The name of the nearly 80-year-old trombonist Fred Wesley is often mentioned in connection with the most important figures in the history of the funk genre. In the sixties and seventies, he worked with James Brown, then with Parliament-Funkadelic, Van Morrison, Ray Charles, De La Soul, and Bootsy Collins. His musical beginnings in his teenage age lead to Ike and Tina Turner.
Fred Wesley & The New JB’s
FUNK LEGEND AND TROMBONE WIZARD FRED WESLEY VISITS THE METRO MUSIC BAR WITH THE NEW JB'S - THE FORMATION THAT ACCOMPANIED JAMES BROWN CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR.