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Walter "Wolfman" Washington, g & voc
Antonio Gambrell, tp
Tom Fitzpatrick, sax & voc
Steve De Troy, keyb
Jack Cruz, b & voc
Wayne Maureau, dr

THE Funk, Soul, Blues and R&B legend from New Orleans.

Exclusive in Switzerland!
At Jazzfestival Bern for the first time!

Now 74 years old, Walter “Wolfman” Washington has been a mainstay in the New Orleans music scene since the early 1960s. He cut his teeth backing up some of the best singers and performers in New Orleans history including Lee Dorsey, Johnny Adams, and Irma Thomas before putting together his long time band The Roadmasters, who have been burning down and burning up local and national stages since their first gigs in the 1980s. Walter “Wolfman Washington has soul to go along with that fire. Washington started singing in school and the church. One Sunday they went on the local gospel show on WBOK to sing, and Washington noticed the guitar player in the studio who was playing behind them. One of his uncles saw this and gave him a guitar, and Washington started practicing. Washington started playing with different musicians around New Orleans – including Irma Thomas and Lee Dorsey. Dorsey was a New Orleans singer with a couple of big hits, “Ride Your Pony” and “Working in a Coal Mine” under his belt. Dorsey hired the 19 year old Washington to go on the road with him where he spent the next two and a half years. Starting in the late 1960s, he went on the road with singer Johnny Adams and began recording with him. He backed him on his long run of acclaimed albums on the Rounder label. He and the Roadmasters also recorded 3 albums for Rounder, “Wolf Tracks” (1986), “Out of the Dark” (1988), “Wolf at the Door” (1991), and one for Rounder’s subsidiary Bullseye Blues “Funk is in the House” (1998). The Roadmasters have proven to be Washington’s longest lasting band, lasting 28 years. This year, Walter celebrates the release of his latest CD, “My Future Is My Past”.19.03.-23.3.2019 Walter "Wolfman" Washington


Tue. 19.03. - Sat. 23.03.2019

1st Concert 7:30 p.m.
(Doors 7:00 p.m.)

2nd concert 10:00 p.m.
(Doors 9:30 p.m.)


One Concert CHF 50.-
Both Concerts CHF 75.-

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