February 26, 2017|
DOORS: 5:00PM SHOW: 6:30 AGES: 16+
Victor Lemonte Wooten is a unique human being. Born the youngest of five
boys, he began learning to play music at the tender age of two. He
started performing in nightclubs and theaters as the bassist with the
family band at age five and at age six was on tour with The Wooten
brothers opening shows for legendary soul artist Curtis Mayfield.
forward a few decades, and we know Wooten as a 5-time Grammy Winner, a
founding member of the Grammy award-winning band Béla Fleck and the
Flecktones, the only multiple winner of Bass Player Magazine’s reader’s
poll (3 times), voted one of the top ten bassists of all time by Rolling
Stone Magazine, and having won just about every award awarded to a
As well as teaching and inspiring people through his
books, camps, videos, and workshops, Victor was hired in 2015 by Berklee
College of Music as a Performance Scholar in Residence. Now, as one of
the newest faculty members, Wooten teaches at the school every month and
is the co-director of the Victor Wooten/Berklee Summer Bass Program,
which runs every summer.
The Flying Monkey is excited to have this premiere musician return to our intimate venue!
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Performing alongside Victor Wooten will be Dennis Chambers and Bob
Dennis Chambers began drumming at the age of four years, and was
gigging in Baltimore-area nightclubs by the age of six. He was recruited
in 1981 by the Sugar Hill Label to be their "house drummer." Dennis
plays on many Sugar Hill releases including, "Rapper's Delight." In 1978
(at 18 years old) he joined Parliament/Funkadelic, and stayed with them
until 1985. In 1986 he joined the John Scofield band. Since then he has
played with most of the major figures in jazz fusion music.
Saxophonist, songwriter, and arranger Bob Franceschini
has appeared on more than 200 albums for artists of many idioms
including Mike Stern, Paul Simon, Willie Colon, Celine Dion, Bebe
Winans, Tito Puente, Tower of Power, Victor Wooten, and Tom Browne. In
addition to composing and arranging, Bob has performed as a touring
musician with Mike Stern, The Yellow Jackets, Chaka Khan, Victor Wooten,
George Benson, Paul Simon, Eddie Palmieri, Tom Browne, Willie Colón,
and many others.
WATCH VIDEO: Victor Wooten Trio "Zenergy"
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