Percussionist Robert Thomas Jr. To Debut New Band
Former Weather Report percussionist Robert Thomas Jr. has teamed up with Felix and Julius Pastorius (the twin sons of Jaco Pastorius, on bass and drums, respectively), Leroy Romans (keyboard) and Paxi Pastor (guitar) to form the new band 7th World. The group will debut this Saturday, December 8, with a performance and webcast at the Moksha Family Arts Collective in Miami. The band plays a style of music they like to call “Global Acid Funk,” which fuses elements of electronic, jazz, funk and world music. Their debut show will begin a 10pm EST and will be livestreamed via Jambase. To purchase tickets to the event, call 305.757.7277. You can watch a video of Felix Pastorius playing a solo with Yellowjackets, a jazz quartet that he joined earlier this year, above.