A night with master & legend of Funk & Jazz - Fred Wesley’s Generation Tour 2020
Fred Wesley is the trombonist, composer, arranger, bandleader and author known worldwide as one of the architects of funk music. Fred’s work with the Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown in the 1970s established him as the world’s funkiest trombonist. He is also famed for his work with George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Parliament, Funkadelic, Ray Charles, Van Morrison & Cameo. Along with Maceo Parker & Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley makes up the classic JB’s Horns who guest with other artists such as Lenny Kravitz, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more. Fred Wesley is responsible for many rare groove anthems such as “House Party”, “Blow Your Head”, “Use me”, “Same Beat”, “Rockin’ funky watergate“, “Damn Right I am Somebody”, “J.B. Shout”, “I’m Payin’ taxes, What am i Buyin’ “, “Breakin’ Bread”, “(It’s not the express ) It’s the JB’s Monaurail“, “Watermelon Man”, “Doing it to Death”, “You can have Watergate just gimme some bucks and I’ll be Straight”, “More Peas”, “Get on the Good Foot”, “Four Play”, “Up for the Down Stroke”, “Sat Blow by Blow Backwards”, “We cam to Funk ya” and many more.
Fred Wesley has begun a new project that connects him to his jazz roots and to the future: Generations.
Generations is an expandable trio featuring 75-year-old Wesley on trombone, 26-year-old Italian prodigy Leonardo Corradi on the organ and 47-year-old French drummer Tony Match. Three musicians who initially came together to pay tribute to the soulful jazz of legendary organist Jimmy Smith, they clicked and continue grooving together.
> Their show combines Wesley’s talents and experience working with artists from Count Basie and Ray Charles to Lenny Kravitz and D’Angelo, Corradi’s energetic reflection of Smith and other historic jazz giants, and Match’s jazz drumming colored by unique influences including African beats and electronic sounds.
Kulturhuset Islands Brygge is delighted they stop on their European tour in Copenhagen March 21st…Get your tickets and let’s share this evening with a true jazz / funk legend. Fred Wesley in da house...