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Ernie Krivda & Fat Tuesday Big Band w/Evelyn Wright & Mike Cady
$15.00
Tuesday 9/18
7:00 pm
Off Sale

Fat Tuesday Big Band Celebrates their "27th Year of Swinging" Live at Nighttown!

Featuring: Ernie Krivda-Sax & Leader, Evelyn Wright-Vocals, Mike Cady-Vocals, and a Cast of Top Flight North Coast Jazz Musicians!

In 1993, the legendary tenor saxophonist formed the Fat Tuesday Big Band. Named for the biggest party of them all, this band would be an instrument of joy. Its rhythm would be a source of joy. Music played to elevate the spirit and touch the hearts of its audience. Built on the tradition of the great big bands of the past, The Fat Tuesday Big Band Brings a distinctive energy to its performances that makes each concert or dance an unforgettable event.

The Fat Tuesday Big Band features Ernie Krivda's one of a kind tenor sax, some of the areas finest singers, and the musicians that fill its ranks are among the regions finest jazz players. The Band's sound and style is its own whether swinging hard or caressing a beautiful ballad. It is Cleveland greatest show in jazz.

Evelyn Wright will be one of the featured vocalist for this concert with The Fat Tuesday Big Band. Evelyn Wright has been a professional vocalist for over twenty five years with experience in Jazz, R&B and Pop styles of music. Evelyn is a native from Cleveland, Ohio, and was voted Best Female Vocalist in 1985 in conjunction with WCPN radio station. She is also the winner of Most Promising Female Artist and Favorite Female R&B Singer 1993 by Midwest Urban Music Awards. Evelyn has toured throughout the United States and Canada performing in the top hotels, nightclubs, and concert halls. 

 

Mike CadyMike Cady dazzles his audiences with his ability to go from the jazz stlylings of Eddie Jefferson to lead singer in Teddy Harris Jr's Bebop Society Jazz Orchestra. And just when you think you've heard it all, he pulls out songs from the R&B past, making each his own. His venues have rannged from small clubs to concert halls to major jazz festivals in cities like Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, and Miami. He has performed with noted musicians such as Marcus Belgraves, Harold McKinney, Rudy Robinson, Marion Haden, and more.


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Occidental Gypsy
$20.00
Friday 9/21
8:30 pm
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Gypsy Jazz Masters from Providence, Rhode Island play Music from their  New CD "44070".

Featuring: Brett Feldman-lead guitar, Eli Bishop-violin, Jeremy Frantz-rhythm guitar, Jeff Feldman-bass, & Jon Chapman-percussion.

Occidental Gypsy plays an exhilarating blend of gypsy swing, jazz and world music that enraptures the listener with a complex acoustic sound, burnished by smooth vocals reminiscent of the first era of swing.

Hailing from the New England,  Occidental Gypsy plays a dynamic, multi-genre mix of original vocal and instrumental pieces. And they’ve been recognized for notable covers like a “gypsyfied” take on Michael Jackson’s Thriller.  The Boston Globe has named them a “Best Bet for Weekend Entertainment,” and musician David Bromberg said of the group, “great singing, fantastic guitar and violin work, with high energy originals that leave the crowd crazy. An awesome band.”

Well known as capable heirs and nouveau pioneers of the music of Django Reinhardt, Occidental Gypsy was featured at the 2015 DjangoFest in Mill Valley, California.  The band has sold out legendary venues such as Nighttown in Cleveland, as well as offering workshops and shows at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, The Ark in Ann Arbor, The Triple Door in Seattle and many other notable spots.

The band features Eli Bishop, a Nashville prodigy who recently won 1st Place in the Mississippi Fiddle Championships. Bishop stuns crowds with his lightning-fast and emotional violin.  Lead guitarist and composer Brett Feldman drives the sound with masterful gypsy swing guitar.  Jeremy Frantz — a protege of legendary jazz guitarist Joe Negri— brings his sultry, “retro” vocals and expert jazz guitar to the front line, and serves as an exquisite counterpoint to the down-and-dirty driving sound brought by Brett.  Percussionist Jon Chapman and bassist Jeff Feldman fill out the band’s rich sound and keep crowds moving with beats and complex rhythms that make their audience keep coming back for more.

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The LA Times says about Occidental Gypsy   “…irresistible, a virtual definition of an era when jazz was often described as “hot” music.  Occidental Gypsy’s rhythm section, usually driven by the surging rhythm guitar of Brett Feldman, hit one irresistible rhythmic groove after another, “hot” was the best applicable adjective.”

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“As it journeys from venue to venue throughout the United States, Occidental Gypsy, a red-hot, Django Reinhardt-inspired, gypsy swing and fusion band, loves to encourage rapt listeners to get up on their feet and dance to its classically retro yet forever young sounds.” – Hartford Courant


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Marissa Mulder "I'm Old Fashioned"
$25.00
Saturday 9/22
8:30 pm
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NYC Cabaret Star Vocalist Marissa Mulder Sings the Great American Songbook at Nighttown!  Featuring Jon Weber on Piano!

Marissa Mulder grew up in Syracuse, NY. She moved to New York City in 2007 and has gone on to become one of the most successful young cabaret artists on the NY scene. In 2011, she beat out 60 other singers to win the MetroStar Challenge at the Metropolitan Room, an American Idol type contest for up and coming cabaret artists. Since then she has performed in several of her own shows.

Stephen Holden of the New York Times called her show "Tom...In His Words, the songs of Tom Waits", "Far and away the season's best show, everything the genre can be but almost never is."

She is the winner of the 2013 Noel Coward and Julie Wilson Award which were presented to her at Lincoln Center where she also sang. She was the winner of the 2014 MAC award for Major Artist and Album Of The Year ( Tom...In His Words). At the end of 2013, TimeOut NY named Marissa, "Rising Star of The Year". She was a featured guest and singer on Piano Jazz hosted by Jon Weber on NPR.

In New York City, She has performed at The Carlyle, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Algonquin Hotel, 54 Below, Joe's pub and many others. She has begun taking her solo shows on the road as well as traveling to Dallas, St. Louis, Nebraska, Buffalo, Binghamton and many more. She has two CD's "Tom...In His Words" and "Illusions".

