Archive for October, 2018

A Jazzy Evening With dee Brown

Friday, November 2, 2018 – 8:00 PM

Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, 20510 Livernois Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48221

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A passion for sharing jazz drives this DC-based singer, who tucks tours and club dates around her teaching at Washington’s Woodrow Wilson High School, where she is the Director of Vocal Music.

Raised by Baptist parents, Lori Williams’ first love was gospel; it was when she was at Hampton University that her tastes expanded to jazz. In 1988, Lori took a train to New York City to compete on TV’s “Showtime at The Apollo.” She sang “Summertime” from “Porgy & Bess.” “They had a viewing party on campus and everybody saw it,” Lori reminisces. “I felt like a superstar. The campus and my Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. are family to me…highly motivational.” Her distinctive “smoke-and-honey voice” (The Washington Post) has drawn invitations to perform with such stars as gospel’s Yolanda Adams, R&B’s Howard Hewett, Will Downing and Phil Perry, contemporary jazz master Stanley Jordan, traditional jazz icons Terri Lyne Carrington and Winard Harper, and tap dance sensation Savion Glover. Attucks Jazz Club fans can look forward to hearing great things from this singer, including love songs from her new 2018 album Out of the Box—all caressed by a voice that’s “warm and rich…and earthy as red clay” (Jazzweekly.com).

Saturday, November 10, 2018 – 8:00 PM

Virginia Arts Festival, Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

A Motown Christmas featuring The Brencore Allstars Band

A special evening w/ all you favorite Motown era songs as well all the Holiday favorites.

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2QmT539

Sunday, December 2, 2018 – 07:00 PM

6501 Dominion Raceway Ave, Woodford, VA 22314

 

Hailing from Boulder, CO, keyboardist Lao Tizer’s career spans nine albums over nearly a quarter century. From the 2007 album “Diversify,” which showcased the multi-faceted, richly textured musicality of an already celebrated career, to 2009’s minimalist “Passages,” and the pulsating full band of 2012’s “Downbeat,” this ensemble of world-renowned musicians has no limits. Their latest, “Songs from the Swinghouse,” recorded live in just three days at Conway Studios in Hollywood, California, takes Tizer’s vision to a new level. The jazz and world-fusion group adds rock to its repertoire with a sizzling new collection of eleven songs.

Tizer’s regular collaborators, celebrated in their own right, include: Chieli Minucci, the three-time Emmy-winning and Grammy® Award-nominated guitarist and composer; Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal, who is a permanent member of the Chick CoreaElektric Band; longtime member and EWI/saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Steve Nieves; and violinist Karen Briggs, who has graced the stage with Yanni, Diana Ross, Wu-Tang Clan, Chaka Khan and more. Tizer also credits the powerhouse rhythm section (bass players include Grammy® Award-nominee Ric Fierabracci and Cheikh NDoye, Grammy® Award-nominated drummer Gene Coye, and percussionist Munyungo Jackson) with underpinning the dynamic force and arrangements for the project.

Ultimately, Lao Tizer eschews the formulaic. “I try and just stay true to my muse and to use every bit of my facility to create great music that hopefully has its own voice and continues to evolve as I continue to evolve as a person. It’s very reflective of me, it’s all I’ve done all my life.”

Blue Pyramid Productions is proud to have keyboardist Lao Tizer, guitarist Chieli Minucci, and violinist Karen Briggs headlining the 2nd performance in the 4th season of the Church Street Jazz Series at The Attucks Theatre in Downtown Norfolk.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 – 08:00 PM

Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Peter White and Euge Groove @ Pizza Express with Andew Small (drums), Mark Jaimes (guitar), Orefo Orakwue (bass) and Oli Silk (keyboards)

To book by phone call 0207 439 4962

October 28th – October 30th, 2018

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, London, United Kingdom

Dee Lucas and Tony Exum Jr. – CD Release Celebration Concert

National recording artists Dee Lucas and Tony Exum, Jr. celebrates their new CD releases at Live at Jack’s!

Atlanta-based Dee Lucas has released his 8th CD ‘Going Left’. Colorado’s Tony Exum, Jr. is riding high with his brand new CD ‘My Name’s Tony’.

Get tickets here.

Saturday, October 20, 2018 – Doors open at 5:30 pm and Showtime at 6:00 pm.

LIVE AT JACK’S, 500 16th Street ##320, Denver, CO 80202

Kayla Waters – Coevolve Album Release Concert

Saturday, November 3, 2018 – 7:00 PM

Museum Of The Bible, World Stage Theater, 400 4th St. SW Washington, DC 20024