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RONNIE EARL & THE BROADCASTERS

Thursday
June 4
Show: $40
Dinner & Show: $80
Show Time: 8pm



RONNIE EARL AND THE BROADCASTERS

Ronnie considers blues guitarist and vocalist Otis Rush as having the greatest musical influence on his life, as well as Magic Sam, Guitar Slim, Jimmy McGriff, Jimmy Smith, Grant Green, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Wes Montgomery, all of whom have deeply and profoundly shaped and inspired his playing.

Ronnie is a now a three-time (1997,1999, 2014) W.C. Handy Blues Award winner, renamed the Blues Music Awards, as Guitar Player of the Year. He has served as an Associate Professor of Guitar at Berklee College of Music, taught for five years at the National Guitar summer workshop in Connecticut, and has given private lessons. In 1995 Ronnie released Ronnie Earl: Blues Guitar with Soul, an instructional VHS tape that was then re-released in DVD format in 2005.

Ronnie Earl has played alongside such greats as B. B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers Band, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, Otis Rush, Earl King, Junior Wells, and Buddy Guy, as well as gifted young blues guitarists who he just might pull up on stage at a moment’s notice.

"I feel the respect and affection for him that a father feels for his son. He is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today. He makes me proud." ~ B. B. King

"He has released some twenty albums - but Ronnie Earl can still take your breath away."~ Guitar Player Magazine



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JAMES COTTON SUPERHARP

Friday
June 5
Show: $35
Dinner & Show: $75
Show Time: 8 & 10pm


JAMES COTTON

LATEST GRAMMY-NOMINATED CD: COTTON MOUTH MAN

In 1974, Cotton signed with Buddah and released "100% Cotton", one of his most relentless LPs, with Matt "Guitar" Murphy sizzling on backup. A decade later, Alligator issued another stand-out Cotton LP, "High Compression", which was split evenly between traditional-style Chicago blues and funkier, horn-driven material. "Harp Attack!", a 1990 summit meeting on Alligator, paired Cotton with three exalted peers: Wells, Carey Bell, and comparative newcomer Billy Branch. Antone's Records was responsible for a pair of gems: a live 1988 set reuniting the harpist with Murphy and Tucker, and a stellar 1991 studio project, "Mighty Long Time". Cotton moved into the 21st century as one of the last surviving originators of the Chicago blues sound, and never slowed his pace a bit, releasing a series of fine albums, including "Fire Down Under the Hill" (2000) and "Baby, Don't You Tear My Clothes" (2004), both for Telarc Records, and "Giant" (2010) and "Cotton Mouth Man (2013), both on Alligator Records.

Cotton has always been known for having one of the best bands in the business. The members are: Darrell Nulisch, vocals; Tom Holland, guitar and vocals; Noel Neal, bass; and Jerry Porter, drums. Cotton’s eyes light up when he talks about his band, “My audience always tells me how I’m doing. If I look out there and don’t like what I see, I work harder.” His audiences are still on their feet, they enjoy themselves as much as he does, and there are still standing ovations night after night. You will have a memorable evening with an international treasure and a true Living Legend of the Blues.

“World renowned harmonica player James Cotton blew up his usual storm on harmonica. His spirit, stamina and sound make for a potent combination. …he delivers with authority.” - Washington Post

“The finest blues harmonica player alive.” - Boston Herald


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SUEDE

Saturday
June 6
Show: $35
Dinner & Show: $75
Show Time: 8 & 10pm


SUEDE - with Freddie Boyle, piano; Rich Hill, bass and Steve Langone on drums

Direct from sold out shows at clubs like NYC’s famous Birdland, selling out two shows her last time at Scullers, as well as other national tours, which include helping to raise 45K in one night for a free clinic outside Washington, DC - and having the immense privilege and honor of opening for the late, great Joan Rivers, commanding standing ovations and bringing the house down - Boston favorite Suede returns to Scullers with Freddie Boyle, piano; Rich Hill, bass and Steve Langone on drums. DO NOT MISS IT!!!

