Dinner & Show: $65
Show Time: 8pm
NEW CD - COMING FULL CIRCLE
with: Doug Hammer-piano, Dave Landoni-bass, Dave Birkin-saxophone and flute, Geoff Wadsworth-saxophone, Miki Matsuki, drums, Junko Fujiwara-cello and Claire McFarland-vocals
SInger/Songwriter and Cabaret Performer Linda Marks, believes music is magic: a universal language that bridges all divides and brings us together so we know that we are not alone. Music has been the lifeblood in Linda's spirit. She started working out melodies at the piano as a toddler out and has continued to do so throughout her life.
Thursday, September 1 is the CD release concert for Linda's newest album, Coming Full Circle, featuring Doug Hammer on piano Dave Landoni on bass, Dave Birkin on saxophone and flute, Geoff Wadsworth on saxophone, Miki Matsuki on drums, Junko Fujiwara on cello and duets with 13 year old year singer with the voice of an angel, Claire McFarland. WIth her heart to heart style, Linda weaves together a rich tapestry including favorite songs written by Carole King, Gordon Lightfoot, Jimmy Webb, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Peter Allen, Carole Bayer Sager, Karla Bonoff and Anita Baker, among others, and her own originals. Linda wrote "Love Is the Answer" for Upstage Lung Cancer's SingOut! benefit concert this past spring. Linda studied music at Yale University, where she co-founded Yale's 3rd women's singing group, Something Extra, as a 17-year old freshman. She released her first album "Dreams and Themes" in 1983, and "Heart to Heart" last fall at Scullers. Recently, Linda performed in a Carole King/Burt Bacharach show at Club Cafe in Boston with Kaoruko Pilkington, and also appeared on "All Things Considered" with Lisa Mullins. Linda has performed at many Boston area venues (including Ryles and Amazing Things), at the St Louis Cabaret Conference and at Crazy Coqs in London.
Dinner and Show: $80
Show time: 8 and 10pm
GUITARIST PETER WHITE and SAXOPHONIST EUGE GROOVE
UK jazz artist and original songwriter, Peter White is a smooth jazz and jazz fusion guitarist. Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience. In a career that has spanned four decades, he explains that his audience feedback and support is motivating, "That’s priceless. That's what keeps me going – the idea that people out there really care about what I do, the idea that I’ve made a difference for someone.”
Euge Groove is a chart-topping multi-instrumentalist. Euge Groove’s Ying and Yang and ebb and flow approach to his artistry and life have allowed him to enjoy a career longevity that is atypical. The highly sought after musical chameleon has been called upon for his musical prowess by everyone from Rock `N' Roll Hall of Famer Tina Turner and balladeer Luther Vandross to UK Blues Rocker Joe Cocker, Richard Marx, Tower of Power and Huey Lewis and the News, among countless others. “Fear and creativity cannot live in the same room,” declares free-spirited and consummate chart-topping saxophonist, composer, producer and radio host Euge Groove.
Dinner and Show: $85
Show Time: 8 and 10pm
From blue-eyed soul to pop, R&B and standards singer/songwriter, Bobby Caldwell is truly one of the most respected members of the music industry.
Bobby Caldwell's live performances are always electrifying! Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Bobby has the ability to entertain at any venue, for fans of all ages. In Japan and throughout Asia, he enjoys a feverish popularity, selling out shows and achieving gold and platinum status for his releases in those countries.
Bobby has been featured on The CBS Second Cup Café, The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno, BET Jazz Central, and has made numerous national and local network appearances.
As a singer, he has a successful career with numerous solo releases, which have earned accolades far and wide. His songwriting skills have earned hits not only for himself, but also for well-known artists like Chicago, Boz Scaggs, Peter Cetera and Amy Grant, Neil Diamond and Al Jarreau.
Bobby's timeless classic, "What You Won't Do For Love" has been recorded and sampled by more than 100 artists, including rendition by Boys II Men. A sample of Bobby's song "Open Your Eyes" appeared in the Grammy nominated platinum rap hit "The Light" by Common. All combined, Bobby's songs and samples have contributed to over 40 million sales, while artists as diverse as Tupac Shakur, Michael Bolton, Roberta Flack, Go West, Vanessa Williams and Notorious B.I.G. have all paid tribute to the blue-eyed singer in the slouch hat.
Dinner & Show: $65
Show Time: 8pm
Called "one of the best jazz ensembles in the world" (Jazz Podium, Germany), the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra kicks off its 44th season at Scullers with a high-energy show including Mark Harvey's Spaceways (for Sun Ra) and Saxophrenia (two pieces from Aardvark’s new CD Passages from Leo Records). Also on tap: the world premiere of a Mark Harvey’s Northeast Express, plus the Duke Ellington-Juan Tizol classic Caravan and the Ellington-Johnny Hodges ballad Jeep's Blues, in honor of Cambridge-Boston native Hodges on the 110th anniversary of his birth. “Aardvark suggests the best and the brashest of Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, George Russell, and even Frank Zappa.” (JazzTimes)
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.