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Four Seasons Jazz & Blues Club Schedule

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July, 2015
       
Thursday, July 30 Grace Kelly Quartet

CD Release party 'Working for the Dreamers'. The princess of the saxophone, the amazing Grace Kelly returned to her roots in New England from her new digs in the West Coast to celebrate with all her musical fans for an evening of contemporary jazz and rockin' blues. Come join the fun

Soulful, Blues Rock, with pop and jazz influences. When Grace Kelly lets her voice and alto sax loose on Please Don’t Box Me In, the song’s sinewy groove, with its refreshing pop edge, represents a plea for open-mindedness, while its lyrics serve as a defiant statement of purpose. But make no mistake: the haunting anthem, written and released in 2013, was not a change of direction for Kelly, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike as a jazz player. It was simply a reminder that she has, from the beginning, played what she loved - labels be damned.


While a current Kelly concert might delight blues/jazz purists, it could just as easily inspire mainstream listeners with Grace-ified takes on the likes of Daft Punk’s Get Lucky, Coldplay’s Magic or Sia’s Chandelier. Her recent cover of Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do features a drum pattern inspired by the Beach Boys, while exciting recent tracks like Don’t Wake Me and All the Way Down – which could be a kissing cousin to the Rolling Stones classic Miss You - embrace electronica, surprise the listener with funky foundations and certainly don’t shy away from the magic of the pop hook.

But whatever the style, the 23-year-old six-time winner of the Downbeat critics poll (as a rising star in the alto sax category) spices up the sound with the lyrical and soulful phrasing of her instrument. Kelly, who guested with the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra during Barack Obama’s inauguration celebration – at the request of the ensemble’s director, Wynton Marsalis, shared the House of Blues stage with James Cotton, or the rock stage with Huey Lewis – remains as committed to superior playing as ever.

The band is
Grace Kelly saxophones/vocals
Pete McCann - Electric guitar
Julia Pederson - Electric bass
Ross Pederson - drums

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8 pm $22

 

Friday, July 31 Victor Wainwright

High energy blues with piano ace Victor Wainwright. Celebrate his latest excellent CD 'Boontown' on his Chan's debut.

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8m $15
August, 2015
Saturday, August 1 Bucky Lewis

Music, comedy all wrapped up into one entertainer for one fun night. Come laugh the night away with Bucky Lewis!

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8 pm  $12

 

Sunday, August 2 Coco Montoya

The incredible Coco returns! Always a Chan’s crowd favorite and a favorite all over the world!

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7 pm  $22  9 pm  $20  Both $25

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Thursday, August 6 Albert Castiglia

Albert Castiglia arrived on the International radar after Buddy Guy's iconic harp-blower, Junior Wells, heard the young bluesman sing and invited him into his solo band for several world tours. He has been named "Best Blues Guitarist" by Miami New Times, the respected alternative music magazine and honored by Roots Music Report with a Top Blues Album of 2011 and 2012.

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8 pm  $12
 
Friday, August 7 Golden State Lone Star Revue Featuring Anson Funderburgh, Mark Hummel, Little Charlie Baty Golden State-Lone Star is an all-star cross country melding of California musicians Hummel, Baty & bassist RW Grigsby combined with Texas musicians Funderburgh & Drummer Wes Starr. Their last performance at Chan’s was simply amazing, this is a must see show, don’t miss out!

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8 pm $25
 
Saturday, August 8 Wallace Roney

Wallace Roney earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues and his elders since age 16. He has been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Walter Davis Jr., Herbie Hancock, Jay McShann, David Murray, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Curtis Fuller, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. He was one of the few musicians in his generation who learned and perfected his craft directly from alliances with Jazz Masters. But his most important and meaningful relationship was with Miles Davis.

Wallace was mentored by Miles Davis after Miles heard him in 1983 at his birthday gala performance in Carnegie Hall. Their association peaked when Miles chose Wallace to share the stage at his historic performance in Montreux in 1991. After Davis died, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams and Roney banded together and toured the world in tribute.

My goal is to make the best music I can. I enjoy, listen and can play ALL types of music I filter my expression through the jazz experience.