Jon Weber, who won a 2015 Bistro Award for this show, is one of the most sought after musicians in New York cabaret. Critics raved about 100 Years of Piano Jazz. The New York Times' Stephen Holden wrote: "This one-hour program was an enlightening music history tutorial, delivered with enthusiasm and wit by a musician who is utterly devoid of professorial grandiosity. But because Mr. Weber can play up a storm, it was also a thrilling demonstration of one man's passionate attachment to his chosen instrument."

According to Hanks, the New York Cabaret Editor for BroadwayWorld.com, "Like Leonard Bernstein, Jon Weber knows that the intricacies of certain music languages--whether classical or jazz--can be frustratingly elusive, so he's made it his mission to educate the masses. And when some of the students in the audience are among the most accomplished instrumentalists in New York, you realize that your teacher is a virtuoso."


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The Numbers Band 15-60-75
$10.00
Saturday 9/22
8:30 pm
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From Kent, Ohio!  Northeast Ohio Jazz, Blues, & Rock Legends hit the Stage at Nighttown!

Featuring:  Bob Kidney-guitar & vocals, Jack Kidney-harmonica, sax, keys, & vocals, Terry Hynde-sax, Bill Watson-bass, & Clint Alguire-drums.

On Stephen's Green all-weather intimate patio.

15 60 75 The Numbers Band has been praised by almost every national music publication and several international publications since the beginning of their 30 years of live performances and recordings. Many fans are under the impression that the band remains obscure by choice. In fact, they have never been offered a contract from any recording company in the industry, ever.

The music "cannot be categorized", "it is undefinable", "too original". The music industry is not about music anymore. It is about selling products the public can relate to. After all, it is a business. Even "alternative" music has become a label. The founder of the band, Robert Kidney, explains, "The music industry, the media, and the tellsusourvision (TV) are defining for the American public what is good music by only playing and supporting what is profitable. We are taught to disregard everything that is not familiar. We (The Numbers Band) give the people our best. Our effort goes into being creative, unique and original. We define our own sound. There are no rules because we don't play the game. We are not in it for the game, we're in it for the music."

So, the band continues to create and evolve outside of the "Rock & Roll" establishment. The majority of the recordings were financed by friends. Hundreds of photographs taken of the band in different stages of it's existence by different amazing people tell a story of intense performances, long nights, and the passing of time. Band members have come and gone, and returned again. Robert sees music as much more than an emotional release or a performance.

The title of the band has always aroused curiosity from fans. The fans called them The Numbers because it was easier than trying to get the figures right. Numbers had not been used in a name before, and the political climate in 1970 was quite Orwell-ian. Robert choose a sequence of numbers mentioned in a book written by Paul Oliver called The Blues Fell This Morning. In the chapter "The Jinx Is On Me", Oliver describes the Numbers Racket popular in Harlem in the 1950s and how dreams were analyzed as number sequences and used for placing bets. The band's music theory specialist, Terry Hynde, also discovered that 15 divided 15 is 1, 60 divided by 15 is 4, and 75 divided by 15 is 5. In a musician's world, "1, 4, 5," is referred to as the "universal progression".

The band resides in northeast Ohio. They have several recordings under their belt and more music than they can afford to release.

 


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Marissa Mulder "Tom Waits: In His Own Words"
$25.00
Monday 9/24
7:00 pm
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NYC Cabaret Star Vocalist sings the Tom Waits Songbook in her own unique way!  With Jon Weber on Piano!

Marissa Mulder won the New York Times "Best Cabaret Show of 2015" for her show of Tom Waits Songs.  Every word she speaks are words spoken by Tom Waits.  Mr. Waits is an American singer-songwriter, musician, composer and actor. His distinctive voice was described by music critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding as though "it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car."  Unique to say the least.  Some of his most famous songs are "Ol'55" made famous by The Eagles, the beyond cynical "Day After Tomorrow" - relevant today more than ever, "Alice," and "I Never Talk to Strangers (recorded as a duet with Bette Midler).  His more than challenging songs have been recorded by Diana Krall, Rod Stewart, Robert Plant, Norah Jones, and many others. Ms. Mulder's unique approach to paying tribute to Tom Waits is something to witness indeed.  This show and Marissa Mulder was the critics darling in NYC two years ago.

Marissa Mulder grew up in Syracuse, NY. She moved to New York City in 2007 and has gone on to become one of the most successful young cabaret artists on the NY scene. In 2011, she beat out 60 other singers to win the MetroStar Challenge at the Metropolitan Room, an American Idol type contest for up and coming cabaret artists. Since then she has performed in several of her own shows.

Stephen Holden of the New York Times called her show "Tom...In His Words, the songs of Tom Waits", "Far and away the season's best show, everything the genre can be but almost never is."

She is the winner of the 2013 Noel Coward and Julie Wilson Award which were presented to her at Lincoln Center where she also sang. She was the winner of the 2014 MAC award for Major Artist and Album Of The Year ( Tom...In His Words). At the end of 2013, TimeOut NY named Marissa, "Rising Star of The Year". She was a featured guest and singer on Piano Jazz hosted by Jon Weber on NPR.

In New York City, she has performed at The Carlyle, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Algonquin Hotel, 54 Below, Joe's pub and many others. She has begun taking her solo shows on the road as well as traveling to Dallas, St. Louis, Nebraska, Buffalo, Binghamton and many more. She has two CD's "Tom...In His Words" and "Illusions".

Jon Weber, who won a 2015 Bistro Award for this show, is one of the most sought after musicians in New York cabaret. Critics raved about 100 Years of Piano Jazz. The New York Times' Stephen Holden wrote: "This one-hour program was an enlightening music history tutorial, delivered with enthusiasm and wit by a musician who is utterly devoid of professorial grandiosity. But because Mr. Weber can play up a storm, it was also a thrilling demonstration of one man's passionate attachment to his chosen instrument."

According to Hanks, the New York Cabaret Editor for BroadwayWorld.com, "Like Leonard Bernstein, Jon Weber knows that the intricacies of certain music languages--whether classical or jazz--can be frustratingly elusive, so he's made it his mission to educate the masses. And when some of the students in the audience are among the most accomplished instrumentalists in New York, you realize that your teacher is a virtuoso."


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Bob Frank & Austin Walking Cane Duo
$10.00
Wednesday 9/26
7:00 pm
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North Coast Blues Masters team up for a night of Top Flight Acoustic Music live at Nighttown!

