Friday & Saturday
August 21 & 22
Dinner & Show: $80
Show Time: 8 & 10pm
NEW CD AFTER DARK
Bobby Caldwell's live performances are always electrifying! Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Bobby has the ability to entertain at any venue, for fans of all ages.
In Japan and throughout Asia, Bobby enjoys a feverish popularity, selling out shows and achieving gold and platinum status for his releases in those countries.
As a singer, he has a successful career with numerous solo releases, which have earned accolades far and wide. His songwriting skills have earned hits not only for himself, but also for well-known artists like Chicago, Boz Scaggs, Peter Cetera and Amy Grant, Neil Diamond and Al Jarreau. His voice has been featured in movies and on TV.
Dinner & Show: $70
Show Time: 8pm
George W. Russell Jr.'s 50th Birthday Celebration Bash with Special Guests!
Newly appointed chair of the Harmony department at the Berklee College of Music, George W. Russell Jr. will be celebrating his 50th Birthday at Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, August 26th. George will be joined by his trio and a host of special guests.
Inspirational jazz pianist George W. Russell, Jr.ís performances range from a solo piano, to a groove oriented jazz trio, to a soulful, fresh-sounding ensemble that arouses the listenerís intellect and touches the soul.
George has shared the stage with a number of legendary jazz artists, including George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, Bob Moses, Tiger Okoshi, Billy Pierce, Walter Beasley, Donna McElroy, Andy McGee, and Grace Kelly, just to name a few.
A native of Pittsburgh PA, George received formal instruction from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. He continued his studies at the New England Conservatory receiving a Masters degree in Jazz Studies. Among his many accomplishments, George competed as a finalist in the Martial Solal International Jazz Piano Competition in Paris, France. He received the Gospel Music award given by the New England Conservatory for his contribution to Gospel music in the New England area. He received the Ted Pease Award for Excellence in teaching. He also received the 2011 distinguished faculty award from the Berklee College of Music. George has recorded 8 albums. The most recent features jazz saxophonists Walter Beasley and Elan Trotman.
The George W. Russell, Jr. Trio has performed to sold-out audiences at Scullers in the past and is excited about coming back to Scullers to celebrate this momentous birthday.
Dinner & Show: $75
Show Time: 8 & 10pm
NEW CD: LIP SERVICE
Saxophonist Richard Elliot has arrived at a very special anniversary for blowing audiences away with his soulfully robust playing. 2014 marks 30 years since the release of his debut solo album, Initial Approach. Elliot's new release presents the most overtly sensual, romantic and intimate album of his career in collaboration with contemporary jazz production/guitar giant Paul Brown. The title of this 17th solo project is Lip Service (the artistís first for Heads Up/Concord Music Group).
"Quite possibly, the high point of the show came when Richard Elliot performed his rendition of Percy Sledgeís immortal song "When a Man Loves a Woman." The sheer lushness of the melody combined with Elliotís depth and power on his tenor sax covered the crowd in a warm blanket of seductive sound. He was simply magnificent, powerfully holding notes with perfect pitch, proving once again to be a richly passionate professional." - Randall Parrish/jazzreview.com
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.