[Misnomer] blew the crowd away with their unique, all-original instrumental funk-fusion sound. The band makes fans everywhere it goes...”

Flagpole Magazine


Misnomer is an instrumental group from Atlanta, Georgia. What began as a collective of students from the University of Georgia in 2015 has evolved into a group of dear friends channeling their influences of neo soul, hip-hop, funk, jazz, and classical music to create something original. According to Flagpole Magazine, “[Misnomer’s] music is as exciting as it is uncategorizable. The horn-centric outfit blends jazz fusion, deep funk, instrumental hip hop, and modern classical to create an intoxicating sound that’s unlike anything else in town.” They draw influence from artists like  Anderson .Paak, Moonchild, OutKast, Kiefer, Vulfpeck, Brasstracks, and artists from GroundUp Music. 

In December 2022, they released their latest album, Backburner, which showcases their fresh take on instrumental music with deep grooves, satisfying harmonies, and catchy melodies. Misnomer has enjoyed sharing the stage with several national-touring acts such as Here Come The Mummies, Turkuaz, CBDB, Marshall Gilkes, The Werks, Shamarr Allen and more.  They have been recognized as Athens' Artist of the Year, and their album Neighborhood as Athens' Album of the Year by Flagpole Magazine.