The New York Times says she’s like Adele meets Diana Krall meets Bette Midler - sassy, smooth and intoxicating.

The Boston Globe says she’s “Wicked exciting!”

"You are GREAT! I hope we work together again!" - Joan Rivers, July 2014, RIP

"A spectacular evening of song and style. Voices like hers come along maybe once in a generation." - New York Times

"A great voice, even better enthusiasm, almost giddy delight at entertaining audiences, that if bottled would make every anti-depressant on the market obsolete." -Steppin' Out Arts, NY

"Thank you for the most incredible night of my life in an audience! You are #@*!ing to DIE for!" - Bea Arthur


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MARISSA LICATA

Wednesday
June 10
Show: $25
Dinner & Show: $65
Show Time: 8pm


MARISSA LICATA & SPECIAL GUEST JAMES MONTGOMERY
Marissa Licata - Worldbeat, Gypsy Jazz Fusion with special guest James Montgomery
Marissa Licata's unique instrumental arrangements of music from Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East will be brought to a new level, with special guest, and Blues icon, James Montgomery. This sound is a brand new kind of World - Gypsy fusion with an American twist.



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RENEE PORCELLA LEGENDRE

Thursday
June 11
Show: $25
Dinner & Show: $65
Show Time: 8pm


Renee Porcella Legendre "Shall We Swing A Little?"
with Pamela Hines on piano, Dick Van Wormer on bass, and Miki Matsuki on drums

A portion of the proceeds from this show will be donated to
The Arredondo Family Foundation
http://arredondofoundation.org
"The mission of the Arredondo Family Foundation is to provide a helping hand to those experiencing a tragedy and to provide education on matters relating to military, veterans, military families, and the issue of suicide."

“Renee has a quality voice and a style and charm that's such a treat to witness!” - Edward Gardella - WICN radio

Renee (Porcella) Legendre is no stranger to the Boston jazz scene- daughter to the talented Boston-based jazz vocalist, Jim Porcella, Renee was brought up listening to the music of the Great American Songbook. Interpreting the irreplaceable lyrics and improvising on these familiar melodies is something that is second nature to her. Renee spent several years performing and mastering her craft in NYC before moving back to her roots in the Boston area.

“ Shall We Swing a Little?” is the show that Renee will excite audiences with this summer throughout New England and NYC, and she is thrilled that Scullers will be the stage where it makes its debut. Along with pianist Pamela Hines, Renee created this show to highlight the music of singers and songwriters from yesterday and today. It includes some memorable standards as well as some originals by local songwriters of today including those of Pamela Hines, Jim Porcella, and Jack Coleman. Renee will be backed by some of Boston’s talented artists including: Pamela Hines on piano, Derek Van Wormer on bass, and Miki Matsuki on drums.


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THE RIPPINGTONS

Friday & Saturday
June 12 & 13
Show: $45
Dinner & Show: $85
Show Time: 8 & 10 p.m.



NEW CD: FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

Fans that have followed Russ Freeman and The Rippingtons for any stretch of time over the past quarter century know the versatile award winning and Grammy nominated guitarist/composer, and producer has long had a penchant for naming songs and albums after exotic places (Aruba, Kenya, Morocco, Weekend in Monaco, Sahara, etc).

In recent years, Freeman has noticed that The Rippingtons' fan base has increased exponentially, as the group's longtime admirers transfer their passion for the music to their children. Several Rippingtons albums have been inspired by Freeman's travels, and collectively, they have formed the life soundtrack for hundreds of thousands of contemporary jazz fans worldwide for a quarter century.

The titles of each hit Ripps album has often reflected Freeman's deep wanderlust, whether he had actually been to the places he wrote about or was just dreaming of them in musical terms. These include Kilimanjaro, Tourist in Paradise, Welcome to the St. James Club, Weekend In Monaco, Live in L.A., Sahara, Brave New World and Live Across America. In 2006, the band celebrated two decades of instrumental magic with The Rippingtons 20th Anniversary, a remarkable CD/DVD package that included a CD of all new Ripps music and a DVD featuring a colorful retrospective as well as exciting videos from over the years.

