Funk masterclass with the original members of the James Brown Review.
Funk legends Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley present this interactive workshop using special backing tracks developed for ProMusicTutor. Participants will be organised into three groups – Bronze, Silver and Gold depending on ability and compatibility – and will create their own versions of the music provided under the guidance of Fred and Pee Wee. At the end of the workshop, each group will perform their piece with Fred and Pee Wee joining in! An unmissable opportunity to meet, learn from and play with two masters of their art.
Suitable for all levels and abilities.
Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley were part of the greatest ever horn section, The JB’s, who toured, recorded and wrote for James Brown in the 60s and 70s. Playing funk, gospel and jazz, together these two will take us back to the day when soul reigned supreme. Featuring a stellar line-up of Laurence Cottle (bass) Tony Remy (guitar) Gareth Williams (keys)and Mark Mondesir (drums).
Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival
Workshop tickets include a complimentary ticket to concerts in the main auditorium or 50% off Lantern concerts.
This workshop is part of the Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival, which takes place 7-9 March 2014 at Colston Hall. For full listings please click here
On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.
Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.