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LINDA MARKS


THURSDAY
September 1
Show: $25
Dinner & Show: $65
Show Time: 8pm



LINDA MARKS
NEW CD - COMING FULL CIRCLE

with: Doug Hammer-piano, Dave Landoni-bass, Dave Birkin-saxophone and flute, Geoff Wadsworth-saxophone, Miki Matsuki, drums, Junko Fujiwara-cello and Claire McFarland-vocals

SInger/Songwriter and Cabaret Performer Linda Marks, believes music is magic: a universal language that bridges all divides and brings us together so we know that we are not alone. Music has been the lifeblood in Linda's spirit. She started working out melodies at the piano as a toddler out and has continued to do so throughout her life.

Thursday, September 1 is the CD release concert for Linda's newest album, Coming Full Circle, featuring Doug Hammer on piano Dave Landoni on bass, Dave Birkin on saxophone and flute, Geoff Wadsworth on saxophone, Miki Matsuki on drums, Junko Fujiwara on cello and duets with 13 year old year singer with the voice of an angel, Claire McFarland. WIth her heart to heart style, Linda weaves together a rich tapestry including favorite songs written by Carole King, Gordon Lightfoot, Jimmy Webb, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Peter Allen, Carole Bayer Sager, Karla Bonoff and Anita Baker, among others, and her own originals. Linda wrote "Love Is the Answer" for Upstage Lung Cancer's SingOut! benefit concert this past spring. Linda studied music at Yale University, where she co-founded Yale's 3rd women's singing group, Something Extra, as a 17-year old freshman. She released her first album "Dreams and Themes" in 1983, and "Heart to Heart" last fall at Scullers. Recently, Linda performed in a Carole King/Burt Bacharach show at Club Cafe in Boston with Kaoruko Pilkington, and also appeared on "All Things Considered" with Lisa Mullins. Linda has performed at many Boston area venues (including Ryles and Amazing Things), at the St Louis Cabaret Conference and at Crazy Coqs in London.


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RICHARD BONA

FRIDAY
Sept 2
Show: $35
Dinner & Show: $75
Show Time 8 & 10pm


RICHARD BONA
NEW CD IS HERITAGE

There’s a lot of talk these days about the future of music: the blending of old and new, the cross-pollination of cultures, the blurring of genres. There aren’t many musical artists who inhabit both the past and the future as fully as Richard Bona. Bona's tunes combine African polyrhythms, harmonic virtuosity, and a pop songwriter’s gift for memorable, accessible melodies.

Bona has played with Afropop stars Manu Dibango and Salif Keita. He has toured and recorded with Pat Metheny, Joe Zawinul, Didier Lockwood, Harry Belafonte, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Steve Gadd, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Chaka Khan, Tito Puente, Chucho Valdès, Mike Stern, Larry Coryell, David Sanborn, Kenny Garrett, Joe Sample, Harry Connick Jr., Raul Midon, Billy Cobham, Queen Latifah, Branford Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, and Sadao Watanabe.

“Imagine an artist with Jaco Pastorious’s virtuosity, George Benson’s vocal fluidity, Joao Gilberto’s sense of song and harmony, all mixed up with African culture. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you Richard Bona!”—Los Angeles Times


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PLENA LIBRE

SATURDAY
September 3
Show: $35
Dinner & Show: $75
Show Time: 8 & 10pm


Plena and bomba are distinctive musical styles of Puerto Rico, and the virtuoso musicians of Plena Libre are their contemporary masters. These four-time Grammy Award nominees combine a hard-hitting horn section, master hand drummers, and lush three-part vocal harmonies into a modern blend. Plena Libre mix traditional Puerto Rican rhythms with modern Afro-Caribbean influences, and folkloric musical roots with contemporary compositions. They’ve toured the world from Morocco to California and everywhere in between, and recorded with some of the biggest names in Latin music, like Eddie Palmieri, Papo Lucca, and Nestor Torres. Over the course of a 21-year, 15-album career, bandleader Gary Nunez and his orchestra have revived the once-dormant plena sound for a new generation, electrifying audiences with a dazzling spectacle of horns, drums, and dance.

