The Kal Bergendahl Project (KBP) is a group of several diverse musicians from the Kenosha, WI. area. The group’s founder and bassist, Kal Bergendahl, embarked on this project venturing to combine smooth, edgy jazz with soulful pop music in 2005. KBP steps into the worlds of R&B and pop, as well as instrumental jazz. The group’s sounds are reminiscent of Jeff Lorber and Kirk Whalum on the jazz side and Alicia Keys and Marvin Gaye on the pop/R&B side.
With the unique and interesting blend of musical variety, KBP has created a musical setting that has attracted a wide audience and diverse fan base. This has given them the ability to perform at a wide range of musical venues. Kenosha News Get Out columnist Paddy Fineran wrote:
“KBP features a multi-ethnic lineup of talented musicians and vocalists. The pop jazz and soulful funk songs are full of messages of love and peace and togetherness.” (Jan. 2012)
During the past seven years KBP has recorded three CD’s (Love Unconditional, Everlasting Life and Life & Soul) and performed throughout the southeast Wisconsin area and beyond.
KBP gives Kal and the other members of the band the opportunity to take the next step in their playing and creativity. “I wanted to have a group which has the ability to have any member lead, whether instrumentally or vocally,” he explains. “Whether playing a Stevie Wonder or Elvis cover, an instrumental cover like the ‘Sanford & Son Theme’ or one of our originals we aim to keep the audience smiling and moving their feet.”
Do not miss The Kal Bergendahl Project in concert:
Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 7-9 pm at Sol D’Licious Cafe, 1351 52nd Street, Kenosha (262)484-9490
Tickets are just $15.00 each for jazzy music, appetizers and beverage choice of coffee or ice tea. Cash beer and wine bar also available.