Dinner and Show: $85
Show Times: 8 and 10pm
Smooth Jazz's top saxophonist is changing the atmosphere by fusing the elements of traditional Jazz, R 'n' B, Funk, Hip-Hop and Pop into an explosive sound that is incomparable.
Andre Ward continues to evolve into the type of musician that truly lives for the love of making music that respects the past, yet steps into the future.
Just as silky as you please, saxman Andre Ward pours on the saxilicious charm from the very first note of the lead track on his latest endeavor, Caution. You just know from that point, you are at the right party. Pass me a groove and let me settle back for this ride. - Ronald Jackson/thesmoothjazzride.com
Dinner & Show: $75
Show Time: 8pm
Women of the World is an international world music ensemble currently based in Boston. What started out as a dream four years ago has become a real musical force. Ayumi Ueda, a Berklee College of Music alumna from Japan, sought to create an ensemble of artists from all over the world to create music for peace. In 2008, Ayumi joined forces with like-minded musicians, Giorgia Renosto from Italy, Annette Philip from India, and Débòrah Pierre from USA/Haiti in order to manifest this vision.
The Women of the World repertoire is vast and varied; the sound created by this unique group has grown to have a power that moves not only the members, but huger and huger audiences, as it spreads awareness of different cultures, music, and philosophies.
“BEAUTIFUL. SPIRITED. LOVING ... WONDERFUL!” - BOBBY McFERRIN,
Dinner and Show: $75
Show Time: 8 and 10pm
Saxophonist Elan Trotman has quickly become one of jazz’s most thrilling and emotive performers as he continues to stand out and push boundaries as a composer, performer, teacher and recording artist. Trotman’s playing, though inspired by Grover Washington, Jr., Kirk Whalum and Najee, displays his own fresh ideas and distinctive tone. So much so that the New England Urban Music Awards, and The Barbados Music Awards both named him Jazz Artist of The Year on multiple occasions.
Trotman has recorded and performed with a number of world-class musicians, including Michael McDonald, Roberta Flack, Jonathan Butler, Keiko Matsui, Johnny Gill, Jeffrey Osborne, Sheila E, Marcus Miller, Will Downing, Earl Klugh, Jeff Lorber, Peter White, Peabo Bryson, Brian Simpson and many others. A huge sports fan, Trotman has performed the National Anthem on numerous occasions for such teams as the Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers.
As a recording artist Elan has topped the Billboard Radio Charts over 10 times. As a solo artist charting songs include “Heaven In Your Eyes” feat. Brian Simpson, “Tradewinds” feat Peter White, “Master Blaster”, “As” feat. Lin Rountree, and “Thoughts of Sumer” feat. Will Downing.
Dinner & Show: $85
Show Time: 8 & 10pm
Boston's own Grace Kelly has an electric charisma on-stage that instantly ignites the room,” says, pianist, Jon Batiste. Saxophonist, singer, and composer Grace Kelly plays with the heart and passion of an old soul yet with the genre-bending zest and energy of a 24 year old. Having been a regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s band, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Grace Kelly, as a leader, just released her 10th CD Trying To Figure It Out, which was voted #2 Jazz Album of The Year in 2016 Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll.
Winner of the 64th Annual 2016 Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll as “Rising Star Alto Saxophone”. Grace was also voted #4 Alto saxophonist in 2016 Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll. “Jazz Artist of the Year” 2016 Boston Music Awards, “Alto Saxophonist of the Year” by NYC Jazz Fans Decision 2016.
With the multi-generational supergroup ACS, sisterhood isn’t just powerful, it’s downright explosive. A spectacular fusion of three celebrated bandleaders who each brings daunting technique and a questing spirit of improvisation to the collective ensemble, ACS emerged out of Carrington’s GRAMMY Award-winning 2011 album The Mosaic Project. A pianist of bracing intelligence and unerring improvisational instincts, Allen is the band’s veteran seeker. Over her expansive career, she has released 18 albums as a leader and collaborated with a pantheon of masters including Ornette Coleman, Charles Lloyd, Wayne Shorter and Charlie Haden. Carrington was already an elite accompanist when she released her 1989 debut Real Life Story with Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Greg Osby, and Dianne Reeves. A musical prodigy championed as a youth by legendary drumming figures Buddy Rich and Jack DeJohnette, she had lengthy tenures with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. Spalding was already jazz’s brightest young star before winning an unprecedented Best New Artist GRAMMY Award in 2011, and remains the most celebrated ambassador in jazz, a spellbinding talent who has brought her sleek and soulful sound to a vast international audience. Elegant, experimental, and unquestionably bold, ACS provides this brilliant triumvirate with a vivid forum for further explorations.
Dinner and Show: $90
Show Times: 8 & 10pm
BILL FRISELL with Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen
Latest Recording is Grammy-nominated When You Wish Upon a Star
Frisell is a revered figure among musicians - like Miles Davis and few others, his signature is built from pure sound and inflection; an anti-technique that is instantly identifiable." - The Philadelphia Inquirer
From SPIN magazine: " In one of the biggest leaps of imagination since the Yardbirds and Jimi Hendrix, Frisell coaxes and slams his hovering split-toned ax into shapes of things to come...But besides being a guitar genius, he's turned into a terrific songwriter. Like Monk, Frisell's harmonic and melodic ideas form asuccinct, seamless mesh with outer sonic and rhythmic ideas about his ax."
Frisell's latest release, When You Wish Upon a Star is nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category!
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.