Born in the depths of subterranean groove gatherings, Backbeat Underground is a Washington, DC based instrumental funk group with soul jazz influences. Bringing their years of collective experience in the DC and NYC music scenes, the band delivers tight, energetic sets steeped in fresh improvisation and head-bopping, booty-shaking pockets. Backbeat Underground recently released a pair of singles on DC's own Fort Knox Recordings, performed at the Kennedy Center and has been honored to perform at all five annual Funk Parades. Through their music and funky performances, the band is quickly gaining notoriety for their organic and smoldering blend of soulful funk and jazz.