“A mad weave of polyrhythms that simply sizzle.” - The Boston Herald

“They can rock the house with traditional singing and drumming, then turn around and lay down a smoking, jazz-heavy, Afro-Rican jam.” - East Bay Express


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WILL CALHOUN "CELEBRATING ELVIN JONES" - CD RELEASE

Thursday
September 8
Show: $35
Dinner & Show: $75
Show Time: 8pm


WILL CALHOUN
"CELEBRATING ELVIN JONES"
CD RELEASE

Although he's best known as the hard-driving, groove-oriented drummer for the pioneering rock group Living Colour, Will Calhoun has played in a staggering variety of styles and traditions over the course of his eclectic career. Straight-ahead jazz, fusion, traditional African percussion, funk, hip-hop, and of course hard rock -- Calhoun has explored them all, and he traces the roots of all of them to one man: legendary drummer Elvin Jones.

On his second album for Motéma Music, Celebrating Elvin Jones (due out August 19), Calhoun pays tribute to his earliest and most profound influence with a stellar band of musicians, all of whom were impacted by Jones through their personal growth as a musician or their past working with him directly: bassist Christian McBride, saxophonist Antoine Roney, pianist/keyboardist Carlos McKinney, and trumpeter Keyon Harrold. The great keyboardist Jan Hammer, a member of Jones' trio for On the Mountain (1975), joins the band for a reprise of that album's Gene Perla-penned track "Destiny;" and Senegalese percussionist Doudou N'Diaye Rose joins with a group of drummers for the traditional Japanese folk song "Doll of the Bride."
WILL CALHOUN-CELEBRATING ELVIN JONES
Antoine Roney-saxophone, Carlos McKinney-piano, Gerald Cannon-bass
"Elvin connected my worlds," Calhoun says. "Although I saw him playing jazz, I felt rock and roll, I felt fusion, I felt African music. It sounds electric, it sounds acoustic, it sounds very African, it sounds very Latin, there are all these elements in there."




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DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND

Friday
Sept 9
Show: $38
Dinner & Show: $78
Show Time: 8 and 10pm


Dirty Dozen Brass Band has been credited with revolutionizing the brass band style by incorporating funk and bebop into the traditional New Orleans jazz sound for over 35 years. Describing themselves as “musical gumbo,” they have honored the traditional New Orleans sound while never being constrained by it. Since their first professional recording in 1980, the band has had major touring and album sales success, and has featured special guests on their recordings such as Elvis Costello, Norah Jones and Danny Barker.


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Bill Charlap with Special Guest Carol Sloane

Saturday
September 10
Show: $35
Dinner & Show: $75
Show Time: 8pm & 10pm


BILL CHARLAP with Special Guest Vocalist Carol Sloane
Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums

One of the world’s premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Charlap is the artistic director of 92Y's Jazz in July Festival in NYC, and in 2016 will celebrate his 12th Anniversary as director. He has also produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the JVC Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap are the recipients of a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop album, for their 2015 release, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern.

Vocalist Carol Sloane is a New England and International favorite. In addition to performing and recording with her own trio, Ms. Sloane has performed with the Boston Pops, Clark Terry, and many others and has a very special musical and personal rapport with pianist Bill Charlap.

Bill Charlap's newest recording on Impulse Rennaisance Records is THE BILL CHARLAP TRIO: NOTES FROM NEW YORK. It features the trio (with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington) in peak performance, and was recorded immediately following a two-week run at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.

"...Carol Sloane, a superb and underappreciated performer who has been plowing along steadily for more than three decades, projects the sort of serene musical overview and common sense that many better-known singers struggle for a lifetime to attain without ever finding." - Stephen Holden/New York Times


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JAY GEILS NEW ALL-STAR BAND
FROM BLUES TO BEBOP


Thursday
September 15
Show: $35
Dinner & Show: $75
Show Time: 8 & 10p.m.


