Grammy-winning reggae Icon Lee Scratch Perry’s name has become synonymous with experimentation and innovation both as a legendary producer and influential performer. After over 40 years, “The Upsetter” shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. He visits the Jazz Cafe with full live band and firing on all cylinders.
Lee Scratch Perry is one of the most important figures in the history of reggae music. As an artist, songwriter, innovator, performer, creator and especially a producer, Perry has been at the forefront of reggae music since the late 50's ska movement. Cited by many as the inventor of dub reggae and the “scratch” turntable effect since used by DJs everywhere. He was also a seminal influence on the works of Bob Marley and shaped the machinery that became his celebrated sound.
Perry’s studio innovations made him such a sought after producer that he influenced not only reggae but also rock, punk, pop and dance music, having collaborated with such icons as The Clash, Junior Murvin and The Beastie Boys. Now back and with his unique sound stylings burning as brightly as ever, get ready and tighten up.