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About BaDD Kitti

Philadelphia's Queen of Funk

Dianne Thompson is an accomplished keyboardist, and composer, best known as band-leader and funk artist, Badd Kitti – Philadelphia’s Queen of Funk. 

Badd Kitti’s music combines the live and electronic music elements of psychedelic funk, electro-funk and jazz fusion. With her signature Keytar in hand, she integrates 70s and 80s funk classics as well as original compositions into a high energy, crowd pleasing show, performing at many area venues and festivals.

As an active part of Philadelphia’s music community, in 2019 Badd Kitti launched Funkfest in partnership with the West Park Cultural Center, an annual event that highlights area musicians who carry on the traditions of jazz, funk, and soul. Additionally, for the past five years, she has produced and hosted the show, “The Funk Excursion with Badd Kitti”, which is broadcast weekly on WPPM 106.5 FM., and widely distributed as a podcast.

With her latest release, “What the Funk”Badd Kitti pays homage to keyboard and synth masters such as Herbie Hancock, Bernie Worrell, and Philly’s own Dexter Wansel, innovators who are among her greatest influences. The single is available on popular streaming platforms.

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GLAM T-Shirt colors: Black, White and Harvest Pink / All Women’s T-Shirt Sizes: S–3X / All Unisex T-Shirt Sizes: S–6X

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Badd Kitti at World Cafe Live

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Badd Kitti on Unsigned Soul

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Badd Kitti at Boom Room Studios

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