“Funky” Fred Wesley Quartet Set To Wow SA For One Night Only
Renowned and distinguished funk, jazz, blues and R&B musician Fred Wesley is set to bring his unique form of highly entertaining music to Johannesburg audiences. The American trombonist, who began his career playing for Ike and Tina Turner, is also a respected arranger and composer, author, musicologist and educator.
Fred Wesley worked with James Brown from 1968-1957 as music director, arranger, trombonist and a primary composer, making him the world’s funkiest trombone player. He is a veteran of the Count Basie Orchestra, having also worked with an illustrious variety of artists such as Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Usher, Pancho Sanchez, the SOS Band and Cameo. He also performs with his close friends Maceo Parker and Pee Wee Ellis. Rap star Nas and Pop sensation Janet Jackson are among the scored of artists who have sampled Wesley’s work
Fred Wesley is the Bandleader of the New JBs – taken from his direction of the JBs – showcasing his unparalleled ability to bring musicians together to create magic for the pleasure of music lovers in Johannesburg, at The Wits Great Hall on ______. There are only 380 seats available, so book now!
Event: Fred Wesley Quartet
Venue: Wits University Great Hall
Artists: Fred Wesley
Tickets: R120 at Computicket
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