Join us at the iconic De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Saturday 9th May to see one of the most acclaimed, respected and legendary American multi-instrumentalist, songwriters, record producers, and arrangers.
In an emotional musical journey, Booker T will perform the songs that make up the fabric of his musical identity. Booker T. & the M.G.’s staples like Green Onions are woven into defining moments from his journey after Stax, when he produced and recorded with artists as diverse as Bill Withers, Willie Nelson, and Carlos Santana.
The evening culminates with new original music, highlighting the soaring guitar and vocals of his son and collaborator Teddy Jones. After the show, Booker T will greet fans and sign copies of Time is Tight.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of our concert partners Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors.
Best known as the front man of the band Booker T. & the MGs, and the anthem hit Green Onions, he has worked with countless award-winning artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and has earned a Grammy award for lifetime achievement.
Along with the band, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Jones continues to record and tour internationally, both as a solo artist and as head of Booker T.’s Stax Revue.
Booker T Jones is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and arguably the most famous Hammond B3 player in history. As leader of the legendary Booker T and the MGs, this pillar of soul music collaborated with Otis Redding, Albert King, and more during his tenure at Stax Records.
Since then, Booker has lent his trademark keyboard chops to and produced classic albums such as Willie Nelson’s multi-platinum hit “Stardust” and Bill Withers’ “Just As I Am” featuring the hit song “Ain’t No Sunshine”.
“Jones’ name is synonymous with the Hammond B3 organ. At 17, he recorded the instrument’s anthem, “Green Onions.” NPR
Icon of the Modernist movement, Del La Warr Pavilion is a pioneering arts organisation, People’s Palace - these overlapping and sometimes conflicting roles characterise the De La Warr Pavilion built in 1935 and re-furbished in 2005 as a national centre for contemporary arts for the south east region and beyond. Offering contemporary art exhibitions, auditorium, eatery, bar and shop.
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