Come enjoy an Inspired blend of blues, R&B, soul and roadhouse rock. Award-winning guitarist, singer, songwriter Tommy Castro has been nominated as B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year. Website YouTube
American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr. – along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco – is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana Zydeco music. If you’ve gotten into Zydeco music, or felt its influence, or watched the world celebrate this great aspect of Louisiana culture over the past 30 years it’s likely been because of Buckwheat Zydeco.
Ask a roomful of jazz fans about Grammy Award-winning saxophonist David Sanchez, and the ensuing buzz will be filled with exultant praise for one of the finest saxophonists of his generation. Sanchez is unquestionably one of the finest, most progressive players on the contemporary scene, as more than a decade’s worth of bold, brilliant work has already proven.
As noted critic Bob Blumenthal observed, “[Sanchez] has been nurturing his own distinct variety in recent years, one that draws heavily on…Miles Davis and John Coltrane and weaves rhythms in fluid strands.
Jason Anick Quartet – CD Release Show for "Tipping Point"
Jazz violinist and mandolinist Jason Anick is rapidly making a name for himself as one of the top players on today’s scene. The 28-year-old virtuoso is one of the youngest instructors at Boston’s Berklee College of Music and is in-demand as a first-call sideman. Anick records and tours internationally with Grammy award-winning Nashville guitarist John Jorgenson, who recruited Anick in 2008 while he was still a senior at Hartt Conservatory.
Throughout his more than 20-year career as a solo artist, saxophonist Bill Evans has explored a variety of musical settings that go well beyond the confines of traditional jazz, including rock, hip-hop, jam, fusion, reggae, Brazilian and slamming funk. Evans stepped into more adventurous territory with his 2006 Grammy-nominated release Soulgrass, blending jazz, funk and bluegrass into a seamless and wholly unique hybrid of quintessentially American styles.
Acclaimed pianist, composer and improviser Donal Fox has forged a unique amalgam of jazz, Latin, and classical music. Combining deep grooves with sophisticated contrapuntal lines, he and his quartet create a striking musical collage that is at once stirring, visceral and intellectually satisfying.
Like a great DJ digging in the crates for forgotten gems, Fox mines the rich resources of jazz and classical literature, crafting an expanding repertoire of original compositions seamlessly wedded to the undeniable pulse of Afro-Cuban jazz.
Nicole Henry has firmly established herself as one of the most acclaimed entertainers in jazz. Her powerfully expressive voice and her soulful, sophisticated and uplifting energy has earned her three top 10 albums. Adding to her vocal talents, Nicole’s beauty and on-stage rapport combines confidence and sincerity, confirming her as an all-around beguiling performer to audiences in over 15 countries.
Dave Holland Prism with Kevin Eubanks, Craig TAborn, & Eric Harland
Over the course of a nearly five-decade career, bassist/composer Dave Holland has never stopped evolving, reinventing his concept and approach with each new project while constantly honing his instantly identifiable voice. In 2013, Holland unveiled his latest quartet, Prism, a visceral electric band featuring his longtime collaborator and Tonight Show bandleader Kevin Eubanks, along with keyboardist Craig Taborn and drummer Eric Harland.
Laszlo Gardony is a critically acclaimed artist who has brought his soulful improvisations and compositions to audiences in 24 countries and is a recipient of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition. He has released ten albums, leading groups that included Dave Holland, Miroslav Vitous, Mick Goodrick, Jamey Haddad, Bob Moses, Yoron Israel, and John Lockwood among others.