Sunday, February 28, 2016

Enjoy the multidimensional sounds of FatheR BrotheR Sun at The Oakland Jazz Brunch to close out The sf|noir Wine & Food Festival.

Also known as FBS or FRBRS, FatheR BrotheR Sun is an 8-11 piece band with 1-4 main vocalists, a rhythm section which fluctuates between a band with and without a horn section (including bari sax and trombone; 1-2 electric guitars; bass; drums; percussion; and keys). FBS is a wonderful fusion of Funk, Hip Hop, R&B, Rock, and Soul music. The band was forged together by band leader Atiim Chenzira to highlight the vocals and song writing of each vocalist: Chloe JeanFreedom BeanAli Hammad, and Atiim himself. Each vocalist brings a uniquely different style and complementary range to the band, which is masterfully expressed through the band's compositions at every show. FBS also re-interprets select cover material from their inspirations, which collaboratively produces a sound reminiscent of Sly & The Family Stone, Gil Scot Heron, and Tower of Power, among others, to the stage. Their stage presence is magnetic, and energetic, soulful, and captivating.  

FBS began playing around the Bay Area in early 2014 to support Atiim Chenzira's newest body of work, 'Aspectz Of Me: (Vol. A & B)', a double album of 22 tracks.  Later in the year, Chloe Jean released her newest album, titled 'Freak', and the band has been incorporating this body of work into their live shows too. In late 2014, FBS entered Skyline Studios in Oakland to record live versions of Chloe Jean's, and Atiim's original songs, as well as Ali Hammad's latest single, 'Sang' (Nov 2015 Release). FBS also recorded a cover of Bill Withers' song, Kissing My Love (Listen).

The band members are: Alpha Lewis on drums (son of Aura Msimang and Art Lewis); Tsune Naya on bass; Freedom Bean on vocals, and guitar; Jerry Goldstone on electric guitar; Everett James on Keys; Art Hafen on keys & synth and on trombone; Dave Berger on Percussion; and guest players on tenor and bari sax; Atiim Chenzira on lead & support vocals and guitar; Chloe Jean on lead & support vocals, and ukulele; Ali Hammad on lead & support vocals; and Kenji Matsui on electric guitarist.

Listen to some of their music below.

No tickets are necessary for entrance to the Oakland Jazz Brunch—this is a free event, just pay for what you order to eat/drink and enjoy the experience on Sunday, February 28 at The Cook and Her Farmer!

Sunday, February 28, 2016
The Cook and Her Farmer, Oakland