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Fri, May 6

SMOOTHJAZZLOVERS.ORG Presents Pieces of A Dream 40th Anniversary Tour

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

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Pieces of a Dream got its start in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ? a city steeped in history, tradition and rich musical heritage. Artists like John Coltrane, Stanley Clarke, Grover Washington, Jr., Gamble and Huff, Stan Getz, Jeff Lorber, Patti Labelle, Teddy Pendergrass, Jill Scott and The Roots are just a few of the amazingly talented musicians who hail from or have been nurtured by the ?City of Brotherly Love.? This vibrant city and its melting pot of art, music and history helped shape the musical style of the young musicians who would become the talented contemporary jazz band Pieces of a Dream. Just as the city embraces its past, it continues to evolve, and so has Pieces of a Dream as the group makes history of its own by marking two major milestones: their 37th year together as a group and the release of their 20th album entitled In The Moment, due out on August 27, 2013 on Shanachie Entertainment. Founding members James Lloyd (keyboards) and Curtis Harmon (drums) both use words like ?thankful,? ?blessed? and ?grateful? to describe how they feel about their work and their fans, who have continued to make it all possible. Curtis says, ?I would describe In The Moment as a milestone for us. Not many groups get to reach 37 years and 20 albums! I feel very fortunate and blessed to be in the music industry this long and to have this kind of success.? James adds, ?That?s crazy isn?t it?! Twenty albums and the first one came out in 1981 when I was a senior in high school, 16 years old. We were out on the road with Grover Washington, Jr. the following year and I basically grew up on the road with him. We would open for him as Pieces and then play as part of his rhythm section.? And Grover Washington, Jr. was indeed their guiding light, a mentor who took Pieces of a Dream under his wing as the first group he signed with his brand new production company. James and Curtis were the nucleus of the band, having played together as members of the Ada Lewis Middle School jazz ensemble along with former member bassist Cedric Napoleon. Danny Harmon, Curtis? father and a jazz musician himself, became their manager and had the guys listening to the Modern Jazz Quartet, Ahmad Jamal and Oscar Peterson as they developed their unique sound, blending their jazz roots with R&B, soul and funk. Pieces released three albums in quick succession, establishing its place in the world of smooth jazz with the CDs Pieces of a Dream (1981), We Are One (1982) and Imagine This (1983). Those albums include some of their biggest early hits, including ?Warm Weather,? ?Mount Airy Groove? and ?Fo Fi Fo.?
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Fri, May 6

SMOOTHJAZZLOVERS.ORG Presents Pieces of A Dream 40th Anniversary Tour

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

REMAINING TICKETS ARE FOR STANDING ROOM ONLY AT THE BACK OF THE VENUE. NO SEATS ARE PROVIDED FOR STANDING ROOM.

Pieces of a Dream got its start in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ? a city steeped in history, tradition and rich musical heritage. Artists like John Coltrane, Stanley Clarke, Grover Washington, Jr., Gamble and Huff, Stan Getz, Jeff Lorber, Patti Labelle, Teddy Pendergrass, Jill Scott and The Roots are just a few of the amazingly talented musicians who hail from or have been nurtured by the ?City of Brotherly Love.? This vibrant city and its melting pot of art, music and history helped shape the musical style of the young musicians who would become the talented contemporary jazz band Pieces of a Dream. Just as the city embraces its past, it continues to evolve, and so has Pieces of a Dream as the group makes history of its own by marking two major milestones: their 37th year together as a group and the release of their 20th album entitled In The Moment, due out on August 27, 2013 on Shanachie Entertainment. Founding members James Lloyd (keyboards) and Curtis Harmon (drums) both use words like ?thankful,? ?blessed? and ?grateful? to describe how they feel about their work and their fans, who have continued to make it all possible. Curtis says, ?I would describe In The Moment as a milestone for us. Not many groups get to reach 37 years and 20 albums! I feel very fortunate and blessed to be in the music industry this long and to have this kind of success.? James adds, ?That?s crazy isn?t it?! Twenty albums and the first one came out in 1981 when I was a senior in high school, 16 years old. We were out on the road with Grover Washington, Jr. the following year and I basically grew up on the road with him. We would open for him as Pieces and then play as part of his rhythm section.? And Grover Washington, Jr. was indeed their guiding light, a mentor who took Pieces of a Dream under his wing as the first group he signed with his brand new production company. James and Curtis were the nucleus of the band, having played together as members of the Ada Lewis Middle School jazz ensemble along with former member bassist Cedric Napoleon. Danny Harmon, Curtis? father and a jazz musician himself, became their manager and had the guys listening to the Modern Jazz Quartet, Ahmad Jamal and Oscar Peterson as they developed their unique sound, blending their jazz roots with R&B, soul and funk. Pieces released three albums in quick succession, establishing its place in the world of smooth jazz with the CDs Pieces of a Dream (1981), We Are One (1982) and Imagine This (1983). Those albums include some of their biggest early hits, including ?Warm Weather,? ?Mount Airy Groove? and ?Fo Fi Fo.?
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Sat, May 7

Chris Pureka with Ramaya Soskin

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Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

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It?s rare for an artist to bridge the divide between critical acclaim and dedicated fan engagement. Chris Pureka is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose body of work has resonated deeply with these seemingly disparate milieus. Her bold vulnerability in processing the intimacies of her life in song has long appealed to those listeners who crave authenticity. Now, five years coming, she shares with us another powerful entry in her life?s work, her sixth release, the aptly titled, Back in the Ring. Chris?s elegant emotionality as a vocalist, and her flair and immediacy as a lyricist have garnered her favorable comparisons to Gillian Welch, Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, and Patty Griffin. She?s earned accolades from such distinguished taste-making outlets as The New York Times, Paste, Magnet, Billboard.com, and The AllMusic Guide. She?s shared the stage with such diverse and esteemed artists as Dar Williams, The Lumineers, The Cowboy Junkies, Gregory Alan Isakov, Martin Sexton, and Ani DiFranco. Along the way, Chris has remained fiercely independent, selling nearly 50,000 albums through her own label, Sad Rabbit Records. Chris?s journey in music mirrors her path toward self-discovery. At 16, writing songs became a way of journaling. ?I was shy and introverted, and songwriting was a very personal process. I never had any intention of performing,? she shares. Post high school, she went on to complete a biology degree at Wesleyan University, and afterwards, worked in a microbiology research lab at Smith College. Meanwhile, she established a music career parallel to her biology work through touring and issuing a clutch of well-received indie releases. In 2006, when Chris found herself turning down too many opportunities as a musician, she shifted her priorities to become a full-time artist. Her latest album, Back in the Ring, is Chris?s first studio full length since 2010?s critically acclaimed How I Learned to See in the Dark. ?I?m not interested in releasing songs I can?t get behind or records I don?t love,? she says of the five-year span between albums. The title of her latest playfully suggests something of an artistic comeback, but it also references the album?s themes of relationship conflict and making the decision to fight back against dark inner demons. ?My music is the outward expression of the work I?m doing internally. What I do comes from my experiences, and I strive to express these experiences authentically. Speaking my truth, and being myself, is the way that I connect with people,? Chris confides. Her rise as an esteemed artist with captivating emotional integrity has been organic and always on her own terms. For someone who never had an intention of being a professional musician, it?s been a life of far-reaching changes and unexpected rewards.
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Tue, May 10

SOLD OUT! Sawyer Fredericks with Mia Z

Genre: Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

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Sawyer Fredericks has certainly come a long way from the 88-acre Upstate New York farm where he grew up. However, home is still a big part of his soulful, contemporary folk sound. "That's where I started playing guitar," he says. "It was so much fun growing up there. There was a lot of open space, and I was able to be around animals. Nature really inspired me. I feel like it gave me a different musical perspective." His stark honesty and soulful delivery turned him into a national phenomenon during the eighth season of NBC's Emmy Award®-winning The Voice. As part of "Team Pharrell," he emerged as the "youngest victor in the show's history" at just 16-years-old. Moreover, he made Voice history, becoming "the first artist to land 14 songs in the iTunes Overall Top 200 Songs Chart in one week." All in all, his digital sales exceeded 1 million cumulative singles, making him one of the show's most successful artists ever. Most importantly, Sawyer's time on The Voice taught him quite a few things. "I learned so much," he says. "It was incredible to be around that many artists and see so much talent. I took it all in. Getting to perform on that stage was amazing. I also remember Pharrell gave me a piece of advice that I'll never forget. He said, 'Stay true to yourself.'" That's what Sawyer does on his self-titled debut EP for Republic Records. Led by the striking and soulful first single "Take It All," the four-song collection introduces his singular style. "The process of co-writing was new for me," he says. "Learning to create a more upbeat song and work with someone else was a great learning experience. Lyrically, it's a love song about a guy who's at the end of his rope, and this woman has lifted him up." Elsewhere on the EP, "Lovers Still Alone" sees his voice take the spotlight over a rich sonic backdrop. "I got to work with a full band in the studio, and it came out really nicely," he goes on. "It's about a person who's with someone, but the significant other is not really acknowledging them or loving them. I think everyone's been through that kind of one-sided relationship." Ultimately, Sawyer forges a true connection between his roots and his passion for music that has lead him to where he is today "I want the lyrics and music to connect to the audience," he leaves off. "I just hope they feel when they hear me."
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Wed, May 11

Kris Allen with Luke Wade

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

On his third full-length album Horizons, singer/songwriter Kris Allen sharpens his songcraft and brings a more boldly openhearted spirit to his soulful brand of poprock than ever before. With his past work including a 2009 self-titled debut featuring the platinum-selling single ?Live Like We?re Dying,? Allen?s first independently released album finds him reaching a new level of sophistication in his melody-minded songwriting while fully tapping into his natural grace as a singer and guitarist. For Allen, Horizons began with the spontaneous writing of ?Beautiful & Wild,? one of the album?s most gently powerful tracks. ?That song came to me as I was falling asleep, and I got up and started writing and realized it was different from anything I?d ever done,? says the 29-year-old Arkansas native of ?Beautiful & Wild,? a song partly inspired by the birth of his first child in the summer of 2013. ?It wasn?t trying to be a big pop song or to please anybody else?it just felt very organic and personal and straight from the heart, and that ended up shaping the rest of the record for me.?
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Fri, May 13