Austin "Walkin' Cane" is a blues singer, songwriter and slide guitarist that performs acoustic solo, duo & electric band sets. Austin Walkin’ Cane has toured Australia, Nepal, Colombia, France, Germany, England, Wales, and the US, from New Orleans, Louisiana to Juneau, Alaska with only a guitar & suitcase in hand.

Austin walked for ten years with a cane due to an arterial venous malformation at birth. While performing on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, a homeless man called out "Hey Walkin' Cane got some spare change for a brother?!" Austin took the jibe as his nickname. In 1996, after years of battling the inevitable, his left leg was amputated below the knee. A year after the surgery, he returned to the music scene stronger & without need of a cane.

In 2002, Austin & Karen Starks were married at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee and began recording his 706 Union Ave. cd at the legendary studio immediately after the ceremony. "The thought of getting married & recording in the same room where many of my heroes took their first steps was incredible."

During the summer of 2014, One Heart Walkin' was recorded in two days at the historic G.A.R. Hall in Peninsula, OH.  Built in 1850, the former schoolhouse & Civil War Veteran's hangout, set the perfect mood for this album. Listening to Cane's most recent album is like being a passenger on the old Illinois Central Railroad. These “Damn Fine Blues”, take the listener from the south side of Chicago, through the deep south of the Mississippi Delta. You’ll stop in Memphis, Clarksdale & Bentonia, and ride to the end of the line of New Orleans, Louisiana.
 

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Cleveland Magazine said, "Aside from being an accomplished guitarist, Frank boasts a encyclopedic knowledge of old-time country, blues and bluegrass music." The Free Times added, "Frank is a first-class guitarist and vocalist." Jazz and Blues Report added, "A sure-fingered, veteran player, skilled in a wide spectrum of black and white roots styles, Frank comes off as a performer with a strong sense of identity." And in a recent cd review, Vintage Guitar Magazine said, “Frank is a first rate songwriter and a champion guitar player.”

A lifelong resident of Cleveland, Bob spent eighteen years as the leader of the Hotfoot Quartet, touring throughout North America and recording several albums. As a sideman he has worked with Robert Lockwood, Wallace Coleman, fiddler Howard Armstrong, the Falls City Ramblers, and British bluesman Long John Baldry.

Many of you know Bob from the band, Blue Lunch.  As well as playing guitar and serving as one of the bands lead vocalists, Bob contributes as the primary song-writer in the band. He also acts as producer for the band's recordings.

As well as performing with Blue Lunch, Bob frequently performs as a solo artist. In 2012 he won the Cleveland Blues Challenge.

Bob is also one of the founders of the Cleveland Blues Society.


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Reggie Kelly w/David Thomas Trio
$15.00
Friday 9/28
8:30 pm
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Dynamic Vocalist and Actor of Karamu House Reggie Kelly hits the stage at Nighttown!

With Pianist David Thomas & Trio.

Mr. Kelly, an alumnus of Cleveland’s renowned Karamu House Theater, performs a musical blend of contemporary and classical jazz.  He can take a song and mesmerize you.

Mr. Kelly’s accomplishments include success as a national award-winning singer, actor, director, choreographer and playwright with over 30 years of experience.

His authentic arrangements and interpretations of various artists include Kem, Al Jarreau, Frankie Beverly and the soft baritone voice of Nat King Cole.  His silky soulful voice has pleased many audiences over the years.

Mr. Kelly has received critical acclaim performing leading roles throughout the tapestry of African-American musical theater classics.  Some highlights include: The Wiz, Dreamgirls, Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope, The Mahalia Jackson Story, and Tambourines to Glory.

He toured Europe in The Black Gospel, starred in the touring company of Heaven’s Child-The Emmett Till Story, co-starring Grammy-award winner Regina Belle, and Charnelle Brown of the television series A Different World.

A crooner, devoted to Jazz and Neo-Soul, Reggie Kelly has delighted audiences at the most respected and high profile musical venues in this country and abroad including  Club Isabella; The Boarding House; The Ritz Carlton; Miss Ruby's-Shanghai China; The Bop Stop; XO's; The House Of Blues; Jazz 28; The Pine Grill JazzFest-Buffalo, NY; Phoenix Collaboration Jam-Phoenix AZ; The Sarasota Jazz Society-Sarasota FL; and he was also the opening act for Najee at the Nautica Stage-Cleveland OH.

Currently Reggie Kelly is a soloist member with the renowned N.Y. Harlem Singers, annually touring China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and South Africa.

Dave Thomas is a most talented piano and organ player. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Thomas was an original member of the R&B group, "Sweet Thunder". He has also performed with numerous artists including the late James Cleveland, Dizzy Gillespie, Albert Ayler, Jean Carn, David Ruffin, and Grover Washington. His musical involvement also includes musical theater as a writer, performer, and musical director in performances such as "The Living Cross," "The Audition," and "Black Nativity," which have played throughout the United States and Canada. He is also a gifted educator, having worked at The Cleveland School of the Arts, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland State University, and Case Western Reserve University. He is the co-author of a book entitled, "A Child's First Book of Spirituals," which is the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award.

Presently, Dave is a music teacher with the Cleveland Board of Education School District, Musical Staff member of The Southeast Seventh Day Adventist, Faculty member of The Cleveland State University, and Minister of Music at St. Timothy Baptist Church. He earned his undergraduate and graduate Music degrees from Cleveland State, Cleveland Institute of Music, Case Western Reserve University, and postgraduate work at the Royal Holloway College in London, England.








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Dane Vannatter
$15.00
Saturday 9/29
8:30 pm
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Dynamic Jazz Vocalist and recent arrival in Cleveland back by Popular Demand with his Quartet!

Dane Vannatter-vocals, Max Leake-piano, Tony DePaolis-bass, James Moore-trumpet, & Ricky Exton-drums.

Dane Vannatter has received Bistro awards for Outstanding Vocalist and for his second recording Flight by the critics of BackStage in New York. Dane has been acclaimed by reviewers at The New York Post, The Boston Globe, and BackStage for a style that “blends facets of cabaret and jazz with intelligence and care.”

The Boston Globe remarks “Dane Vannatter’s distinctive style leaves an imprint on whatever music he sings. His voice has a floating quality that gets in your head and won’t leave….his music is a swinging, soaring adventure!” He has been nominated for 4 MAC awards and is a Nightlife Award finalist.

