Dinner & Show $70
Show Time: 8pm
Berklee College of Music Alum , Mardi Gras Indian chief and alto saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr. was a consultant for the HBO series “Treme”, helping to develop two characters based on his life in modern jazz music and New Orleans culture. “Harrison is one of the few musicians who can play it all – from traditional New Orleans music, to swing, bop, post-bop, modern, smooth, avant-garde, and beyond. Yet Harrison has developed his own personal style that traverses and synthesizes all these mediums with great success.”
Friday & Saturday
April 3 & 4
Dinner & Show: $75
Show Time: 8 & 10 p.m.
NEW CD MADE IN BRAZIL
Eliane Elias’ Made in Brazil, scheduled for release on March 31, 2015 on Concord Jazz, marks a musical homecoming for the multi-GRAMMY®-nominated pianist/keyboardist/singer/composer. In her three-decade long career as a solo artist, Made in Brazil results from the first time she’s recorded a disc in her native Brazil since moving to the United States in 1981.
Pianist/singer/songwriter Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots and her sensuous, alluring voice with her virtuosic instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills.
"To experience Eliane Elias in concert is to understand the notion of temporary bliss. With a career spanning forty years, this famed jazz pianist from Sao Paulo is an international treasure. Undoubtedly one of the finest musicians of our day, she is a singer, composer and arranger with a sound rooted in the samba of Brazil". - Lisa Ellex/Arte Fuse
Dinner & Show: $65
Show Time: 8:00 pm
CARLOS AVERHOFF, JR. CD RELEASE w/Greg Osby-alto saxophone, Aruan Ortiz-piano, Francisco Mela-drums, John Lockwood-bass
CD RELEASE NEW CD IRESI
Cuban saxophonist Carlos Averhoff Jr first solo album entitled iRESI is the epitome of his quest to define his sound and penmanship. With a very distinctive approach, Carlos masterfully weaves into his compositions the most sublime, yet raw Jazz renderings, with the infectious rhythms of his native Cuba. Featuring acclaimed artists Greg Osby on alto, Aruan Ortiz on piano, Francisco Mela on drums, and John Lockwood on bass, the album is an amalgam of polyrhythms and savory melodies; rich both culturally and musically. An honor's graduate of Berklee and New England Conservatory of Music, Carlos's music is emblematic of his life experiences, that of a contemporary Cuban musician influenced by his idolatry for Jazz, yet deeply rooted in traditions of his homeland.
"His poetry is this: to give himself in body and soul in an intense quest of the bone marrow of each chord, strip it and exhibit it in an irrepressible wealth of ideas. With the ability of a magician Averhoff, Jr picks up with his hands all the apples that fall from the tree, all the notes that drip from his mind, in a speech both logical and of savage beauty." ---- Quino Mourelle La Opinion de Galicia, Spain
Friday & Saturday
April 10 & 11
Dinner & Show: $80
Show Time 8 & 10 p.m.
As Spyro Gyra contemplates upcoming milestones to its storied career, it’s tempting to fall back on the Grateful Dead lyric, “What a long strange trip it’s been” to describe it. During that time, they have performed over five thousand shows, released twenty-nine albums (not counting “Best Of…” compilations) selling over ten million albums while also achieving one platinum and two gold albums. These upcoming milestones include 2012, which will be thirty-five years since their first album release and in 2014, Sypro Gyra celebrated 40 years as a band! They show little sign of wanting to slow down either, gaining Grammy® nominations for each of their last four albums.
Spyro Gyra works musical magic creating their own instrumental hybrid, incorporating elements of R&B, Latin, Brazilian and more into an infectious sound that takes you on a creative journey like no other!
Dinner & Show: $65
Show Time: 8:00pm
"It doesn't get any better than this . . . One of the best jazz singers in the country today. She's the Real McCoy." - Tony Bennett
Donna Byrne can take her listeners on a journey down new musical avenues by using a wide range of deep, soulful vocal talents and a true artist's feel for interpretation and improvisation. Experimenting with her emotions and playing her versatile voice like an instrument, Donna's performances are always an example of a true seasoned professional. She is a perfect mix of talent and grace.
With sultry good looks and a quick wit, Donna is not only a masterful singer, but also a true entertainer at the top of her game. Her unforgettable performances have entertained audiences from L.A.’s Jazz Bakery to London’s Pizza on the Park. While Donna was performing at Tavern on the Green in New York City, legendary crooner Tony Bennett dropped in for his birthday just to hear Donna sing his classic, "It Was Me." Mr. Bennett became an ardent fan, once flying home early from the Super Bowl just to catch Donna play with Dave McKenna at the Blue Note and then catching them again at right here at Scullers Jazz Club.
Donna has made several albums, her latest produced by Challenge Records in the Netherlands, and she has worked with producer Brad Hatfield, lending her voice for music in both film and television, including “One Life to Live” and “Rescue Me.”
Dinner & Show: $75
Show Time 8 & 10pm
"She's been described as a "musician's musician," and for once, the overused term actually makes sense - "a complete performance by a complete artist - one of the jazz world's finest." - Don Heckman, The Los Angeles Times.
Stephen Holden, long-time music critic for the New York Times had this to say about a recent Allyson performance at one of New York City's premiere jazz clubs, Birdland: ...but Karrin Allyson made it look easy on Thursday evening at Birdland. Her shows, whose selections change with every set, is a celebration ofa 13-album career that is one of the most stable in jazz. She has an easy mastery of bebop, bossanova, chanson and soft rock, to name four of the many styles in which she is comfortable.
Karrin is a captivating performer who will stand out front and sing or just as easily accompany herself on piano.
Dinner & Show: $70
Show Time: 8 and 10 p.m.
Wallace was mentored by Miles Davis after Miles heard him in 1983 at his birthday gala performance in Carnegie Hall. Their association peaked when Miles chose Wallace to share the stage at his historic performance in Montreux in 1991. After Davis died, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams and Roney banded together and toured the world in tribute.
R.J. DeLuke/allaboutjazz.com had this to say about Understanding - "It's a hard-driving, exploring and open jazz record. Many tunes are covers, but not standards. They have a shape different than the source, an approach sculpted by the trumpeter."
Dinner & Show: %78
Show Time: 8 & 10 pm
NEW CD: SMILE
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.
“Head Over Heels”, the first single from Peter White’s latest album Smile has been making a splash. The song hit No. 1 for 9 straight weeks on Billboard‘s Top Smooth Jazz Song chart from November 15, 2014 to January 10, 2015.
Thursday & Friday
April 30 & May 1
Dinner and Show: $80
Show Time: 8 & 10pm
Since Klugh released his inaugural album in 1976, the Detroit-born master of the acoustic-classical guitar has become one of the most imitated icons of the instrument, issued dozens of discs, 24 of which have been on Billboard’s top-10 list of jazz albums and 6 that made it to the No. 1 slot. During that time, Klugh’s recordings also received 13 GRAMMY® nominations (the latest for HandPicked) – and his collaboration with pianist Bob James, One on One, walked away with the 1980 GRAMMY® Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
Praise for HandPicked: Debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Albums Chart
“Klugh sounds great on his own, with his uncanny ability to play lilting melodies over deep changes in fine form. But the collaborations are simply awesome.” Guitar Player
Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 02134
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