Under a Blood Red Sky

Genre: Rock/Tribute
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Covering all of U2's best music since the 1983 War tour, UABRS shows amaze fans with our U2-esque reenactments because we make every effort to replicate wardrobe, stage props, video/audio choreography, instruments and equipment from many famous U2 concerts around the world. This project, from day one, has been about the spectacle of what seeing/experiencing U2's music live has grown to be known for; so, for us, it's been more about creating a "theatre-like" experience for fans than just covering the music. Come out and sing along with us...and feel the power and passion of one of the greatest bands of our time!!!
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Sat, May 14

Dee Lucas & Tony Exum Jr. Nothing But The Sax 2016

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

These two saxophonists will bring to the Soiled Dove Underground two bands with two separate shows for one night only! Dee Lucas, an Atlanta-based recording artist, will be celebrating the new release of his 6th CD titled 'Going Deeper'; while, Colorado Springs saxman Tony Exum, Jr. celebrates the release of his fifth CD titled 'V'.
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Sun, May 15

ALL AGES SHOW! School of Rock Epic Albums: Boston

Genre: Rock/Tribute
Doors: 11:00AM
Show: 12:00PM

Denver's School of Rock invites you to to join them at the Soiled Dove Underground as they present a tribute to Boston! Boston, MA. A band bearing its city's name records and releases one of the most successful albums in American music history, selling over 17 million copies to date. Masterminded by primary songwriter and founding member Tom Scholz, the 1976 recording Boston skyrocketed up U.S. billboard charts, blasting the band to overnight success and near immediate rock legend status. Featuring remarkably memorable songs employing highly complex vocal arrangements and technically inspired instrumental ability, Boston remains a favorite and staple for listeners and musicians of the Classic Rock and Progressive Rock genres. Almost every track on the album became an instant rock classic, including "More than a Feeling," Long Time," "Smokin'," and "Rock and Roll Band," to name just a few
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Sun, May 15

ALL AGES SHOW! School of Rock Tribute to Prog Rock

Genre: Rock/Tribute
Doors: 3:00PM
Show: 4:00PM

During the last century Rock and Roll music changed the way an artist or group of musicians could approach their craft. As technology has improved exponentially and technical prowess has become ever more challenging, the Progressive Rock genre remains the bastion of musical experimentation. From traditional and classical styles to modern techniques and sound synthesis, PROG continues to advance and innovate, warping the boundaries of popular music and breaking the mold of listener convention. From classic groundbreaking acts such as Rush and Yes, to the new vanguard of Periphery and Animals as Leaders, get ready to push the envelope of rock sounds,as SORD explores PROG ROCK.
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Wed, May 18

The James Hunter Six

Genre: R&B/Soul
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

t?s been 10 years since the Englishman James Hunter burst onto the scene with his U.S. debut People Gonna Talk (GO/Rounder 2006), topping the Billboard Blues chart, earning a Grammy-nomination, and attracting universal acclaim from critics and his fans?including Van Morrison, Sharon Jones, and Allen Toussaint. Over the last decade, he?s toured extensively around the world on the club, theatre, and festival circuits, steadily growing a dedicated audience comprised of hardened gig-goers, old-school baby boomers, and young hipsters alike. His follow-ups The Hard Way and Minute By Minute (GO/Fantasy), further cemented Hunter?s reputation as a soul powerhouse, heralded for his talents both as a live performer and perhaps even more so as a songwriter, with The New Yorker describing his ?tight, taut compositions? as ?rooted in American soul music without being bound to it.? Now Hunter is back with his fourth album, Hold On! marking his debut on Daptone Records, America?s premier soul imprint and Hunter?s second collaboration with famed producer Gabriel Roth aka Bosco Mann. It also marks a cumulative and consecutive total of 48 original songs written exclusively by Hunter, without resorting to a single covered recording. At age 53, Hunter feels he has finally found his home for making music. ?The great thing about working with Gabe is that he can get our tunes on tape exactly the way I heard them in my head when I was writing them,? explained Hunter. ?It's a rare thing when a producer knows what you're going for before you've told him. It's good to be associated with a record company that ?gets? us.?
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Fri, May 20

Peter White

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience.
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Fri, May 20

Peter White

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience.
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Sat, May 21

Angie Stevens & The Beautiful Wreck with Jalan Crossland and The Lowland Lakers

Genre: Americana
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

*Named Denver?s Best Singer/Songwriter by both the editors and fans of Westword (Colorado?s biggest alt-weekly)as well as Emerging Artist of the Year and Best Independent Artist of the Year (Hapiskratch Records) Stevens is rapidly gaining national attention. She has played everything from the Hotel Cafe in LA to Opening Day at Coors Field in Denver. Her song, ?Sleepwalking,? was featured on HBO?s ?Big Love.? Her video, ?Stand Up Girl,? (filmed during her August 2006 concert at Red Rocks) was a ?Pick of the Week? on Country Music Television?s ?Top 20 Video Countdown show.? and she signed a music licensing agreement with MTV Networks. In September 2007 she returned to Red Rocks to perform as part of the first-ever Monolith Festival. In January 2008 she and bass player Susan Phelan showcased at the Sundance Film Festival. She performed at Circus Mexicus in Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Mexico twice with Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. She has also played Denver Day of Rock and numerous festivals across the country.
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Fri, May 27

Bonerama

Genre: New Orleans Brass Funk Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Bonerama has always been hailed as "unlike anything you've ever heard before?... It?s the best way to describe this 16 year old powerhouse touring band from New Orleans, LA. In addition to changing the way people think about the trombone, the sound of Bonerama has become an influence and contribution to the sound of New Orleans music today. With newer acts such as Trombone Shorty and Big Sam?s Funky Nation joining them on the national music scene, it?s New Orleans that has benefited with a newfound reputation as being a bonafide "Trombone Town". These bands all carry the trombone like the trophy it truly is in New Orleans. And Bonerama was there first. The band has performed and recorded with countless national artists such as R.E.M., OKGo, Tom Morello, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Jill Sobule and so many more, all while bringing their distinctive sounds from New Orleans to a national spotlight. Festivals and events such as Monterey Jazz Fest to High Sierra Music Festival, Jam Cruise, Bear Creek Festival and of course the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival only outline the extensive festival work this band has under its? name. National television appearances on CBS (Late Show with David Letterman), HBO (Comic Relief, Treme) and CNN have further exposed Bonerama to a wide range of unsuspecting new viewers. While enduring lineup changes, member displacement, tragedy and loss over the years, the song for Bonerama has remained the same; being centered around their beloved trombone & city, while striving for greatness with a fun spirit. Whether it?s their inventive covers or funky, rocking originals, Bonerama is calling you to Shake It Baby. To the left and to the right. Or anyway you like it. Rest assured, Bonerama will take you on your most memorable RIDE ON THE SLIDE!
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Sat, May 28

Ron McMillon Talkin' About Jesus 2016

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Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Colorado Native Ron McMillon has a style that is a mixture of Gospel and Smooth Jazz. Having studied music at the collegiate level, Ron?s creative versatility is on full display at his inspired performances at concert venues, churches, jazz festivals, and also while playing live with smooth jazz Artist and producer Darren Rahn, world renowed pianist Adlan Cruz, gospel artists Kim Stratton, and many other notable performers. Mr. McMillon released his first gospel jazz single entitled ?It Is Me? in the Spring of 2013. In Summer 2015, with his debut single going to smooth jazz radio, saxophonist Ron McMillon presents ?Consuming Fire,? produced by acclaimed format veteran Darren Rahn. This chart topping single has been taking the world by storm on smooth jazz stations worldwide, including play on Siriusxm ?Watercolors?! Ron?s sincere passion for music ministry and his love for God is the foundation of ALL of his new found success in the music industry. McMillon is quoted saying, ?My desire has always been to touch the hearts of people all over the world with my musical gifting. This is just the beginning!?
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Fri, June 3

Melissa Ivey with Michael Hornbuckle Band

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Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

“Welcome to my Lady Lair,” says the diminutive Ivey, her famously huge brown eyes sparkling with a trademark combination of wisdom and mischief. Equal parts laboratory, writing space, recording studio and sanctuary, the Lady Lair is packed with clues about what motivates the art, and heart, of Melissa Ivey, one of Denver’s most enduring songwriters and musicians. There are yoga books and spiritual icons, an altar to her guru, Amma, whom she treks to visit in New Mexico every summer. There are two guitar-shaped statues placed side-by-side on the window pane, tokens from 2005 and 2006, when Ivey was named “Best Singer/Songwriter” by Westword newspaper, Colorado’s largest alternative weekly. There’s a computer, loaded with sounds and samples and Garage Band, which Ivey used to record demos for her new album, Speed of Life, due in summer 2013. But mostly, there are tools of the musician’s trade: Electric and acoustic guitars, basses, a mandolin, a Moroccan bouzouki, a rain stick from New Mexico. In the corner stands “Sweet Beast,” an upright electric cello Ivey sometimes bows just to connect to a deep-down resonance of its hum. The instruments plot Ivey’s development as an artist who taught herself to play bass and guitar before she entered high school, who often missed weeks of classes to go on tour as the front-woman of a teenage punk band, and who eventually established herself as one of Denver’s leading songwriters and performers by constantly working, honing, refining and loving her craft. “I think of musical instruments as postcards,” Ivey says. “It’s kind of like how people get tattoos to mark important events. I’m constantly surrounding myself with things I don’t know how to play, because it keeps that childlike wonderment. I don’t bring a formula. I let the muse in.” The muse is clearly at work on Speed of Life. From the jubilant power-pop of “Friday Night,” an ode of the thrill of the teenage crush, to the haunting “Let Me In,” a meditation on the longings and losses that accompany the breakdown of relationships. The songs reflect a range of experiences and projections of an older, more mature Ivey, an artist who feels and lives with her eyes open. Speed of Life’s songs were shaped with help from “Eva”, a sixteen-track Zoom that expanded Ivey’s skill as a player, arranger and composer. “I’m getting into more of an experimental, electronic sound,” Ivey says. “I usually have a very organic sound -- everything is written on an acoustic guitar – but I’m learning how to speak the language. It’s significant for me to not limit myself to what I’m comfortable with. Speed of Life is opening me up. It’s like, ‘I don’t really know what I’m doing, but I’m creating it’s very ambiance.’ And the stories aren’t from this other world. They’re from the heart.”
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Fri, June 10

Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers

Genre: Jazz/Blues/Rock
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

In a career that spans seven solo albums and countless collaborations in the studio and live on stage, Mindi Abair has made her mark on a broad stretch of the musical landscape that includes jazz, pop, rock, R&B, soul, funk and more. The powerhouse saxophonist/vocalist has made scores of friends along the way and earned the respect of top-shelf artists representing every one of the aforementioned genres. In addition to her acclaimed body of solo work that includes ten # 1 radio hits and close to half a million albums sold, Abair was the featured saxophonist on the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol, jammed with Paul Shaffer on the Late Show with David Letterman and joined rock legends Aerosmith for their 2012 summer tour. In 2014, Abair received a GRAMMY® nomination in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category for Summer Horns, a #1 recording with her friends Dave Koz, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot, featuring four of the most pre-eminent saxophonists in contemporary music. More recently, Abair received a 2015 GRAMMY® nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for her follow-up solo CD Wild Heart. In addition to the years of hard work and dedication leading up to these successes, some of the credit is due to an impressive pedigree. Abair?s paternal grandmother was an opera singer, and her father was a saxophonist and B3 player in a band called The Entertainers ? a gig that kept the whole family on the road for several years of Mindi?s childhood. By the time the band broke up and the Abairs put down roots in St. Petersburg, Florida, five-year-old Mindi had already demonstrated musical aspirations of her own by taking up the piano. Since she first picked up a saxophone at age 8, Mindi Abair knew what inspired her, and followed her heart. She took part in every band program available in elementary, middle and high school. After a year at the University of North Florida, she transferred to Berklee College of Music, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in woodwind performance. Her powerhouse and emotive style hearkens back to the days of Junior Walker and King Curtis, when saxophone was as integral an instrument as the guitar in the early days of rock and soul. Abair recalls some wise counseling she received during her college years: ?My saxophone teacher Joe Viola told me every week, ?You have to start your own band. You?ve got your own sound. Don?t practice a bunch of David Sanborn or Wayne Shorter licks. Go out and make your own mark.? It was the best advice anyone could have given me.? She took the advice and ran with it, all the way to the opposite coast. She landed in Los Angeles, where she began a long dues-paying process that included touring gigs with Teena Marie, John Tesh, Bobby Lyle and Jonathan Butler. When she was home from the road, she booked her own band in just about any club that would have them. And on those occasions when none would, she played on the streets of Santa Monica. ?I didn?t want to wait tables when I had a music degree from the foremost contemporary music school in the world. I came here to play,? she says. ?I?d take my horn down to 3rd Street Promenade and just play. I paid my rent for quite a few months by doing that.? Bobby Lyle walked by one day and hired her for his upcoming world tour, jumpstarting her career. Those humble beginnings lead to an impressive list of early tours including Teena Marie, Adam Sandler, Bobby Lyle, The Backstreet Boys, Mandy Moore, Duran Duran and more. Abair released her first album, the independently-produced Always and Never the Same, in 1999, while touring with the Backstreet Boys. By the beginning of the new decade, the combination of nonstop performing and her well-received indie release had helped solidify her musical identity. ?By the time I signed on with Verve in 2002,? she says, ?I really knew who I was as an artist. I knew what I wanted to say, and every artist I?d toured with on the way here helped me shape who I was.? Known for writing the bulk of her own material, It Just Happens That Way, Abair?s major label debut in 2003, was the first in a string of chart-topping solo recordings on Verve that also included I Can?t Wait for Christmas (2004), Come As You Are (2005) and Life Less Ordinary (2007). She made the move to Peak, a division of Concord Music Group, with the 2008 release of Stars, an album that showcased ? more than any of her previous recordings ? her attractive vocal work as an engaging counterpoint to her solid saxophone chops. In Hi-Fi Stereo, released in 2010, paid tribute to the sounds of the ?60s and early ?70s harkening back to artists such as King Curtis and Junior Walker, icons that influenced Mindi from a young age. Her two seasons on American Idol in 2011 and 2012 led to her joining Aerosmith as their first saxophonist since 1973 for their 2012 Summer Global Warming Tour. And Clarence Clemons? untimely death led to her touring with Max Weinberg and a night at the Beacon Theater with Bruce Springsteen. ?I got off those tours, and I had this burst of electric energy to make some music of my own,? says Abair. ?Those tours really affected what I was feeling and what I was writing. I had spent so many nights on stage with these guys who were sweating and bleeding and giving it all for their audience. I wanted that strength and that abandon on my record, and I was inspired to make that happen.? Soon after, Abair joined a group called Summer Horns, assembled by fellow saxophonist Dave Koz for a record and tour. The lineup also included Richard Elliot and Gerald Albright. The resulting sax foursome crafted a record that paid tribute to the great horn bands of the late ?60s and early ?70s, including Tower of Power, Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sly & the Family Stone and Blood, Sweat & Tears. The Summer Horns recording scored a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Recording, a validation of not only the collective talent on the record itself, but also of the lasting impact and influence of the music of that era. On her May 27, 2014 release Wild Heart, Abair plunged headlong into vintage rock and soul territory, harkening back to the days when saxophone was an integral part of the musical landscape. Wild Heart received a GRAMMY® nomination in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category in December 2014. After Wild Heart, she wanted to translate its edgier rock/soul sound to the stage. She called longtime friend Randy Jacobs (Bonnie Raitt, Was (Not Was), Willie Nelson) to join her live band. Randy brought his Detroit blues/rock edge to her music. In June, Jacob?s band The Boneshakers was playing the Newport Beach Jazz Festival on the same bill as Abair?s, and she hopped on stage before her band?s show to ?sit in? with The Boneshakers. The end result, Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers Live in Seattle, is scheduled for release on September 25, 2015 on Heads Up, a division of Concord Music Group. And if writing, recording and touring weren?t enough, Abair recently served a two-year term from 2013?2015 as President of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), and now serves as a National Trustee. ?It?s been a very eye-opening and inspiring role,? she says. ?What an honor to serve as a leader in the most pre-eminent organization of the music business. This is a group of people who give back constantly to inspire and strengthen the next generation of music makers, and they remind me daily what beautiful power we hold as creators of music.? That sense of power and reach has become part of Abair?s creative philosophy in recent years and has made its way into her music as well. ?I?ve recorded, toured and collaborated with so many artists representing so many styles of music,? she says. ?I?m the luckiest person in the world to be surrounded by such talent and true artistry. I don?t care about labels or boundaries or preconceptions with music. I just want to play and create and keep moving forward.?
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Fri, June 10

Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers

Genre: Jazz/Blues/Rock
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

In a career that spans seven solo albums and countless collaborations in the studio and live on stage, Mindi Abair has made her mark on a broad stretch of the musical landscape that includes jazz, pop, rock, R&B, soul, funk and more. The powerhouse saxophonist/vocalist has made scores of friends along the way and earned the respect of top-shelf artists representing every one of the aforementioned genres. In addition to her acclaimed body of solo work that includes ten # 1 radio hits and close to half a million albums sold, Abair was the featured saxophonist on the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol, jammed with Paul Shaffer on the Late Show with David Letterman and joined rock legends Aerosmith for their 2012 summer tour. In 2014, Abair received a GRAMMY® nomination in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category for Summer Horns, a #1 recording with her friends Dave Koz, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot, featuring four of the most pre-eminent saxophonists in contemporary music. More recently, Abair received a 2015 GRAMMY® nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for her follow-up solo CD Wild Heart. In addition to the years of hard work and dedication leading up to these successes, some of the credit is due to an impressive pedigree. Abair?s paternal grandmother was an opera singer, and her father was a saxophonist and B3 player in a band called The Entertainers ? a gig that kept the whole family on the road for several years of Mindi?s childhood. By the time the band broke up and the Abairs put down roots in St. Petersburg, Florida, five-year-old Mindi had already demonstrated musical aspirations of her own by taking up the piano. Since she first picked up a saxophone at age 8, Mindi Abair knew what inspired her, and followed her heart. She took part in every band program available in elementary, middle and high school. After a year at the University of North Florida, she transferred to Berklee College of Music, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in woodwind performance. Her powerhouse and emotive style hearkens back to the days of Junior Walker and King Curtis, when saxophone was as integral an instrument as the guitar in the early days of rock and soul. Abair recalls some wise counseling she received during her college years: ?My saxophone teacher Joe Viola told me every week, ?You have to start your own band. You?ve got your own sound. Don?t practice a bunch of David Sanborn or Wayne Shorter licks. Go out and make your own mark.? It was the best advice anyone could have given me.? She took the advice and ran with it, all the way to the opposite coast. She landed in Los Angeles, where she began a long dues-paying process that included touring gigs with Teena Marie, John Tesh, Bobby Lyle and Jonathan Butler. When she was home from the road, she booked her own band in just about any club that would have them. And on those occasions when none would, she played on the streets of Santa Monica. ?I didn?t want to wait tables when I had a music degree from the foremost contemporary music school in the world. I came here to play,? she says. ?I?d take my horn down to 3rd Street Promenade and just play. I paid my rent for quite a few months by doing that.? Bobby Lyle walked by one day and hired her for his upcoming world tour, jumpstarting her career. Those humble beginnings lead to an impressive list of early tours including Teena Marie, Adam Sandler, Bobby Lyle, The Backstreet Boys, Mandy Moore, Duran Duran and more. Abair released her first album, the independently-produced Always and Never the Same, in 1999, while touring with the Backstreet Boys. By the beginning of the new decade, the combination of nonstop performing and her well-received indie release had helped solidify her musical identity. ?By the time I signed on with Verve in 2002,? she says, ?I really knew who I was as an artist. I knew what I wanted to say, and every artist I?d toured with on the way here helped me shape who I was.? Known for writing the bulk of her own material, It Just Happens That Way, Abair?s major label debut in 2003, was the first in a string of chart-topping solo recordings on Verve that also included I Can?t Wait for Christmas (2004), Come As You Are (2005) and Life Less Ordinary (2007). She made the move to Peak, a division of Concord Music Group, with the 2008 release of Stars, an album that showcased ? more than any of her previous recordings ? her attractive vocal work as an engaging counterpoint to her solid saxophone chops. In Hi-Fi Stereo, released in 2010, paid tribute to the sounds of the ?60s and early ?70s harkening back to artists such as King Curtis and Junior Walker, icons that influenced Mindi from a young age. Her two seasons on American Idol in 2011 and 2012 led to her joining Aerosmith as their first saxophonist since 1973 for their 2012 Summer Global Warming Tour. And Clarence Clemons? untimely death led to her touring with Max Weinberg and a night at the Beacon Theater with Bruce Springsteen. ?I got off those tours, and I had this burst of electric energy to make some music of my own,? says Abair. ?Those tours really affected what I was feeling and what I was writing. I had spent so many nights on stage with these guys who were sweating and bleeding and giving it all for their audience. I wanted that strength and that abandon on my record, and I was inspired to make that happen.? Soon after, Abair joined a group called Summer Horns, assembled by fellow saxophonist Dave Koz for a record and tour. The lineup also included Richard Elliot and Gerald Albright. The resulting sax foursome crafted a record that paid tribute to the great horn bands of the late ?60s and early ?70s, including Tower of Power, Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sly & the Family Stone and Blood, Sweat & Tears. The Summer Horns recording scored a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Recording, a validation of not only the collective talent on the record itself, but also of the lasting impact and influence of the music of that era. On her May 27, 2014 release Wild Heart, Abair plunged headlong into vintage rock and soul territory, harkening back to the days when saxophone was an integral part of the musical landscape. Wild Heart received a GRAMMY® nomination in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category in December 2014. After Wild Heart, she wanted to translate its edgier rock/soul sound to the stage. She called longtime friend Randy Jacobs (Bonnie Raitt, Was (Not Was), Willie Nelson) to join her live band. Randy brought his Detroit blues/rock edge to her music. In June, Jacob?s band The Boneshakers was playing the Newport Beach Jazz Festival on the same bill as Abair?s, and she hopped on stage before her band?s show to ?sit in? with The Boneshakers. The end result, Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers Live in Seattle, is scheduled for release on September 25, 2015 on Heads Up, a division of Concord Music Group. And if writing, recording and touring weren?t enough, Abair recently served a two-year term from 2013?2015 as President of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), and now serves as a National Trustee. ?It?s been a very eye-opening and inspiring role,? she says. ?What an honor to serve as a leader in the most pre-eminent organization of the music business. This is a group of people who give back constantly to inspire and strengthen the next generation of music makers, and they remind me daily what beautiful power we hold as creators of music.? That sense of power and reach has become part of Abair?s creative philosophy in recent years and has made its way into her music as well. ?I?ve recorded, toured and collaborated with so many artists representing so many styles of music,? she says. ?I?m the luckiest person in the world to be surrounded by such talent and true artistry. I don?t care about labels or boundaries or preconceptions with music. I just want to play and create and keep moving forward.?
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Sat, June 11

