Just a reminder that the JBs were the formation of an awesome set of artists who not only supported the late great James Brown but also ‘sparked off’ their own unique and quality careers.
I remember being at The Jazz Cafe in London and asking Fred if he was going to play something from his Horny Horns days & he said, ‘Sure, I’ll play some Horny Horns’!
This is a unique opportunity to see Fred Wesley perform for the first time in this legendary club
Fred Wesley is the trombonist, composer, arranger, bandleader and author known worldwide as one of the architects of funk music. Fred’s work with Godfather of Soul James Brown in the 1970s established him as the world’s funkiest trombone player. Today, he plays and records with his own jazz-funk band, the New JBs, and is one-third of the innovative “klezmer-funk” collaboration Abraham Inc.
“We speak of love and happiness: For me, happiness is Fred Wesley playing his horn” – James Brown.
“This group are masters their craft and I for one would relish a chance to see them perform live” JazzFM
“Beautifully lyrical and totally compelling” Hot FM
Wayne Brown is a superb pianist and widely regarded as the UK’s answer to Ramsey Lewis. A luscious blend of intoxicating vocals and compelling rhythms .An artist with impeccable credentials playing with his brilliant soaring and joyous band. A gorgeous blend of jazz, Latin, funk and the blues. The show is full of exuberance and surprises. Be sure to catch them and be prepared to be uplifted!
Wayne has collaborated with a wide and diverse array of artists as both as a writer, producer and musician and notched up several million record sales with artists including Billy Ocean, Ruby Turner, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Winwood, Jonathon Butler, George Michael, Nareena Pallot, Junior Giscombe, Janet Kay, Lulu, Alisha’s Attic & more… He has also played with jazz greats such as Coleman Hawkins and Tal Farlow
NB The Friday show will feature a special debut guest appearance from the hot new American sensation Tatiana “Lady May” Mayfield who was recently number 1 on the UK soul charts!
In addition, the Saturday show will the see the launch of the band’s new and eagerly anticipated CD featuring some very special surprise guests appearances so make sure you catch these two fabulous shows