Meet the Pee Wee Ellis FUNK: Foundation

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Meet the Pee Wee Ellis FUNK: Foundation

Brighter Sound is thrilled to announce the 15 talented musicians selected by Pee Wee Ellis and Gary Winters to collaborate during a four-day funk and jazz residency. Brand new music will be showcased at Band on the Wall on Sunday 20 August alongside a set from The Pee Wee Ellis Funk Assembly.

The group, who will form two funk outfits for the show, is made up of some of the North West’s most promising musicians, including members of Manchester’s Afro-rock-funk outfit Agbeko, ten-piece brass collective Twisted Tubes, funk rock band Mamma Freedom, and jazz-fusion quintet Mercury.

The residency is the ninth in Brighter Sound’s Artistic Directors Series which aims to support artists at all stages in their careers, giving them the time and space to experiment, collaborate and explore under the direction of an inspirational and influential professional artist.

FUNK: Foundation feat. Pee Wee Ellis Funk Assembly is on Sunday 20 August, 7.30pm at Band on the Wall, Manchester. BOOK TICKETS

Click on the pictures to find out more about each creative artist joining us for this residency.