info & highlights

Formed in 2008 and led by Jim Funnell (piano, compositions, and poetry), Word Out is a trio at its core. However, the lineup may vary depending on location and the artistic mood of the moment… The current rhythm sections are:

Perrin Grace (ac. bass) & Dan Pugach (drums) (US)

Mátyás Szandai (ac. bass) & Jeff Boudreaux (drums) (EUROPE)

Takashi Sugawa (ac. bass) & Ryo Noritake (drums) (JAPAN)

Performance Highlights

Teaching Highlights


  • Composition Prize at the “Trophées du Sunside” (2011): competition for up-and-coming artists on the European jazz scene organized by renowned Parisian jazz club Sunset-Sunside in partnership with SACEM