Mazen Bedwei Majdoub

The Curtom Orchestra opened the show with a slick medley of Curtis Mayfield hits, featuring the vocal talents of London Soul man Mazen Bedwei. Mazen’s vocal range, tone, and delivery have such a striking similarity to Curtis that original Impressions members Sam Gooden and Fred Cash were so ‘Impressed’ they gave Mazen the name ‘Little Curtis’ Perhaps the ultimate accolade!!

The Curtom Orchestra are an all-star band featuring members of Jamiroquai, The Brand New Heavies, Incognito and more who will be celebrating the life and music of Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions on the night of what would have been the Chicago Soul Legend's 80th Birthday.