4.20 is a group of local musicians well known in the San Pancho area. Founder Humberto Ortiz describes themselves as a “Funk Band”.
Funk originated in the 1960s as a rhythmic, danceable form of music that blended elements of soul, jazz and R&B. Emphasizing harmony and melody and having a nasty bass line (Humberto’s specialty), the best funk bands have fans from all walks of life dancing and grooving to their sound. Throughout the 70s and 80s funk music became more popular, even with its status as a niche genre. As time went on, funk artists evolved by incorporating elements of rock and electronic music into their sound. The best funk bands seamlessly unite fans from across different sexes, races, and nationalities behind their desire to lose themselves in the music, and yes, to dance.
The members of 4.20 are: Humberto Ortiz (bass), Gerardo Ramirez (lead guitar), Gustavo Nava (flute, rhythm guitar), Diego Chavez (drums)