7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
8:45 p.m. Jam
$10 pp music charge (at door or online; reserved seats for tickets purchased online) $7 pp minimum (food/drink)
Bring your instrument/voice and join or just sit back and listen.
2 sets: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$15 advance ticket sales $18 pp music charge at door $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
Burr Johnson: Guitar
Thierry Arpino: Drums
Dan Asher: Bass
Burr Johnson is an innovative guitarist whose powerful technique and artistic diversity have won wide recognition nationally and internationally among both Jazz and Rock audiences. His dazzling repertoire is spiced liberally with flavors of jazz, rock, and blues.
Johnson has toured nationally with Jazz organist Jack McDuff, and can be heard with McDuff on radio broadcasts. He has performed with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and with legendary artists Ray Charles, B.B.King, Buddy Guy, Spyro Gyra and Rick Derranger. The Burr Johnson Band, who has perfomed at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival two years in a row, is currently touring the United States and Germany. Mr Johnson recently performed alongside B.B. King in Montreux, and then went on to headline the Manchester Jazz festival.
Burr Johnson completed a music video for Terratech in Germany. He has worked with Lauryn Hill, Pat Metheny, and Jeff Berlin, records freequently in New York City, and has performed with Spyro Gyra. He appeard in the major motion picture, ?Beat Street,?and has done many national television commercials for QVC. Mr Johnson has developed, with David Lee, a new signature ?Burr Johnson model? Hagstrom guitar which will be available in the summer of 2009. He has won honors in several jazz competitions and recently completed a series of performances in the Caribbean. He holds frequent guitar clinics to demonstrate the Axon guitar synthesizer that he helped to develop. Johnson has performed annually since 1996 at the Inter-national NAMM show in Los Angeles, the Music Meese show in Germany, and has been featured on CNN. Fresh from performances in Frankfurt, Germany, Johnson is currently promoting his new compact disc, “What It Is” (Lexicon Records).
$20 Cover Charge, $12 Minimum
Bob DeVos Trio
Bob DeVos – Guitar
Kyle Koehler – Organ
Steve Johns – Drums
With long, blues drenched lines; a warm, fat sound; and a horn like approach, the brilliant guitarist Bob DeVos has been proclaimed a living jazz legend. Hear why Bob has an enthusiastic following for his innovative work, first with a Who’s Who of jazz legends both in and out of the Hammond B3 Organ genre—including Richard “Groove” Holmes/Sonny Stitt, Jimmy McGriff/Hank Crawford, and Charles Earland—and for the past twenty years as a leader. With his signature mix of groove and sophistication, Bob’s many releases on Savant/HighNote ranked in the Top Five in national airplay and were on Top CDs of the Year lists.
A Trumpets favorite, DeVos reunites with two additional masters of the organ genre: Kyle Koehler on organ and Bob’s longtime collaborator Steve Johns on drums. Together, Bob, Kyle and Steve celebrate and bring forward the soul jazz tradition. This trio attracts both jazz aficionados and lovers of other musical genres and their appeal cuts across generational lines. So, come, tell friends and be prepared for an exciting night of great music, great playing, and great joy.
2 sets: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$20 pp online advanced tickets $22 pp at door Buy your tickets today here online and then call 973-744-2600 with time of your arrival
One of our favorite guitarists! Let’s celebrate a great musician and friend!
The Dave Stryker quartet
Larry has had extensive experience working with some of the world’s greatest musicians. He has played, performed and/or recorded with James Weidman, Harvie S, Steve Williams, Steve Slagle, Dick Oats, Gerry Niewood, Buddy Williams, Sylvia Cuenca, Essiet Okon Essiet, Michael Olatuja, Ron Affif, Omer Avital, Avishia Cohen, Steve Johns, Vic Juris, Oz Noy, Nir Felder, and Wayne Krantz.
Larry holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Ithaca College. He has studied privately with Pat Martino, Wayne Krantz, Joanne Brackeen, Jack Wilkins, Vic Juris, David Fuze Fiuczynski, Mick Goodrick, Steve Brown, and Rick Beato.
Blistering Lines, energetic rhythms and melodically pleasing melodies. http://larrycorban.
bop verging upon fusion but without the distortion, power chords, and usual outside paraphernalia……..In fact, one of the more surprising aspects of this CD is that the guy is ceaselessly splitting down the mathematics and possibilities of what he’s writing. It’s a fascinating process and quickly becomes apparent he’s improvising on multiple levels………this guy exceeds expectations………slotting him with Metheny and McLaughlin (and even George Benson, whose old stuff to this day knocks me out) is perfect. Several worlds meet in his work and spawn a fourth: Corban’s own. http://larrycorban.com/
Larry Corban has a very different voice as a Jazz Guitarist. His single note lines are fluid and his chord solos very punchy and percussive. Fans of the more outside and modern players should give him a listen.
Corban is a no-nonsense player who can manage blistering chops without losing an in-the-pocket relaxed feel.
Corban described the energy on his latest release as capturing lighting in a bottle. I’d say I have to agree with that assessment. Corban’s chops on guitar are sometimes very melodic and, quite frankly, more often peppered with a sharp edge. Joined by both electric and strand up bass, piano, Hammond B-3, Fender Rhodes, drums and saxophone, “Corban Nation” is partly traditional jazz, and part get-em-goin’ high octane. Of course he can be soft and mellow as well, as superbly demonstrated on the fourth track, “Child’s Tune.” If there is some tangible link between what is typically considered traditional jazz and something more cutting edge, this release is probably it – and is one I really enjoyed.
Video from “Corban Nation”