He is one of the greatest Funk/Jazz legends of all time and is also the man renowned as James Brown’s legendary trombonist. And the news is just in that he will be thrilling and captivating music-lovers in Cyprus this March, with spine-tingling performances island-wide!
The four thrilling shows will see Fred Wesley step into the limelight between March 22 and March 25, in Limassol, Nicosia and Paphos. Wesley’s appearance on the island marks the very first time that an artist of this magnitude and importance in the Funk/Jazz scene has ever performed in the country.
Known as the world’s funkiest trombonist, Wesley has produced some of the greatest Funk/Jazz music ever made, both with his own band, ‘The JBs’ (which he directed/conducted with James Brown), and with ‘The New JBs’. The 76-year-old American musician is also famous around the globe for his incredible work – playing, directing or composing – for artists and musical legends including Funkadelic, Parliament, George Clinton, Maceo Parker, Count Basie, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, Barry White, Van Morrison, Lenny Kravitz and more.
The captivating artist will soon be landing down in Cyprus with the ‘Generations Trio’, featuring himself on vocals and trombone, 26-year-old Italian prodigy, Leonardo Corradi, on the organ and 47-year-old French drummer, Tony Match. The three musicians initially joined forces to pay tribute to the soulful Jazz of legendary organist, Jimmy Smith, and they clicked immediately, continuing to groove together in the most inspiring performances.
Audiences at the upcoming March concerts can expect a truly exhilarating and uplifting occasion combining Wesley’s outstanding experience, Corradi’s energetic reflection of Smith and other jazz giants, and Match’s jazz drumming coloured electronic sounds and African beats.
When and where?
Sun 22 March, Limassol, Ravens Music Hall, 19:30.
Mon 23 March, Nicosia, Theatro Dentro, 20:30
Tues 24 March, Nicosia, Theatro Dentro, 20:30
Wed 25 March, Pafos, Markidio Theatre, 20:00
€20 Presale / €25 Door
All shows will be non-smoking
Limited tickets and venue capacity.
The event is proudly sponsored by Stella Artois, Hendrick’s Gin, Interni Moda Bagno, The Classic Hotel and Kemanes PrintShop. Media Sponsor: My Cyprus Insider.
Further info: Cloud10 Promotions / +357 99-498642