Danny Masters Band "Evermore" tribute to Led Zeppelin with Ghost Embrace

Genre: Rock/Tribute
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Born in New York, Danny Masters started playing guitar at the age of 12. Influenced by the likes of guitar legends like Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix, Masters moved to Denver in 1979 and began performing the Denver club circuit. At the same time, Masters began studying jazz and classical guitar at the University of Northern Colorado. Masters made both the Dean's List of Distinction and the Dean's List of Academic Honor. Earning his Bachelor of Music Degree, he then won a scholarship to the University of Denver to complete a Master of Arts. Studying classical guitar under internationally known Maestro Ricardo Izanola, Masters honed his craft and earned his Masters in the process. In 1987 he became the first guitarist to win the Allied Arts Institute Scholarship. Becoming a professional musician, Masters performed in groups such as Zuriel, Electric Playground, Shards of Seven and 69 Times. In 1993, he won the KBPI Steve Vai guitar competition, resulting in a jam session with Vai. In 1997, Masters released his debut album Electric Babylon. In 1999, he released his second album 'Til The Moon Goes Away. Masters has opened for Tesla, Dokken, Ted Nugent and Robin Trower among others. Riki Kasmir was the lead singer in Electric Playground as well as its highly regarded bass player. David Harms and Michael Kleinman were members of the Master?s Blues Band and recorded ?Til The Moon Goes Away? and have toured with Danny for years with the various incarnations of his bands Lori Gorklo has played guitar and performed lead vocals for the past ten years with all of Danny Master?s band. Most recently Danny reached out to these former bandmates to form ?Evermore? a band exclusively devoted to recreating the music of Led Zeppelin. The new band has performed at Denver?s renowned blue and rock venues and is ever expanding its song list true to the original recordings.
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Thu, June 16

All Ages Show! Good Old War

Genre: Indie Folk
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Keith Goodwin is a singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist who owns a cat named King and a dog named Jet. He?s a middle child with two children of his own. Keith writes at the very least an idea for a song each day and is known for unique stage dancing.

Dan Schwartz is a music-obsessed Sagittarius with a bike riding habit the size of Philadelphia. He is also a coffee enthusiast and an avid reader who doesn't need a movie to be "good" to like it. He enjoys a game of dominos and a shot of whiskey with friends. Most of all, Dan is a guitar player, songwriter, and harmony singer.

Discography:
Broken Into Better Shape (2015)
Broken Into Better Shape finds Good Old War pushing their musical boundaries to the limit. Road-weary from two years at sea, the trio set out to write an album full of songs that were not limited to sounding perfect in a live experience. They bunkered down in Goodwin?s toddler-toy-filled house and struggled for half a year to find what they were looking for. Around this time, drummer Tim Arnold left the band for Atlanta, where his fiancé was pregnant with their first child. Arnold?s DNA remains in the band and his fingerprints are still present as a writer on some of the tracks on the record. With half of the album?s songs now written, Goodwin and Schwartz began experimenting with other writers and producers. In New York City, they dreamed up the ultra-inspirational ?Fly Away? with writer Emile Haynie (fun., Bruno Mars). A trip to Los Angeles found them improbably paired in a writing session with Zimbabwe-born urban producer T-Collar, where a hook was crafted that the band were eager to take to the studio. It would become their first single, ?Tell Me What You Want From Me.? Broken Into Better Shape became the record that it is in Nashville, where the band wrote and rounded out songs with producer Jason Lehning (Alison Krause & Union Station, Mat Kearney, Dolly Parton) and with the aid of a terrific group of musicians and writers. Whereas much of the band?s earlier work had been written individually, this album would end up being a grand collaboration. The result is the band?s proudest moment, an album of lush, well-crafted songs with no filler, ten songs whittled down from a pool of over forty. April 2015 will find the band touring for the first time in three years, reunited with drummer Tim Arnold, who?s traded changing diapers for continuing to be a touring member of the band.

Live From The City of Brotherly Love (2013)
Recorded live on August 6th, 2012 at Union Transfer in the band?s hometown of Philadelphia, the performance captured is a celebration of Good Old War?s unique live interaction with their fans. The track listing includes all the band?s favorite songs and is intended to be a love letter to their supporters. The album also marked the end of a chapter with their beloved friends at Sargent House Records.

Come Back as Rain (2012)
The band?s third album was produced by Jason Cupp at ARC in Omaha, which had turned out records by great artist like Jenny Lewis, The Faint and Bright Eyes. Come Back as Rain featured the singles ?Calling Me Names? and ?Amazing Eyes? ? the album debuted at #1 on Billboard?s Heatseekers chart and continued to thrive as the band toured for tour years with artists like Counting Crows, NEEDTOBREATHE, Xavier Rudd and Dispatch.

Self Titled (2010)
Good Old War?s mission on this album was to expand all of the big sounds they?d been able to make ?only? as a three piece. It was written and recorded in a rented house in Pennsylvania?s Pocono Mountains. Self Titled saw Good Old War make inroads at commercial radio, where songs like ?My Own Sinking Ship? and ?That?s Some Dream? took hold. During this period Good Old War toured at a supernatural pace, playing with a long list of incredible artists including Dr. Dog, Alison Krause & Union Station, and Here We Go Magic. They also found themselves making the Coachella debut the spring after Self Titled came out.

Only Way to Be Alone (2008)
The band?s debut found them defining and actualizing their three-part harmony sound approach. A very stripped down album, Only Way gave Good Old War fans some of their favorite songs, including ?Coney Island? and ?Looking for Shelter.?
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Fri, June 17

Chieli Minucci & Special EFX

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Few bands in contemporary jazz have been as entertaining and artistically satisfying as Special EFX. Spearheaded by guitarist Chieli Minucci and co-founded by the late percussionist George Jinda (whose untimely passing came in 2001) in 1983, Special EFX helped to pave the road for contemporary jazz during its early years in the 80s and they continue to set the standard. As Special EFX embarks on its third decade as torchbearers of innovative and inspiring instrumental music, Chieli Minucci reflects on the band?s longevity in the music business. "One of the reasons we have been able to maintain our popularity is because we have evolved and changed over the years. When the band first started we had a heavy world music influence. Later we highlighted more of an acid-jazz sound, as well as some progressive fusion-rock thrown in for good measure. When people hear our music, they can expect to hear a little of everything!?
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Sat, June 18

My Blue Sky - A Tribute To The Allman Brothers Band

Genre: Rock/Tribute
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

My Blue Sky "Honoring the music of the Allman Brothers family of bands." Award winning My Blue Sky is comprised of 7 experienced Colorado musicians that all share the passion and love of the music of the Allman Brothers Band. The Allman Brothers Band have a unique blend of southern rock, blues, and jazz that have inspired musicians and fans for decades. Their music and performances have created memories for everyone that have stood the test of time. It is in that spirit that My Blue Sky honors their music. And they honor it well...My Blue Sky has placed first two years in a row (2014 and 2015) at Leftapalooza the Mile High Tribute Band Competition, and they have earned the support and approval of Gregg Allman himself.
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Sun, June 19

Cedric Pride Entertainment Presents Father's Day All White Affair Feat. The Hot Lunch Band with DJ Al Your Pal

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Doors: 5:00PM
Show: 7:00 PM

5PM - 7PM DJ Al Your Pal
7PM - 9PM The Hot Lunch Band
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Thu, June 23

