The original brothers and sister of the bovinity, siblings of swing and herders of funk.
Jazz - Funk - Soul - Groove
How Now Brown Cow is a 4-piece funky, groovin', jazzy powerhouse playing original and all improvised instrumental funked up grooves in and around Seattle for over 10 years. The band is often compared to modern bands like Vulfpeck, Soulive and Galactic as well as vintage groups like The Brand New Heavies, Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters, Average White Band, Tower of Power and The Meters. How Now Brown Cow have a funky blend of "jazz" with a groove and elements of Afrobeat, 70s exploitation soundtracks (Shaft, Foxy Brown) and soul, that is compelling yet chill at the same time.
Perfect for the background or the ideal soundtrack for a night out on the town. Get ready to get down with Brown.
"How Now Brown Cow sound like Coltrane playing the theme song to CHiPs, mixing high art with '70s camp.
Throw in tasty samples and some cowbell, and, boy, you're cooking up a party. Bowmp chicka bowmp bow." - The Weekly Volcano.
How Now Brown Cow is Brad Schrandt (sax/flute), Donovan Pfeifer (drums) and Dave Kurtiak (bass) and Ms. Kerry O'Connor (keys).
New merch alert! We've add the FUNK MOO design in 3 new hats: Pink and Grey, White and Burgundy and a stylin' old school Black bucket hat. We've also added the FUNK MOO design in the softest high quality tee we could source. Check out these new items at in the shop now!
The How Now Brown Cow III is a new subset of the band that will be doing limited engagements as a trio. The new 3-piece format will allow for more experimentation with the same funk filled jazz improvisations. Look for our first show 9/07/23 at the Triple Door Musicquarium.
If you missed it live, you can view the Livestream from our 7/08/23 show at the Owl 'N Thistle in Seattle on YouTube.
Just before summer ends we'll have some new merch at shows in August featuring the How Now Brown Cow "Taurus" Logo on tie dye shirts sizes M-4XL and baseball caps and trucker hats! Keep an eye out for these new designs soon.
We've released a recording of the 6/08 Sea Monster Lounge show on Bandcamp.com. "Pay What You Want" download. Stage recording with no edits. Live and Improvised from our almost 3 hours playing.
Kerry O'Connor - Keys
Neal Adams - Guitar
Jackson Cotugno - Winds
Dave Kurtiak - Bass
Donovan Pfeifer - Drummies
Check out the music video for "What You Wanted" from Back to the Shed (Live) on YouTube. Remember to Like and Subscribe and Ring that Bell for Notifications to stay down with brown on YouTube!
How Now Brown Cow and Friends will return to the SeaMonster Lounge on Thursday 1/26! Come on down and party after The Polyrythmics / Karl Denson show at the Neptune. Join How Now Brown Cow and special guests as we return to the SeaMonster. No Cover. 10PM - 1 AM-ish. 21+
Our latest clip from the 8-11-22 Jazz Thursday at the Shanghai Room. Dave bleeds for you! Features special guest Brian Bermudez on saxophone as well.
Our monthly residency at the Shanghai Room is now ended. We appreciate all the support of those that came out. We hope to announce some new shows soon.