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About Dangus Kong
Dangus Kong is a 9 piece funk collective from Salt Lake City, Utah. The band formulated in the summer of 2017 when the members were students at the University of Utah’s School of Music. The personnel of Dangus Kong prides themselves in having completed or continually studying composition and arranging, jazz performance, vocal performance, music technology, and music business at The University of Utah and Snow College. Though every member, aka the Funky Toon Goons, are young they have an extremely impressive professional music resume. The Funky Toon Goons of Dangus Kong have toured all over the U.S.A, Mexico, Cuba, and Europe. Playing in prestigious/world-renowned music festivals such as the Umbria Jazz Festival, Puerto Vallarta Jazz Festival, Croatian International Jazz Festival, The Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition, and The Telluride Jazz Festival. Each member has also performed with a list of elite Grammy-Nominated and Winning musicians such as Wycliffe Gordon, Randy Brecker, Victor Wooten, Kris Johnson, Chris Bullock of Snarky Puppy, Jerry Cortez of Tower of Power, Jeff Coffin and Rashawn Ross of the Dave Mathews Band just to name a few. Dangus Kong prides itself in having such a young yet extremely experienced musical cast with each Funky Toon Goon contributing their very own unique musical identity. Dangus Kong always seeks to go above and beyond in providing professional-grade music and performance, looking to always advance the music industry every time they perform. Dangus Kong aims to move and groove and funkify your mind.