Dane has performed for several years at the annual Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention in New York. In Pittsburgh, Dane has performed for First Fridays at the Frick, and sings regularly at Fairmont Hotel’s Jazz at Andy’s and James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy. On July 31, 2015 Dane was called to the stage by Patti LaBelle during her concert in Columbus, Ohio. After hearing Dane sing and inviting him to duet on her classic “Lady Marmalade” Patti exclaimed “You better sing, fool. My God!.”

Dane released his 4th CD Give Me Something Real in 2016 to much critical acclaim


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Jaralath Henderson
$15.00
Wednesday 10/03
7:00 pm
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Direct from Ireland! Vocalist and Multi-Instrumentalist combines modern and traditional sounds with his Group Live at Nighttown!

On Fully Covered and Heated Stephens Green Patio Space.

“Packs more punch than a boxing-glove factory” Irish Music Magazine

Hailing from County Armagh, Ireland, Jarlath Henderson is the first Irish solo artist to win the prestigious BBC Young Folk Musician of the Year Award, which has led to performances at festivals throughout Europe and to GlobalFest in New York City.

Jarlath combines modern, rhythmically intense, percussive electronics to his traditional singing style to create signature sound that is all his own. He is a masterful balladeer, three times ‘All-­­Ireland Champion’ Uilleann Piper, a teacher both in Ireland and Scotland and has featured in numerous BBC television programs on piping and music.

A talented and versatile multi-instrumentalist, Jarlath also plays whistle, flute and cittern. Available solo or with full band and for educational outreach as needed.

 


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Dave Stryker Organ Quartet
$25.00
Friday 10/05
8:30 pm
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Guitarist Extraordinaire returns to Nighttown with All-Star Group!

Featuring: Dave Stryker-Guitar, Mike Lee-Sax, Bobby Floyd-Hammond B-3 Organ, & Reggie Jackson-drums.

Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 28 CD’s as a leader to date), co-leading The Stryker/Slagle Band, or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.”

Dave’s new CD “Strykin’ Ahead” features the same lineup as “Eight Track II”- Steve Nelson, Jared Gold and McClenty Hunter, and is getting great reviews. “Messin’ with Mister T”, is a celebration of the man he worked with for over a decade — Stanley Turrentine, “Mister T” — with ten of the greatest tenor sax players on the scene today. It went to #1 on JazzWeek Radio and stayed in the Top 50 for 20 weeks and has received great reviews including 4 1/2 stars in Downbeat magazine. Dave’s last CD “Eight Track” was #9 for 2014 on the Jazz Week Radio Charts where it stayed for 20 weeks topping off at #3 for 3 weeks. Downbeat magazine picked it as one of the Top CD’s of 2014, and ran a feature article in the June 2014 issue on Dave. Dave was recently voted into the 2017 Downbeat Critics and Readers Poll for the 10th time.

Dave Stryker grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and moved to New York City in 1980. After establishing himself in the local music scene, he joined organist Jack McDuff’s group for two years 1984-85. When McDuff wasn’t on the road (literally traveling by van all over the country) they worked a steady four-night a week gig at Dude’s Lounge in Harlem. His first break, this turned out to be an invaluable experience, paying his dues night after night with the soulful jazz organist. It was at Dude’s Lounge that Stryker met tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, who would occasionally sit in. After leaving McDuff, Turrentine asked Stryker to join his quintet. From 1986-1995 he played with the legendary saxophonist at all the major festivals, concert halls, and clubs throughout the world. He is featured on two Turrentine CD’s (Stanley recorded Stryker’s tune “Sidesteppin”). With Turrentine, Stryker was able to play with such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie and Freddie Hubbard. The ten years playing alongside the tenor legend helped Stryker realize the importance of having his own sound. Dave continued to work with Stanley and was with him during his final week at the Blue Note in NYC, when he passed in Sept. 2000.

Early on Stryker realized that as much as he loved playing standards and the jazz repertoire he had to have something of his own to give to the music. He feels that his writing combined with his playing is what shapes his musical expression. He has recorded and published over 150 of his own compositions and has released “The Dave Stryker Songbook” with most of his original music.


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CWRU Music Program
$5.00
Monday 10/08
7:00 pm
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Case Jazz Student Big Bands perform under the direction of Paul Ferguson live at Nighttown!

Paul Ferguson is also the Artistic Director of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra.  A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Paul has toured extensively with the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey Orchestras. A versatile musician, Paul has performed with Apollo's Fire, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Pops, numerous broadway shows, and has backed Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughn, Andy Williams, Mel Torme and many others. His arrangements for pops orchestra and jazz ensemble are performed internationally.


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David Murray & Kahil El'Zabar Duo
$20.00
Wednesday 10/10
7:00 pm
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Modern Jazz Masters and Cutting Edge Artists team up for Unique Duo Show Live at Nighttown!

Featuring: David Murray-sax & reeds, Kalil El'Zabar-percussion.

These two modern music masters, have been at the forefront of creative exploration and compositional diversity over the past four decades. Murray and El’Zabar are recognized by their peers to be consummate virtuosos, who possess ingenious interpretations within the history and future of Great Black Music! This magnificent duo, shares with us all, the hope and desire that comes from blowing fire in an acquired wisdom. This is freedom music in its noblest sense, meant to heal and release one from the regurgitated mediocrity currently flooding our airways. These two wise men know firsthand what’s genuine and real. They have both played and recorded with the legends. These cats express brilliantly what true musicians feel and see, which is the epiphany to be free! They are body and soul, in a moment’s notice, that ignites the call to have a ball with the one and only Murray/El’Zabar Duo!

Sir Kahil El’zabar is revered globally as a cultural visionary and an innovative music conceptualist. He has recorded more than 60 acclaimed projects as the leader, composer, and arranger. El’Zabar, who holds a PHD in Inter/Disciplinary Arts from Lake Forest College, has worked with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Pharoah Sanders, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Cannon Ball Adderly, Archie Shepp, Paul Simon, Lester Bowie and more.  In May 2014, Sir Kahil El’Zabar was Knighted by the Council General of France, making him a (Chevalier Medal De Lettres).

