James Brown Dance Party: A LIVE All Star Tribute to the King of Soul

The Echo Presents

James Brown Dance Party: A LIVE All Star Tribute to the King of Soul

featuring George Porter, Jr. (The Meters), Jerry Poindexter (James Brown's Band), Daniel Casares (The New Mastersounds), Adam Chase (The Chase Brothers), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Marcus Machado (Robert Glasper, Layla Hathaway), Chris Rob (Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious), On The Sun

Fri February 1, 2019

8:30 pm

Echoplex

Los Angeles, CA

$15 Early Bird (sold out) / $18 Advance / $22 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

The James Brown Dance Party, known as the "Funkiest All Star Tribute In Show Business” is an All Star Tribute to James Brown. The band features a rotating cast of prominent musicians including members of James Brown Band, Kool And The Gang, The Dap Kings, Sly And The Family Stone, Snarky Puppy, Trombone Shorty, Galactic, Trey Aanastasio Band, Bootsy Collins Band, Lettuce, Big Gigantic, Odesza, Victor Wooten Band, Break Science, Pretty Lights Live Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, John Legend Band, Talib Kweli Band, Turkuaz, Mumford And Sons, American Idol, Dopapod and more!

 

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James Brown Dance Party
James Brown Dance Party
The James Brown Dance Party, known as the ‘Funkiest All Star Tribute In Show Business” is an All Star Tribute to James Brown. The band features a rotating cast of prominent musicians including members of James Brown Band, Kool And The Gang, The Dap Kings, Sly And The Family Stone, Snarky Puppy, Trombone Shorty, Galactic, Trey Aanastasio Band, Bootsy Collins Band, Lettuce, Big Gigantic, Odesza, Victor Wooten Band, Break Science, Pretty Lights Live Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, John Legend Band, Talib Kweli Band, Turkuaz, Mumford And Sons, American Idol, Dopapod and more!

The James Brown Dance Party properly formed in January of 2015 from the mind of The Chase Brothers, Adam and Matthew. Their debut performance as a rotating cast of All Star musicians was to a Sold Out audience at the Cutting Room in NYC featuring The Chase Brothers with Jennifer Hartswick, Jeff Sipe, Todd Stoops, Chuck Jones, Laura Reed, Rob Volo, Rob Somerville and Chris Bullock.

Since then the band has gone on to focus on bringing together members of James Brown’s Band with contemporary musicians that help draw a younger audience to the music of James Brown while giving musicians from up and coming funk ensembles the opportunity to learn the funk from the masters and creators of the genre.

The band has been blessed to have worked with several James Brown alumni including Fred Wesley, Clyde Stubblefield, Fred Thomas, Mousey Thompson, Amy Christian, Keith Jenkins, Jeffrey Watkins, Erik Hargrove, and more!

The James Brown Dance Party puts on rare and special performances as it is not a full time touring band, so if you see the band is performing any where near you don’t miss the opportunity!

The James Brown Dance Party is a rotating All Star Tribute to James Brown featuring The Chase Brothers with members of The James Brown Band, Snarky Puppy, Trombone Shorty, Galactic, Trey Aanastasio Band, Bootsy Collins Band, Lettuce, Kool And The Gang, The Dap Kings, Vulfpeck, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Antibalas, John Legend Band, Talib Kweli Band, Sly And The Family Stone, New Mastersounds, The Main Squeeze, Aquarium Rescue Unit, ALO, Jamie Lidell, Tea Leaf Green, Parliament Funkadelic, Victor Wooten Band, Break Science, Pretty Lights Live Band, Kung Fu, Dopapod and more!
featuring George Porter, Jr. (The Meters)
featuring George Porter, Jr. (The Meters)
American bassist, born December 26, 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Jerry Poindexter (James Brown's Band)
original member of The James Brown Band
Daniel Casares (The New Mastersounds)
Daniel Casares (The New Mastersounds)
Spanish flamenco guitarist and composer
Adam Chase (The Chase Brothers)
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Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)
Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)
American singer and trombonist
Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band)
Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band)
Trumpeter and jazz vocalist
Marcus Machado (Robert Glasper, Layla Hathaway)
Marcus Machado (Robert Glasper, Layla Hathaway)
Guitarist
Chris Rob (Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious)
Chris Rob (Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious)
American pianist, keyboardist, singer, songwriter, deejay, and producer in R&B, jazz, hip hop
On The Sun
On The Sun
On The Sun crafts sleek and modern groove music steeped in classic and contemporary soul, funk, Americana, jazz, and psychedelia. This simmering soul juggernaut recently completed the first of several national tours it has planned for 2018 in support of their new album "Gratuity Not Included". The recent trek found the band playing alongside artists such as Lisa Loeb, Robert Randolph, Michael Franti and many more onboard the 4-day floating music festival cruise Sail Across The Sun. They also played a string of intimate Sofar Sounds shows in the midwest and east coast and made some special appearances in Austin, Texas at SXSW and Red Gorilla Music Festival.
Gratuity Not Included is an artistic milestone for the band, as it represents the best capture yet of the span of On The Sun’s artistic continuum, showcasing its always-shifting expanded lineups with added horns, synthesizers, and lush female guest vocalists. It also represents a new era of assured artistry after a period of tireless touring and soul searching. The self-produced seven-track collection, favors full band live on-the-floor takes as the core foundation to construct songs, and then reimagines these recordings with soulful and tasteful experimental studio wizardry.
Select standouts from the album include “Amen,” “Don’t Give Back,” and “Imagining You.” The fractured minimalist funk of “Amen” sprung to life from a loose-limbed jam that with sleek production touches veers into lush, gospel-tinged modern R&B while “Don’t Give Back” conjures the steamy emotionality of 70’s soul but with a modern, sleepy–eyed behind-the-beat groove. The horn and organ driven soul jam, “Imaging You,” evokes late-period Motown Stevie Wonder, playfully contrasting uplifting musicality with lovelorn lyrics. When listening to it you may find yourself euphorically dancing around the room singing along to lyrics of masochistic heartbreak.
Up next, On The Sun will issue a vinyl version of Gratuity Not Included, a collection of live tracks from recent tours, and another as-yet untitled collection of new music in 2019. A New Year’s Eve show at the Bisbee Royale Theater in AZ will kick off their first ever west coast tour in January of 2019, and an extensive tour is in the works for March.

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