Funk legend Fred Wesley takes the stage for a 'Holy City Homecoming'

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Fred Wesley and his New JBs (with the addition of Charleston's Charlton Singleton) are bringing the funk to Charleston this evening with a one-night-only performance at the Charleston Music Hall.

The show, "Holy City Homecoming," is going to blow the roof off of the joint. Trust us.

Fred Wesley is the trombonist, composer, arranger, bandleader and author known worldwide as one of the architects of funk music. Fred's work with Godfather of Soul, James Brown, in the 1970s established him as the world's funkiest trombone player.

"Holy City Homecoming" is part of the 5th annual Jazz Series presented by Jazz Artists of Charleston, a group with which Fred has done much work during the years he has lived in South Carolina. Charlton Singleton, the group's artistic director, will join the New JBs on trumpet as a special guest. Fred and Charlton also appeared togother on Monday with the Mark Sterbank Group as part of Mark's jazz "Hymns & Spirituals" program.

There are still tickets left for tonight's show. Prices range from $30 - $50.