Please check out our music notes below for news and information about all of the great artists performing at Jimmy Mak's. Links are included to many of the perfomer's own websites, so you can learn even more about their music.
As always, dinner reservations are recommended to guarantee seating for all of our shows. Please contact us at 503-295-6542 for reservations and additional information.
Jimmy Mak’s is proud to feature a series of shows designed to bring you the very best up-and-coming jazz artists in Portland. There are many exciting and talented new artists working in Portland right now, our hope is to introduce you to the next generation of jazz musicians coming up in the Portland scene. Every Tuesday, the featured artist in our "Partners in Jazz" series will open for the Mel Brown Septet at 6:30pm, and play until 7:30pm. The Mel Brown Septet will hit it with their blend of straight-ahead and hard-bop jazz, playing two sets, starting at 8pm.
Dan Balmer leads off our week with a variety of trios. Dan’s music is best described as guitar-based contemporary jazz, reflecting the great guitarists of the 70’s (i.e. John McLaughlin, Pat Methany, Bill Frisell etc.). His line-ups include Micah Kassel, Carlton Jackson, Todd Straight, and Alan Jones on drums. Clay Giberson and George Mitchell rotate on keyboards, with Jeff Leonard and Damian Erskine rotating on bass. On two Mondays a month, Dan teams with Kassel and Giberson to form Go By Train, a post-modern look into the future of jazz-fusion. There is no cover on Mondays, music starts at 8:00, with minors welcome until 9:30. Check out Dan at www.danbalmer.com.
Mel Brown Septet
$6.00 at the door
In 1989, legendary trumpeter Doc Severensen (the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson) implored Mel Brown to “never let this band stop playing.” Their extraordinary performance at the 1989 Playboy Jazz Festival was only a hint of things to come. Since then, the band has expanded to a septet, and today they continue to carry the torch of hard-bop and post-bop jazz in the Pacific Northwest. The Godfather of Portland jazz and one of the World’s finest drummers, Mel Brown is joined in the rhythm section by pianist/composer Gordon Lee and bassist Andre St. James. The four-horn line-up features Renato Caranto on tenor saxophone, John Nastos on alto and soprano saxophone, Derek Sims on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Stan Bock on trombone and euphonium. Adjunct members include Farnell Newton (trumpet), Jof Lee (piano), and Carlton Jackson (drums). The Mel Brown Septet re-creates the sound of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, segueing from one tune to the next with an ease that makes the songs sound like one continuous piece of music.
Mel Brown Quartet
$5.00 at the door
If you were to look up the word “swinging” in the dictionary, the definition and picture would be of the Mel Brown Quartet. The band plays a smart mixture of original material and intelligent arrangements, in the style of Oscar Peterson and Gene Harris. Pianist and musical director, Tony Pacini brings his extensive book of original material and crafty arrangements to the mix. Bass guru, Ed Bennett lends some of his own compositions, in addition to his amazing playing. Dan Balmer brings his versatile guitar playing, and some of his own music as well. The band is anchored by Mel’s drumming, featuring his legendary brushwork. This group represents some of the finest straight-ahead jazz played being played anywhere in the world today. You can learn more about them at www.tonypacini.com/mbqinfo.htm.
Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group
$6.00 at the door
The Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group, dubbed "Jimmy Mak's signature band" by The Oregonian, has been performing at the club on Thursday nights for sixteen years and counting.
When George Benson heard the group, he said, "If this band played in New York City, they'd be a sensation!" The band plays organ based soul jazz in the tradition of Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, and Jimmy McGriff.
Mel also brings his 20 plus years of Motown work to the table, as the band plays instrumental versions of your favorite Motown music.
The engine of the band is clearly the Hammond B-3 Organ, in the very capable hands of Louis Pain. Adding melodic under-pinning and great grooving ability is guitarist, Dan Balmer. Out front with his smoldering tenor saxophone is the man with more soul in his little finger than most of us have in our whole bodies, Renato Caranto. Finally, percussionist Curtis Craft works with Mel to create the beat that keeps it all moving!
This group has really been the defining sound for Jimmy Mak’s since our early days, and it has been said that you can’t truly call yourself a Portlander, if you haven’t checked out Mel and this great band.
Learn more at this link to the B3OrganGroup.
