Dance Night: Fred Wesley
There are concerts you will never forget - trombonist Fred Wesley played over 20 years ago with Maceo Parker and Pee Wee Ellis, James Brown's old brass section, extremely cool with suit and waistcoat (!) and felt 100 degrees soul and funk on and in front of the stage! But funk and sweat simply belong together. Today, at the age of 75 and with more than 50 years of musical career on his back, the trombonist is guesting with his New JBs at the DanceNight in the Maritim Seehotel. Whereby "new" is a matter of interpretation, after all the band already exists for 25 years. The trombonist, who started his career as a teenager in the band of Ike and Tina Turner before playing and composing for James Brown and refining the funk in Bootsy's Rubber Band and Parliament-Funkadelic, brings along a grooving rhythm section and a brass section with trumpet, saxophone and - of course - trombone. Together with the audience they pay homage to soul and funk, pieces from the James Brown era will certainly not be missing. Don't forget dancing shoes!
Fred Wesley and the new JBs: | Fred Wesley trombone | Gary Winters trumpet | Phillip Whack saxophone | Reggie Ward guitar | Peter Madsen keyboard | Dwayne Dolphin bass | Bruce Cox drums