Those are the jazz legends soon to be under the tribute spotlight of our monthly Jazz Gumbos, as announced by president Fred Domulot, who just released the lineups for June, July and August.
(Of course, don’t forget the already-announced tribute to guitarist Grant Green, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Phineas Phogg’s, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Music will be by The Clint Hall Band, with Clint Hall on guitar, Steve Gilmore on bass, Chris Gardner on keys, and Charles Pagano on drums.)
June’s Jazz Gumbo presents a tribute to the music of composer and pianist Chick Corea. It will be 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 18, at Phineas Phogg’s.
Music will be by Jack Zoesch on piano, Chuck Schwartz on sax, Sean Peterson on bass and Fred Domulot on drums.
Chick Corea, say our friends at Wikipedia, is American jazz pianist/electric keyboardist and composer. His compositions “Spain”, “500 Miles High”, “La Fiesta” and “Windows”, are considered jazz standards. As a member of Miles Davis’ band in the late 1960s, he participated in the birth of jazz fusion. In the 1970s he formed the fusion band Return to Forever. With Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, and Keith Jarrett, he has been described as one of the major jazz piano voices to emerge in the post-John Coltrane era.
For July, our Jazz Gumbo presents a tribute to the music of the legendary Phoebe Snow, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 16, at Phineas Phogg’s.
You’ll hear the vocals of Juliette Moore, Cynthia Domulot on keys, Tom Latenser on bass and Fred Domulot on drums.
Phoebe Snow (1950-2011) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for her 1975 song “Poetry Man.” She was described by The New York Times as a “contralto grounded in a bluesy growl and capable of sweeping over four octaves.” (Wikipedia)
Our August Jazz Gumbo presents a tribute to the music of Herbie Hancock and Gerald Albright, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at Phineas Phogg’s.
Featured will be Soul Station: Noah Hall on sax, Andrew Conner on trumpet, Aundre Conner on bass, Bryce Lyublanovits on keys and Chase Rogers on drums.
From Wikipedia: Herbert Jeffrey “Herbie” Hancock is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor. Starting his career with Donald Byrd, he shortly thereafter joined the Miles Davis Quintet where Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound. In the 1970s, Hancock experimented with jazz fusion, funk, and electro styles.
Gerald Albright is an American jazz saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist. His self-produced music features him on bass guitar, keyboards, flutes, drum programming, and background vocals.
Cost of Jazz Gumbo is $10 each for Jazz Pensacola members and guests, $12 for non-members, free for students with ID and military in uniform. Also, join Jazz Pensacola at this event and admission is free.
Admission includes a cup of seafood gumbo, and you can order from the menu and cash bar. Hold onto your admission tickets for Door Prize drawings. Attendees can also purchase 50/50 tickets for a cash drawing. The winner gets half, and Jazz Pensacola gets half to benefit its music program.