DECEMBER MUSIC NOTES
Portland Woodshed Jazz Orchestra
Tuesday, December 3rd
The Portland Woodshed Jazz Orchestra features the music of Sammy Nestico and other composers. This swinging adult big band has torn up our stage before and we expect no less tonight.
They’ll be followed by the hot Latin-jazz sounds of Picante, featuring Catarina New on saxophone, and trumpeter Bryant Allard. These folks graced our stage in August and totally killed it, so this whole evening is gonna be burning!
Check out Picante at www.picantelatinjazz.com.
Joey DeFrancesco & The Vibe!
Wednesday, December 4th
Two shows: 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Advanced Tickets: $28 Reserved Seating/$23 General Admission
Advanced tickets available at Tickettomato.com
Two time Grammy nominee, and a multiple winner of Downbeat Magazine's Critic's & Reader's polls, Joey DeFrancesco, the world's pre-eminent Hammond Organ player joins us for another smoking show.
Joey has put together a new collaboration with long-time friends and musical brothers Ramon (drums) and Tony (bass) Banda, Jose "Papo" Rodriguez (percussion) , Steve Cotter (guitar) , and Steve Wilkerson (tenor sax). The result is a blend of Joey's signature Hammond sound, with Latin rhythms, R&B, and straight-ahead jazz.
The Latin influences come straight from the masters, with Ramon, Tony, and Jose having spent extensive time performing and recording with Poncho Sanchez and Arturo Sandoval, to name a few.
Steve Wilkerson is an accomplished musician with a big sound, and has performed with Tony Bennet, Count Bassie, and Sarah Vaughan, among others.
LA based guitarist Steve Cotter's influences are obvious, with his melodic style recalling the sounds of Wes Montgomery and George Benson.
This promises to be a unique performance, with Joey masterfully weaving his Hammond Organ with Latin rhythms and R&B...don't miss it!
Paul Creighton Project
Friday, December 6th
Advanced Tickets: $12 Reserved Seating/$10 General Admission
Advanced tickets available at Tickettomato.com
The Paul Creighton Project unites Portland's finest jazz and soul players with the songwriting and vocal talent of Paul Creighton. A PDX super band if there ever was one, PCP features Jarrod Lawson on keys and vocals, Jay "Bird" Koder on guitar, Damian Erskine on bass, Reinhardt Melz on drums, Joshua Cliburn on saxophone and vocals, and Max Ribner on flugelhorn. Join us for a memorable night of original and cover music.
Paul Creighton has been performing professionally for the past 10 years. He has received multiple songwriting awards with the Intervision project, including an Independent Music Award for Best R&B song. Unsigned Magazine calls Creighton “an artist whose tenor has shades of Marvin and Stevie”, while Willamette Week more aptly states “G-dd-mn, can Paul Creighton sing.”
He has toured with The Motet, Joey Porter’s Funk Tributes, Soul Vaccination, and fronts Portland’s soul-pop mainstay, Intervision. He has opened for multi-platinum artists Lifehouse, as well as the Neville Brothers, Little Richard, McKinley, and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, among other nationally touring acts.
PDX Jazz Presents:
The Louis Hayes “Cannonball Adderley Tribute Band”
Wednesday, December 11th
Two Shows: 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Advanced Tickets: $25 Reserved Seating/$20 General Admission
Available through pdxjazz.com
A drummer’s drummer, Louis Hayes has been keeping rhythm for over 50 years. With his unforgiving energetic swing, he’s played with many of the legends including Horace Silver, Oscar Peterson, John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, and Cannonball Adderley.
In salute to the beloved Cannonball, Hayes offers the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, a relentlessly swinging group. The band features Louis Hayes (drums), Jeremy Pelt (trumpet), Rick Germanson (piano), Vincent Herring (alto sax/flute), and Dezron Douglas (bass).
“This tribute band, led by his former drummer Louis Hayes… preserves his spirit faithfully, and with force.”
Friday, December 13th
Individually these are seasoned and storied performing artists with world class credentials - true pros doing what they love to do best. These boys can play! Together, they are a stellar collective of soul - a sonic brotherhood with a spiritual connection - musical soul mates.
This group of gifted composers and arrangers take the listener on a journey of musical twists and turns, breathing new life into some classic themes, and breaking ground on a new frontier of original sounds.
