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Address: 237 W 42nd Street
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Oct-21-14 07:30 PM MARCIA BALL & MATT SCHOFIELD VIP Reserved Booths on Floor
* $60 per Ticket - Must Buy Entire Booth
* Booth for 4 = $240
* Booth for 6 = $360

General Admission - Fully Seated
* $25 Advance / $30 Day of Show
* First Come, First Seated

* Full Dinner Menu Available
* $10 Minimum Per Person, For All Tables
* All Ages

MARCIA BALL -

"Marcia Ball's rollicking R&B rave-ups, her barrelhouse playing, her relentlessly feel-good party tunes, and her soulful roadhouse band are iconic in the Gulf Coast music universe."
- USA TODAY

"A joyful musical tour of the territory between New Orleans and Austin. Ball's voice can break your heart with a ballad or break your back with a rocker."
- Boston Herald

The title track of Marcia Ball's new album, The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man, is an irresistible tale of true love at the travelling carnival. It's a story that nobody but Ball could spin, filled with vivid details, universal truths, and a rambunctious sense of fun and desire. With raucous horns punctuating Ball's legendary piano pounding and emotional, melodic vocals, the song kicks off the CD of eleven originals and one glorious cover (Hank Ballard's He's The One). The release mixes Ball's Gulf Coast blues, New Orleans R&B, swampy Louisiana ballads, and jumping, Tex-Mex flavored zydeco into a one-of-a-kind musical gumbo, a sound she has been perfecting over the course of her legendary career.

The Texas-born, Louisiana-raised musical storyteller has earned worldwide fame for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she strolls onto the stage. Her groove-laden New Orleans boogie, deeply soulful ballads and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music fans all over the world. In 2010, she was inducted into the Gulf Coast Hall Of Fame and in 2012 into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. She's received a total of six Living Blues Awards and nine Blues Music Awards (and has a whopping 42 nominations). She's received five Grammy Award nominations, including five of her six previous Alligator albums. Always a songwriter of renown, Ball delved deeper into songwriting than she ever had in her career with her Grammy-nominated 2010 Alligator release, Roadside Attractions, creating one of her best and most personal albums.

On The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man, Ball continues that trajectory, drawing her listeners deep into her music with instantly memorable melodies and imaginative imagery. Her songs paint vibrant musical pictures richly detailed with characters, flavors and scenes straight out of Louisiana, Texas and the Gulf Coast. From the poignant Just Keep Holding On to the fresh start of Clean My House to the surprising and timely The Squeeze Is On to the southern warmth of Human Kindness, Ball has delivered a set of songs so well written and so well performed, she'll astound and delight her longtime fans and give newcomers plenty of reasons to join the party. Featuring her stellar, road-tested road band, with help from friends Delbert McClinton and Terrance Simien and production by Grammy-winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Joe Louis Walker, James Cotton, Susan Tedeschi), The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man is happy, moving, joyful, stirring, thought- provoking, danceable and fun.

MATT SCHOFIELD -

The Schofield story is exploding internationally; the world is sitting up and taking note. Back from another well-received US tour, Schofield is expanding his borders. The LA Times stated, "In Schofield, the UK has produced the best blues guitarist from any country in decades. Head and shoulders above the herd." Vintage Guitar magazine said, "The best of his generation's European blues players. His feel for the music is incredible. His playing is so interesting that latching onto his records will reward any guitarist."

The new collection finds Schofield on stunning form, well able to justify both his fearsome reputation and also the sense of anticipation around this release. Alongside two choice covers from his musical heroes, the album's nine original tracks showcase his continued growth as an exciting songwriter within the genre, delivered with impassioned vocals to create a diverse and unique take on the blues. "Far As I Can See'" is his fifth studio album. He has also released four live collections, and a guitar instructional DVD for publisher Hal Leonard. The recipient of major awards - British Blues Awards Guitarist of the Year 2010, 2011 & 2012 (making him the first guitarist in the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame), Mojo Magazine Blues Album of the Year 2011 and British Blues Awards Album of the Year 2010 - he imbues this album with stunning musicianship; but never at the expense of heart and soul.

Matt said, "I had some very distinct goals in mind, and a few definite broader concepts I wanted to explore. However, I also wanted to remain open to where the process might take us, maintaining the excitement that improvising and collaborating with talented musicians allows. The inspiration and goals came from many places - things I felt hadn't fully realized on previous studio records, my influences old and new, including musicians I have wanted to work with for years, and a need to keep growing, pushing myself, and represent where I'm heading now. First and foremost I wanted to go as far as possible to capturing the same connection with the listener that I aim to make at a live show."

Matt Schofield was rated in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time by Guitar & Bass Magazine alongside such icons as Eric Clapton and Peter Green. His prowess as a blues guitarist has seen him trade licks with iconic guitarists like Buddy Guy and Robben Ford; and brought him high praise in the `Penguin Book of Blues Recordings' as one of only two living British artists to gain a maximum four-star rating.

