WES BROWN - BASS
Wes Brown has appeared on stage with many of the top names in jazz, including two years touring worldwide with the legendary Earl "Fatha" Hines. Known mostly as a bass player, he currently plays electric bass with Black Rebels (African Roots Reggae), Urban Family Band (soukous/Afro-pop), acoustic bass with various jazz ensembles, and percussion and bamboo flute with traditional West African groups, including Talking Drums and Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng. He is now working on a concert of European classical works for solo piano, performing the music of composers from Bach to Gershwin. Wes is a regular member of the Royal Hartigan Quartet which recently returned from its second trip to China; he also performs with Fred Ho's Afro-Asian Ensemble and Monkey Orchestra including shows at the Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Harlem's famous Apollo Theatre during the past twelve months, and a 33-city U.S. tour the year before.