David Murray is one of the most recorded musicians as a leader in the history of jazz, with well over 200 celebrated projects. Murray was one of the founding members of the World Saxophone Quartet and has worked with greats like, Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, Mc Coy Tyner, Lester Bowie, Jerry Garcia, Max Roach, Amiri Baraka, and Randy Weston.  He is currently working with Macy Gray as part of his David Murray Big Band.  In 2012, David Murray received an Honorary Doctorate Of Music Degree from Pomona College, Claremont, California. He has won numerous awards over his vast career garnering a Grammy Award for the Best Jazz Instrumental Group Performance, for his Tribute to John Coltrane and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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Herb Wilborn Quartet
$20.00
Friday 10/12
8:30 pm
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Dynamic North Coast Flute Master debuts material from his brand new CD on the Nighttown Stage!

Featuring: Herb Wilborn-flute, Skip Gibson-piano, Darin King-bass, & Chuck Orange-drums.

Dynamic, expressive, soulful and passionate are words that best describe the unmistakable sound of flautist Herb Wilborn Jr.  Dubbed “Cleveland’s Finest Jazz Flautist” by the Cleveland Plain Dealer and winner of the Midwest Urban Music Awards for “Best New Artist of any Category”, Herb has earned his stripes through hard work, dedication, discipline and his overall love for playing music.

Herb’s creative instincts and high level of musical expression is complimented by his polished stage presence.  Having performed in a variety of venues which have included large concert halls, music festivals, night clubs, cruise ships, country clubs, art centers and churches.  Herb has shared the stage with noted jazz artist as Ramsey Lewis, Ronnie Laws, Kim Waters, Najee, Noel Pointer, Roy Ayers, Kym Pensyl, Pamela Williams, Linn Roundtree and Joe McBride.

The flute has attained a magnetic almost mythological place in music history and Herb is certainly upholding that tradition in a very contemporary manner.  His warm and sure-handed sound is the direct result of his intense studies under flute master, Professor Joseph Juhos at the renowned Cleveland Institute of Music.  Thus, Herb has become not only well-grounded in the improvisational arts but adept at the European classical flute tradition as well.  As the Cleveland Plain Dealer continued, “Wilborn’s fine pure tone and all-around abilities indicates he’s a well-trained musician”.  Herbert Wilborn Jr. is destined to be among the hierarchy of committed musicians, dedicated to clarity, color and creativity.


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Carol Welsman Trio
$25.00
Thursday 10/18
8:00 pm
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Dynamic Vocalist and Pianist from Toronto/LA back on Stage at Nighttown with her Trio!
Featuring: Carol Welsman-vocals & piano, Eric Johnson-guitar, & Dan Wasson-bass. 

Carol has six Juno Nominations!

Carol Welsman is an internationally acclaimed singer and pianist whose expressive vocal styling and dynamic stage presence have captivated audiences around the world. She has sold over 60,000 CDs in Canada alone, something few jazz artists in Canada have experienced.

See Carol in action once and you'll never forget her.  Tall and blonde, she sits poised at the piano, head back, fingers stretched over the keys, her slender body arched in a seductive curve.  Then the music flows, a combination of voice and piano that seems symbiotically linked.  Like bossa nova icon Joao Gilberto and his guitar, Carol's honey and whiskey sound and her crisp, rhythmically articulate piano lines seem an integral part of each other.  At a time when female jazz singers have been arriving in waves, she is that rarity -- an authentic vocal/instrumental artist who brings an irresistible blend of musicality and lyrical insight to everything she touches.
          
Carol's focus upon the essential elements of her art is not surprising.  Coming from a musical family (her grandfather was the founder and first conductor of the Toronto Symphony), she has studied in the U.S. (at Berklee College of Music) and Europe, and released eight albums since her first CD, "Lucky To Be Me," in 1995.  Her numerous achievements include the receipt of six Juno (Canadian Grammy) Award nominations including the just announced “Jazz Album of the Year” for "Journey,  and several CDN Smooth Jazz Awards.  She has become well-established as an international artist, touring the world, and performing in Italian, French, Portuguese and English.

Carol is an extraordinarily talented musician and one of Canada's finest vocalists and pianists.


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Hubby Jenkins
$15.00
Friday 10/19
8:00 pm
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From The Carolina Chocolate Drops and Rhiannon Giddens Band!  Singer/Songwriter & Multi Instrumentalist makes his first appearance at Nighttown!

On Nighttown's Fully Covered and Heated Back Patio.  Buy tickets fast...Limited Seating.

Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. Born and raised in Brooklyn he delved into his Southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. Hubby got his higher musical education started as a busker. He developed his guitar and vocal craft on the sidewalks and subway platforms of New York City, performing material by those venerable artists whose work he was quickly absorbing. An ambitiously itinerant musician, he took his show on the road, playing the streets, coffee shops, bars, and house parties of cities around the U.S.

After years of busking around the country and making a name for himself, Hubby became acquainted with the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Since 2010 he has been an integral part of the Grammy award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops and continues to make solo performances.


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Diego Figueiredo & Camille Bertault
$25.00
Friday 10/19
8:30 pm
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World Class Summit Meeting with Dynamic Brazilian Guitarist and French Vocalist Extraordinaire Live at Nighttown!

Nighttown & Jim Wadsworth Productions is pairing up the exciting new jazz vocalist and Sony recording artists, Camille Bertault, with our favorite and totally amazing guitarist Diego Figueiredo.  This is a WORLD PREMIERE event not to be missed!!

Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo is a virtuoso with an infectious, joyful feeling that will leave you amazed and happy. Don't miss this opportunity to discover this incredible artist. 

Diego Figueiredo is an extraordinary fast rising star among the world's greatest jazz guitarists. His superb technique, timing and imagination have made him one of the hottest international names right now. He has a very unique skills and his concert have been a great success in more than 50 countries around the world.

He has already released 23 CDS, 3 DVDs and a book and he has received awards twice at the “MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL” as one of the greatest guitarists in the world. Diego Figueiredo performs one amazing concert uniting technique and emotion in a fusion of Brazilian music and jazz.

?Diego Figueiredo is a brilliant musician who keeps the tradition of the true essence of Brazilian music and at the same time can be extremely virtuous , modern and innovative.

