Saxophonist Dave Mullen will be Appearing @ BAM with Fela Kuti Alumni Kaleta and Zozo Afrobeat on Nov 5th @ 9PM

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Zozo Afrobeat will be appearing at BAMcafe (Brooklyn Academy of Music) on Nov.5th at 9PM with special guest saxophonist Dave Mullen. Bandleader Kaleta is an alumni of the iconic Fela Kuti as well as King Sunny Ade among others.

Critically acclaimed saxophonist Dave Mullen will be appearing as a special guest with Zozo Afrobeat. at BAMcafe on Nov.5th at 9PM. Bandleader Nigerian-born Kaleta grew up performing Afrobeat with the Gods—Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, and the rest of the pantheon. Now based in New York, his group Zozo Afrobeat is a 13 pc. fixture of both groove and political consciousness.

Dave has just returned from a Brazil and South Africa tour with Gloria Gaynor. His credits include performances and/or recordings with Roy Ayers, Nile Rodgers, The Brand New Heavies, P-Funk, Groove Collective, Blue Man Group, Gil Scott Heron, Delfeayo Marsalis, Robin Eubanks, Marc Ribot, Victor Jones, John Hicks , Mark Egan, Danny Gottlieb, Brian Jackson, Mood 2 Swing, G Love and Special Sauce, The Jesus Lizard, Firewater, Slick Rick and others.

Dave Mullen Reviews:
"His urgent playing and blistering sense of improvisation on uptempo tracks 'Like Rashaan' ....has a lot of the retro soul sensibilities that drive that genre." -- Jonathan Widran, All Music Guide (AMG)

"Mullen's sax is urgent, intense and ultra-expressive."-- Ronald Jackson,

"Dave Mullen on tenor and soprano saxes comes equally from the David Sanborn and Gato Baarbeieri schools of phrasing and rhythmic pulse, and he has a melodic sensibility on par with Stan Getz as a young musician." -- Thom Jurek, All Music Guide (AMG)


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