Time: November 3, 2012 at 9pm to November 4, 2012 at 2am
Location: Mezzanine, San Francisco
Street: 444 Jesse St.
City/State: San Francisco, CA
Event Type: bay area, san francisco, ca
Organized By: Sunset Promotions
Latest Activity: Oct 29, 2012
SunsetSF kicks off
SF Funk Fest 2012 (www.sffunk.net)
a month-long celebration of the JB's/James Brown Family!
::: FRED WESLEY & THE NEW JB's featuring
the funky drummers
::: CLYDE STUBBLEFIELD & JABO STARKS
the funky bassman
Fred's spectacular 8-piece band
:::"THE NEW JB's"
plus the SF legend opening with his own incredible band, then hosting and sitting in
and from KPFA's "History of Funk"
:::DJ RICKEY VINCENT
plus these gifts from our good friends
:::STOLI OPEN BAR from 9-10PM
:::First 100 get authentic posters from James Brown's last SF performance, FoggFest 2006.
@ Mezzanine, 444 Jesse St., San Francisco
SF Funk Fest is back with one of the most anticipated shows to hit the bay in years. Fred Wesley leads the New JB's into Mezzanine joined by superstar drummers Clyde Stubblefield and John "Jabo" Starks as well as bassist Fred Thomas. Clyde, Jabo, and Fred T formed the backbone rhythm section for most of the JB's/James Brown years. Fred Wesley is renowned as the "world's greatest sideman". A master trombonist, bandleader and arranger who has had a huge influence on the FUNK through his seminal work with the JB's, James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubber Band, Ike & Tina Turner, Mongo Santamaria etc. Fred will lead the New JB's an ensemble of ringers in their own right, joined by his old friends for a once-in a lifetime journey through classic funk, soul and jazz. To make this funky cocktail even sweeter, we welcome local legend Lyrics Born who will open the show with his own formidable ensemble, and host the night.