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8 pm  $25

 

Friday, August 14 Mitch Wood and his Rocker 88

Mitch Woods and Rocket 88 are the torch bearers of a great American musical heritage. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits and swinging’ little big bands of the 40’s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’ roll. Truly a jumpin’ and swingin’ night of music!

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8 pm  $12
Saturday, August 15 Chris Duarte

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Chris Duarte plays a style of Texas blues-rock that draws on elements of jazz, blues, and rock and roll. Always fresh, always exciting and high energy.

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8 pm  $15
 
Sunday, August 16 Jimmy Thackery

Co-founder of the Nighthawks, Blues guitar master Jimmy Thackery returns to Chan’s for another fabulous performance. Jimmy Thackery never disappoints the Chan’s crowd.

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8 pm  $20

 
Wednesday, August 19 Rick Estrin and the Nightcats

Featuring Rick Estrin –vocals and harp, Kid Andersen (lead guitar) J. Hansen (drums, vocals) Lorenzo Farrell (acoustic and electric bass)

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8 pm  $18
 
Thursday, August 20 Jarekus Singleton

Jarekus Singleton is destined to be the next big name in the blues world. He is one of the most exciting blues guitars today. He blends modern-day blues and emotionally intense soul with melodic, hot-toned lead guitar, funk-seasoned rhythms and hip-hop flavored lyrics.

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8 pm  $15
Friday, August 21 Popa Chubby

Thrilling the Chan’s crowd in only the way the amazing Popa Chubby can do. The Wizard of rock’n blues summons magic from his guitar! Exciting and
High intensity is the only way to describe Popa Chubby.

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8 pm  $25

Saturday, August 22 Commander Cody

Hop on board the Hot Ride Lincoln as the multi-talented Commander Cody takes us on a ride through all of his greatest hits!

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8 pm  $20

Friday, August 28 Roomful of Blues

"Brawny shuffles, swinging horns, searing guitar, passionate vocals and balls-to-the-wall enthusiasm" –LIVING BLUES

"Swingin’ jump blues and R&B...high-voltage yet classy" –USA TODAY

For nearly half a century, Roomful of Blues has been delivering its signature blend of swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues and R&B to euphoric audiences all over the world. Blues Revue says, “Roomful of Blues is a sheer joy...contagious, finger-popping, head-bopping grooves...the horns blast loud and proud...explosive and electrifying.” The band has earned five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards. Twice, the prestigious DownBeat International Critics Poll has selected them as Best Blues Band. With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy blues and R&B, it’s no wonder why the great Count Basie called them “the hottest blues band I’ve ever heard.” Billboard simply says, “Roomful is so tight and so right.”

To commemorate and celebrate their 45th anniversary, the band hosted a three-day party in March of 2013 at one of their favorite haunts, The Ocean Mist, in Matunuck, Rhode Island. The band blew the doors off the packed club, playing to roaring ovations each night. Happily, the proceedings were recorded and the resulting album, 45 Live, is among Roomful of Blues’ crowning achievements. The album is a lightning-in-a-bottle blowout, showcasing the larger-than-life vocal and instrumental power of the band.

45 Live, produced by bandleader/guitarist Chris Vachon, features fourteen songs (over an hour of music) spanning the entirety of the band’s history. The tracks were carefully chosen by Vachon, who included some of the group’s best known originals, like Dressed Up To Get Messed Up, Turn It On, Turn It Up, and That’s Right!, as well as tunes the band had previously recorded or performed with blues giants Joe Turner (Crawdad Hole), Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson (Somebody’s Got To Go) and Earl King (It All Went Down The Drain). 45 Live is a flawlessly blended mix of rocking guitar, punching horns, room-filling vocals, serious musicianship and unbridled creativity. The results are a non-stop, hip-shaking party. It’s clear why The New Yorker described a Roomful concert as “thunderous performances that get feet stomping and hands clapping.”

Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, “are in a class by themselves.” The band has been led since 1998 by Vachon, who, according to Guitar Player, “burns with explosive solos and a delightfully greasy sense of rhythm.” Roomful of Blues has always maintained its signature sound through great musicianship and a stellar horn section—featuring tenor and alto saxophonist (and clarinetist on 45 Live’s Jambalaya) Rich Lataille, who first joined the band in 1970. Lataille’s masterful playing can evoke either the fat-toned, honking sax of the glory days of early rock or the cool elegance of big band swing jazz.

While Roomful of Blues has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world, they have never sounded fresher or stronger than with the current line-up. Along with Vachon and Lataille, the band includes vocalist Phil Pemberton, long-time tenor and baritone saxophonist Mark Earley, trumpeter Doug Woolverton, bassist John Turner, drummer Chris Rivelli and keyboardist Rusty Scott.

Roomful of Blues came together in Westerly, Rhode Island in the late 1960s when guitarist Duke Robillard and keyboardist Al Copley began exploring the swinging, jumping blues, R&B and jazz of the 1940s and 1950s. They added a horn section (including Rich Lataille) in 1970. The band’s ability to ignite a sedate crowd into a dancing frenzy solidified their reputation as the best “little big band” in New England and expanded their following into New York and Washington, D.C. In 1974, they performed with Count Basie, and a few years later legendary songwriter Doc Pomus helped them land their first record deal. In 1977, Roomful of Blues’ self-titled debut album on Island Records (reissued on Hyena Records) brought them to the attention of fans and critics from coast to coast.

Over the years there have been more than fifty Roomful of Blues members, each bringing his or her own unique talent and vision to the mix. Famed alumni include guitarist Ronnie Earl, vocalist Lou Ann Barton, vocalist/harpist Curtis Salgado, saxist/vocalist Greg Piccolo and harpist/vocalist Sugar Ray Norcia. Recording for Rounder Records’ Bullseye Blues and Varrick labels between 1980 and 2001, the band cut nine albums that won them international fame and major rock radio airplay. They’ve gigged with stars ranging from bluesmen B.B. King, Otis Rush and Stevie Ray Vaughan to rockers Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana. The band has performed in cities from coast to coast, and traveled abroad to 22 countries including Lebanon, Poland, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey and Russia.

In addition to their band recordings, Roomful of Blues were handpicked by legendary musicians like Jimmy Witherspoon, Jimmy McCracklin, Roy Brown, Joe Turner, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson and Earl King to back them on stage and on record. These stars of the 1940s and 1950s blues and R&B scene were the very people who created and inspired the music that Roomful still keeps vital and alive. Roomful recorded albums with Turner, Vinson and King during the 1980s, and all three recordings received Grammy nominations. The Roomful Horns backed many other artists as well, including rocker Pat Benatar on her 1991 album True Love, Canadian star Colin James on his album Colin James and the Little Big Band and Stevie Ray Vaughan on his 1984 Live At Carnegie Hall album.

Since Roomful joined the Alligator Records family in 2003, their popularity has continued to increase. Their first Alligator CD was the Grammy-nominated That’s Right! in 2003, followed by Standing Room Only in 2005, Raisin’ A Ruckus in 2008 and Hook, Line & Sinker in 2010. All four albums received massive amounts of critical and popular praise and kept old and new fans flocking to see them live. Blurt magazine raves, “No group has kept the spirit of early rock and roll alive better than Roomful of Blues. The heat burns red hot...they are pure fun to listen to.  They are one of America’s musical treasures.”

With 45 Live, Roomful of Blues has fully captured the frenetic energy and musical power of their live show. The band will hit the road hard once again, so people can see and hear for themselves why The Chicago Sun-Times said, “This is a band on top of its game, sliding easily from big-band jazz-blues to guitar-drenched urban blues...let the party begin.”

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8 pm  $27  10 pm  $20  Both $30
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Saturday, August 29 Dan Moretti and Latino- Jazz

Side members include:

Bernardo Hernandez-Guitar, Quartro and Vocal
Jorge Najarro - Percussion
Dave Zinno - Bass
Steve Langone -Drums

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8 pm $15

September, 2015
Friday, September 4 Cash Box Kings

5 piece exciting, high energy Chicago style blues! Hailing from the windy
city the Cash Box Kings make a stop here at Chan’s during their cross
country tour keeping good ol’ Chicago Blues Alive!

