Wes Funderburk has performed across the United States and Europe and is currently one of the most sought after trombonists and arrangers in Atlanta and the Southeast. He is the author of Funderbone.com and the inventor of Blog Songs! Wes has written, performed, recorded with a wide array of national and internationally-renowned artists including Arrested Development, John Driskell Hopkins, the Stiletto Brass Quintet, Jennifer Holliday, Band of Horses, Spoon, Jermaine Dupri, Cee Lo,The Boston Brass, Natalie Cole, Dallas Austin, SoShy, Kelis, India Arie, Slide Hampton, Joe Gransden, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Pops Orchestra. He has also been a featured performer at The Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Atlanta Black Arts Festival, Candler Park Festival, Inman Park Festival, Montreux-Atlanta Jazz Festival, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival and North Sea Jazz Festival.  

Wes' recording credits include So So Def Records, Atlantic Records, Verve Records, Colombia Records, Universal Records, Arista Records, Giant Step Records, the Cartoon Network and the Weather Channel. His arranging credits include music for Russell Gunn's Krunk Jazz Orchestra, Jennifer Holliday, Ben van Dijk, Natalie Cole, Joe Gransden Big Band, The Georgia Brass Band, The Atlanta Jazz Orchestra, Kenessaw State University jazz ensemble, Georgia State University jazz ensemble and brass band, the Piedmont Trombone Society and the Tempest Little Big Band. Wes is also the leader and co-founder of The Funderhorns - a freelance commercial horn section that has recorded in some of the finest recording studios in the country.

As an educator Wes has given clinics and master classes at University of Georgia, Francis Marion University, The University of North Florida, Georgia State University, Columbus State University (Ga), the Mars Hill Low Brass Retreat, Tanglewood Music Camp and numerous high schools across the Southeast.  

In 2007 Wes joined the faculty at Kennesaw State University as a jazz band director and in 2010 joined the faculty at Georgia State University as visiting lecturer in jazz studies. Wes earned his Bachelor's Degree in trombone performance from the University of North Florida and his Masters' Degree in trombone performance with a concentration in jazz studies from Georgia State University.

Wes is a member of the Recording Academy and served as a governor for the Atlanta chapter of the Recording Academy for four years. He is also a clinician and performing artist for Rath trombones.

Arranging Credits Include:


Natalie Cole

Balsam Range

Arrested Development
Atlanta Pops Orchestra
John Driskell Hopkins

Levi Lowry
Joe Gransden Big Band
Russell Gunn’s Krunk Jazz Orkestra
Jennifer Holliday
Coy Bowles
Gwen Hughes
Ben van Dijk
Stiletto Brass Quintet
Georgia Brass Band
Tempest Little Big Band
Andrew Black
Jiva
Piedmont Trombone Society
Georgia State University Jazz Ensemble/Brass Ensemble
Kennesaw State University Jazz Ensemble



Recording Credits Include:


Jennifer Holliday
El Pus
Cee Lo Green 
Natalie Cole
Dondria
(produced by Jermaine Dupri)
B.o.B
The Joe Gransden Big Band
Coy Bowles 

C.C. Booker 
Piedmont Trombone Society
Jiva
Co-ed
Flagship
Y.O.U.


Performing Credits Include:

Natalie Cole
Michael Feinstein
Jamie Cullum
Maria Muldaur
Band of Horses
Spoon
India Arie
The Boston Brass
The Joe Gransden Big Band
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Atlanta Pops Orchestra
Macon Pops Orchestra
Cobb Symphony Orchestra
Russell Gunn’s Krunk Jazz-Orkestra

Kingsized
Piedmont Trombone Society
Atlanta Bone Squad


Television Credits Include:


“Bessie” starring Queen Latifah, 2015 - Trombone player

Sunday Pants band (“The Slacks”) on Cartoon Network, 2005 - bass player