Soulmates illicit a variety of musical moods and emotions: One moment up and jumping, the next they will go deep and hypnotic. Then it’s on to a travelogue of world rhythms and cultures, playfully tossing a ball of invisible musical energy amongst themselves. Sultry jazz sounds, stinging blues and raw funk can converge seamlessly, and then may segue into some flat out 'baby making music'!
This is all wrapped up with a lot of love and an infectious groove all their own. Soulmates are Jarrod Lawson (keys/vocals), Jay “Bird” Koder (guitar), and Reinhardt Melz (percussion). Find out more at www.soulmatesmusic.com.
Bobby Torres Ensemble
Saturday, December 14th
We’re turning up the heat tonight with a smoldering evening of Latin-tinged jazz, pop and funk, and boy do we have just the band for that!
Bobby Torres knows how to put a great band together. With his long history playing behind the likes of Tom Jones and Joe Cocker, he understands what it takes to make a great show happen. His full sized ensemble rips it up every time they take our stage, and tonight will be no exception.
As always, Bobby’s famous percussion leads a smoking hot rhythm section powered by bassist Tom Kay, pianist Dan Gaynor, and Ghanan master drummer Israel Annoh. Bobby’s three-piece horn section always blows the house down and features a rotating line up of Portland’s best players. The band also features vocalist Julana Torres, who will also teach you how to dance with an early dance lesson!
So get on down here and show your love, dance the night away and catch a local legend tonight! ‘Cause with this band, the party is always happening!
Check him out at www.bobbytorres.com.
Friday, December 20th
Two shows: 7:30pm & 10:00pm
Advanced tickets: $18 Reserved Seating/$15 General Admission
Advanced tickets available at Tickettomato.com
As one of the youngest living musicians inducted into The Oregon Music Hall of Fame, Patrick Lamb has toured around the world and performed with Smokey Robinson, Tommy Thayer, Gino Vannelli, Jeff Lorber, Diane Schuur, and Bobby Caldwell. He has also reached #2 nationally on the Billboard charts with his own Indie record label, as one of the Northwest's most successful and prolifically diverse artists.
Tonight he brings some Holiday Soul back to Jimmy Mak's! Every year Patrick puts together some friends and celebrates the season, and this year it's another smoking line-up with Andy Stokes (Vocals), Ben Jones (Bass), Max Ribner (Flugelhorn), Richard Lawrence (Drums), Dan Gaynor (keyboards), and Ione Chaco (Vocals).
These shows will sell out, so get your tickets and dinner reservations quick!
Visit www.patricklambmusic.com for more info.
Andy Stokes Band
Saturday, December 21st
This past August, The Andy Stokes Band made their Jimmy Mak’s debut and nearly burned the house down! So we are very proud to welcome back to our stage Portland’s legendary Funkateers, The Andy Stokes Band!
Andy Stokes has been a mainstay on the Portland music scene going back to his days fronting funk legends Cool ‘R, and for twelve years he carried the funk flame on Sunday nights at the legendary Candlelight Room. All of his hard work was rewarded with an induction into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in 2009. His distinctive vocals are a must-hear for music fans of all genres, but the fact is that this band will funk you to death! If this music doesn’t get your feet moving and your head bopping, you need to check your pulse!
Kate Davis Christmas Show
Monday, December 23rd
Tonight, Kate Davis returns from New York City to play a special Christmas show. Kate will be appearing on bass and vocals, along with Dan Balmer (guitar), Todd Strait (drums), David Goldblatt (piano), and her sisters Maddie and Emma (vocals). Just days before Christmas, Kate and her band will elevate your spirits and prepare you for the best time of the holiday season. This young lady is a real treasure and this is a rare appearance for her on our stage. Call now to get your dinner reservations, because this one will book up fast! Dinner reservations are available by calling the club at 503-295-6542.
Check out Kate at www.katedavismusic.com.
Ty Curtis Band
With special guest, Terry Robb
Friday, December 27th
This evening brings the return of Ty Curtis and Terry Robb to our stage! Rarely has there been a pairing of two so distinctly different players, yielding such remarkably complimentary results. The last time they played here, the response of both audience and staff was simply jaw dropping.
