Calumet was formed in 2001 by Eric “ET” Mobley (v/k/g) and Jason “JJ” Mitchell (g/v), with a focus on old-school funk. The band released their first album, “Retro Energy”, in 2002. Over the years, they’ve played Arizona’s premier nightclubs and festivals, opening for Al Green and Kool & the Gang. After a break in 2009, Calumet has been reborn with early C-Funkers Ian White (perc) and Marvin Scott (sax), plus Michael Williams (bass), Jeff Pivin (drums), and Rich Cross (trumpet). With new music coming out in 2019, the band looks to be a fixture in the Valley’s entertainment scene for years to come.