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    The James Brown Dance Party 

    The James Brown Dance Party is a rotating All Star cast of musicians that keeps the amazing music of James Brown alive and well by combining the old school players that shared the stage with James Brown with contemporary artists. Led by The Chase Brothers, The James Brown Dance Party has included members of The James Brown Band, Bootsy Collins Band, The JB's, Snarky Puppy, Trombone Shorty, Trey Anastasio Band, Galactic, Lettuce, SNL Band, Victor Wooten Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sly And The Family Stone, Meghan Trainer Band, Jazz Is PHSH, and more!

     

  • "What happens when you take all things awesome and put them in one place? The James Brown Dance Party happens!!!" 

     

     -Huffington Post

  • UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

    See it live! Join the party!

    Thursday March 30, 2017

    Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY

    Featuring The Chase Brothers with Mousey Thompson (James Brown), Elise Testone (American Idol), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Maurice "Mobetta" Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Roots), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Adam Dotson (Rubblebucket), Josh Myers (Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds), Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), Chris Rob (Talib Kweli), Fred Thomas (James Brown)

     

    Friday March 31, 2017

    The 8x10, Baltimore MD

    Featuring The Chase Brothers with Mousey Thompson (James Brown), Elise Testone (American Idol), Mark Ingraham (DJ Williams), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Adam Dotson (Rubblebucket), Patrick Rainey (The Bridge) & More!

     

    Saturday April 1, 2017

    Gypsy Sally's, Washington DC

    Featuring The Chase Brothers with Mousey Thompson (James Brown), Elise Testone (American Idol), Mark Ingraham (DJ Williams), Adam Dotson (Rubblebucket), Patrick Rainey (The Bridge) & More!

     

  • Who We Are

    The Chase Brothers have been well known members of the greater music community for many years. Collectively, Adam and Matthew have performed and collaborated with many great artists including Santana, Aerosmith, Kiss, Crosby Stills and Nash, Mos Def, Roberta Flack, Derek Trucks, OAR, Ludacris, Tommy Lee, Big Boi, Victor Wooten, Dickey Betts, Oteil Burbridge, Dennis Chambers, Jennifer Hartswick, Jeff Sipe, Nigel Hall, James Casey, Chris Bullock, Corey Henry, Rob Mercurio, Pete Murano, Eric Bolivar, Todd Stoops, Ethan Bortnick (Child Prodigy Pianist), Navasha Daya (Internationally Reknown Vocalist), N'dea Davenport (The Brand New Heavies), Busy Bee (90s Hip Hop Artist) Elise Testone (American Idol Finalist), Laura Reed (Emerging Soul Singer), Rob Se7en (Emerging R&B Artist), Allison Taylor (Nashville Recording Artist and songwriter for Alison Krauss) as well as members of James Brown Band, The JB's, Bootsy Collins Band, Trombone Shorty, Snarky Puppy, Trey Anastasio Band, Phil and Friends, Parliament Funkadelic, Soulive, Pretty Lights, Lettuce, Break Science, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Soul Symphony, With Lions, Galactic, Victor Wooten Band, Jazz is Dead, Leftover Salmon, Tab Benoit, Anders Osbourne, Perpetual Groove, Raq, Kung Fu, Dopapod, Yo Momma's Big Fat Booty Band, Deep Banana Blackout, and many other great artists!

     

     

     

  • Sights & Sounds

    THE JAMES BROWN DANCE PARTY LIVE @ BALTIMORE 6/19, NYC 6/20  D.C. 6/21

    Robert "Mousey" Thompson (drums) of James Brown Band, Cris Jacobs (guitar) of The Bridge, Neville Jacobs, Jennifer Hartswick (trumpet) of Trey Anastasio Band, Scott Flynn (trombone) of Pretty Lights James Casey (sax) of Trey Anastasio Band, Elise Testone (vocals) of American Idol, Anthony Wellington (bass) of Victor Wooten Band, and Adam Chase (drums) & Matthew Chase (guitar) of Strange Design w/ special guests Josh Thomas (keys) of Navasha Daya Band, Soul Symphony, With Lions, Freekbass (bass) of Bootsy Collins Band, The JB's, Borahm Lee (keys) of Break Science, Mary Frances (keys) of Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Aaron Henry (sax), Sam King (sax)

