Following sold-out performances of Nick Rashad Burroughs and Marisha Wallace’s self-created Baptized by Broadway at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill and Feinstein’s/54 Below, Nick is focusing his attention on the man who proclaimed “James Brown is a concept, a vibration, a dance, it’s not me the man. James Brown is a freedom I created for humanity.” This concert promises to jive, swing, and revel in that freedom!
The show will recreate two iconic James Brown performances, James Brown & The Famous Flames live on the T.A.M.I show in 1964 and James Brown and the J.B.’s live in Italy in 1971, with a full band, costumes, and the Famous Flames. The concert will give tribute to this versatile artist and his extensive repertoire, including “I Feel Good”, “It’s a Man’s World”, “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”, and “Get Up (Sex Machine)” with arrangements and musical direction by Joshua Stephen Kartes.