May 14, 2011

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Collective Concerts and Jazz Winnipeg present: 
with guests

Friday, May 20
Garrick Centre, 330 Garry St.
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tickets are $30.00 (plus agency fees) and are available 
online or in person at the Jazz Winnipeg office, 007-100 Arthur St.
or any Ticketmaster outlet
by phone at 1-855-985-5000 

Winnipeg Jazz Festival present, in association with 101.5 UMFM, fan-favourites Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have come a long way since their humble beginnings nearly a decade ago. 

Steeped within the gilded and gritty sounds of gospel, soul and funk, this nine-piece Brooklyn collective has continued to electrify fans, disc jockeys, critics, record collectors, and bloggers the world-over with their authentic, heart-felt sound. 

The authenticity clearly demonstrated on the band’s four critically-acclaimed albums: 
Dap Dippin’, Naturally, 100 Days, 100 Nights and I Learned The Hard Way – released by the independent Daptone Records. 

Ms. Jones celebrated her debut in the Denzel Washington film, The Great Debaters, in which she acted, sang, and recorded the majority of the movie’s soundtrack; and their cover of “This Land Is Your Land” prominently featured in the Golden-Globe nominated 
Up in the Air

Legendary soul icon Al Green tapped  the Dap-Kings' services for his Grammy-winning Blue Note release, Lay It Down; Public Enemy beatmaster/producer Hank Shocklee made use of them for the soundtrack for the feature film, American Gangster; and Mark Ronson utilized them for much of Amy Winehouse’s Grammy-winning Back to Black.

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