    THE JAMES BROWN DANCE PARTY LIVE @ REPUBLIC, NEW ORLEANS 4/26/15

    The James Brown Dance Party Live @ Republic, New Orleans.  Featuring The Chase Brothers w/ Nigel Hall, Jennifer Hartswick, James Casey, Pete Murano, Rob Mercurio, Corey Henry, Eric Bolivar, Adam Chase and Matthew Chase

    THE JAMES BROWN DANCE PARTY LIVE @ THE CUTTING ROOM 1/31/15

    The James Brown Dance Party Live @ The Cutting Room.  Featuring The Chase Brothers w/ Jeff Sipe, Jennifer Hartswick, Todd Stoops, Chris Bullock, Rob Sommerville, Elise Testone, Laura Reed, Rob Volo, Adam Chase and Matthew Chase

    THE JAMES BROWN DANCE PARTY LIVE @ THE CUTTING ROOM 1/31/15

    The James Brown Dance Party Live @ The Cutting Room.  Featuring The Chase Brothers w/ Jeff Sipe, Jennifer Hartswick, Todd Stoops, Chris Bullock, Rob Sommerville, Elise Testone, Laura Reed, Rob Volo, Adam Chase and Matthew Chase

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2016 @ BB KINGS (PHISH AFTER PARTY)

     

    New York, NY

    Elise Testone - Vocals

    Matthew Chase - Guitar / Vox

    Fred Thomas - Bass 

    Adam Chase - Drums

    Mousey Thompson - Drums

    Chris Bullock - Sax

    Michael Ray - Trumpet

    Natalie Cressman - Trombone

    Todd Stoops - Keys

     

    Featuring members of Trey Anastasio Band, Giant Country Horns, Snarky Puppy, James Brown Band, The J.B.'s, Jazz Is Phish, Raq, Strange Design and more!

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  • Members Of James Brown Band, Kool & The Gang, TAB Rock James Brown Dance Party

    On Saturday, January 2nd, BB King Blues Club in NYC's Times Square was the funkiest place to be. An all-star cast featuring members of Snarky Puppy, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Michael Jackson's band, Kool & The Gang, James Brown Band, Trey Anastasio Band, RAQ, Strange Design, Jazz Is Phish, Giant Country Horns...

    "The James Brown Dance Party Is My Happy Place" - Taraleigh Weathers (Huffington Post)

    What happens when you take all things awesome and put them in one place? The James Brown Dance Party happens!!!

    Live music is my happy place. When I'm at a show I feel free to let the wildest authentic expression of myself out to play. The more I expose myself to live music the easier it is for me to infuse those feelings of pure joy and happiness to seep into my everyday experience. The reason I'm writing about the James Brown Dance Party right now is that this is the band that does that for me to the max...

    Cutting Room To Host The James Brown Dance Party

    On January 31, NYC's Cutting Room will host a performance dubbed "The James Brown Dance Party" featuring "the funkiest all-star tribute in show business." The band organizers have arranged to perform includes members of Kung Fu, TAB, Deep Banana Blackout, Dopapod, Snarky Puppy and more...

    All Star James Brown Dance Party to Play Jazz Fest After Show

    The James Brown Dance Party will come to New Orleans for a Jazz Fest after show at the Republic on Sunday, April 26. The group—led by Strange Design’s Adam and Matthew Chase—features a rotating cast of musicians that pay tribute to the late, great James Brown....

    Down On The Bayou

     

     

    Down In The Bayou VI: A Benefit For The New Orleans Musicians' Clinic will take place at Republic in New Orleans on April 30 during Jazz Fest. Dr. John, John Bell, Jimmy Herring, John “Jojo” Hermann, Dave Schools and Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz will perform at the concert. The show will also feature Duane Trucks, Marcia Ball, Col. Bruce Hampton, (Ret.), Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville, Oteil Burbridge, Christine Ohlman, Big Chief Juan Pardo of the Yellow Pocahontas Tribe, John "Papa" Gros, Alfred "Uganda" Roberts, Papa Mali, Eric Bolivar, Billy Iuso and Sherman Ewing. More special guests will be announced in the coming weeks...

