Fred Wesley

Mobile native Fred Wesley (1943- ) is a jazz trombonist who entered the music industry early when he joined the Ike and Tina Turner band as a teenager. He made his mark as a performer, arranger, and composer for James Brown during the 1960s and '70s, and has since worked with such talents as Ray Charles, Van Morrison, and Vanessa Williams.

Courtesy of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame