazz Alley, Seattle (WA) 

Yoshi’s, Oakland (CA) 

Club Nokia, Los Angeles (CA) 

Marquee 15, Corona (CA) 

World Youth Jazz Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

Arts Festival, Salt Lake city, UT 

Igor Butman Jazz Club, Moscow, Russia 

Blues Alley, Washington, (DC) 

Bethesda Jazz and Supper Club, Bethesda, (MD)


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