jUNKO BEAT

is a cosmic funk dance jamkronic band. The band evolved from the former Junko Partners and is lead by New Orleans  drummer composer Chris lacinak. Chris' band has performed at the Louisiana Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans Area Clubs .





 Chris Lacinak (drums , keys, composer) is the composer and leader of Junko Beat. Drawing from his New Orleans roots rhythm he has sculpted a new direction in today's modern music. Drawing from classical/romantic , funk, jazz and life experience  an uplifting spirit shines through.

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Will Snowden  ( Electric Cello ) Will expresses  the lyrical and  haunting melodies with a passion and gives direction to the hypnotic journey.  






Segeunon Kone ( Jembe) Drummer from the Ivory Coast, Africa  made the Crescent City home in 2008. Prior to moving to New Orleans, Segeunon played and performed around the world with the National Ballet of the Ivory Coast. He began  at the age of 14. His fresh infusion of African sensibility, direct from the source, is a welcome addition to Junko Beat.

Trea Martinez (Vocals and Keys) Trea realized her singing abilities when singing to inmates at a prison  where she worked. Her sounds calmed everyone, and she was constantly requested to sing. Trea is often a guest performer with the group.


Dave Easley  (Pedal Steel)

 Dave is one of the most sought after  musicians in New Orleans . He brings his unique soloing and sounds to the band with storytelling adventures.Not your tipical Pedal steel sounds!



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