Ottmar Liebert, Trombone Shorty, Glenn Miller Orchestra & more!
Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
Friday, May 20 at 8pm
It's a night of seductive Flamenco guitar with one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decade, thrilling audiences throughout the world. The five-time Grammy nominee is best known for his engaging mix of flamenco with South American percussion, rock, jazz, and pop influences. His popular albums "Barcelona Nights, " "Nouveau Flamenco" and "Borrasca" have earned 38 Gold and Platinum certifications in the United States and more internationally.
Saturday, June 25 at 8pm
Every ticket holder gets a free beer in the lobby courtesy of City Steam Brewery! The Billboard Chart Topper taps into her southern roots, bringing her gospel, jazz, and blues to the stage for one night only! She has been charming music fans worldwide and has received nonstop critical acclaim ever since she appeared on the late pianist and composer Joe Sample's disc, The Pecan Tree (Verve). The following year, she gained even wider recognition for her critically acclaimed debut record, Salt (Verve)!
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
With special guest Funky Dawgz Brass Band
Wednesday, July 13 at 8pm
New Orleans native Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews fronts Orleans Avenue, a hard-edged funk band that employs hip-hop beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the age of six, and toured internationally for the first time at age 12 before joining Lenny Kravitz' horn section at the age of 19. He performed on the 56th Annual Grammy Awards with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Madonna and Queen Latifah, and the band has made guest appearances on Conan, Leno, Kimmel, Fallon, Arsenio, and Austin City Limits.
Galactic with guest vocalist Erica Falls
With special guest Argonaut & Wasp
Sunday, July 24 at 7:30pm
It's been more than 20 years since saxophonist Ben Ellman, bassist Robert Mercurio, drummer Stanton Moore, guitarist Jeff Raines and Hammond organist Rich Vogel began exploring the seemingly limitless musical possibilities born out of their work together as Galactic. Inspired by legendary acts such as The Meters and Dirty Dozen Brass Band and local legends such as Professor Longhair, the band has developed a unique sound as a result, including: hip hop, electronic, world music, rock, blues and jazz. Joining them on stage this night is vocalist Erica Falls who, as a backup singer, has appeared or recorded with heavyweights from John Fogerty to Irma Thomas to Sting.
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Friday, August 5th at 7:30pm
With its unique jazz sound, the 18-member Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered one of the greatest bands of all time. Under the baton of Music Director/vocalist Nick Hilscher, the consummate entertainers will play and sing selections from the vast Glenn Miller Orchestra library including all of the biggest hits that were the soundtrack of The Greatest Generation — "Moonlight Serenade", "A String of Pearls", "Chattanooga Choo-Choo", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "At Last", "Tuxedo Junction", "In The Mood", "Stardust", "Rhapsody in Blue", plus some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style.
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