The James Brown Dance Party ft. Members of James Brown's Band, Big Gigantic, The Dap Kings, Talib Kweli, John Legend, Lauryn Hill, Odesza, Pretty Lights, Bootsy Collins, Snarky Puppy AND Denver’s Michael Jackson All Stars

Sold Out: The James Brown Dance Party ft. Members of James Brown's Band, Big Gigantic, The Dap Kings, Talib Kweli, John Legend, Lauryn Hill, Odesza, Pretty Lights, Bootsy Collins, Snarky Puppy AND Denver’s Michael Jackson All Stars

Fri, January 19, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15 Advance / $20 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over


- The Chase Brothers
- Fred Thomas (James Brown)
- Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic)
- Binky Griptite (The Dap Kings)
- Chris Rob (Talib Kweli, John Legend, Lauryn Hill)
- Scott Flynn (Odesza, Pretty Lights)
- Farnell Newton (Bootsy Collins)
- Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy)

- Jon McCartan (Drunken Hearts)
- Thomas Jennings (mama magnolia) -Guitar
- Will Trask (Taxi) - Percussion
- Alex Johnson (Drunken Hearts) - Drums
- Casey Russell (Magic Beans) - Keys
- Matt Wilkolak (Mercenary Horns) - Trumpet
- Mark Wilkolak (Mercenary Horns) -Trombone
- Clark Smith (DynoHunter) - Sax
- Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia) - Vox
- Ashley Niven (Analog Son) - Vox


The James Brown Dance Party
The James Brown Dance Party
The James Brown Dance Party is a rotating All Star Tribute to James Brown featuring The Chase Brothers with members of The James Brown Band, Snarky Puppy, Trombone Shorty, Galactic, Trey Aanastasio Band, Bootsy Collins Band, Lettuce, Kool And The Gang, The Dap Kings, Vulfpeck, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Antibalas, John Legend Band, Talib Kweli Band, Sly And The Family Stone, Bernard Purdie Band, Jimmy Herring Band, Lauryn Hill Band, Prince's Band, Ghost Note, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Victor Wooten Band, Break Science, Pretty Lights Live Band, Kung Fu, Dopapod and more!
The Chase Brothers
The Chase Brothers
The Chase Brothers are American born songwriters, producers, music directors, multi-instrumentalists, vocalists and of course...brothers! The talented duo are best known for their collaborations with members of Dave Matthews Band, Santana, Snarky Puppy, Victor Wooten Band, Trey Anastasio Band, The J.B.'s, Rubblebucket, James Brown Band, Kool And The Gang, The Saturday Night Live Band, Sly And The Family Stone, CeeLo Galactic, Green Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Parliament Funkadelic, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sun Ra Arkestra, American Idol, Michael Jackson Band, Aretha Franklins Band, The Nashville Jazz Orchestra, Lettuce, Odeza, Break Science, The Giant Country Horns & More!

The Chase Brothers are the music director of The James Brown Dance Party and Jazz Is PHSH as well as long time members of original touring acts, Black Eyed Susan and Emotive.

The Chase Brothers as a duo writing team have brought together a number of their co-collaborators to begin working on The Chase Brothers debut record that is expected out some time in late 2017.
Fred Thomas
Fred Thomas occupies a very special niche in the history R&B. As James Brown’s principal bassist since 1971, he participated in one the most prolific periods in the Godfather of Soul’s incredible career as a member of Brown’s band, the J.B.'s.

He can be heard on such hits as “Hot Pants,” “Papa Don’t Take No Mess,” “Make it Funky,” "Get on the Good Foot," "Doin' it to Death," and instrumentals like “Pass the Peas”, “Gimme Some More” and others.

He's on seminal albums like "Revolution of the Mind: Recorded Live at the Apollo, Vol. III," and can be seen in many film and tv performances, including "Live in Zaire" and all the Soul Train appearances.
Jeremy Salken
Jeremy Salken
Jeremy Salken is the drummer and co-founder of Boulder, Colorado's Big Gigantic.
Binky Griptite
Chris Rob
American pianist, keyboardist, singer, songwriter, deejay, and producer in R&B, jazz, hip hop
Scott Flynn
Scott Flynn
American trombonist for Odesza
Farnell Newton
American composer and trumpeter, born 21 March 1977 in Miami, Florida.
Chris Bullock
Chris Bullock
Grammy Award-winning saxophonist/composer Chris Bullock strives to push the boundaries of musical categorization. He can be found performing in many different genres. A product of the Carolina’s, Chris developed a desire to play music from early piano lessons, long-haired garage bands, and late night music on public radio. He eventually found his way to the saxophone. In 2009, Chris relocated to NYC where he has since established the beginnings of a fruitful professional career as a musician. He has had the opportunity to perform all around the world, including many of the major jazz and music festivals including North Sea Jazz Fest, Montreaux Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Shanghai Jazz Fest, London Jazz Fest, etc.

Chris devotes a large amount of his time performing, recording, and touring with the band Snarky Puppy. With this band and Lalah Hathaway, he won a Grammy Award in 2014 for the Best R&B Performance.

Some of the artists he has had the opportunity to perform/record with include Banda Magda, Jon Hendricks, Lalah Hathaway, Jason Marsalis, Bernard Wright, Clyde Stubblefield, Ari Hoenig, Jeff Coffin, and N’dambi.

Chris has actively been involved with educational activities. He was an adjunct instructor of Saxophone at the University of Texas -Arlington for two years. He has also taught clinics and saxophone lessons at many schools, colleges, and conservatories around the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.

Apart from playing the saxophone, flute, and clarinet, Chris has begun to explore making hip hop and electronic music with the MPC. This has led to him DJ'ing as well. His DJ name is DJ Boomtown. He has hosted nights of music in the US, Canada, and the UK as a DJ.

Look to see what’s next on the horizon for Chris Bullock, as he continues to explore new and challenging musical environments.
Denver's Mihcael Jackson All Stars
feat. Members of The Magic Beans, Mama Magnolia, Analog Son, The Drunken Hearts, Great American Taxi, Dynohunter, and Mercenary Horns
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205