Kris Funn (bass), John Lee (guitar) and Quincy Phillips (drums). The Cornerstore (Baltimore, MD) are the Grand Prize Winners of the 2018 DC Jazz Festival’s DCJazzPrix Emerging Band Competition. Developed by Baltimore native, bassist Kris Funn, and based in the DMV, The Cornerstore includes his fellow Howard University alum, drummer Quincy Phillips and guitarist John Lee. Between them they have performed with such artists as Sean Jones, Christian Scott, Pharoah Sanders, Benny Golson, Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton, Kamasi Washington, Hassan Hakmoun, Cyro Baptista, Fatoumata Diawara and many others. Cornerstore released its first album in 2017, under the leadership of first call bassist Kris Funn. Life lessons meeting at the intersection of blues, rock, bebop and hip hop. See you at the Cornerstore.