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Friday, November 18th, 2016
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Bassist Christian McBride, a passionate James Brown expert, presides over an homage to the Grammy - winning Godfather of Soul with special guests Sharon Jones, Bettye LaVette, Lee Fields and James Brown Band alumni Pee Wee Ellis, Danny "The Cape Man" Ray, Robert "Mousey" Thompson and Fred Wesley. Join this ultra-high-energy, all-star celebration of "The Hardest-Working Man in Show Business," with NJPAC Jazz Advisor Christian McBride; Sharon Jones, often called the female James Brown; the dynamic singer and songwriter Bettye LaVette; vocalist Lee Fields; and James Brown Band alumni Pee Wee Ellis on saxophone, emcee Danny "The Cape Man" Ray, Robert "Mousey" Thompson on drums, and Fred Wesley on trombone - plus others to be announced!