On their latest Peak Records album, Russ Freeman and The Rippingtons take their lucky fans on a trip of a lifetime to Cote D'Azur. Traveling with them is their trademark jazz cat, by artist Bill Mayer, who again graces the CD cover art. Next time out, who knows? Freeman's musical passport still has a lot of open space to be stamped, and the journey continues!


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JOYCE MORENO

WEDNESDAY
June 17
Show: $30
Dinner and Show: $70
Show Time: 8 & 10 p.m.


JOYCE MORENO - NEW CD: RAIZ

Brazilian vocalist Joyce Moreno is one of the most respected vocalists in Brazil and worldwide.

To date, she has garnered 4 Latin Grammy nominations,and has released 33 CDs and two DVDs, in addition to numerous compilations and guest appearances. Currently, her work takes her all over the world; she makes annual tours and records new albums in various countries. Each year she performs on the Japanese Blue Note circuit and tours jazz festivals and other venues in Europe and North America.

Joyce’s work has been recorded by Annie Lennox, Wallace Roney,Black Eyed Peas, David Sanchez, Jon Lucien, Claus Ogerman, Gerry Mulligan, Till Brönner, and Flora Purim, to name a few. Joyce’s compositions have been featured in film soundtracks (e.g., The Player by Robert Altman and Legally Blonde by Robert Luketic), animations (the Japanese anime Wolf’s Rain, in partnership with composer Yoko Kanno), TV programs, and theatrical productions.

Joyce is a Brazilian treasure”
DownBeat magazine, 2010.  


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BENNY GREEN TRIO

Thursday
June 18
Show: $30
Dinner & Show: $70


NEW CD: MAGIC BEANS

Benny’s list of credits, accomplishments, and accolades could literally fill a book. His recordings with the masters form a foundation of jazz education. Some notable highlights include: Beginning his touring life with Betty Carter for four years and realizing a life long dream of becoming a Jazz Messenger; In 1993 Oscar Peterson chose Benny as the first recipient of the City of Toronto’s Glen Gould International Protégé Prize in Music culminating in Oscar & Benny (1998) recorded for Telarc. Appearing on well over one hundred recordings, with legacy artists such as: Betty Carter (including Grammy award winner Look What I Got), Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Watson, Milt Jackson, Diana Krall, and he is particularly featured in Ray Brown’s trio series of CD’s for Telarc: Bass Face (1993), Don’t get Sassy (1994), Some of my best friends … (1994), Seven Steps to Heaven (1995), Super Bass (1996) and Live at Sculler’s (1996), to fresh faces like Japan’s young drum virtuouso, Tiger Onitsuka.

As the leader of his own groups, Benny’s recording career began with two albums for the Dutch label Criss Cross: Prelude (1988) and In This Direction (1989). In 1990 Green started recording for Blue Note: Lineage (1990), Greens (1991), Testifiyin’ (1992), That’s Right! (1993), The Place To Be (1994), Kaleidoscope (1997) and These Are Soulful Days (1999).. In 2000, his debut recording on Telarc Jazz entitled Naturally was released, which featured bassist Christian McBride and guitarist Russell Malone. In 2001, Green’s Blues, a solo piano date and in 2003 Jazz at the Bistro (Telarc), a duo recording Malone, followed by Bluebird (2004) again pairing Green with Malone. A hiatus from recording produced Benny’s 2011 trio date, Source (JLP).

With his new recording, "Magic Beans", Benny Green unconditionally steps out as the bearer of the torch and guardian of a legacy handed down to him, personally, by his musical mentors. "Magic Beans" delivers the message that swinging is never out of style.


