Monthly Archives: April 2012

Nolafunk Summer Solstice Party: Tab Benoit & Eric Lindell

Henry Street Playhouse at the Abrons Arts Center, Set @ 7:30pm, Doors @ 6:30pm ~ First NYC Co-Bill, presented by CEG ~ Tab Benoit & Eric Lindell ~ Nolafunk.com and the Blue Note Jazz Festival have put together TWO Nights … Continue reading

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Groove Theory, Soulive with Karl Denson, Riq & Rah w/J.Period (Black Thought & Rahzel), DJ ?uestlove

Central Park Summerstage, Show @ 6pm; Doors @ 5pm ~ Produced by Jill Newman Productions ~ Groove Theory ~ Every once in awhile, musicians emerge who seem able to redefine their chosen genre. Groove Theory is made up of such … Continue reading

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Spectrum Road featuring Cindy Blackman-Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski & Vernon Reid

B.B. King Blues Club, Set @ 8pm; Doors @ 6pm ~ Spectrum Road featuring Cindy Blackman-Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski & Vernon Reid ~ From his stunning debut with Miles Davis at 17 through his pioneering work with John McLaughlin, … Continue reading

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Jimmie Vaughan

B.B. King Blues Club, Set @ 8pm; Doors @ 6pm ~ Jimmie Vaughan ~ Jimmie Vaughan is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. As Guitar Player Magazine notes, … Continue reading

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Stanley Clarke & George Duke

B.B. King Blues Club, Sets @ 8pm & 10:30pm; Doors @ 6pm & 10pm, respectively ~ Stanley Clarke & George Duke ~ Bassist Stanley Clarke teamed up with keyboardist George Duke in 1981 to form the Clarke/Duke Project, scoring a … Continue reading

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Afro Blue Jazz/Pop A Cappella Group seen on NBC’s The Sing-Off

B.B. King Blues Club, Sets @ 5pm & 8:30pm; Doors @ 4pm & 7pm, respectively ~ Afro Blue A Cappella Group ~ Afro-Blue is a fun-loving jazz and pop a cappella ensemble from Howard University in Washington, D.C. The group … Continue reading

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Stephanie Mills

B.B. King Blues Club, Set @ 8pm; Doors @ 6pm ~ Stephanie Mills ~ Before The Color Purple: The Musical broke attendance records, before Jennifer Holiday starred in the Broadway production of Dream Girls, paving the way for Jennifer Hudson’s … Continue reading

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Flamenco Soul Project directed by Javier Limon

B.B. King Blues Club, Set @ 8pm; Doors @ 6pm ~ Flamenco Soul Project directed by Javier Limon ~ Flamenco music is, and has been, one of the most important cultural legacies of Spain. For nearly a century, the grand … Continue reading

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Average White Band

B.B. King Blues Club, Set @ 8pm; Doors @ 6pm ~ Average White Band ~ Average White Band (AWB for short) is widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though perhaps … Continue reading

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The Manhattan Transfer

B.B. King Blues Club, Set @ 8pm; Doors @ 6pm ~ The Manhattan Transfer ~ It’s been just about 40 years since Tim Hauser, a former Madison Avenue marketing executive, paid his bills by driving a New York City cab … Continue reading

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