Fred Wesley & The New J.B.’s
Sun 28 May ’2320:15 uurEffenaar
Tickets Normal € 33
As leader of James Browns' backing band The J.B.'s, Wesley has been praised for his flowing riffs as well as bold, surgically secure solos that were indicative of the sound of funk. Together with George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, he played a key role in taking funk to the next level. Wesley can be seen in the documentary "Soul Power", as well as the Oscar-winning "When We Were Kings" and numerous other documentaries about James Brown and funk music.
With his contributions to break-through hits including "Big Payback" (Brown & The J.B.'s), "P-Funk" (Parliament) and "Stretching Out" (Bootsy), Fred Wesley is one of the most sampled musicians in the world. Artists who used Wesley's samples in their songs include Janet Jackson (''That's The Way Love Goes''), Nas (''Nastradamus'') and Tim Dog ft. KRS-One (''I Get Wrecked'').
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. He also freelances as an arranger, producer and studio artist, sharing his wealth of musical knowledge with young musicians and music students in educational institutions around the world.