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Pee Wee Ellis Assembly featuring Fred Wesley

Tue, Sep 19 -
Wed, Sep 20, 2017




$34.50 Service fee Included All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

In the event the show is canceled or rescheduled, the $6.00 service fee is nonrefundable.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.



The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitiriou's Jazz Alley welcomes funk masters saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and trombonist Fred Wesley. Band members include: Fred Ross (vocalist), Michael Elson (keys), Jay "Bird" Koder (guitar), Ben Jones (bass) and Brian Foxworth (drums). Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6pm each night.

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Saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis was the architect of James Brown's era-defining soul classics of the late '60s, introducing the dynamic arrangements and punishing rhythms that would define the emerging language of funk.

Legendary bandleader, trombonist and author Fred Wesley is one of the forefathers of funk who still is setting the standard with his jazz-funk band The New JBs. As music director for James Brown and the JBs, arranger for P-Funk and one third of the amazing JB Horns, he secured his place in funk history forever.

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