Funk music will take over Pérez Art Museum Miami on January 17, when guests of PAMM Art of the Party, presented by Louis Vuitton, will join together for the Remix after party for decadent desserts, cocktails and to dance the night away.
Brazilian Funk band Batuke Samba Funk and legendary sax player and James Brown band leader Pee Wee Ellis will get everyone grooving to their unique blend of rhythms comprised of 70s Funk, Afro Samba, Brazilian Big Band, Jazz, Soul and R&B.
Ellis played with the James Brown Revue from 1965 to 1969. While with Brown he arranged and co-wrote many worldwide hits such as “Cold Sweat,” “Say It Loud,” “Mother Popcorn,” “Lickin’ Stick,” and “The Chicken.” The inventor of Funk Jazz also worked with other outstanding musicians and artists like George Benson, Esther Phillips, Van Morrison's band and Mali’s Oumou Sangare.
The performance of Pee Wee Ellis will be a very special treat for PAMM Art of the Party guests. One of the funkiest horn players in jazz music history, Florida native Ellis will perform from his extensive musical repertoire spanning over 55 years, performing timeless music with an incredible love and passion that invites everyone to start dancing and enjoy every minute of the party at PAMM.