Ain’t Misbehaven’: A Jazz Age Party with Michael Mwenso & The Shakes

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Ain’t Misbehaven’: A Jazz Age Party with Michael Mwenso & The Shakes

Thu Apr 23 8pm
$20,$17 mbrs. Doors: $23,$20 mbrs.

Along with his 10-piece big band and burlesque performances by the one and only Kay Sera, Michael Mwenso conjures the gin-soaked sounds of the jazz age. Experience a time when jazz was synonymous with bawdy, ribald, and blue – a night of decadence!

Vocalist Michael Mwenso, born in 1984 in Sierra Leone, West Africa, began singing and playing piano at age eleven, a year after he moved to London, England Early on, Michael developed a relationship with James Brown, the King of Soul, when he performed in London. He often allowed Michael to sing with him when he was on tour in Europe. While enrolled in the Sylvia Young Theatre School, Michael took up the trombone to enhance his musicianship. At age sixteen, he left school to lead his own bands and perform in various clubs, including parts of Asia, with local jazz groups. In late 2010, Michael was personally asked by Wynton Marsalis to join the programming team at Jazz at Lincoln Center and head the After-Hours program at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, where he currently is employed. In his growing yet remarkable career, Michael has performed with Jon Hendricks, Jamie Cullum, Reginald Veal, Maceo Parker, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wynton Marsalis, and many others. 8pm $20,$17 mbrs., Doors: $23,$20 mbrs.

The Shakes are:
Michael Mwenso – Vocals
Brianna Thomas – Vocals
Chris Pattishall – Piano
Russell Hall - Bass
Joe Saylor - Drums
Josh Holcomb  - Trombone
Bria Skonberg - Trumpet
Riley Mulharkar - Trumpet
Julian Lee - Tenor Saxophone/clarinet
Godwin Louis - Alto sax
Gabe Schnider - Guitar
Matt Musclemann - trombone 

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