I first met Fareed in the 1980’s at The Piano Man, a jazz bar I was involved with in Chicago. A bar dedicated to presenting the best in live jazz and blues. We lost our lease before I had the opportunity to book him. After totally leaving the bar and music business for 30 years, I found myself back at it in Madison.
A month after I moved to Madison, I went to the Waterfront Festival, and there was Fareed. I said to myself, if I ever have the opportunity to book music again, I will for sure book Fareed. Last night Fareed Haque and His Funk Brothers performed at North Street Cabaret. They were phenomenal.
I am so appreciative of fulfilling this dream and so appreciative of the great Madison audience. It is truly a pleasure to bring the best that I can to you. Without you, the audience, our stage would be silent. Thank you.