Terry Robb is an acknowledged master of the guitar; as a solo artist, he is recognized as the premier player of the American Primitive school, in the style of John Fahey. As an electric player, he brings elements of comparison to Jimi Hendrix, John McLaughlin, and Jeff Beck, while his deep blues roots recall the voices of Muddy Waters, Son House, and Mississippi Fred McDowell. His latest recording, “Muddyvishnu” has garnered an abundance of critical acclaim and interest.
Ty Curtis, at the ripe age of 26, has already made his mark. He has released 4 recordings, placed second in the International Blues Challenge, has been recognized for multiple Cascade Blues Association’s Muddy Awards, and is now garnering attention in his new home, Austin, Texas. This concert marks his first – and only – performance in Portland since moving.
Ty holds strongly to obvious blues roots, while bringing a contemporary diversity of musical styles and influences to the table. These range from country and rock to reggae, funk, and disco. The uniquely singular result is both musically interesting and entertaining. It can be argued that Ty epitomizes the spirit of such blues greats as Lonnie Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, and Robert Johnson.
The pairing of Robb and Curtis is fun to watch. Each of them inspires the other to both lead and support. Backed by Jerry Jacques on drums, 2013 Muddy Award-winning bassist, David Kahl, and Alex Shakeri on keyboard, the combination is full and fiery, relentless and relaxed. It is a rare opportunity to see something both old and new, but mostly unique. This is one performance that should be marked on your calendars. It will be a long time before you see the likes of it again.
Linda Hornbuckle Band
Saturday, December 28th
Well folks, as many of you now know, Linda Hornbuckle is continuing her fight with cancer. She’s undergoing treatment and appreciates all of your well wishes and prayers. While she fights hard, her band is carrying on in her name with the help of their good friend Andy Stokes!
Linda’s band will bring it once again with drummer Lenn Russell, and locking up with him are the two guys I like to call the peanut butter and jelly sandwich of funk, bassist Randy Monroe and guitarist Doug Lewis. Sax giant Renato Caranto will lend his ready hand as well. Hammond organ master Louis Pain rounds out the band.
This is jazz, funk and soul music all in one night people. Linda may perform this evening based on her health, and she may also have some other special guests!
To learn more about Linda, check her out at www.lindahornbuckle.com. Come on out and show her your love!
The Christopher Brown Quartet
Monday, December 30th
Portland native Christopher Brown has relocated back to Portland from a 17-year hiatus in NYC, and he has returned with the refined musical grittiness that has always been indicative of the NYC music scene.
Joining him for this special performance tonight will be John Nastos (saxophone), David Goldblatt (piano), and Dylan Sundstrom (bass).
The band will be performing a number of Christopher's original compositions, and will also feature a heavy dose of his arrangements of iconic pop music from the 80's, re-imagined through the lens of a 21st century jazz perspective.
New Year’s Eve with Mel Brown!
Tuesday, December 31st
Two Shows: 7:30pm & 10:00pm
Advanced Tickets: $25 Reserved Seating/ $20 General Admission
Available at Tickettomato.com
Jimmy Mak’s is proud to present the Godfather of Portland jazz, Mel Brown!
Join us for the early dinner show as we feature Mel’s jazz side, or come down for the late show rolling through New Year’s with some gut-bucket grooves of soul-jazz and funk!
Mel has assembled an all-star line-up of friends and band mates to help him bring it to you. Dan Balmer is out front with his grooving guitar, while Louis Pain will add his Hammond Organ to the mix. Curtis Craft always compliments Mel on percussion. We’ll have four horns for you tonight as well, featuring resident trombone master Stan Bock, the eternally soulful Renato Caranto on tenor saxophone, Mel’s son and heir to the throne Christopher Brown on alto saxophone, and the one and only Grammy-winning trumpeter Thara Memory!
Now, that would all be fine and dandy right? Well we’ve got more for you! How about “Sweet Baby” James Benton and the wonderful LaRhonda Steele adding their voices to this already stellar line-up? Sounds awfully good to our ears and it will to yours as well. These shows will definitely sell out, so get your tickets and reservations early and plan on ringing in the New Year with us!
JANUARY MUSIC NOTES
Hailey Niswanger Presents PDX Soul!
