Plunky & Oneness Release Only You 4-song Maxi Single EP 

The storied history of Afro-jazz funk legends Plunky & Oneness continues with a new album, “Eclecticism,” to be released in June.  Saxophonist-producer J. Plunky Branch showcases the group’s range and diversity on the album which features smooth grooves, Afro-funk, soul and positive messaging. 

As a prelude to the new album, Plunky & Oneness is releasing a four-song EP on March 13.  While this maxi-single focuses on smooth grooves, the four tracks still showcase the variety, versatility and vibes the…

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J. Plunky Branch Honored as Virginia Commission for the Arts Celebrates 50th Anniversary 

J. Plunky Branch Honored as Virginia Commission for the Arts Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Governor Ralph Northam Congratulates the Commission and the

“50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Award” Recipients

Saxophonist-producer J. Plunky Branch has received a prestigious 50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Award from the Virginia Commission for the Arts for excellence as an Outstanding Artist. The award was presented at the Commission’s 50th anniversary program in, January at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond…

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A Week in the Life: RVA,DC, B-more & NYC 

I am fired up! Last week I had a fantastic spate of gigs and activities.  On Wednesday night we performed at the Hippodrome Theater in Richmond for the premier of a Virginia Commonwealth University documentary film on sickle cell anemia.  Richmond area dignitaries walked the red carpet and entered the theater to the smooth jazz sounds of Plunky & Oneness.  To close out the evening’s program, we made it funky.

 I spent the rest of the week on the road…


Our Name in Lights - A Triumphant Return to the

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Plunky & Oneness Release New Album: Juju Jazz Funk 

Plunky & Oneness continue their decades long output of extraordinary music with their latest album, Juju Jazz Funk.  Produced by band master, J. Plunky Branch, with son, Fire, the new album is a distinctive and notable collection of melodies and messages for modern music lovers.  Juju Jazz Funk contains nine original songs, along with two bonus tracks recorded live at a 2016 summer concert when the group performed with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic.

Plunky, the ageless sage (think Quincy Jones…

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Plunky's Autobiography Due June 20, 2016 

Plunky’s Autobiography Due June 20, 2016


The new book, Plunky: Juju Jazz Funk & Oneness – A Musical Memoir, is an overnight success story, 50 years in the making.  It documents James Plunky Branch’s career in music and arts activism, and delivers his memoir as a straight forward recollection of anecdotes, journals, and photographs.   An early proponent of Afro-jazz and funk, Plunky, with his group Oneness of Juju with their deep rare grooves and progressive political themes, generated international…

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Plunky & Oneness Songs Honored by IMA 

Prestigious Independent Music Awards Give Nod to Two Plunky & Oneness Songs


Two songs by Plunky & Oneness, the jazz funk group from Richmond, VA, have been selected as 14th Independent Music Awards (IMA) Vox Pop winners.   Fans voted the group’s “Never Too Late” the winner in the Funk/Fusion/Jam category and the band’s “Space Jungle Love” as the winner in the Spoken Word category.  (See the IMA Press Release below)


February 25, 2016 – The Independent Music Awards (The IMAs) this week announced the…

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Plunky & Oneness Get "In The Mood" 

N.A.M.E. Brand Records announces the February 8, 2016 release of “In The Mood,” the latest EP single by the legendary jazz funk group Plunky & Oneness.  To be available on CD or download from,,, etc. 

Smooth jazz saxophone can set just the right tone for intimacy so the Plunky & Oneness soulful sax version of “In The Mood,” should lead to lots of romance.  This reprise of the Whispers’ hit song is a bit more subtle but just as suggestive as it is crooned by Plunky’s tenor…

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Never Too Late Documentary Film to Premiere on Virginia PBS Television 

“Never Too Late” is the title of the latest CD album by saxophonist J. Plunky Branch and his critically acclaimed funk jazz group, Plunky & Oneness.  But it is also the title of the documentary film about Plunky’s 40th anniversary of performing and producing music in Richmond, VA.  The documentary will have its television premiere Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 9:00 PM on WCVE (PBS)-TV, Virginia’s Idea Station and it will air again on WCVW Richmond PBS on Tuesday, September 8 at 10:00 PM.  

Produced in…

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Plunky & Oneness Release "Never Too Late (Go-Go Remixes)" EP Single 

2014 has been stellar year for Plunky & Oneness: the band released their Never Too Late album, celebrated their 40th year anniversary, and they are performing at a record number of high-profile festivals and venues, including the recent Richmond Jazz Festival.  The group’s upward trending continues now with the 8/26/14 release of their new EP single, “Never Too Late (Go-Go Remixes)”. 


The participants in the production of this “Never Too Late” single compilation range from an OG (Original Go-go-ist) to…

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Plunky & Oneness New Album NEVER TOO LATE Release 



PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release/ 12/15/13 - Contact: J. Plunky Branch, 804-397-9099 

New CD Album Release: Plunky & Oneness / Never Too Late - Release Date: 2/11/2014 

Never Too Late, the new album by Afro-funk, jazz veteran, J. Plunky Branch and his group Plunky & Oneness bridges genres and generations.   The ambitious 16-song collection includes neo-soul, nu-jazz, and hip-hop songs about love, wisdom and purposeful partying.   With Never Too Late

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