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Event Archive - Booker T. Jones with Keith and Tex Workshop, Vic High R&B Band: Booker T. Jones, Keith and Tex, VIc High Rhythm and Blues Band

Thu. June 15th 2017 @  Victoria High School Auditorium, 1260 Grant Street Victoria BC (All Ages)
Tickets at: Lyles Place
Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival (XVIII) in affiliation with
Victoria High School R&B Band proudly presents
a special key-note address featuring Booker T. Jones with Keith & Tex.
Soul & Rocksteady Reggae legends together for the first time!

Victoria BC Ska Society in partnership with the Victoria High School R&B Band
is excited to present this first time key-note address ft. Lifetime Grammy
Achievement & Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Booker T. Jones with Jamaica's
legendary rocksteady/reggae duo Keith & Tex.

The goals of the session are to provide youth and the general public a greater
understanding of the roots of Jamaican rooted music focusing on how American
soul, R&B and Stax Records artists have influenced rocksteady and reggae
practitioners in Jamaica and throughout the rest of the world.

Booker T. Jones and Keith & Tex will give key-note addresses to the audience
followed by a question and answer period. The Vic High R&B Band led by Eric
Emde will also perform a short set at this historic event.

Join Booker T. Jones, Keith & Tex, The New Groovement and Garden City Soul Club at Ship
Point Inner Harbour following this key-note address. Ship Point event runs 4pm - 10pm.
All Ages. Kids 10 and under free with accompanying adult.

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Booker T. Jones (Soul/R&B/Blues/Jazz)

It can be argued that it was Booker T. Jones who set the cast for modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise and enduring popularity. On classic Stax hits like “Green Onions,” “Hang ‘Em High,” “Time Is Tight,” and “Melting Pot” the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee and GRAMMY Lifet... more info

Keith and Tex (Rocksteady, Reggae, Soul, Ska)

Keith Rowe and Philip “Tex” Dixon were two suburban Kingston kids who wanted nothing more than to make ska music. Originally two members of a five-person vocal group, the lads were turned down by Jamaica’s top producers of the late 60s, Coxsone Dodd, Prince Buster, and Duke Reid. Dejected, the other three vocalists quit, but Keith and Tex stu... more info

VIc High Rhythm and Blues Band

This is a remarkable and unique High School R&B band. In 1992,Their visionary music director Eric began to develop the concept of an R&B band for inclusion in the Victoria High School music curriculum to replace the stage band which had been the educational standard for over 25 years. more info