Jo is Me: Live Recording JoFoKe

Genre: Soul/R&B
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

After several years of writing, arranging, recording and touring in support of other artists, singer-songwriter JoFoKe (Joslyn Ford-Keel) is recording her debut project LIVE. Join JoFoKe & CO for this milestone Thursday, June 23, 2016 at The Soiled Dove Underground in her hometown, CO. Doors at 7P, Show at 8P. VIP Meet & Greet at 6:30P. *VIP packages include a Meet & Greet with Jo & the Band, a "Jo Is Me LIVE" T-shirt, a JoFoKe infusion water bottle, exclusive JoFoKe music and other goodies* Support System: Ron Black (MD), Stacie Alexander, Shajuan Andrews, Josh Easley, Derek Greaves, Vin Landolfi, Dax Oliver and Brionne Wright. For more information about the recording, Sponsorship and Street Team opportunities as well as Hotel Block details, contact us at Info@JoFoKe.com or 615.669.8775.
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Sun, June 26

Colorado Music Institute 2016 Rock Sessions

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Doors: 5:00PM
Show: 6:00PM

Our sole purpose is to instruct and aid in the development of musicians of all ages, levels and styles. Our collective efforts have come together to form a school where you can learn from instructors that have a ton of knowledge and experience. Here at CMI, our students learn on the best equipment and in the most complete teaching studios. By taking this "hands on" approach, our students simply learn faster. Most music stores only give lessons to "generate traffic" and to increase sales. We don't sell instruments. We teach them. We help the student obtain goals they never thought possible.
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Thu, June 30

Hazel Miller & Friends

Genre: Blues/Soul
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Whether she is singing blues, jazz, pop, or gospel, her voice charges the songs with a primal dose of genuine soul. Her voice has been called stunning, moving and powerful. Hazel Miller is not just a great singer, "she is a force of nature!" declares the Rocky Mountain News. A sought-after performer in Colorado for the past 14 years, Hazel has regularly performed with Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and was a regular performer on the ETown Radio Show, aired on NPR.
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Fri, July 1

Josh Blackburn Dirty Bird

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Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED FROM MARCH 19 TO JULY 1. TICKETS PURCHASED FOR THE ORIGINAL DATE WILL BE HONORED.

Josh Blackburn has rounded up some fantastic players to play songs from his 4 solo albums. This will be his debut show of his most current album Dirty Bird. Josh Blackburn is a full time live performer in the Denver area who is normally found to be a solo performer. This show is going to be one not to miss. Come out and show some love on this special occasion of local original music
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Fri, July 8

Darrell Scott

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Darrell Scott is a Grammy-nominated performer and recording artist, a highly demanded multi-instrumentalist (he plays 13 instruments!), and an ASCAP songwriter of the year. Darrell delivers his soulful performances in solo, duo, trio, band, and string quintet configurations, all equally dynamic and powerful. Darrell will be touring in 2016 in support of his new CD ?Couchville Sessions.? Songwriting credits include the Grammy Award winning ?Long Time Gone? and ?Heartbreak Town.? When not on tour with his own shows, Darrell plays in Robert Plant?s Band of Joy.
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Sat, July 9

All Ages Show! Nate Currin, Felling Giants

Genre: Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

NATE CURRIN
With over 400,000 miles and 600 shows logged the last 10 years, Nate Currin is a troubadour in every sense of the word. Originally from Georgia, Nate has enough of the south in his voice and writing that it shines through, but not without the influence of various experiences and places that only come from living the life of a rambling man. Having traveled to over 20 countries, performed with notable acts like Blues Traveler, Butch Walker, Jars of Clay and Neon Trees, and been featured on MTV he retains his enigmatic drive to fly under the radar from time to time. Currin is chasing after the genuine human connection, one fan and one song at a time. After being nominated for an Independent Music Award and 4 International Music Awards for his third studio album You and I are Ghosts in 2014, which made it as high as #16 on the iTunes charts, Nate took home 3 of those Music Awards, including Songwriter of the Year. Most recently Nate was nominated for a Georgia Music Award for Americana Artist of the Year while finishing up his newest album The Madman and The Poet, which comes out April 15, 2016.

FELLING GIANTS
Hailing from all across America and Canada, Felling Giants is a family of artists that have stepped out in faith because we understand that worship is much more than just music. We believe it is a unique gift He has given us, a glimpse of heaven, written in our hearts. We have been designed by the greatest creator, and we desire to create so that we can share a glimpse of how awesome our God is. We have a mission to bring excellence in our music, to write songs that touch people, and share the hope of Christ! Through our mix of acoustic and sonic melodies our own blend of rock has emerged. From the living room couch to the stage, we live and breath our music and our God.
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Sun, July 10

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Genre: Americana
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Multi-instrumentalist-vocalist Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams have rocked many a venue, as both center stage performers and invaluable assets to world class acts. A shortlist of artists who've benefited from their talents, live and in studios, reads like a Who's Who of Music Icons: Bob Dylan (Larry spent eight years on the Never Ending Tour), Paul Simon, Little Feat, Hot Tuna, Phil Lesh, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Mavis Staples, and, for one miraculous seven-year stretch, Levon Helm. Now, with an eponymous debut album, the couple brings it all back home. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams may have been simmering awhile, but the timing is perfect; the eleven tracks, produced by Campbell, distill everything into a potent, infectious blend of Americana style and timeless soul, offered with a relaxed generosity that can only come from rich experience. Larry and Teresa's story begins at New York's famed Bottom Line club in the mid 80s; she was singing country, he was playing pedal steel. It was love at first chord. "She was the real deal," native New Yorker Larry says. "None of that Urban Cowboy nonsense. And she was clock-stopping gorgeous. I was smitten." "I'd thought country music players in New York was an oxymoron," says Tennessee-born Teresa. "But he saved my life on that stage. I thanked him for bringing the heavy steel down to play just a few songs, and when we looked into each other's eyes I saw everything he is, the depth of his soul." They married soon after, setting off on their own individual highways, but always circling back to each other. Among other adventures, Teresa originated the role of country music pioneer Sara Carter in the musical Keep On the Sunny Side, and Larry achieved renown as the go-to roots music guy for sessions, tours, and pit bands, the dude who'd mastered a dizzying array of stringed instruments and styles. The seeds for a duet project were unwittingly planted in their courting days, when Larry and Teresa sang and played with the locals under her great-great grandmother's Tennessee cedar tree, the same one under which they married. (These gatherings continue to this day.) Later, when the duo was song-swapping all night with the band in the back of Bob Dylan's tour bus, Dylan's longtime manager Jeff Kramer told Larry he was crazy not to make hay with what they had as a duo. But their schedules kept the idea on the back burner until 2005, when Levon Helm called. He'd beaten cancer, was invigorated as never before, and was putting together a band for the soon-to-be legendary Midnight Rambles at his barn-studio in Woodstock, NY. He wanted some Campbell-Williams mojo to help make the most of his surprise fourth act. This humble beginning ? playing in a barn on a dirt road ? inaugurated the greatest musical experience of Larry and Teresa's lives. Larry became the unflappable leader of the shape-shifting Midnight Ramble Band, earning three Grammys for producing Levon's final three CDs; Teresa, as an indispensable band member, frequently brought the house down. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams is an extension of that time, featuring eight originals and three covers honed on the carpet of Levon's barn, under the gaze of grateful fans. Songs like the Muscle Shoals-inflected CD opener "Surrender to Love," heart-wrenching ballad "Another One More Time," and boot-stomper "Bad Luck Charm," feature the distinctive texture of two entwining voices who've been through a lot together ? the good, the bad, and the joyous. "It was the most pure musical experience I've ever had," Larry says of their time with Levon. "It gave me the template for how to make music for the rest of my life: no egos, no agenda, no petty stuff. I looked forward to every gig I ever did with Levon, I loved doing it, and when it was over I couldn't wait for the next one. I got inspired to write more songs for Teresa and me to sing." With Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, this duo not only brings a lot to the table, they bring the table itself ? plus the house, the still, the church, the marriage bed, the sawdust-covered floor, and abiding, unconditional love, all carried in two voices harmonizing across hills, hollers, porches, and fire escapes. Those close harmonies ride atop music made in a mountain refuge, far from the madding crowd, connected to a spirit that lives on in song.
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Fri, July 22

Tickets on sale 4/29 at 10AM! Steve Oliver & Louis Colaiannia

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

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Perfectly capturing the soul-searching music of our times and the universal sense of wonder human beings have been contemplating since the beginning of time, Steve Oliver (www.steveolivermusic.com)follows a dynamic decade and a half of #1 instrumental Billboard Jazz hit making and global touring by asking the simple but resonant question "Why?" The soulful, thought-provoking track, the lead single from the multi-talented singer, songwriter and guitarist's first ever all-vocal album, Pictures and Frames, is currently shipping to Pop Contemporary stations nationwide. It's Oliver's first official venture into the pop format after nine albums and over 15 years of dominance on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart. Oliver has always sprinkled a few pop/R&B vocals into his instrumental albums -- but "Why" and many of the other tracks on the album mark a deeper emergences as an observational, socially conscious songwriter. Recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios in Hollywood, the John Mayer, Sting and Steely Dan influenced Pictures and Frames features the exotic soundscaping of Steve Reid (former percussionist of contemporary jazz powerhouse The Rippingtons) and the all star rhythm section of bassist Lee Sklar (whose 2,000 studio sessions include multiple albums with James Taylor, Phil Collins and Linda Ronstadt) and legendary jazz/rock drummer Vinnie Colaiuta,known for his work with Sting, Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton and Herbie Hancock, among hundreds of others. As he chronicled on his popular 2008 CD/5.1 Surround Sound DVD package One Night Live, Oliver is renowned throughout the contemporary jazz world for his charismatic one on one relationship with the audience and a wild array of sonic delights that include soulful lead vocals, snappy guitar lines, wild vocal percussion excursion, playful "vocalese" and wonderworking with the synth guitar. He's always sprinkled a few full-on pop/R&B vocal tunes on every album. As a songwriter, Oliver runs the gamut from pointed social observations like "Instant Gratification" (about the lack of human communication due to our collective obsession with cell phones in our demanding, "push button society") to lush romantic expressions like "A Waltz To You," written in 3/4 time, and the lighthearted "Long Time Comin'," which showcases Oliver's trademark a capella virtuosity and energizing vocal percussion.

