Dinner & Show: $75
Show Times: 8 & 10pm
NICHOLAS PAYTON - trumpet & keyboards with
Vincente Archer - bass and Joe Dyson - drums
Trumpeter Nicholas Payton is widely considered one of the greatest artists of our time. Hailed as a virtuoso before he was even out of high school, his unbridled talent has earned him praise and accolades, as well as insured his place in history.
“Payton’s clarion trumpet, as well as his genre-defying solos, stood at the center of the music making... Payton bent notes beyond recognition… No descriptive label or category could be affixed to Payton’s solos, which were as brashly original as they were technically imposing.” - Howard Reich - Chicago Tribune
Dinner & Show: $65
Show Time: 8pm
Michelle Willson, along with Zac Casher - drums, Ken Clark – Hammond organ, Mike Mele – guitar and Scott Shetler – sax, clarinet and mandolin are the Evil Gal Festival Orchestra. A small four piece group with a big band vibe, their infectious, bubbling groove harkens back to the early sixties era , when organ trios ruled in smoky jazz clubs! Their 2001 Bullseye Blues/Rounder Records recording, “Wake Up Call” garnered international critical acclaim and won a Boston Music Award in 2002 for Best Blues Album. The Evil Gal Festival Orchestra toured extensively across the USA, Canada and Europe before going their separate ways in 2003. This Scullers show is a long-awaited, joy-filled funky reunion featuring Michelle and a quartet which can crank out roadhouse blues one moment, then switch gears and lay down the most soulfully jazzy groove you can imagine. Michelle and the group will be revisiting classic tunes from “Wake Up Call”, as well as presenting some brand new original material sure to get you moving, grooving, thinking and drinking. Along with Michelle and the Evil Gal Orchestra, Ken Clark’s Organ Trio and Scott Shetler’s C’Mon Man Trio will add to the bouncing good time – a trifecta of jazz infused, bluesy organissimo magic – Michelle Willson’s Evil Gal Jazz and Blues Festival is the perfect way to start the holiday weekend!
Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 02134
For tickets: 866.777.8932 Email: Info@ScullersJazz.com Ticket purchases are non-refundable.