Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Funk Jam: Leo + George of the Meters

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Opened Feb 16, 2010
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Known throughout the music industry as the "funkiest, fast-fingered" guitarist there is, a musician who can control your mind, body and soul with his experience, superior talent, musical mastery and inimitable style, he is Leo Nocentelli. Leo is the lead guitarist, composer, innovator and the musical originator of the syncopated funk-style that won international acclaim for him and the band known as the "Pioneers of Funk", The Meters. George Porter Jr.'s career has spanned nearly thirty years working with artists as diverse as Robbie Robertson and Earl King. 1965 began a collaboration that has lasted to this day with the Legendary Meters, considered by many, the best Rock-Fusion Band in the world. Combining the percussive jazz piano playing of McCoy Tyner and the New Orleans style playing of Professor Longhair through his classically trained wizardry, Henry Butler continues to craft a sound uniquely his own. A rich amalgam of jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues and R&B influences, his music is as excitingly eclectic as that of his New Orleans birthplace. Adam Deitch is best known as the drummer of the John Scofield Band. He has played with the Average White Band and Lettuce. His drumming style is very funk oriented, and he plays some very unusual fills. In John Scofield's words, "He's got that jazz mentality and a 'take no prisoners' type of creativity - all combined with the groove of death."

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