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Louis Colaiannia is a multi Award winning internationally touring musician whose latest CD "Closer" reached Number 1 on the One World Music Top 50 International radio Chart. His latest album was produced by Grammy winning guitarist and producer Will Ackerman, founder of Windham Hill Records. Kathy Parsons, reviewer from MailnyPiano.com said " I think The Next Stage is pianist/composer Louis Colaiannia’s most exciting and vibrant release to date. Mixing jazz, pop, new age, rock, and classical elements into a unique and tasty musical stew".
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Fri, July 29

The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

Fans that have followed Russ Freeman and The Rippingtons for any stretch of time over the past quarter century know the versatile award winning and Grammy nominated guitarist/composer, and producer has long had a penchant for naming songs and albums after exotic places (Aruba, Kenya, Morocco, Weekend in Monaco, Sahara, etc). In recent years, Freeman has noticed that The Rippingtons' fan base has increased exponentially, as the group's longtime admirers transfer their passion for the music to their children. Several Rippingtons albums have been inspired by Freeman's travels, and collectively, they have formed the life soundtrack for hundreds of thousands of contemporary jazz fans worldwide for a quarter century. The titles of each hit Ripps album has often reflected Freeman's deep wanderlust, whether he had actually been to the places he wrote about or was just dreaming of them in musical terms. These include Kilimanjaro, Tourist in Paradise, Welcome to the St. James Club, Weekend In Monaco, Live in L.A., Sahara, Brave New World and Live Across America. In 2006, the band celebrated two decades of instrumental magic with The Rippingtons 20th Anniversary, a remarkable CD/DVD package that included a CD of all new Ripps music and a DVD featuring a colorful retrospective as well as exciting videos from over the years. On their latest Peak Records album, Russ Freeman and The Rippingtons take their lucky fans on a trip of a lifetime to Cote D'Azur. Traveling with them is their trademark jazz cat, by artist Bill Mayer, who again graces the CD cover art. Next time out, who knows? Freeman's musical passport still has a lot of open space to be stamped, and the journey continues!
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Fri, July 29

The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

Fans that have followed Russ Freeman and The Rippingtons for any stretch of time over the past quarter century know the versatile award winning and Grammy nominated guitarist/composer, and producer has long had a penchant for naming songs and albums after exotic places (Aruba, Kenya, Morocco, Weekend in Monaco, Sahara, etc). In recent years, Freeman has noticed that The Rippingtons' fan base has increased exponentially, as the group's longtime admirers transfer their passion for the music to their children. Several Rippingtons albums have been inspired by Freeman's travels, and collectively, they have formed the life soundtrack for hundreds of thousands of contemporary jazz fans worldwide for a quarter century. The titles of each hit Ripps album has often reflected Freeman's deep wanderlust, whether he had actually been to the places he wrote about or was just dreaming of them in musical terms. These include Kilimanjaro, Tourist in Paradise, Welcome to the St. James Club, Weekend In Monaco, Live in L.A., Sahara, Brave New World and Live Across America. In 2006, the band celebrated two decades of instrumental magic with The Rippingtons 20th Anniversary, a remarkable CD/DVD package that included a CD of all new Ripps music and a DVD featuring a colorful retrospective as well as exciting videos from over the years. On their latest Peak Records album, Russ Freeman and The Rippingtons take their lucky fans on a trip of a lifetime to Cote D'Azur. Traveling with them is their trademark jazz cat, by artist Bill Mayer, who again graces the CD cover art. Next time out, who knows? Freeman's musical passport still has a lot of open space to be stamped, and the journey continues!
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Fri, August 5

Marcus Miller

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

Marcus Miller ? a two-time GRAMMY Award winner and UNESCO Artist for Peace ? is not only an exceptional musician ? a multi-instrumentalist and world-renowned bassist ? but also a highly-gifted composer and producer. The legendary Tutu album he wrote and produced for Miles Davis sealed his international fame when Miller was only twenty-five. Since then he has continued collaborating with artists as varied and talented as Eric Clapton, George Benson, Luther Vandross, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Jay-Z, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Brian Ferry and Herbie Hancock (to name only a few). At the same time, he has produced his own albums, among them The Sun Don't Lie, M2, Silver Rain, Free, A Night in Monte Carlo (with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra), and Renaissance, giving him occasion to tour internationally with young musicians whose talents he's recognized (as Miles did for him, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and others). You can hear Miller's radio show Miller Time every Sunday night on SiriusXM's RealJazz. Marcus' new project Afrodeezia?which was inspired by Miller's role as a UNESCO Artist For Peace and spokesperson for the organization's Slave Route Project?was recorded in locations around the world including Morocco, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans and Los Angeles, and features a wide range of guests including rapper Chuck D., vocalist Lalah Hathaway, keyboardist Robert Glasper, trumpeters Etienne Charles and Ambrose Akinmusire, guitarists Keb' Mo' and Wah Wah Watson, bassist/producer Mocean Worker, organist Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy), and cellist Ben Hong, as well as musicians from Africa, South America and the Caribbean. Miller's core band includes saxophonist Alex Han, trumpeter Lee Hogans, pianist Brett Williams, guitarist Adam Agati, and drummer Louis Cato. "It was after visiting the House of Slaves on Gorée Island that I composed "Gorée," explains Miller, referring to the powerful track featured on his previous album Renaissance. "Onstage I felt the need to say what I had been feeling in Senegal. I wanted people to understand that this tune spoke not only of the slave tragedy but, through the music especially, that these people who suddenly found themselves at the bottom of a ship's hold had discovered a way to survive, and were able in time to transform their distress into joy. Shortly after my trip to Gorée, UNESCO named me an Artist for Peace, and made me the spokesperson for the Slave Route Project. That was when I started thinking about Afrodeezia." "The power of music has no limits," states Miller. "Through spirituals, jazz and soul we were able to preserve our history, because all the rest had been erased. What I wanted most was to go back to the source of the rhythms that make our musical heritage so rich, to follow them like footprints from their beginnings in Africa all the way to the United States. That journey took us from Mali to Paris, from New Orleans to Sao Paulo and across the Caribbean." "For this project, I collaborated with musicians from West Africa, South America, the Caribbean, the southern U.S. and the large northern cities of the U.S. This is my way of paying tribute to the long journey of my African ancestors who became African-Americans. The melodies and rhythms they carried with them from Africa have EXPLODED into a 'dizzying' array of musical styles and genres that have changed the world."
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Fri, August 5

Marcus Miller

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

Marcus Miller ? a two-time GRAMMY Award winner and UNESCO Artist for Peace ? is not only an exceptional musician ? a multi-instrumentalist and world-renowned bassist ? but also a highly-gifted composer and producer. The legendary Tutu album he wrote and produced for Miles Davis sealed his international fame when Miller was only twenty-five. Since then he has continued collaborating with artists as varied and talented as Eric Clapton, George Benson, Luther Vandross, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Jay-Z, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Brian Ferry and Herbie Hancock (to name only a few). At the same time, he has produced his own albums, among them The Sun Don't Lie, M2, Silver Rain, Free, A Night in Monte Carlo (with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra), and Renaissance, giving him occasion to tour internationally with young musicians whose talents he's recognized (as Miles did for him, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and others). You can hear Miller's radio show Miller Time every Sunday night on SiriusXM's RealJazz. Marcus' new project Afrodeezia?which was inspired by Miller's role as a UNESCO Artist For Peace and spokesperson for the organization's Slave Route Project?was recorded in locations around the world including Morocco, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans and Los Angeles, and features a wide range of guests including rapper Chuck D., vocalist Lalah Hathaway, keyboardist Robert Glasper, trumpeters Etienne Charles and Ambrose Akinmusire, guitarists Keb' Mo' and Wah Wah Watson, bassist/producer Mocean Worker, organist Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy), and cellist Ben Hong, as well as musicians from Africa, South America and the Caribbean. Miller's core band includes saxophonist Alex Han, trumpeter Lee Hogans, pianist Brett Williams, guitarist Adam Agati, and drummer Louis Cato. "It was after visiting the House of Slaves on Gorée Island that I composed "Gorée," explains Miller, referring to the powerful track featured on his previous album Renaissance. "Onstage I felt the need to say what I had been feeling in Senegal. I wanted people to understand that this tune spoke not only of the slave tragedy but, through the music especially, that these people who suddenly found themselves at the bottom of a ship's hold had discovered a way to survive, and were able in time to transform their distress into joy. Shortly after my trip to Gorée, UNESCO named me an Artist for Peace, and made me the spokesperson for the Slave Route Project. That was when I started thinking about Afrodeezia." "The power of music has no limits," states Miller. "Through spirituals, jazz and soul we were able to preserve our history, because all the rest had been erased. What I wanted most was to go back to the source of the rhythms that make our musical heritage so rich, to follow them like footprints from their beginnings in Africa all the way to the United States. That journey took us from Mali to Paris, from New Orleans to Sao Paulo and across the Caribbean." "For this project, I collaborated with musicians from West Africa, South America, the Caribbean, the southern U.S. and the large northern cities of the U.S. This is my way of paying tribute to the long journey of my African ancestors who became African-Americans. The melodies and rhythms they carried with them from Africa have EXPLODED into a 'dizzying' array of musical styles and genres that have changed the world."
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Thu, August 18

Tickets on sale 5/6 at 10AM! Blues Caravan 2016 Feat. Layla Zoe, Tasha Taylor & Ina Forsman

Genre: Blues
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Now in its 12th triumphant year, the Blues Caravan is a touring showcase for the hottest young acts on the Ruf label. With past treks helping launch stars including Joanne Shaw Taylor, Laurence Jones and Samantha Fish, it’s a springboard for the blues scene’s next-big-things, and a magnet for fans who want to catch them before lift-off. In 2016, we’ve got a Blues Caravan lineup sure to raise the roof each night as it rolls across the USA and Europe. The Blue Sisters are doing it for themselves… Layla Zoe is ready to explode. Like her early influences – from Bob Dylan to Muddy Waters – the Canadian bandleader is a fearless writer, earning victory in 2006’s auspicious Blues Compo songwriting competition, and critical acclaim for albums including 2013’s The Lily. For the Blues Caravan 2016, Layla will be drawing on the best of her catalogue, previewing this year’s new release, and leaving it all on the stage. “With live performances,” she explains, “I believe that the more raw and uncensored I am, the more I can connect with my listeners.” When Ina Forsman steps up the mic, you’ll believe every word. The Finnish vocalist hit the radar aged 17 with a show-stopping rendition of Etta James’s “All I Could Do Was Cry” on a TV talent show. Since then, she’s achieved international recognition, guesting with blues heavyweights Helge Tallqvist and Guy Verlinde on the road, touring mainland Europe and proving her own songwriting chops with her self-penned and fiercely personal material. When Ina hits the stage, all bets are off. “I rarely plan anything,” she says, “so what happens on the stage, just happens.” Tasha Taylor has the blues in her blood. The youngest daughter of R&B trailblazer and Stax icon Johnnie Taylor, she inherited his musical talent, but walked her own path, studying drama at Boston University before lighting up hit TV shows including Ugly Betty and House. The pull of music proved too strong, however, and having composed soundtracks for shows like Men In Trees and Lipstick Jungle, Tasha broke through with Taylormade: the album whose self-penned, sharply observed material pinballed from early soul single “Queen” to the redemptive gospel of “I Got Love”. She’ll start the Blues Caravan as a hot tip – and end it as a world-class contender.
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Fri, August 19

