Kinfolk is an American R&B & Jazz band based out of Madison, WI. Kinfolk was established in the late 2000's in order to fill a rhythm and blues, soul, neo-soul, and jazz, music void that plagued the city of Madison. Kinfolk is comprised of 3 vocalists, Anthony Ward, LaVar J. Charleston, and Marcus Fleming, and four additional musicians on keys, drums, guitar, and bassist Corey Saffold, who also serves as the Musical director for the band. The group is well known for its diverse musical styles, playing an array of music from traditional jazz, to mainstream R&B and rock-based music, to funk, Latin, and Jamaican-based rhythms, as well as a variety of soulful original tunes. Kinfolk is lauded for their captivating live performances, which infuses soulful harmonies and gritty vocals to recreate memories of the past, and point to the promise of the future.
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