The JB’s Original James Brown Band feat. Martha High

Thursday 7th of July 2016 - Swiss exclusivity


The new set up of the original JB’s for the first time in Europe!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the passing of James Brown in 2006 and following the biography and documentary produced by Mick Jagger and broadcasted on Arte this year, twelve of his former musicians decided to get back together for the first time since his disappearance from this legendary group, The JB’s, to perform a series of exceptional concerts throughout Europe.

Nominated this year for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the group has invited, for the first time since 2006, two of its founder members, Fred Thomas and the impressive singer Martha High, James Brown’s number one chorist for 35 years of intense collaboration.

So here today, 10 years after he left, the refreshed echo of true James Brown music in a vibrant and joyful tribute performed by those who wrote history by his side. A unique opportunity to experience great moments like  Godfather of Soulhommagr which, during six decades, was one of the most influencial figures in the twentieth century’s  most popular music, classified by the magazine Rolling Stone in the Top Ten of the « 100 Greatest Artists of All Time ».

On the programme, the ever-popular « Sex Machine », « I Feel Good », « It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World », « Please, Please, Please » will be enjoyed by one of the most widespread fan-club on the entire planet!

In addition to this, the documentary produced by Mick Jagger will be projected, a public appearance with the members of the group after the concert, a workshop animated by all the musicians of the group will take place in the school of music or in the local music conservatory.

The lineup includes 11 musicians accompanied by the legendary entertainer Danny Ray. The year in which the musician joined James Brown’s band is mentioned in brackets.

Artists Instruments Alternative or
Danny Ray (1960) The Capeman/Emcee
Martha High (1966) Lead Vocal
Cynthia Moore (1984) Vocals
Tyrone Jefferson (1979) Trombone
Hollie Farris (1975) Trumpet
Joe Collier (1980) Trumpet
Jeff Watkins (1994) Saxophone Leroy « Funky » Harper (1996)
Keith Jenkins (1994) Guitar
Rob Watson (TBC) Guitar
Fred Thomas (1971) Basse
Tony Cook (1976) Drums Robert Thompson (1980)
George Spike Nealy (1990) Percussions