The Painted Band interprets jazz and soul tunes and plays originals with a unique grooving sensibility.
Phunky Boodah started The Painted Band to provide music for live art events in a bohemian club in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston. The highly accomplished upright bassist Theo Bijarro joined Boodah on those nights and The Painted Band found its groove. With his vast musical knowledge and experience, Theo established The Painted Band as a sought after jazz group that plays a variety of styles. Boodah’s Marine buddy Justin Lowe soon began contributing his swinging and inventive piano stylings to the group. The group is filled out by the eccentric and soulful sound of Pete Sullivan on alto and baritone sax. The Painted Band is often accompanied by talented vocalist and songwriter Sharita Perez.