Camille Bertault

It’s true that she is a young woman of her time with a tangle of solid roots. Her father is an amateur jazz pianist and she has always sung with him on and off. But at the age of eight, she sat down at the piano and set about the whole conservatoire experience (Ravel, Debussy, Chopin, Scriabin) while developing a passion for the vocal stylists of Brazil (Elis Regina, Djavan, Cesar Camargo). And she also listened to Jeff Buckley, Björk, Fiona Apple, Léo Ferré, Barbara, Serge Gainsbourg…

When she was twenty, she rebelled. She shut her scores, moved to a drama class and wrote and played pieces for children. “I started to sing in a cabaret style, somewhere between a narrator and actor. But it was jazz that bewitched me.” By chance she ended up at the Paris Conservatory which gave her solid training in harmony, composition and jazz singing. Camille Bertault discovered the theory behind her spontaneous creations, combined improvisation and her cabaret joys, came back to Ravel via jazz – “the pleasure of combining all the stages I had passed through”.

The next stages were natural: she filmed herself singing Coltrane’s part on Giant Steps and the buzz ensued. Soon afterwards in 2016 her first album, En vie [Alive], emerged. Then François Zalacain, head of American label Sunnyside, introduced her to Michael Leonhart and Dan Tepfer. Michael, a trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist would produce her new album while Dan would accompany her on piano. “They’re both French-speaking and interested in the text,” enthuses Camille Bertault, who doesn’t want to make albums where the voice just serves as an instrument. She likes lyrics to hold the limelight.


http://www.camillebertault.fr/

https://www.diegofigueiredo.com/

youtube Camille Bertault - Making of 'Pas de Géant'

youtube Diego solo performing Asa Branca
youtube Diego Duo performing "Take Five"
youtube Diego Trio performing Aquarela do Brasil







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Greg Abate & Cliff Habian
$10.00
Saturday 10/20
8:00 pm
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Dynamic Saxophonist from Rhode Island meets North Coast Piano Master On Nighttown's Back Patio Stage!  Seating limited.

Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an International Jazz/Recording Artist with 225 days a year touring the globe.

In the mid 70’s after finishing a four year program at Berklee College Of Music, Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra for 2 years.  In 1978 Greg formed his group Channel One which was a favorite in the New England area and from there had the opportunity to play tenor sax with the revived Artie Shaw Orchestra under leadership of Dick Johnson from 1986 to ’87.

Following this experience Greg ventured out as post hard bop soloist playing Jazz Festivals, Jazz Societies and Jazz Clubs throughout the U.S. Canada and abroad, including most of Europe, UK, and Moscow and Georgia Russia.

Greg’s newest release Kindred Spirits  Greg Abate Phil Woods with The Tim Ray Trio.  

Greg recorded his first CD Live At Birdland NYC in 1991 on the Candid Jazz Label with the trio of James Williams, Rufus Reid and Kenny Washington.  To this date Greg has recorded over 17 other recordings as leader.

Cliff Habian began piano lessons at the age of nine and was composing music just a few years later with both classical and jazz music being strong influences, he decided early on to integrate the two genres into his own unique style.

A multifarious pianist, Cliff can play in virtually any style and performs comfortably in groups settings as well as solo performances. Eventually, Cliff would become s disciple of the "Third Stream" style.

After attending the Cleveland Institute of Music, as a composition major under the late Donald Erb,  he accepted a position as Director of American Music and Department Head of Keyboard studies at the Cleveland Music School Settlement, where he taught for 13 years.

 He has worked with such greats as Joe Lovano, Freddie Cole, Frank Morgan, Jane Ira Bloom and many others in addition to appearing on “Good Morning America”.

Cliff was recently honored to play for the great concert pianist Lang Lang receiving wonderful kudos from the international superstar.

His international reputation began with a recording debut for Milestone/Fantasy Records.  

Locally, Cliff regularly has or is performing at Nighttown, Johnny’s on Fulton, Johnny’s Downtown, Blu Jazz and Taza.


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Diego Figueiredo & Camille Bertault
$25.00
Saturday 10/20
8:30 pm
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World Class Summit Meeting with Dynamic Brazilian Guitarist and French Vocalist Extraordinaire Live at Nighttown!

Nighttown & Jim Wadsworth Productions is pairing up the exciting new jazz vocalist and Sony recording artists, Camille Bertault, with our favorite and totally amazing guitarist Diego Figueiredo.  This is a WORLD PREMIERE event not to be missed!!

Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo is a virtuoso with an infectious, joyful feeling that will leave you amazed and happy. Don't miss this opportunity to discover this incredible artist. 

Diego Figueiredo is an extraordinary fast rising star among the world's greatest jazz guitarists. His superb technique, timing and imagination have made him one of the hottest international names right now. He has a very unique skills and his concert have been a great success in more than 50 countries around the world.

He has already released 23 CDS, 3 DVDs and a book and he has received awards twice at the “MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL” as one of the greatest guitarists in the world. Diego Figueiredo performs one amazing concert uniting technique and emotion in a fusion of Brazilian music and jazz.

?Diego Figueiredo is a brilliant musician who keeps the tradition of the true essence of Brazilian music and at the same time can be extremely virtuous , modern and innovative.

Camille Bertault

It’s true that she is a young woman of her time with a tangle of solid roots. Her father is an amateur jazz pianist and she has always sung with him on and off. But at the age of eight, she sat down at the piano and set about the whole conservatoire experience (Ravel, Debussy, Chopin, Scriabin) while developing a passion for the vocal stylists of Brazil (Elis Regina, Djavan, Cesar Camargo). And she also listened to Jeff Buckley, Björk, Fiona Apple, Léo Ferré, Barbara, Serge Gainsbourg…

When she was twenty, she rebelled. She shut her scores, moved to a drama class and wrote and played pieces for children. “I started to sing in a cabaret style, somewhere between a narrator and actor. But it was jazz that bewitched me.” By chance she ended up at the Paris Conservatory which gave her solid training in harmony, composition and jazz singing. Camille Bertault discovered the theory behind her spontaneous creations, combined improvisation and her cabaret joys, came back to Ravel via jazz – “the pleasure of combining all the stages I had passed through”.