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THE DJANGO REINHARDT ALL STARS

Friday
June 19
Show: $40
Dinner & Show: $80
Show Time: 8 & 10pm


The DJANGO FESTIVAL ALLSTARS
Featuring Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier and Pierre Blanchard also in band: DouDou Cuillerier and Brian Torff


The Django Festival Allstars have been coming to America and played alongside many of the tops in Jazz: George Benson, Joe Lovano, Paquito D'Rivera, Anat Cohen, Edmar Castaneda, Frank Wess, Lew Tabackin, Joel Frahm, and so many more.

These talented artists swing like crazy and will break your heart with a ballad. Each of them are composers and while this music can harken back to the great music of the past, their interpretations, arrangements, virtuosity, and original compositions bring a newness to Django's style and take it beyond. The Producers call it HIP HOT!

Downbeat Magazine just wrote of The Django Festival Allstar' s appearance at The Newport Jazz Festival this summer "A standout performance...a crowd favorite and top candidate for the hardest swinging group at the fest" ( Allen Morrison )

The Wall Street Journal says " It's the best Jazz show in town " (Will Friedwald)


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ELDAR

Thursday
June 25
Show: $30
Dinner & Show: $70
Show Time: 8pm


ELDAR
NEW CD: WORLD TOUR VOL. 1

The New York Times described the New York based pianist and Grammy-nominated artist Eldar Djangirov as "a blend of musical intelligence, organizational savvy, enthusiasm and prowess that was all the more impressive for seeming so casual... an ebullient impressionist." Dr. Billy Taylor said, "Eldar Djangirov's playing shows brilliancy, complexity, and discipline... he's serious about his music, he's thoughtful about what he does.” Jazz Times said, “Maybe he made a pact with Lucifer to be the greatest pianist ever." Praised as “a genius beyond most young people I've heard” by Dave Brubeck. Downbeat magazine stated that "his command of his instrument is beyond staggering."

When Eldar Djangirov was signed to Sony Masterworks at the age of 17, the young pianist from Kansas City was already well known for his prodigious pyrotechnics and precocious knowledge of the bebop tradition. Along the way, he's had the good fortune to meet and work with the masters including Dr. Billy Taylor, Michael Brecker, Marian McPartland, Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, Nicholas Payton, Harvey Mason, Chris Botti, Joe Locke, Ron Carter, Pat Martino, Roy Hargrove and many others. Through these opportunities and other wonderful musical experiences, Eldar continues to explore new frontiers through composing and performing, enabling him to ultimately to realize his own musical vision.

Eldar just released his 10th album WORLD TOUR VOL. 1 on April 17, 2015. A compilation of takes from his recent touring, the record covers a wide range of performances from across the globe with trio and solo tracks sure to impress.



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JOHNNY A.

Friday
June 26
Show: $30
Dinner & Show: $70
Show Time: 8 & 10pm


JOHNNY A.
NEW CD: DRIVEN

Lots of folks throw around the phrase “let the music do the talking,” but only a few have the fortitude to really do it – to just go out there and play, shunning flash, shrugging off image and reeling in the listener on the strength of the songs alone.

Johnny A. is that kind of performer. For the better part of three decades, the Massachusetts-based guitarist and bandleader has proven himself capable of generating heat at venues from working-class bars to international amphitheaters – and every sort of venue in between.

“I want to create instrumental music and deliver it like a vocalist,” he says “You can be a great player, on any instrument, and people will take notice for a while…but what people really remember is someone who brings them a great melody.”

On Driven, his fourth outing as a solo performer – which is due for release this June -- Johnny serves up plenty of that, in more flavors than Baskin-Robbins and Ben and Jerry’s combined. From the Motown-inflected party-starter “C’Mon, C’mon” to the introspective “A Mask You Wear” (a song that’s flecked with subtle slide playing redolent of George Harrison’s vintage work), he paints vivid landscapes, scenes that create an emotional connection without words.

"Johnny A.'s broad range and musical style at times embodies the fierceness of Jimi Hendrix and the instrumental virtuoso in Jeff Beck. The direction he takes the guitar at times is so climatic and driven, but then immediately can be brought down to the personal jazz-based level of Wes Montgomery. " - Nick Gunther/Delaware County New


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