Fred Wesley to funk the Durban shore

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Fred Wesley, along with his band the New JBs, will return to South Africa in November.
Fred Wesley, along with his band the New JBs, will return to South Africa in November.

The Godfather of Jazz Funk Fred Wesley is performing for one night only in the coastal city of Durban.

As part of his world tour Wesley will be jazzing up Durban at the Sipho Gumede Hall the former Bat Center in Durban on 25 November for just R50.
The Jazz Funk legend will share the stage with the New JB’s (Bruce Cox, Dwayne Dolphin, Peter Madsen, Reginald Ward, Gary Winters and Phillip Whack).
The American trombonist has been entertaining audiences with sounds and beats of the greats such as James Brown right through to R&B crooner Usher.

The Godfather of Jazz Funk Fred Wesley is performing for one night only in the coastal city of Durban.
The Godfather of Jazz Funk Fred Wesley is performing for one night only in the coastal city of Durban.

For one night only he will be jazzing up the coastal city for just R50.

Born in Columbus, Georgia, Wesley started his music career as a band member of the legendary James Brown, showcasing his instrumental talents with hits such as ‘I’m black and I’m proud’, ‘Hot Pants’ as well as ‘Mother Popcorn’ to name a few.
When he joined the Count Basie orchestra in 1978 that move made way for him to release his first lead album titled ‘To Someone’.
Over the past 35 years Fred Wesley has worked with Vanessa Williams, Ray Charles, Randy Crawford and De La Soul just to name a few. Much of his work has been sampled throughout the years by various music artists.

Aside from his hectic tour schedule, Wesley also teaches and imparts teaches his knowledge of Jazz to students from various institutions in the United States.

Tickets are available at Computicket for R50 per person.

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