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8 pm $10
Saturday, September 5 Fat City Band

It’s always a party when Fat City Band is in town, come on and dance the
night away!

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8 pm  $15
Friday, September 11 Doug Woolverton

A tribute to Miles Davis. This show brings you through a Musical journey of Miles Davis’ Hits from 1950-1990 including the ENTIRE “Kind of Blue” album and Does so exquisitely.

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8 pm  $18

Saturday, September 12 Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson and the Magic Rockers

The legendary, Grammy Winner Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson returns for an amazing night of Chicago Blues. If you haven’t heard Luther, then you
haven’t heard the blues!

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8 pm $20
Friday, September 18 Aztec Two Step

Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent a lifetime of making music together as the folk/rock duo, Aztec Two-Step. After taking their name from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and with four plus decades as staples of progressive FM radio, major record deals and non-stop touring, Rex and Neal continue to impress audiences with intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar and soaring two-part harmonies

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8 pm $25
Saturday, September 19 After Fab

Debut of this 6 piece band that pay tribute to the Beatles Solo Years from 1970 on. They're one of Cha-Chi's favorites. Not to be missed Beatles fans!

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8 pm $18

Friday, September 25 Peacheaters An amazing Allman Brothers tribute band at its best! In the tradition of the
Allman Brothers Band they never do the same show twice! This is not just
an Allman Brothers Tribute Band... it is an Allman Brothers Experience!

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8 pm $14
Saturday, September 26 Jimmy '2 suits' Capone and the All Star Chan Clan Big Blues Bash Celebrate the start of OKTOBER FEST with Chan’s Big Blues Bash “The Oktober Fest Edition” with
Jimmy “2 Suits” Capone & The all-Star Chan Clan Band.  Folks, this show has become one of the
most popular shows of the year, truly a Chan Crowd favorite. Crowds enjoy this off the cuff, round robin, rat pack style show, as Jimmy “2 Suits” Capone leads the way to fun when each member shows off their individual talents. There isn’t just one star to this show they are all-stars! No set list, members of the band do not know when they will be called on to do a song, songs are not discussed. The show relies on each member to be quick on their feet! The audience loves the “off the cuff” action and the audience gets to pick their favorite musician to play next! If you haven’t seen this spectacular event before then come see what you’ve been missing. Featuring Eddie Scheer-from the love dogs, Big Jack Ward- from Luther “Guitar Jr” Johnson, Johnny “Blue Horn” Moriconi-from the Chicken Slacks & many others, Randy Bramwell-from the Commander Cody Band & Love Dogs, Johnny Juxo-RI’s own, Bobby “The Breeze” Holfelderfrom the Knickerbocker all-stars & Bellevue Cadillac Band. Then there is Jimmy “2 Suits”
Reservations highly recommended for this show!

Celebrate the start of OKTOBER FEST with Chan’s Big Blues Bash “The Oktober Fest Edition” with Jimmy “2 Suits” Capone & The all-Star Chan Clan Band. Folks, This show have become one of the most popular shows of the year, truly a Chan Crowd favorite.

Crowds enjoy this off the cuff, round robin, rat pack style show, as Jimmy “2 Suits” Capone leads the way to fun when each member shows off their individual talents. There isn’t just one star to this show they are all-stars and all fun! No set list, members of the band do not know when they will be called on to do a song, songs are not discussed. The show relies on each member to be quick on their feet! The audience loves the “off the cuff” action and the audience gets to pick their favorite musician to play next! If you haven’t seen his spectacular event before then come see what you’ve been missing. Reservations highly recommended for this show!

Featuring Eddie Scheer-from the love dogs, Big Jack Ward- from Luther “Guitar Jr” Johnson, Johnny “Blue Horn” Moriconi-from the Chicken Slacks & many others, Randy Bramwell-from the Commander Cody Band & Love Dogs, Johnny Juxo-RI’s own, Bobby “The Breeze” Holfelder- from the Knickerbocker all-stars & Bellevue Cadillac Band. Then there is Jimmy “2 Suits” !

 

8 pm $20

 
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