Dinner & Show: $80
Show Time: 8pm
Vincent Ingala is one of the fastest emerging contemporary jazz recording artists in recent history, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer, Vincent Ingala has blasted into an exciting stratosphere of his own making since his 2010 critically acclaimed debut album, North End Soul. Still in his early twenties, the charismatic saxophonist continues to climb the contemporary jazz charts, including 25 weeks at #1 on smoothjazz.com's Top 50 Independent Chart and #15 on smoothjazz.com's on smoothjazz.com's 2014 Year End Chart. He was named Billboard Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year in 2012, Sirius XM Watercolors Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2013, and his music is consistently found atop the most noteworthy music charts in the world.
Ingala is as much of an entertainer as he is a musician, the Yamaha Performing Artist has been wowing live audiences as a regular on the popular smooth jazz festival and cruise circuit for several years. His fun-loving stage presence, combined with an obvious passion for playing, elevates the crowd to an exciting frenzy.
This coast-to-coast sensation brings a playful spirit, old soul, and youthful enthusiasm to contemporary jazz, with a real sense for what music fans are seeking, from recordings to live performances!
Friday and Saturday
January 20 and 21
Dinner & Show: $90
Show Times: 8pm and 10pm
ROY HARGROVE with George Cables, Victor Lewis, Justin Robinson, Ameen Saleem and special guest Roberta Gambarini
2-time Grammy Award winner Roy Hargrove has firmly established himself as among the premier players in jazz and beyond. Ever-stretching into more challenging and colorful ways to flex his musical chops, Hargrove has left indelible imprints in a vast array of artful settings. During his tenure on the Verve label alone, he recorded an album with a hand-picked collection of the world’s greatest tenor saxophonists (With the Tenors of Our Time), an album of standards with strings (Moment to Moment) and, in 2003, introduced his own hip hop/jazz collective The RH Factor with the groundbreaking CD Hard Groove (swiftly followed by the limited edition EP, Strength). Hargrove has also won Grammy® Awards for two vastly different projects. In 1997, Roy’s Cuban-based band Crisol (including piano legend Jesus “Chucho” Valdes and wonder drummer Horatio “El Negro” Hernandez) won the Best Latin Jazz Performance Grammy for the album Habana. And in 2002, Hargrove, Herbie Hancock and Michael Brecker won Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group, for their three-way collaboration Directions in Music.
Barely 2 weeks after setting foot on American soil for the 1st time, Roberta surprised the Jazz world by finishing 3rd in the 1998 Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition. With this recognition as a springboard, and the assistance of some of the Greatest musicians of the world, who immediately appreciated her talent, and invited her to perform with them, she quickly became a fixture on the International Jazz circuit, appearing in Major Concert Halls, Festivals, & Clubs around the globe.( Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Hollywood Bowl etc.
Roberta’s 1st CD, EASY TO LOVE, was nominated for a Grammy Award, as was her 3rd, SO IN LOVE, which was also awarded the Grand Prix du Jazz Vocal 2009, by the Jazz Academy of France. She was twice named the “Female Jazz Singer of the Year” by The Jazz Journalists Association 2007 & 2009
Dinner and Show: $80
Show Time: 8pm
RALPH PETERSON REUNION SEXTET feturing Sean Jones-trumpet, Tia Fuller-saxophones, Walter Smith III-saxophones, Luques Curtis-bass, Zaccai Curtis-piano
Jazz drummer, bandleader and educator Ralph Peterson achieved early notoriety as Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers second drummer in 1983 and has continued in his footsteps with mentoring young talent throughout his career. Over the years, Peterson has also played with jazz heavyweights such as Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, Charles Lloyd, Branford Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Jon Faddis, Dewey Redman, Geri Allen, Betty Carter, Stanley Cowell and Wynton Marsalis.
"Drummer Ralph Peterson was one of Art Blakey’s last protégés, and he seems to have drawn a lot from his mentor: a gregarious comfort in the leader’s position; a flaying mastery that drives his bands without flagging ... and a knack for rearing precocious talents." - Giovanni Russonello/JazzTimes.com
Dinner and Show: $85
Show Times: 8 and 10pm
One evening. Two amazing artists! Jeff Kashiwa is one of the most compelling young saxophonists in contemporary jazz. Having established himself in the 1990’s as one of the most diverse saxmen in contemporary jazz during his decade long tenure with The Rippingtons, Kashiwa’s instincts led him to more dynamic endeavors through his solo career. It surprised many when Jeff left the group to venture out on his own, but he had things to say through his own music. Kashiwa now has nine CDs released under his own name and has continued to record as a guest artist with many other artists as well. In 2004, Kashiwa founded The Sax Pack, a trio of saxophone headliners, featuring himself, Steve Cole and Kim Waters.
Saxophonist, Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz. The Chicago native exploded onto the scene in 1998 with the album, Stay Awhile. The disc scored two #1 hits and earned Cole the Oasis Smooth Jazz Award for best new artist. His catchy singles made him an instant radio favorite and he cranked them out with regularity on subsequent albums, Between Us, NY LA, Spin, True and Moonlight. In addition to his work as solo artist, Steve has performed/recorded with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Boz Scaggs, Larry Carlton and Jeff Lorber to name a few. He is also a founding member of the stellar sax trio, The Sax Pack.
Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 02134
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