Michael Mwenso & The Shakes

Jazz with a healthy dose of joy, showmanship, and swagger

Mwenso and the Shakes are a unique troupe of global artists who present music that merges the highest form of entertainment and artistry while commanding a formidable timeline of jazz and blues expression through African and Afro American music.

Immigrating from Sierra Leone, London, South Africa, Greenwich Village, Madagascar, France, Jamaica, and Hawaii, the Shakes all now call Harlem their home. Taking from the stylings of Fats Waller, Muddy Waters, James Brown and many other American musical legends – Michael Mwenso leads an electrifying show The New York Times calls "intense, prowling, and ebullient."

Read the recent JazzTimes feature on Mwenso and the Shakes!

Friday 3/8/2019
7:30pm
In Advance: $10
At Door: $15

This engagement of Michael Mwenso & The Shakes is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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