JAY GEILS NEW ALL STAR QUINTET FROM BLUES TO BEBOP featuring:
Jay Geils on guitar and trumpet, Bruce Bears on keyboards, Billy Novick on saxophone and clarinet, Jesse Williams on bass, Marty Richards on drums and special guest vocalist Tennie Komar.

The Jay Geils Jazz Quintet is an exciting trip through the history of the two uniquely American musical art forms, blues and jazz. It is interesting to note that Jay Geils, who made his mark on the music world playing rock and roll with the award winning J.GEILS BAND is such a consummate jazz and blues guitarist. From the opening strains of the Count Basie classic Broadway to Gerry’s vocal rendition of the T-Bone Walker standard Stormy Monday, the quartet evokes the classic sounds of a by-gone era with an original twist. Backed by double bassist Jesse Williams and drummer Mark Texiera the quintet has received rave reviews and entertained enthusiastic audiences across the USA and Canada. Take a trip down America’s musical highway with Jay Geils in the driver’s seat.

Jay Geils needs no introduction to the legion of music fans that made the J. GEILS BAND one of the iconic acts in the history of rock and roll. The Grammy-nominated J. GEILS BAND sold 10 million records, were awarded five gold records, one double platinum record, multiple television and movie appearances, and toured with the Allman Brothers and the Rolling Stones.



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RAUL MIDON






FRIDAY
September 16
Show: $35
Dinner & Show: $75
Show Time: 8pm


Singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón has earned renown as one of music's most distinctive and searching voices. He is "a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus," according to The New York Times. Midón has collaborated with such heroes as Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder, along with contributing to recordings by Jason Mraz, Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg and the soundtrack to Spike Lee's She Hate Me. The New Mexico native, blind since birth, has released seven albums since 1999, including the hit studio productions State of Mind (Manhattan/EMI, 2005), A World Within a World (Manhattan/EMI, 2007) and Synthesis (Decca/Universal, 2009). Midón's most recent release is the captivating CD/DVD Invisible Chains – Live from NYC. Attuned listeners can hear the inspirations of Donny Hathaway and Richie Havens in his work, as well as Sting and Paul Simon. But Midón's questing musicality makes him, as the Huffington Post put it, "a free man beyond category."

A vibrant presence on screen, Midón can be seen in the documentary on Hancock's star-studded album Possibilities, and he is featured collaborating with soul icon Bill Withers in the documentary Still Bill. Midón has also demonstrated his progressive techniques by performing for the series of "TED Talks." Ever since being told by some when he was a child that his blindness meant that "you can't do this, you can't do that," Midón has lived a life devoted to shattering stereotypes.


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PETER WHITE and EUGE GROOVE
WHITE HOT SUMMER GROOVE


Saturday
September 17
Show: $40
Dinner and Show: $80
Show time: 8 and 10pm


PETER WHITE and EUGE GROOVE - WHITE HOT SUMMER GROOVE

UK jazz artist and original songwriter, Peter White is a smooth jazz and jazz fusion guitarist. 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. In a career that has spanned four decades, he explains that his audience feedback and support is motivating, "That’s priceless. That's what keeps me going – the idea that people out there really care about what I do, the idea that I’ve made a difference for someone.”

Euge Groove is a chart-topping multi-instrumentalist. Euge Groove’s Ying and Yang and ebb and flow approach to his artistry and life have allowed him to enjoy a career longevity that is atypical. The highly sought after musical chameleon has been called upon for his musical prowess by everyone from Rock `N' Roll Hall of Famer Tina Turner and balladeer Luther Vandross to UK Blues Rocker Joe Cocker, Richard Marx, Tower of Power and Huey Lewis and the News, among countless others. “Fear and creativity cannot live in the same room,” declares free-spirited and consummate chart-topping saxophonist, composer, producer and radio host Euge Groove.