The next stages were natural: she filmed herself singing Coltrane’s part on Giant Steps and the buzz ensued. Soon afterwards in 2016 her first album, En vie [Alive], emerged. Then François Zalacain, head of American label Sunnyside, introduced her to Michael Leonhart and Dan Tepfer. Michael, a trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist would produce her new album while Dan would accompany her on piano. “They’re both French-speaking and interested in the text,” enthuses Camille Bertault, who doesn’t want to make albums where the voice just serves as an instrument. She likes lyrics to hold the limelight.


http://www.camillebertault.fr/

https://www.diegofigueiredo.com/

youtube Camille Bertault - Making of 'Pas de Géant'

youtube Diego solo performing Asa Branca
youtube Diego Duo performing "Take Five"
youtube Diego Trio performing Aquarela do Brasil







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Jamey Haddad "Under One Sun"
$25.00
Sunday 10/21
7:00 pm
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Drummer & Percussionist from Paul Simon's Band leads All-Star International Sextet Live at Nighttown!

Featuring:
Jamey Haddad-drums & percussion (CLE/USA)
Billy Drewes-sax (NYC/USA)
Roberto Occhipinti-acoustic bass (Canada)
Leo Blanco-piano (Venezuela)
Michael Ward Bergeman-accordion (NYC/USA)
Ali Amr-vocals & qanan (Palestine)

A world class musician, native Clevelander Jamey Haddad  spent most of 2012 and 2013 on tour with Paul Simon enhancing his world famous music with his percussion.  Jamey Haddad has been a professional jazz musician for over 25 years. He has toured and recorded with many greats including Carly Simon, Joe Lovano, Paul Winter, Kenny Werner, and Dave Liebman.

Currently Jamey teaches at Oberlin and he continues to tour as the leader of his own group, and as a special guest, nationally and internationally.

Billy Drewes has been creating music, composing, performing and recording since the mid 1970's.  His main instruments include soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, clarinets, flutes, drums, percussion and piano.

Featured on over one hundred CD's, with performance credits worldwide, he continually searches out new avenues for creative expression.    He shares the stage with Joe Lovano, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian and Toninho Horta at venues from Egypt to Cuba, Israel to Africa, New York's Carnegie Hall to Albert Royal Hall in London.

Imagination, versatility and technical excellence are all adjectives that describe Canadian bassist,Roberto Occhipinti. Long recognized for his chameleon-like ability to dig in to almost any musical form, it is in his love and enthusiasm for Latin jazz that he burns brightest.

Roberto hastoured and recorded with Blue Note recording artist, Jane Bunnett and the Spirits of Havana, notably appearing on her last three recordings, including the Grammy nominated Alma de Santiago and the Juno award winning Ritmo + Soul. Roberto's association with piano virtuoso Hilario Duran has resulted four well-received recording projects,

The music of pianist Leo Blanco pulses with global rhythmic elements influenced equally by his South American roots and European classical traditions interwoven with improvisatory developments.

In 1997 Blanco became the first Latin American to win to the prestigious Boston Jazz Society Award. The next year, he received the Billboard Grant Award for his commitment, achievement and contribution to society through music. Currently, he is a faculty member at Berklee College of Music.


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Hot Djang
$10.00
Thursday 10/25
8:00 pm
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North Coast Group keeps Sprit of Django alive!

Featuring: Brad Smedley-guitar, Kevin Richards-guitar, Bryan Thomas-bass & vocals, & Reed Simon-violin.

On Nighttown's Heated & Covered Stephens Green Patio.

Hot Djang! is an acoustic jazz quintet featuring violin, clarinet, acoustic guitars and upright bass.  Their inspiration comes from the style of jazz made popular in Paris during the 1930’s known as “Gypsy Jazz”.  In addition, they play jazz and swing standards from the American Songbook.

Reed Simon (violin) has worked with many of Cleveland's top jazz musicians and national artists including guitarist Tony Mattolla, vibraphonist Gary Burton and as a special guest on a Duke Ellington program at Severance Hall.

Kevin Richards (guitar) is highly regarded in the local roots music scene and has shared stages with Mac
Martin, John Hammond, Jorma Kaukonen, Howard Armstrong, and local blues legend Robert Lockwood Jr

Brad Smedley (guitar) is the heartbeat of the band. He has studied under several of the best jazz guitarists
of this genre including Frank Vignola, Gonzolo Begara, and Robin Nolan.

Bryan Thomas (contrabass) has numerous performance credits including Terry Gibbs, Junior Mance, Vic Damone, Russell Malone and locally with The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, and Ernie Krivda.


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Julien Labro & the Chanson Experiment
$20.00
Friday 10/26
8:30 pm
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Dynamic Accordion Player from the Hot Club of Detroit back on stage at Nighttown with his Group! Featuring Julien Labro: accordion; Jon Dixon: piano; Jordan Schug: bass; David Alvarez: drums.

Labro takes the audience on a trip down memory lane with his new project Julien Labro & The Chanson Experiment through which he explores the beauty and lyricism of the French chansons. Labro revisits the sounds of his childhood in Rodez, a small town in the south of France, by modernizing the classics of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Michel Legrand, Charles Aznavour and many more.

Known for his work with various artists and groups such as Hot Club of Detroit & Jason Vieaux, Labro imbues The Chanson Experiment with a range of influences from his eclectic background, which ranges from classical, folk, jazz to hip hop, electric, and world music. Labro's unique vision weaves together diverse genre bending inspirations that are impossible to unravel, creating a voice that resonates with modern styles as boldly as it evokes timeless classics.

The accordion, the cornerstone of the French chanson, shines at the forefront of this program and sparkles in Labro's capable hands with jaw-dropping virtuosity. Labro brings a modern harmonic sophistication to heart-on-your-sleeve themes, without losing the original intentions. The program follows Labro into an adventurous new territory filled with twists and turns that simultaneously embraces, challenges and reimagines classics for the contemporary audience.
 
Based in New York City, Labro has assembled a cast of musicians, each of whom brings additional, unique influences and experiences to the music. The band features Jon Dixon on piano, Jordan Schug on bass, and David Alvarez on drums.

About Julien Labro
Heralded as “the next accordion star” by the Chicago Tribune, French-born Julien Labro has established himself as one of the foremost accordion and bandoneón players in the classical and jazz genres. Deemed to be “a triple threat: brilliant technician, poetic melodist and cunning arranger,” his artistry, virtuosity, and creativity as a musician, composer and arranger have earned him international acclaim and continue to astonish audiences worldwide. He has shared the stage and/or recorded with a myriad of eclectic artists including João Donato, Cassandra Wilson, Paquito D'Rivera, Maria Schneider, Miguel Zenón and Tommy Emmanuel to name a few.