Terry Bozzio Composer Series

Genre: Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Los Angeles - Legendary & award winning melodic drummer, Terry Bozzio is releasing worldwide, what he calls a ?Life's Work? project of Art & Music on the Japanese label Ward Records in December 2015. Bozzio is embarking on a world tour to promote it starting in Japan and Europe in the fall of 2015 & continuing throughout the US & other territories in 2016. Terry has worked with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, Korn, UK, Missing Persons, Mick Jagger, Robbie Robertson, Alan Holdsworth, Tony Levin, Steve Vai, Quincy Jones, Ken Scott, Metropole Orkest, SMAP, Loudness' Munetaka Higuchi & ?X? Japan's Hide - as well as Film score composers Basil Poledouris, Mark Isham & Patrick O'Hearn - see more at www.terrybozzio.com - Grammy winner, RockWalk Honoree, Modern Drummer magazine's Hall of Fame Award, Rolling Stone's Top 5 Drummers of All Time! Says Bozzio, ?I've been composing, (not just song writing, like for Missing Persons & Jeff Beck) since the '70s. I compose in all styles (as one might classify them), from classical to ambient, electronic, film-like to fusion/rock or jazz. I have my own character or personality, it's unique. I work with many different processes from writing notes on paper, to recording live, to several different computer software applications I may use, that are suited to the particular result I am trying to achieve. Both Zappa & famed musicologist Nicolas Slonimsky encouraged me to compose & I have had my Chamberworks performed at the Vienna Jazz Festival & in Holland w/Metropol Orkest.? He continued, ?I first got interested in Art & Sketching at the encouragement of renowned artist Don Van Vliet (aka: Captain Beefheart) who I played with on my first Zappa/Mothers of Invention tour in 1975. Don was always carrying markers & paper & it looked like fun, so I bought some myself & started. He was very encouraging. Last year, I released my first project called Rhythm & Sketch in collaboration with the art group Scene Four. It's been successful & inspired me to do more. (available at www.terrybozzioart.com)? Terry Bozzio fulfilled a major 2 &1/2 month US solo tour in 2014 in which he displayed his art as a stage set while performing melodic, tuned melodies on his strikingly large drum set, to sold out crowds. ?I thought it would be great to share this music which I?ve been working on & keeping to myself for so long. I hope to show a different side of my expression from what people are used to seeing from my solo drumming. And, I wanted to have an abstract painting to represent & be paired with each title to create this hybrid project of music & art,? Bozzio explained. The ?Composer Series? contains 59 individual pieces or movements of compositions with a painting in a booklet for each title, along with detailed liner notes for each piece, explaining his concepts, feelings, process and approach for each. It will be available in a deluxe hard-cover artbook which includes Terry Bozzio?s hand drawn illustrations and commentary for each piece, audio CDs & a solo drum performance Blu-Ray shot in Japan in 2015 (w/bonus footage), 192kHz/24bit Hi-Res audio of the 59 pieces on Blu-ray and a bonus DVD including 60min talk session of Terry Bozzio with Masa Ito. The material will also be made available in CD/DVD or 4CD/Blu-ray for record stores, as well as in many or individual downloadable formats online.
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Sat, August 20

Terry Bozzio Composer Series

Genre: Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Los Angeles - Legendary & award winning melodic drummer, Terry Bozzio is releasing worldwide, what he calls a ?Life's Work? project of Art & Music on the Japanese label Ward Records in December 2015. Bozzio is embarking on a world tour to promote it starting in Japan and Europe in the fall of 2015 & continuing throughout the US & other territories in 2016. Terry has worked with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, Korn, UK, Missing Persons, Mick Jagger, Robbie Robertson, Alan Holdsworth, Tony Levin, Steve Vai, Quincy Jones, Ken Scott, Metropole Orkest, SMAP, Loudness' Munetaka Higuchi & ?X? Japan's Hide - as well as Film score composers Basil Poledouris, Mark Isham & Patrick O'Hearn - see more at www.terrybozzio.com - Grammy winner, RockWalk Honoree, Modern Drummer magazine's Hall of Fame Award, Rolling Stone's Top 5 Drummers of All Time! Says Bozzio, ?I've been composing, (not just song writing, like for Missing Persons & Jeff Beck) since the '70s. I compose in all styles (as one might classify them), from classical to ambient, electronic, film-like to fusion/rock or jazz. I have my own character or personality, it's unique. I work with many different processes from writing notes on paper, to recording live, to several different computer software applications I may use, that are suited to the particular result I am trying to achieve. Both Zappa & famed musicologist Nicolas Slonimsky encouraged me to compose & I have had my Chamberworks performed at the Vienna Jazz Festival & in Holland w/Metropol Orkest.? He continued, ?I first got interested in Art & Sketching at the encouragement of renowned artist Don Van Vliet (aka: Captain Beefheart) who I played with on my first Zappa/Mothers of Invention tour in 1975. Don was always carrying markers & paper & it looked like fun, so I bought some myself & started. He was very encouraging. Last year, I released my first project called Rhythm & Sketch in collaboration with the art group Scene Four. It's been successful & inspired me to do more. (available at www.terrybozzioart.com)? Terry Bozzio fulfilled a major 2 &1/2 month US solo tour in 2014 in which he displayed his art as a stage set while performing melodic, tuned melodies on his strikingly large drum set, to sold out crowds. ?I thought it would be great to share this music which I?ve been working on & keeping to myself for so long. I hope to show a different side of my expression from what people are used to seeing from my solo drumming. And, I wanted to have an abstract painting to represent & be paired with each title to create this hybrid project of music & art,? Bozzio explained. The ?Composer Series? contains 59 individual pieces or movements of compositions with a painting in a booklet for each title, along with detailed liner notes for each piece, explaining his concepts, feelings, process and approach for each. It will be available in a deluxe hard-cover artbook which includes Terry Bozzio?s hand drawn illustrations and commentary for each piece, audio CDs & a solo drum performance Blu-Ray shot in Japan in 2015 (w/bonus footage), 192kHz/24bit Hi-Res audio of the 59 pieces on Blu-ray and a bonus DVD including 60min talk session of Terry Bozzio with Masa Ito. The material will also be made available in CD/DVD or 4CD/Blu-ray for record stores, as well as in many or individual downloadable formats online.
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Fri, September 9

Euge Groove

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

Saxman, Euge Groove (born Steven Eugene Grove), is one of the hottest acts to hit contemporary jazz in a long time. He was a four year member of the famed Tower of Power horn section and had backed such artists as Richard Marx, Tina Turner and Joe Cocker while launching his solo career. His solo hits include "Slow Jam", "Mr. Groove", S7ven Large" and "House of Groove", the title track on his latest album, released last fall.
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Fri, September 9

Euge Groove

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

Saxman, Euge Groove (born Steven Eugene Grove), is one of the hottest acts to hit contemporary jazz in a long time. He was a four year member of the famed Tower of Power horn section and had backed such artists as Richard Marx, Tina Turner and Joe Cocker while launching his solo career. His solo hits include "Slow Jam", "Mr. Groove", S7ven Large" and "House of Groove", the title track on his latest album, released last fall.
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Sat, September 10

Peter Bradley Adams

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Peter Bradley Adams was formerly one half of the duo, eastmountainsouth, signed by Robbie Robertson (of The Band) to DreamWorks Records in 2002. Adams co-produced their debut album with Mitchell Froom and toured extensively for the next year and a half with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Tracy Chapman, Joan Baez and Nelly Furtado. Their single, "You Dance" was a #1 AAA radio hit (top 5 for 2 months) in 2003, which led to a performance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on September 24, 2003. Their last show was later that same month at the Hollywood Bowl with Shelby Lynne and Lyle Lovett. It was not long after that when Adams decided to venture on his own and become a solo artist. Peter's arrangement and interpretation of Stephen Foster's "Hard Times", the opening track on the eastmountainsouth CD, appeared in Cameron Crowe's film, "Elizabethtown" and also was included on the soundtrack album. Peter's songs and music from eastmountainsouth (as well as solo) has appeared in over 30 films and television shows in the US, including One Tree Hill, Smallville, The Mentalist and Alias. Years later, sales of eastmountainsouth's self-titled and only release rank in the top 20 in Amazon.com sales under the Alternative Folk category. Meanwhile, Adams has released three solo records and is set to release his fourth ,"Between Us", on June 14th of this year. Originally from Alabama, he has also lived in Los Angeles and Nashville, though he calls Brooklyn home these days. "Adams is fast developing as a songwriter who both inspires and questions" - Nic Harcourt / Los Angeles Times Magazine - Jan 2010
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Thu, September 15

The Bird Dogs Present The Everly Brothers Experience featuring Zachary & Dylan Zmed

Genre: Rock/Tribute
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

The Bird Dogs bring a genuine and youthful Everly Brothers experience to the stage. The Zmed brothers, Zachary and Dylan, celebrate the genetic intimacy so ever present in the harmonies created by Don and Phil Everly. When the guitar became electric, the Everly Brothers bridged the gap between Country and Rock n Roll with countless hits and classics. The Everly Brothers inspired bands like The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, The Kinks, Buddy Holly, and many groups that utilize the blend of two part harmony. Their career spanned three decades and continue to influence artists around the world.
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Fri, September 16

Tickets on sale 4/29 at 10AM! The Sax Pack Feat. Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole & Jackiem Joyner

