Dinner & Show: $65
Show Time: 8:00 pm
TRIBUTE TO PHIL WOODS with Greg Abate and Richie Cole
NEW CD: Kindred Spirits Live at Chan's
The two saxophonists come together on this very special evening to honor alto saxophone legend Phil Woods. Composer, mentor, bandleader Phil Woods won 4 GRAMMY AWARDS. In 2007 he was named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and received a Living Jazz Legend Award from the Kennedy Center.
Grammy-nominated saxophonist Greg Abate has over 17 recordings as a leader and is one of the busiest saxophonists in New England, peforming at jazz clubs and festivals in the U.S. and internationally. Allaboutjazz.com reviewer Dan McClenaghan had this to say about Kindred Spirits:
"The legendary alto saxophonist Phil Woods' (1931-2015) health was failing at the time Kindred Spirits: Live at Chan's was recorded, but you never know it by listening to the crisp delivery, the vitality of a hot bebop band playing in the mode of the iconic altoist Charlie Parker."
Saxophonist Richie Cole is the perfect choice to share the stage with Abate for this engagement at Scullers. Cole's jazz roots run deep in bebop and he has a real fire to his playing. Cole received a DownBeat scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, but left after 2 years to play with The Buddy Rich Big Band and has performed with vocalist Eddie Jefferson, Freddie Hubbard, Lionel Hampton and many others, in addition to recording and performingunder his own name and with his group, "Alto Madness."
Cole was also featured on Abate's 2008 recording, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
I sleep a lot better knowing there are alto players like Greg! It was a joy to make music with him and he writes good songs that are challenging.” Phil Woods
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
APRIL 29 & 30
Dinner & Show: $80
Show Time: 8 & 10pm
As Spyro Gyra looks forward to 2016 and beyond, they show no sign of slowing down. Over the last 40+ years, they have performed over five thousand shows, released thirty-one albums (not counting “Best Of…” compilations) selling over ten million albums while also achieving one platinum and two gold albums. Although few acts have accomplished this type of record, they have done it by constantly challenging themselves as is evidenced by their last studio release “The Rhinebeck Sessions” which was written and recorded over three days in the studio.
"There is really no band out there that can produce a sense of pure joy as consistently and as often as Spyro Gyra and they have been doing it since their 1977 self-titled and self-produced first LP." - Travis Rogers/JazzTimes magazine.
Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 02134
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