Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Tower of Power performs Aug. 25 at Music in the Park
Show opens with popular local band Super Soul Brothers
SAN JOSE – Tower of Power returns to Music in the Park on Aug. 25.
Acclaimed for its five-piece horn section, Tower of Power tours the world each year, playing hundreds of dates and pleasing their audiences with a parade of funk and soul classics including: “You’re Still a Young Man,” “Down to the Nightclub,” “So Very Hard to Go,” “Time Will Tell,” and “What is Hip?”
Tower of Power previously appeared at Music in the Park in 1994 and 1995. Founding members Emilio Castillo (tenor sax and vocals), Stephen “Doc” Kupka (baritone sax), Francis Rocco Prestia (bass) and David Garibaldi (drummer), have never stopped recording or touring in 48 years.
Marcus Scott joined T.O.P. as its new lead singer in April. “I have always been known as a ‘Soul Man’ but the T.O.P. has me singing Soul with a capital S,” he said.
The show begins at 5:30 p.m. with Super Soul Brothers, which combines funk and jazz with familiar melodies from classic video games, anime and TV and movie soundtracks.
All Music in the Park shows are at Plaza de Cesar Chavez, located in downtown San Jose along Market Street and surrounded by the Fairmont San Jose, Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose Museum of Art and other downtown landmarks.
The Tower of Power date is the last of four Music in the Park concerts scheduled for 2016:
June 24: Los Lobos and Maxx Cabelllo, Jr.
July 14: AC/DShe, The Killer Queens and The Drought
Aug. 4: Ozomatli and Sonido Clash Session
Aug. 25: Tower of Power with Super Soul Brothers
For more about the Aug. 25 artists, visit http://www.towerofpower.com and http://www.supersoulbros.com.
Tickets --$10 per adult and free for 12-under when accompanied by an adult -- are now available at www.musicintheparksj.com. At the door, admission will be $15 per adult.
Music in the Park is presented by Metro Newspapers and produced by the San Jose Downtown Association. The events are supported by a grant from the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs.
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