  • Past Shows...

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2016 @ ASHEVILLE MUSIC HALL

     

    EVENT CANCELLED!

    Thank you for patiently waiting our announcement about tonight's show. We have tried every conceivable way to put the show on, however we have determined it is not worth risking the safety of the musicians or fans to do so. 

     

    This evenings show is being rescheduled for a later date. Tickets can be refunded or exchanged for admission to the rescheduled show (at a date TBD) with The Asheville Music Hall box office. 

     

    Thank you for your understanding. 

    Wishing everyone a safe and warm evening. 

     

    Sincerely, 

    The James Brown Dance Party 

     

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016 @ MEZZANINE

     

    San Fransisco, CA

    Elise Testone - Vocals

    Matthew Chase - Guitar / Vox

    Uriah Duffy - Bass 

    Reed Mathis - Bass

    Adam Chase - Drums

    Chris Bullock - Sax

    Chris Bautista - Trumpet

    Elizabeth Lea - Trombone

    Jerry Poindexter - Keys

     

    Featuring members of James Brown Band, The J.B.'s, Sly And The Family Stone, CeeLo Green, Tedeschi Trucks Band, John Legend, Jamie Lidell, Eric Clapton, Snarky Puppy, Tea Leaf Green, Billy And The Kids, Breakestra, Tenacious D, Jazz Is Phish, and more!

     

    Purchase Tickets Here

     

    RSVP to the FaceBook Event Here

     

     

    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016 @ THE HOWARD THEATRE

     

    Washington, DC

    Elise Testone - Vocals

    Matthew Chase - Guitar / Vox

    Anthony Wellington - Bass 

    Adam Chase - Drums

    Mousey Thompson - Drums

    Chris Bullock - Sax

    Eric "Benny" Bloom - Trumpet

    Natalie Cressman - Trombone

    Todd Stoops - Keys

     

    Featuring members of Trey Anastasio Band, Lettuce, Snarky Puppy, James Brown Band, The J.B.'s, Victor Wooten Band, Jazz Is Phish, RAQ, and more!

     

    Purchase Tickets Here

     

    RSVP to the FaceBook Event Here

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 2016 @ REPUBLIC

     

    NEW ORLEANS, LA

    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Matthew Chase - Guitar / Vox

    Pete Murano - Guitar
    Anthony Wellington - Bass
    Mousey Thompson - Drums
    Adam Chase - Drums/Percussion
    Chris Bullock - Sax

    Jeff Watkins - Sax
    Justin Stanten - Trumpet

    Michael Ray - Trumpet

    Natalie Cressman - Trombone
    Elizabeth Lea - Trombone

    Derrick Lee - Trombone

    Mary Frances - Keys
    Josh Thomas - Keys

     

    Featuring members of James Brown Band, Victor Wooten Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave., Trey Anastasio Band, Kool & The Gang, Snarky Puppy, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sun Ra Arkestra, The Chase Brothers, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, With Lions

  • THUR., OCTOBER 13, 2016

    @ THE 8X10

     

    BALTIMORE, MD

     

    Featuring members of James Brown Band, Rubblebucket, Charles Bradley Band, Antibalas, LCD Soundsystem, The Bridge, The Chase Brothers, Jazz Is Phish, and more!

     

     

    RSVP to the FaceBook Event Here

     

    FRI., OCTOBER 14, 2016

    @ PUTNAM DEN

     

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY

     

    Featuring members of James Brown Band, Rubblebucket, Charles Bradley Band, Antibalas, LCD Soundsystem, The Chase Brothers, Jazz Is Phish, and more!

     

     

    RSVP to the FaceBook Event Here

     

     

    SUN., OCTOBER 16, 2016

    @ WAREHOUSE AT FTC

     

    FAIRFIELD, CT

     

    Featuring members of James Brown Band, Rubblebucket, Charles Bradley Band, Antibalas, LCD Soundsystem, Dopapod, The Chase Brothers, Jazz Is Phish, and more!