Friday, January 3rd
Two Shows; 7:30pm and 10:00pm
Advanced tickets: $20 Reserved Seating/$18 General Admission
Available at Tickettomato.com
Soul Sisters Productions is proud to be helping Portland's own Hailey Niswanger--one of America's up & coming young jazz artists--raise funds for her latest CD project. Hailey--a brilliant saxophonist & composer--now lives and works in NYC, but the new CD (her third) will feature Portland musicians, including her former mentor Thara Memory and another noted former Thara pupil—multi-Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding.
At the Jimmy Mak's fundraiser, Hailey and Thara will be joined by the other CD contributors: Janice Scroggins, piano; Doug Lewis, guitar; Errick Lewis, bass; Louis "King Louie" Pain, B-3; Israel Annoh, drums; Chris Brown, drums; Stan Bock, trombone; Farnell Newton, trumpet; and Renato Caranto, sax. The music will be an exciting set of funk/soul/jazz, including several Hailey originals. Hailey describes the music as "Herbie Hancock meets James Brown." You won't want to miss this exciting event!
Hailey Niswanger is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Hailey has an impressive list of accomplishments that reach far beyond the borders of her hometown of Portland and well beyond her years. To learn about Hailey’s already remarkable career, visit her website www.haileyniswanger.com.
Saturday, January 4th
Tonight, we are proud to welcome back world famous rock guitarist and recording artist Eddie Martinez! Martinez is a New York transplant now living in Portland full-time. Eddie has quickly become one of our most sought-after headliners, on the heels of several roof-raising performances here over the last few years. No kidding around about it folks, he tears the roof off the joint every time.
Eddie has been recognized by Guitar Player Magazine as one of the best players in the nation. He is known for his epic and larger than life Rock and Roll sound. However, blues, soul, funk, jazz and even hip-hop are included in his expansive repertoire.
What do Robert Palmer, Mick Jagger, EricClapton, Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Steve Winwood, David Lee Roth, Run DMC, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Lenny White, Blondie, Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross, Nona Hendryx, PattiLaBelle, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Bootsy Collins all have in common? They’ve all recorded featuring the talents of Eddie Martinez on guitar.
Since making Portland his home, Eddie has become increasingly impressed with the widespread talent of local musicians. His local band includes keyboardist Ramsey Embick, bassist John Mazzco, and drummer Reinhardt Melz. The current repertoire includes an eclectic selection of rock and blues, with highlights including Jeff Beck, Robin Trower, Freddie King, Curtis Mayfield, and Jimi Hendrix, as well as some of Eddie’s originals. Believe me folks, this show will provide a whole new definition of the term Bang for the Buck!
with Matt Brown
Friday, January 10th
Matt Brown & Naomi LaViolette team up once again for another great performance!
Brown celebrates his return to Portland with his trio, The Connection, while LaViolette showcases songs from her new critically acclaimed record You’ve Got Me.
Matt Brown, a blues and soul singer-songwriter, plays his first show back since moving to Nashville. Matt Brown and The Connection have recently released a series of new singles with producer Rian Lewis. They will be performing those songs along with some new music that he's been writing in Nashville with Brooks and Dun producer, Don Cook.
Portland music veteran Naomi LaViolette blends retro-style grooves with cool pop, and returns to Jimmy Mak’s with her full band. Her smooth vocals span the sultry blues of Norah Jones to the ambience of Sarah McLachlan, and her keyboard style is reminiscent of both the funky rhythms of Billy Preston and classic folk-rock of Carole King.
She will perform music from her recent release, You’ve Got Me, as well as new original material, songs from her first self-titled record, jazz standards, and cover songs by popular songwriters and artists who have inspired her music.
Of her recent release Willamette Week wrote, “On her new EP, You’ve Got Me, she continues to hone a lovelorn voice that is at once ethereal and grounded. It’s a style not often heard in the realm of indie rock, making hers a rare breed of songwriting.”
Brown and LaViolette mutually admire each other’s work and the two acts compliment each other well. Learn more about these artists at http://www.naomilmusic.com/Naomi_LaViolette/Home.html.
Pat Bianchi Trio
Wednesday, January 15th
One show at 8:00pm
Advanced tickets: $15 Reserved Seating/$10 General Admission
Available at Tickettomato.com
Tonight we are pleased to welcome world-renowned jazz organist Pat Bianchi, with his explosive organ trio featuring Mark Whitfield and Byron Landham.
