The Daze in Between- Fess Head Turns 20!

Joe Jazz Fest usually throws parties at night.  But to celebrate 20 years of hauling the Fess Head in and out of the Fairgrounds, he’s got one going all afternoon and evening.  Beginning at 3 PM with Flow Tribe, the party continues with the Rebirth Brass Band, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes and concludes with the Never Was Brothers.  They are a super group that is affiliated with the Neville Brothers, but “they never was brothers,” hence the name of the group.  The band features “Mean” Willie Green, the long time drummer for the Neville Brothers.  The guitarist is Brian Stoltz, a former member of the Nevilles and a founding member of the Funky Meters.  Tony Hall, the bassist for Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk and a legend in funk circles for his work with various incarnations of the Meters, and Jon Gros, the organ mastermind behind Papa Grows Funk, round out the group.  The party is on Dr. Bob’s Lot located at 3027 Chartres Street in the Bywater neighborhood.

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