Johnny O’Neal Trio

@ Blue Note Jazz Club – Shows @ 11:30AM & 1:30PM (Doors @ 10:30AM & 1:00PM)

**Price includes brunch, music and a drink.**

ABOUT JOHNNIE ONEAL In addition to playing the role of Art Tatum in the blockbuster film “Ray “(2004), Johnny O’Neal is a seasoned pianist who has worked regularly with musicians and groups such as Clark Terry, Ray Brown, Sonny Stitt, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, and Milt Jackson’s quartet. The late, great Mulgrew Miller said of O’Neal: “In my generation of musicians, there are two who are probably the most naturally talented. They both happen to be from Detroit. One is Kenny Garrett…The other is pianist Johnny O’Neal. There are so many outstanding things about Johnny’s playing… Number one: the touch. Johnny has a million dollar touch. Very few people touch the piano like that to get that kind of sound and feeling…. The other thing is his feeling of swing, which is so natural. Then there’s Johnny’s personality – so engaging. And Johnny can play a ballad like few people, if any. I’ve always held his talent in the highest regard, and I think he’s a very special artist.”

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June 21, 2015
Blue Note Jazz Club