Pat’s prowess on the Hammond B-3 organ has led to regular touring gigs with legendary jazz figures such as Pat Martino and Lou Donaldson, and has resulted in a nomination for the Hammond Organ Hall of Fame!
Guitarist Mark Whitfield has been at the forefront of jazz guitar for over twenty years, collaborating with a myriad of jazz legends including Jimmy Smith, Herbie Hancock, and Branford and Wynton Marsalis. Along the way the New York Times dubbed Whitfield “The Best Young Guitarist in the Business.”
Playing the drums, we are thrilled to welcome back our good friend Byron “Wookie” Landham! Byron is well known to Jimmy Mak’s audiences from his many visits with Hammond organ legend Joey DeFrancesco. Byron is simply one of the best jazz drummers in the World and his compatibility with organists is evident in his superlative playing with both Pat and Joey.
Folks, this is gonna be the real deal. If you miss this one, you’ll never forgive yourself. So do yourself a big favor and get your tickets and reservations quick! Learn more about these artists at www.patbianchi.com and www.markwhitfield.com.
Andrew Paul Woodworth
Friday, January 17th
Saturday, January 18th
Soul Vaccination is the Hottest Funk & Soul Band in the Pacific Northwest. This great band infuses the stage with the greatest soul standards, and has been a fixture in the Northwest music scene for over 16 years, bringing you tunes from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, and Tower of Power.
The band's third CD, “What is Hip?”, featuring legendary Tower of Power guitarist Bruce Conte, was recently reviewed by DownBeat Magazine, with columnist Frank-John Hadley saying, "Folks in the Pacific Northwest are lucky to have a real soul band this fine and exciting. This New Englander is jealous."
The current 12 piece band features Dave Aston on Hammond B-3 and Keyboards, along with the precision guitar playing of Max Rees. On bass is Grammy-nominated producer, John Linn, and on drums is Edwin Coleman III, always bringin' the funk and groovin' hard. Portland's own Paul Creighton, Mark Wyatt, and Regina K share their soulful vocals styles. Lewis Livermore and Dave Mills carry the backbone sound of the Soul Vax horns on trumpets, with Ron Regan, Gary Harris, and Timothy Bryson on saxophones.
Don't miss this night of serious funk and soul! These shows are always packed so get your dinner reservations early. Learn more at www.soulvax.com.
Steve Hale Trio
Mark Bosnian Trio
Here Comes Everybody
Friday, January 24th
with Stevens-Hess Band
Saturday, January 25th
Wednesday, January 29th
One show at 8:00pm
Advanced tickets: $18 Reserved Seating/$15 General Admission
Available at Tickettomato.com
We are very happy to welcome back our good friend, four-time Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson! Karrin is touring in support of her newest release, Yuletide Hideaway, which recently received four stars from Downbeat magazine. She was also named Downbeat’s Rising Star in their 2013 Critics Poll.
These recent accolades, along with over a dozen other critically acclaimed releases, have firmly established Karrin as one of the premier vocalists working in the genre today. As a performer, Karrin draws her audiences in to her world for a truly intimate listening experience. Her live shows are always a real treat, so do not miss this one folks. Learn more about her at www.karrin.com.
The Excellent Gentlemen play danceable, vocal Soul R&B music. Think 70s block parties and golden-age hip-hop records. Growing up together in New York forged a bond between these musicians that is evident in their lock-tight pockets and seemingly telepathic stage interactions. Be prepared for an evening of booty shaking because this music stands for positivity, love, happiness and getting sexy! Their grooves are ferocious yet steeped in sweet soulful mojo. It's the perfect yin and yang for a funktastic experience.
Friday, January 31st
Bring your dancing shoes, because these two bands know how to play the grooves to keep you dancing all night long!
The Supraphonics are a mixture of vintage soul and modern R&B. All members are deeply rooted in the old school grooves like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and Al Green, and also offer original music with a modern twist. They've managed to combine the old and the new with a fresh new take on Soul and R&B that's truly their own. With a background in gospel, Lindsey Reightley delivers exhilarating vocals that make you believe that THAT is how it should be done! The other members of the Supraphonics act as one big rhythm section, playing seamless, tight cut-after-cut just like they did in the golden years of Detroit!
From behind the bar,