FRIDAY & SATURDAY
JANUARY 8 & 9
Dinner & Show; $75
Show Time: 8 & 10pm
Trumpeter Roy Hargrove has firmly established himself as one of the premier players in jazz and beyond. Always looking for more challenging and colorful ways to flex his musical chops, Hargrove has left indelible imprints in a vast array of artful settings.
His two Grammy awards have come in very different settings. His Cuban-based band Crisol (with piano legend Jesus “Chucho” Valdes and drummer Horatio “El Negro” Hernandez), won the Best Latin Jazz Performance Grammy in 1997, and 2002′s Directions in Music (with Herbie Hancock and Michael Brecker) won Best Instrumental Jazz Album.
Dinner & Show: $70
Show Time: 8 & 10pm
JOEY DeFRANCESCO w/Dan Wilson on guitar and Jason Brown on drums
NEW CD - TRIP MODE
Two-time GRAMMY nominee Joey DeFrancesco, is considered to be one of the great Hammond B3 organ players today. He also has a love for the trumpet, thanks to the late Miles Davis, who hired Joey to play in his band (making Joey the second youngest member of Miles's band after drummer Tony Williams).
Joey continues the tradition of organ greats such as Jimmy Smith, Charles Earland and Jack McDuff and also brings his own brand of hard-swinging, soulful playing to the bandstand.
In addition to touring the world with his own group, Joey frequently performs with all-star projects and has his own weekly SIRIUSXM radio show, "Keeping it ORGANIZED."
"The quicksilver nature of his technique, fluidity of his ideas, musicality of his phrases and variety of his modes of expression long have placed him in a category by himself among contemporary jazz organists." - Howard Reich/Chicago Tribune
Dinner & Show: $80
Show Time: One show only at 8pm
A VERY SPECIAL ONE NIGHT/ONE SHOW PERFORMANCE
BY R & B LEGEND, VOCALIST BETTYE LaVETTE!
Bettye LaVette is a powerhouse R&B vocalist who, by the age of 16, already had a successful singing and recording career and was touring with the likes of Otis Redding and Ben E. King. Throughout her career, she had many ups and downs, but this two-time Grammy nominated vocalist continues to sing for audiences worldwide.
Between 1979 and 1982, Ms. LaVette's talents led her to a role in Tony award-winning Broadway show, Bubbling Brown Sugar, giving her the opportunity to work with show-biz greats Cab Calloway and Honi Coles and hone her tap dance skills.
Bettye LaVette has always been a television favorite and has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, The Conan O'Brien Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Austin City Limits, The Prairie Home Companion, The Artist's Den, Good Morning America, The Today Show and The Tavis Smiley Show.
In 2008 she was one of the invited artists performing at the annual Kennedy Center Honors and stunned both the audience and the honorees (The Who, Barbra Streisand) with her magnificent performance of The Who's classic, Love Reign O'er Me. As a result of this stellar performance, she was invited to perform with Jon Bon Jovi at President elect Barack Obama's kick-off Inaugural Celebratory concert in January 2009. In the same year, she shared the stage with Sir Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr at Radio City Music Hall for David Lynch's Change Begins Within benefit concert.
"You've got a singer here who is willing to stretch and not content to live in the safety zone. One of R&B's greatest under-acknowledged vocalists."
- Elvis Costello
Bettye is one of the most incredible R&B singers singing today. Ache has never sounded so funky. Weary, wise, defiant and vulnerable, Bettye's a force of nature."
- Bonnie Raitt
Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 02134
For tickets: 866.777.8932 Email: Info@ScullersJazz.com Ticket purchases are non-refundable.