  "Julien Labro put on a show that was blistering in both pace and quality."
Aspen Times  

"Julien rips like you won't believe. I was astounded by his mastery of that rather difficult instrument and by the beauty of his solo lines."
Keyboard Magazine
 
"What accordionist Julien Labro makes crystal-clear is that he's a jazz improviser and he's ready to swing the house down."
The Buffalo News

 "Labro's virtuosity on the button accordion is matched by a dazzling creativity and a big heart, as he demonstrated in solo after solo."
The Reading Eagle


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Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets
$15.00
Sunday 10/28
7:00 pm
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Sensational Singer Songwriters from Madison, Wisconsin  Live at Nighttown!

Featuring: Ohio Native Jen Farley, Beth Kille, & Shawndell Marks.

On Nighttown's Fully Covered and Heated Stephens Green Patio.

In September of 2013, ?Beth Kille and Shawndell Marks, two successful solo artists, had the opportunity to take the stage with a "new girl" in town, Jennifer Farley, at a showcase for female singers in Madison, WI. There was instant chemistry. Beth and Shawni were in a co-writing session one day when Beth confided in Shawni, "I have a little fantasy... that you and Jen and I will start a trio and conquer the world!" Shawni was in. All it took was a quick email to Jen, to which she replied "Oh, I am so in..."

The trio began compiling songs, both originals and covers to perform. They booked some shows, receiving rave reviews and standing ovations. The tight 3-part harmonies, the honesty in the music, the strong-yet-simple presentation of acoustic guitar/piano/percussion and vocals, and the clear loving bond these three women shared through music (and life) captivated their listeners.

The group has recently founded Kille, Marks and Farley and a Be Your Own Superhero motivational presentation which combines MUSIC+MOTIVATION through personal stories and audience participation. 

?Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets released their first EP in November of 2014 and took home the 2015 & 2017 Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) Award for Ensemble Vocalists of the Year. They have recently released a well-received full length album, Lean.


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Baldwin Wallace Musical Theater - One Love!
$10.00
Monday 10/29
7:00 pm
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2nd Annual Kyle Jean-Baptiste Benefit featuring the Next Generation of Broadway Stars live at Nighttown!

One Love!

Join Baldwin Wallace University students and graduates for an evening of love songs! Let’s celebrate what brings us together for an uplifting night of selections performed live at Nighttown.

From lead roles on Broadway and London’s West End to prime time television, film and more, students and alumni from Baldwin Wallace’s music theatre program have garnered top acclaim for more than 20 years and was most recently ranked as the number 1 Music Theatre program in the country by onstageblog.com! Program director Victoria Bussert continues to lead students to successful careers.

Proceeds from this performance will benefit the Kyle Jean-Baptiste Foundation.




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Loop Doctors (From Hungary)
$10.00
Tuesday 10/30
7:00 pm
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Contemporary Jazz from Easter Europe with Romhanzi Aron-keyboards, & Peter Szendofi-drums.

Loops, Effects, & more, direct from Hungary!

The basic idea for Loop Doctors came in 2005, when the two founding members of the band, Romhányi Áron (keyboards) and Szend?fi Péter (drums) where talking with Gary Willis about modern musical styles, during the recording of Péter's solo album. Later the band was formed, and with special guest Gary Willis on bass, and trumpet player Kornél Fekete-Kovács, they recorded the first album "High Voltage" in 2006.

The Music

Loop Doctors’ music is a medley of different styles, including jazz, drum 'n' bass, jungle, hip-hop and rap. An overall category could be nu-jazz, but Loop Doctors can also be seen in clubs, where people actually dance to the music. Loop Doctors usually performs as a duo, Peter using an 'Octa-pad', from which the grooves, bass lines and additional synths are played, and also plays acoustic drums. Aron plays keys, and also does vocals/rap. Since 2006 they regularly do a tour as a duo, and also with special guests (Gary Willis - bass, Brandon Fields – sax, Fekete-Kovács Kornél – trumpet, Szentpáli Roland – tuba, Dennert Árpád – sax, Llibert Fortuny - sax)

Albums

The first album "High Voltage" was released in 2006, and recieved the "Fonogram - best jazz album of the year 2008" award in Hungary. Special guest is Gary Willis (Tribal Tech) on bass.The second album, “White Orange Black” came in 2008, featuring classical tuba virtuoso and composer Roland Szentpali. The use of tuba as a bass instrument in this style is a completely new concept, breaking the barriers of modern arranging.The third album of the band will be released in 2014, entitled “Entering a Room”. The material was recorded in New York, at Peter Karl Studios, featuring special guest Chris Hunter on sax. Gary Willis, Brandon Fields and Roland Szentpali are also featured on this album.


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Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde
$40.00
Wednesday 10/31
7:00 pm
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Thursday 11/01
7:00 pm
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Peter Asher of "Peter & Gordon", & producer for James Taylor, Linda Ronstandt, & many others! Plus Jeremy Clyde of "Chad and Jeremy"

Two Legendary British Icons Join Forces for Two Special Nights of Acoustic Music with Great Stories and Music!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Peter Asher of Peter & Gordon joins forces with Jeremy Clyde of Chad & Jeremy to star together in an unforgettable evening of music and memories featuring songs and stories from their sixties heyday as recording artists to Jeremy’s success on stage, television (Downton Abbey) and film (The Iron lady) and Peter’s Grammy-Winning career as Producer and manager of the likes of James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and more.
 
Their respective British Invasion duos were collectively responsible for 30 Billboard chart hits. From the Chad & Jeremy catalog, they bring you "Distant Shores", "Yesterday's Gone" "Willow Weep For Me", "Before and After", "A Summer Song" and more. From the Peter & Gordon songbook comes "Woman", "I Go To Pieces", "I Don't Want To See You Again", "Lady Godiva", "A World Without Love" and more.
 
Don't miss this special opportunity to hear the stories behind the lives and music of these two legendary duos from the era that wiped clean and drew again the face of popular culture!!

"The duo oozed a refreshing abundance of natural English good humor and charm as they told tale after tale from their fabled careers...their voices blended seamlessly...(they) sound virtually identical even 50 years later."

- Steve Smith, Los Angeles Daily News




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