Funk, jazz, and rock saxophonist/vocalist Hope Clayburn is on a mission to move the people. She’s always up to the challenge to make every audience member feel included in her energetic shows and leave with a little more sweat.
Hope’s funky saxophone and flute chops mixed with her soulful rock vocals have allowed her to perform with an eclectic mix of artists, including James Brown, The Allman Brothers Band, The Temptations, and The North Mississippi Allstars to name a few.
You can now find Hope in Memphis, TN recording and performing with her ensemble Hope Clayburn’s Soul Scrimmage. Their music combines funky James Brown and Funkadelic like grooves with Memphis Soul, world beat, rock and jazz to create an energetic and unique Memphis sound.
The band has just released a 6 song EP called ‘Love is on The Way’ that features all original music inspired from the jams or ‘scrimmages’ the band would play at a weekly gig at the now defunct Full Moon Club in Memphis.
Hope Clayburn’s Soul Scrimmage currently features Khari Wynn on guitar/bass (currently touring with Public Enemy), Robert Allen Parker on guitar (local filmmaker), Victor Sawyer on trombone (graduate of The Manhattan School of Music), and a cast of rotating drummers, including multi-instrumentalist Paul Taylor of The Merry Mobile and Kickman Teddy of FreeSol.
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