     

     

    RSVP to the FaceBook Event Here

     

     

    Friday, November 11, 2016 San Fransisco, CA

    Featuring The Chase Brothers w/

    Fred Wesley (The J.B.'s, James Brown)

    Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown)

    Elise Testone (American Idol)

    Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy)

    Dan Lebowitz (ALO)

    Carter Yasutake (LCD Soundsystem)

    Victor Little (Robert Walter's 20th Congress)

  • WEDNESDAY JUNE 22, 2016

    @ HALL AT MP

    BROOKLYN, NY

    470 Driggs Ave

    Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Wednesday June 22, 2016

    Doors: 7:00 PM

    Show: 8:00 PM

    $15 Early Bird Tickets  (Limited) - Click Here

    $18 Advance $20 Door

    Feat. Elise Testone ( American Idol), James Casey ( Trey Anastasio Band), Eric "Benny" Bloom (Lettuce), Adam Dotson (Rubblebucket), Josh Schwartz (Turkuaz), Chris DeAngelis (Kung Fu), The Chase Brothers, & More!

    w/ DJ Cochon De Lait

    Saturday June 25, 2016

    @ House Of Blues

    Chicago, IL

     

    **PHISH AFTER SHOW**

     

    329 N Dearborn St.

    Chicago, IL 60654

    Back Porch Stage

    Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Doors: 10:00 PM

    Show: 11:30 PM

    $21 Advance

    Phish @ Wrigley Field After Party

    Feat. Elise Testone ( American Idol), James Casey ( Trey Anastasio Band), Eric "Benny" Bloom (Lettuce), Chris DeAngelis (Kung Fu), The Chase Brothers, & Many More!

     

     

    Tuesday June 28, 2016

    @ The Ardmore Music Hall

    Ardmore, PA

     

    **PHISH AFTER SHOW**

    10 Minutes from the Mann Center

    23 E. Lancaster Ave.

    Ardmore, PA

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Doors: 10:00 PM

    Show: 11:00 PM

    Phish @ The Mann Center for the Performing Arts after party
    The James Brown Dance Party
    Feat. The Chase Brothers, Elise Testone ( American Idol), Carl Gerhard (Giant Country Horns) James Casey ( Trey Anastasio Band), Todd Stoopss (RAQ) & many more
    Tues 6/28/2016
    The Ardmore Music Hall
    $15 adv/ $20 D.O.S.
    GA: Standing + Table & Bar Seating (First Come, Non-Reserved)
    21+

    Tickets: http://bit.ly/ JamesBrownAMH

  • THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016 @ THE CHARLESTON POURHOUSE

     

    Charleston, SC

    Elise Testone - Vocals

    Matthew Chase - Guitar / Vox

    Adam Chase - Drums / Vox

    Rob Cureton - Bass

    Rahsaan Barber - Sax

    Jennifer Hartswick - Trumpet

    Derrick Johnson - Trombone

     

    Featuring members of Trey Anastasio Band, The Temptations, Robert Randolph Band, Wooten Brothers Band, Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty Band, The Chase Brothers, Jazz Is Phish, and more!

     

    *Rahsaan Barber of The Temptations will be filling in for Leroy Harper Jr. of The James Brown Band

     

    Purchase Tickets Here

     

    RSVP to the FaceBook Event Here

     

    SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016 @ THE GREY EAGLE

     

    Asheville, NC

     

    Elise Testone - Vocals

    Matthew Chase - Guitar / Vox

    Adam Chase - Drums / Vox

    Rob Cureton - Bass

    Rahsaan Barber - Sax

    Jennifer Hartswick - Trumpet

    Derrick Johnson - Trombone

     

    Featuring members of Trey Anastasio Band, The Temptations, Robert Randolph Band, Wooten Brothers Band, Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty Band, The Chase Brothers, Jazz Is Phish, and more!

     

    *Rahsaan Barber of The Temptations will be filling in for Leroy Harper Jr. of The James Brown Band

     

    Purchase Tickets Here

     

    RSVP to the FaceBook Event Here

     

     

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