Dinner and Show: $85
Show Times: 8 & 10pm
ALEX BUGNON has been a prolific, energetic force on the contemporary music scene for more than two decades. A renowned musician/composer/bandleader, Bugnon hales from the picturesque town of Montreux, Switzerland – site of the world famous Jazz Festival.
As a result of attending Berklee College of Music here in Boston, he was exposed to a diversity of musical styles from R&B to gospel and fun and these musical experiences began to shape and influence his personal sound.
At a very young age, he was already playihg in bands backing superstars such as Patti Austin and James Ingram. However, it was his encounter with saxophonist Najee that would ultimately lead to Alex's next step up.
Alex has enjoyed a busy touring schedule with his own band and with other Contemporary jazz favorites such as vocalists Will Downing and Maysa.
Jazziz magazine writes that Nelson Rangell is “an artist of depth, a master of song, and an improviser non pareil.” Saxophone Journal writes “He commands the alto saxophone with such authority there can be no denying that Rangell is a true artist,” and Flute Talk Magazine states “Nelson Rangell creates the impression that anything is possible when he improvises.” Such praise is a confirmation of what contemporary jazz fans have known since the Denver based saxophonist emerged in the late 80s: that Rangell is one of the most exciting and diverse performers in the genre, equally adept at soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone, as well as being a genuine virtuoso on flute and piccolo.
In addition to 17 recordings under his own name, Rangell has recorded with The Rippingtons, Chuck Loeb, Patti Austin, Tom Browne, and The GRP All Star Big Band to name a few and is featured on Don Grusin’s Grammy nominated CD “The Hang.” Though Rangell has recorded mostly in the contemporary/pop and smooth jazz formats garnering top radio play and a large audience, The Times of London also notes Rangell’s “undoubted virtuosity” and states He is “one of fusion’s most accomplished exponents.”
Dinner & Show: $85
Show Time: 8pm Only
STEVE TURRE QUARTET + 1
Steve Turre - Trombone/Shells-Leader, special guest Andromeda-vocals, Oscar Perez-piano, Endea Owens-bass, Orion Turre-drums
One of the world's preeminent jazz innovators, trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre has consistently won both the Readers and Critics polls in JazzTimes, Downbeat, and Jazziz for Best Trombone and for Best Miscellaneous Instrumentalist (shells).
In 1972 Steve Turre's career picked up momentum when Ray Charles hired him to go on tour. A year later Turre's mentor Woody Shaw brought him into Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. After his tenure with Blakey, Turre went on to work with a diverse list of musicians from the jazz, Latin, and pop worlds, including Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Van Morrison, Pharoah Sanders, Horace Silver, Max Roach, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
In addition to performing as a member of the Saturday Night Live Band since 1984, Turre leads several different ensembles, including Sanctified Shells, which utilizes the seashell in a larger context, transforming his horn section into a "shell choir."
Steve Turre continually evolves as a musician and arranger. He has a strong command of all musical genres and when it comes to his distinct brand of jazz, he always keeps one foot in the past and one in the future.
Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 02134
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