Sabbatical Bob is a hard-hitting, high-energy, Funk outfit from southern Michigan that
authentically blends traditional funk with elements of Jazz and Rock designed to provide
a highly danceable and entertaining performance experience. Their sound is shaped by
artists such as James Brown, Earth, Wind and Fire, Prince, and Lettuce. As an up and coming band in the south-east Michigan area, the members of Sabbatical Bob are elated to have the opportunity to share their music with the community. Seven of the eight current members are native Michiganders, but all eight members (excluding our Detroit native Kasan Belgrave) consider Detroit a second home. Although our current global situation has changed the day to day lives of most people, Sabbatical Bob feels blessed to still have opportunities to grow and share with their community. The band is currently in the process of writing their first full-length album (to be released early 2021) and plans to debut select compositions exclusively for the Detroit Jazz Festival family.