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THE BO & BILL WINKIKER QUARTET

Thursday
September 22
Show: $30
Dinner & Show: $70
Show Time: 8pm


The Bo & Bill Winiker Quartet featuring pianist Tony DeBlois celebrates the first night of autumn and Tony’s new CD entitiled G IS FOR GERSHWIN.


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BOBBY CALDWELL

FRIDAY
September 23
Show: $45
Dinner and Show: $85
Show Time: 8 and 10pm


From blue-eyed soul to pop, R&B and standards singer/songwriter, Bobby Caldwell is truly one of the most respected members of the music industry.

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, he enjoys a feverish popularity, selling out shows and achieving gold and platinum status for his releases in those countries.

Bobby has been featured on The CBS Second Cup Café, The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno, BET Jazz Central, and has made numerous national and local network appearances.

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.

Bobby's timeless classic, "What You Won't Do For Love" has been recorded and sampled by more than 100 artists, including rendition by Boys II Men. A sample of Bobby's song "Open Your Eyes" appeared in the Grammy nominated platinum rap hit "The Light" by Common. All combined, Bobby's songs and samples have contributed to over 40 million sales, while artists as diverse as Tupac Shakur, Michael Bolton, Roberta Flack, Go West, Vanessa Williams and Notorious B.I.G. have all paid tribute to the blue-eyed singer in the slouch hat.


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EARL KLUGH: CELEBRATING 40 YEARS

Saturday
September 24
Show: $45
Dinner & Show: $85


Earl Klugh: Celebrating 40 Years

“Earl Klugh will, by his own merits, become one of the most important voices on the guitar in the ‘70s. This album is clear evidence of what I’m talking about. Throughout it, you will become thrilled by both his complete mastery of his instrument and his beautiful, sensitive reflections. I’m especially excited by “Vonetta,” which was written by Earl, because it truly exemplifies the kind of musician he is – one with a great sense of rhythm, harmony and feel… I know that you will get as much pleasure out of listening to this album as I have had working with Earl… Right on, Earl Klugh!”
– George Benson, on Klugh’s self-titled debut Earl Klugh (1976)

Since GRAMMY®-winner Earl 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. He has released over 40 records, 24 of which have been on Billboard’s top-10 list of jazz albums and 6 of which have made it to the No. 1 slot. Klugh’s recordings have received 13 Grammy® nominations (including one for his latest release, HandPicked) – and his collaboration with pianist Bob James, One on One, walked away with the 1980 Grammy® Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

In 2016, Earl celebrates the 40th Anniversary of his debut album Earl Klugh (1976, Blue Note Records) with a very special catalogue of shows, highlighting selections from over 250 original compositions and featuring Klugh’s favorite standards, influences and collaborations from throughout his illustrious career.

“You know, this one really caught me by surprise,” reflects Klugh. “When I look up, time has just flown by. But, I’m still here, and I’m still playing! I’m just so pleased and happy to have the career I’ve had so far. I’ve met so many wonderful people, in and out of the musical realm. I’m living a really wonderful life where you just have to pinch yourself sometimes, because there are so many things to be grateful for.”


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AARDVARK JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Thursday
September 29
Show: $25
Dinner & Show: $65
Show Time: 8pm


Called "one of the best jazz ensembles in the world" (Jazz Podium, Germany), the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra kicks off its 44th season at Scullers with a high-energy show including Mark Harvey's Spaceways (for Sun Ra) and Saxophrenia (two pieces from Aardvark’s new CD Passages from Leo Records). Also on tap: the world premiere of a Mark Harvey’s Northeast Express, plus the Duke Ellington-Juan Tizol classic Caravan and the Ellington-Johnny Hodges ballad Jeep's Blues, in honor of Cambridge-Boston native Hodges on the 110th anniversary of his birth. “Aardvark suggests the best and the brashest of Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, George Russell, and even Frank Zappa.” (JazzTimes)


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