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

The idea of The Sax Pack originated in 2004 with saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa after he saw a movie about the "Rat Pack," a group of legendary entertainers led by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. Inspired by their showmanship and camaraderie, Kashiwa came up with the name The Sax Pack and called on some of his saxophone peers and started a new group that would feature the instrument, as well as their collective musical passion for jazz, funk and R&B. Backed by a tight rhythm section, the talented trio combine their life-long love of music and their passion for performance, to make an impact on audiences that love music as much as they do. Committed to sharing the excitement, spontaneity and creative energy that flows between them on stage, The Sax Pack inspires an audience far beyond the duration of a show. The well-known saxophonists are excited to create a show that combines their individual styles and diverse backgrounds for a fresh approach to the music that inspired them all to become musicians: jazz. Highlights of the tour will feature original music written specifically for The Sax Pack , as well as each sax player's signature hits and the classic funk, R&B and jazz tunes that will get fans out of their seats.
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Thu, October 6

Tickets on sale 4/29 at 10AM! Griffin House

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Recording and performing for over a decade, House has toured with Ron Sexsmith, Patti Scialfa, Josh Ritter, John Mellencamp, Mat Kearney, and The Cranberries. He received early critical acclaim on the CBS Sunday Morning, and his songs have since been featured in countless films and television shows such as One Tree Hill, Army Wives, and Brothers and Sisters. He has also appeared on Late Night with Craig Ferguson. Most recently, CNN Newsroom invited House to perform “Paris Calling,” from So On and So Forth, live on the air, and the song has been picked up by radio prior to being serviced. House has released ten albums and continues to headline his own national tours. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Jane and their two daughters.
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Sat, October 8

Smoothjazzlovers.org Presents Soul Jazz Bassist Julian Vaughn feat. Danette Hollowell

Genre: Jazz/Soul
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

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Fri, October 21

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra

Genre: New Age/World
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

Ottmar Liebert's incredible global success on a musical level often seems like a simple outgrowth of his cultural background and powerful wanderlust in his formative years. Born in Cologne, Germany to Chinese-German father and Hungarian mother, he began playing guitar at 11, and traveled extensively through Europe and Asia intent on fully absorbing each musical tradition he encountered. After pursuing his Rock and Roll dreams first in his native Germany and then in Boston, he abandoned the frustrations of the East coast and settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1989, he founded the first incarnation of his new band Luna Negra. Nouveau Flamenco began life as a self-produced local release called Marita: Shadows and Storms, copies of which local Indian artist Frank Howell distributed in his art galleries. When the record found its way to radio stations and began generating a buzz among programmers and an unprecedented response among listeners, Higher Octave Music picked it up and released a fully remastered version. Liebert has since become one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decade, thrilling audiences throughout the world and releasing a catalog of classic recordings, including the remix collection Euphoria (1995), the live album Viva! (1995), the double CD Opium (1996) and the classical-oriented orchestral album Leaning into the Night (1997). He wrapped up his decade with Epic with 2001's Little Wing and went back to Higher Octave Music, releasing a lush album of lullabies called In the Arms of Love in 2002 and an album with Luna Negra XL called The Santa Fe Sessions (2003). La Semana (2004) was the first all-new band album in five years, followed by Winter Rose (2005), which featured original pieces, classical music and christmas songs. In 2006 Liebert's record label SSRI released One Guitar, his first solo guitar recording, which received Liebert's fourth nomination for a Grammy. His newest releases are Up Close (2008), which is a binaural dummy head surround sound recording, and The Scent of Light (2008) a labor of five years.

*approximate running time for this show is 75-90 minutes
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Fri, October 21

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra

Genre: New Age/World
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

Ottmar Liebert's incredible global success on a musical level often seems like a simple outgrowth of his cultural background and powerful wanderlust in his formative years. Born in Cologne, Germany to Chinese-German father and Hungarian mother, he began playing guitar at 11, and traveled extensively through Europe and Asia intent on fully absorbing each musical tradition he encountered. After pursuing his Rock and Roll dreams first in his native Germany and then in Boston, he abandoned the frustrations of the East coast and settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1989, he founded the first incarnation of his new band Luna Negra. Nouveau Flamenco began life as a self-produced local release called Marita: Shadows and Storms, copies of which local Indian artist Frank Howell distributed in his art galleries. When the record found its way to radio stations and began generating a buzz among programmers and an unprecedented response among listeners, Higher Octave Music picked it up and released a fully remastered version. Liebert has since become one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decade, thrilling audiences throughout the world and releasing a catalog of classic recordings, including the remix collection Euphoria (1995), the live album Viva! (1995), the double CD Opium (1996) and the classical-oriented orchestral album Leaning into the Night (1997). He wrapped up his decade with Epic with 2001's Little Wing and went back to Higher Octave Music, releasing a lush album of lullabies called In the Arms of Love in 2002 and an album with Luna Negra XL called The Santa Fe Sessions (2003). La Semana (2004) was the first all-new band album in five years, followed by Winter Rose (2005), which featured original pieces, classical music and christmas songs. In 2006 Liebert's record label SSRI released One Guitar, his first solo guitar recording, which received Liebert's fourth nomination for a Grammy. His newest releases are Up Close (2008), which is a binaural dummy head surround sound recording, and The Scent of Light (2008) a labor of five years.

*approximate running time for this show is 75-90 minutes
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Sat, October 22

Mary Fahl (formerly of October Project)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

"Sounding like no other singer of her generation" (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC-based chamber-pop group OCTOBER PROJECT. The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl's awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication.Since the band disbanded, Mary has released several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" for V2 Records; her wonderful, original studio album "The Other Side of Time" on Sony Odyssey; and her acclaimed album "Love and Gravity". She has also written and performed songs for several major motion pictures, including the lead song ("Going Home") for the Civil War epic Gods and Generals. Now Mary returns with her album "Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House", a collection of twenty-three tracks recorded live at one of America's oldest vaudeville theaters and filmed for PBS to be aired starting in late 2014. Fahl's elegant, cinematic songs draw on classical and world music sources, American art song, as well as thinking man's folk-pop which she performs with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto that Boston Globe critic Steve Morse calls "a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms". Her upcoming performance will include "Exiles", a song written for Anne Rice's new audiobook "The Wolves of Midwinter", a stunning cover of the Joni Mitchell classic "Both Sides Now", and many October Project favorites.
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Sun, November 20

Emporium Presents Andy McKee

Genre: Acoustic/Guitar
Doors: 6:30PM
Show: 7:30PM

Andy McKee is among the world?s finest acoustic guitarists. His youthful energy and attention to song structure and melodic content elevates him above the rest. He entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique. McKee?s crossover success has helped him to achieve millions upon millions of YouTube viewers, underscoring his emergence as one of today?s most unique and influential artists. He has been featured as a cover story in both Acoustic Guitar Magazine in the U.S. and Acoustic Magazine in the UK, and is also the figurehead of the unique Guitar Masters tours. McKee?s tour dates have taken him through Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, including tours with legendary acts including Prince and Dream Theater. Live performances of Andy?s have become a point of fascination with his loyal followers. So, in late 2015, Andy decided it was time to release a live album. Featuring tracks from his entire catalog,Live Book was recorded live in December 2015 at The Melting Point in Athens, GA, the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth, GA, and Workplay in Birmingham, AL. McKee went through the recordings from all three shows and selected the finest takes of each set. Reflecting on the song choices, he looks to provide current fans the chance to relive their favorite shows, and hopes that he can showcase the energy he creates for those who haven?t been able to attend a show and new fans alike. ?I?ve always wanted to do a live album; for quite a few years I?ve felt it?s something that has been missing from my collection of releases,? says McKee. ?This album will feature some of my YouTube hits like ?Drifting? and ?Rylynn?, some songs from my 2014 EP Mythmaker, and a cover of a Michael Hedges song called ?Because It?s There? played on harp guitar that I haven?t released yet.? McKee is the first artist to be signed CGP Sounds, the record label founded by fellow guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. ?I?m honored to be a part of his label. I heard Tommy 15 years ago at a festival in Kansas and was blown away by his playing and performing, and I still am,? Mckee stated. ?To be the first person on his label is surreal, and I?m excited and proud to be a part of it.? Live Book is set to be released digitally in Europe on February 12 and worldwide (digitally and physically) on April 22. The album, McKee?s first live record, will be released through CGP Sounds. In support of the new album, McKee will embark on ?The Next Chapter Tour? throughout Europe in February and March, and the United States in April and May.
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Mon, November 21

Emporium Presents Andy McKee

Genre: Acoustic/Guitar
Doors: 6:30PM
Show: 7:30PM

Andy McKee is among the world?s finest acoustic guitarists. His youthful energy and attention to song structure and melodic content elevates him above the rest. He entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique. McKee?s crossover success has helped him to achieve millions upon millions of YouTube viewers, underscoring his emergence as one of today?s most unique and influential artists. He has been featured as a cover story in both Acoustic Guitar Magazine in the U.S. and Acoustic Magazine in the UK, and is also the figurehead of the unique Guitar Masters tours. McKee?s tour dates have taken him through Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, including tours with legendary acts including Prince and Dream Theater. Live performances of Andy?s have become a point of fascination with his loyal followers. So, in late 2015, Andy decided it was time to release a live album. Featuring tracks from his entire catalog,Live Book was recorded live in December 2015 at The Melting Point in Athens, GA, the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth, GA, and Workplay in Birmingham, AL. McKee went through the recordings from all three shows and selected the finest takes of each set. Reflecting on the song choices, he looks to provide current fans the chance to relive their favorite shows, and hopes that he can showcase the energy he creates for those who haven?t been able to attend a show and new fans alike. ?I?ve always wanted to do a live album; for quite a few years I?ve felt it?s something that has been missing from my collection of releases,? says McKee. ?This album will feature some of my YouTube hits like ?Drifting? and ?Rylynn?, some songs from my 2014 EP Mythmaker, and a cover of a Michael Hedges song called ?Because It?s There? played on harp guitar that I haven?t released yet.? McKee is the first artist to be signed CGP Sounds, the record label founded by fellow guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. ?I?m honored to be a part of his label. I heard Tommy 15 years ago at a festival in Kansas and was blown away by his playing and performing, and I still am,? Mckee stated. ?To be the first person on his label is surreal, and I?m excited and proud to be a part of it.? Live Book is set to be released digitally in Europe on February 12 and worldwide (digitally and physically) on April 22. The album, McKee?s first live record, will be released through CGP Sounds. In support of the new album, McKee will embark on ?The Next Chapter Tour? throughout Europe in February and March, and the United States in April and May.