In celebration of Black History Month Victoria BC Ska Society is proud to announce a pair of concerts with legendary four time Grammy Award Winner and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee BOOKER T JONES (of BOOKER T & the MGS).
It can be argued that it was Booker T. Jones who set the cast for modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise and enduring popularity. On classic Stax hits like “Green Onions,” “Hang ‘Em High,” “Time Is Tight,” and “Melting Pot” the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient pushed the music’s boundaries, refined it to its essence and then injected it into the nation’s bloodstream.
Vancouver Island guitar virtuoso, Jesse Roper will joing Jones, he recently he sold out The Imperial in Vancouver with colleagues Jon and Roy and Frankie. His youthful energy captivates audiences while his knock out live performance blows them away.
Multi talented 9 piece R&B soul big band Mud Funk are relatively new on the scene, but the experience and energy of their group is extensive. Mud Funk have played several sold out performances this year in Vancouver including the TD Vancouver Jazz Festival presented by Coastal Jazz Society.
Tonye Aganaba will be the special guest performing with Mud Funk on this most historic evening. Tonye is one of Canada’s most promising R&B, hip hop soul performers performing on various large festivals, charity events and high profile concerts throughout North America.
Tickets on sale now at all locations. (Vancouver –Highlife Records, Red Cat Records, Beat Street Records & TICKETFLY.COM) $49.50 advance.