August 18th 2017

Entertainment / Music

US bassists Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten give thrilling performance at Safaricom jazz festival

Wooten and Bailey were visiting Kenya on the invitation of Sammy Lutomia, the founder of non-profit organization Global Youth Groove that aims to transform the lives of Kenyan youth through music. During their stay in Kenya they also visited Ghetto Classics music program in Korogocho.

By Mary Muthonimmuthoni@kenyafreepress.comWednesday, 14 Jun 2017 16:34 EAT

American bassists Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten gave a thrilling performance at the Michael Joseph Centre in Westlands, Nairobi, on Friday evening. The evening started with a performance by Don Williams Ouko and his band which auditioned for the 2017/2018 Safaricom Jazz season.

The duo then got on state and invited vocalists and other instrumentalists from Berklee Colege on stage. Acclaimed Kenyan pianist Jacob Asiyo was also invited on stage to perform with the award winning duo.

Wooten and Bailey were visiting Kenya on the invitation of Sammy Lutomia, the founder of non-profit organization Global Youth Groove that aims to transform the lives of Kenyan youth through music. During their stay in Kenya they also visited Ghetto Classics music program in Korogocho.

Wooten is a five-time Grammy award winner. He hit the worldwide scene in 1990 as a founding member of the supergroup Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. He started performing as the bassist with the family band at age five, and at age six was on tour with his brothers.

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