Bernie Worrell Orchestra
with special guest DJ LOGIC, HEYLADY, Limited Bowling Available Until 10PM
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Bernie Worrell Orchestra
Bernie Worrell: How many artists can say they were in on the ground floor of an honest-to-Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame supergroup, all while inventing a completely original and uncanny sound and, in the ensuing years, building a legendary reputation as one of the most versatile hired guns in the music business? True funkateers know the history. From the fat Minimoog bass lines of "Flash Light" and "One Nation Under A Groove" to the percussive piano runs of "Chocolate City" and "Give Up the Funk," Bernie Worrell is synonymous with the legacy of Parliament-Funkadelic; in fact, he's one of the originators of the psychedelic funk sound, having written and co-produced the lion's share of the music going back to Funkadelic's formative years, with an eclectic ear for everything from Chopin to the Chi-Lites.
These days the terms "living legend" or "funk icon" really don't come close to doing him justice. "Funk iconoclast" is probably more apt, considering the breadth of Worrell's contributions to seminal albums outside the P-Funk canon—including Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense and Public Image Ltd's Album, to name two of the more monolithic examples. Keith Richards, Yoko Ono, Bootsy Collins, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Mos Def, Sly & Robbie, Deee-Lite, Bill Laswell and many more have recruited him in the studio and on tour—all for his versatility, vision and feverish creativity whenever he gets his hands on a keyboard.
June, 2011 saw the release of "Bernie Worrell: Standards" -- Bernie's take on jazz standards -- precipitating the decision by Worrell and co-producer, Evan Taylor to "take the show on the road". The Bernie Worrell Orchestra performs with a nine piece band consisting of two guitarists, two drummers, bass, percussion and a three piece horn section that performs songs from this album but also songs from Bernie's vast repertoire. The enthusiastic response from fellow musicians means you just don't know who will show up to join the BWO on stage!!!!
with special guest DJ LOGIC
DJ Logic (born Jason Kibler) is a turntablist active primarily in jazz and with jam bands.
Kibler was raised in The Bronx. An early interest in hip hop led to his using the turntables, practicing often. Kibler was also interested in funk and jazz music, and began collaborating with various musicians. His own recordings are perhaps best described as contemporary soul jazz with a strong hip hop feel.
Kibler tours often with his own group, Project Logic, and has recorded or performed with Vernon Reid, moe.,John Mayer, Medeski Martin & Wood, Bob Belden, Jack Johnson, Chris Whitley, Uri Caine, Christian McBride and others.
Birthed from a shared cab-ride back from JFK, Heylady is a soul/funk sonic explosion based in Brooklyn, NY. Fronted by the earthy, soulful voice of Nina Zeitlin, Heylady consists of Dave Cohen (vocals/keys), Josh Green (guitarist), Michael DeVellis (sax/flute/violin/ewi), Daniel Gould (drums), and Jake Leschinsky (bass). Debuting in 2009, they have played all over the northeast, sharing the stage with bands like George Clinton & The Parliament Funkadelic, Rebirth Brass Band, The Motet, and Breakestra. Following the 2011 release of a self-produced EP, Heylady’s debut full-length album ‘About Time’ (May 2013 release) is dedicated to the incredible donors responsible for the band’s successful Kickstarter campaign. Infused with vibrant melodies, tight harmonic vocals, and a lot of love, this collection of 11 distinct tracks is only the beginning for the colorful Brooklyn sextet.
Tickets Available at the Door
Limited bowling available until 10pm.