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Oct-21-14 08:00 PM BB KING BLUES CLUB ALL-STARS: HARLEM BLUES PROJECT - Live In Lucille's
Oct-21-14 08:00 PM B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars Featuring The Harlem Blues Project

Some of the best blues in America today isn't coming out of Chicago or the Deep South -- it's coming from New York City's Times Square where the B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars featuring the Harlem Blues Project jam weekly at Lucille's with special guests. Several soulful and dynamic veteran vocalist-musicians make up the Harlem Blues Project: Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack and Barry Harrison. Singer and bassist Jerry Dugger is a member of the New York Blues Hall of Fame, who's shared the stage with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton and more. Guitarist Junior Mack has played with greats like the Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Dickey Betts and Honeyboy Edwards and drummer Barry Harrison, a long-time band member for Johnny Copeland and Shemekia Copeland, rounds out one of the hottest blues outfits ever assembled. They're joined by a rotating cast of the finest musicians in New York City and beyond.
Oct-21-14 10:00 PM BB KING BLUES CLUB ALL-STARS: HARLEM BLUES PROJECT - Live In Lucille's
Oct-21-14 10:00 PM B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars Featuring The Harlem Blues Project

Some of the best blues in America today isn't coming out of Chicago or the Deep South -- it's coming from New York City's Times Square where the B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars featuring the Harlem Blues Project jam weekly at Lucille's with special guests. Several soulful and dynamic veteran vocalist-musicians make up the Harlem Blues Project: Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack and Barry Harrison. Singer and bassist Jerry Dugger is a member of the New York Blues Hall of Fame, who's shared the stage with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton and more. Guitarist Junior Mack has played with greats like the Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Dickey Betts and Honeyboy Edwards and drummer Barry Harrison, a long-time band member for Johnny Copeland and Shemekia Copeland, rounds out one of the hottest blues outfits ever assembled. They're joined by a rotating cast of the finest musicians in New York City and beyond.
Oct-23-14 07:30 PM Irving Louis Lattin Guitarist Irving Louis Lattin Plays Soul Classics by Marvin Gaye, Al Green, More

Soul meets the blues when guitarist Irving Louis Lattin delivers classics from Al Green, B.B. King, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Muddy Waters, Marvin Gaye and more. The native Chicagoan has found a niche as a bandleader, vocalist and songwriter, and his expertise has given him the opportunity to play with some of the best in both blues and R&B. For the past nine years, Lattin has been working with the Songs of Love Foundation -- where he writes personal songs for sick children in hospitals all over the U.S. -- and his shows have entertained audiences in Europe, Asia, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.
Oct-23-14 07:30 PM CROSSROADS: Soul Meets Blues ft. IRVING LOUIS LATTIN General Admission - Seated
* First Come, First Seated
* Full Dinner Menu Available
* $10 Minimum Per Person, For All Tables
* All Ages

This show will take place in Lucille's Bar & Grill,
located inside B.B. King Blues Club

Native Chicagoan Irving Louis Lattin has been living in New York since 1982. He began playing at the age of 13. He grew up with the Blues & Gospel music of Mahalia Jackson, the Staple Singers, Muddy Waters, BB King , Motown, Memphis/Stax and the British Invasion. The list of infuences is endless...

He began writing songs when he was 17 and started playing the piano at 25. Now, at a ripe old age, he is still making the music he loves which is a blend of Rhythm & Blues, Pop & Funk. For the past nine years Irving has been actively writing songs for the Songs of Love Foundation", whose motto is "Music is Medicine". He writes personal (one time only) songs for sick children in hospitals all over the United States. He considers it a blessing to do this work. He has also sung and played in a string of local and national commercials.

Irving has also done the usual touring of stages in Europe, Asia, Jamaica and Puerto Rico many times.

Powerful as a live solo act on vocals and guitar, he has a surprising range in his song choices.

As a bandleader Irving often plays with some of the best musicians in New York City. As a songwriter/artist he displays a strong and unique originality. Musically prolific, he often writes several songs at a time. His work in the R&B and pop music genre shows his amazing individuality.

Irving Louis Lattin @ Myspace

Oct-23-14 07:30 PM CROSSROADS: Soul Meets Blues ft. IRVING LOUIS LATTIN Playing the classics of Al Green, B.B. King, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Muddy Waters, Marvin Gaye & More!

Native Chicagoan Irving Louis Lattin has been living in New York since 1982. He began playing at the age of 13. He grew up with the Blues & Gospel music of Mahalia Jackson, the Staple Singers, Muddy Waters, BB King , Motown, Memphis/Stax and the British Invasion. The list of infuences is endless... He began writing songs when he was 17 and started playing the piano at 25. Now, at a ripe old age, he is still making the music he loves which is a blend of Rhythm & Blues, Pop & Funk. For the past nine years Irving has been actively writing songs for the Songs of Love Foundation", whose motto is "Music is Medicine". He writes personal (one time only) songs for sick children in hospitals all over the United States. He considers it a blessing to do this work. He has also sung and played in a string of local and national commercials. Irving has also done the usual touring of stages in Europe, Asia, Jamaica and Puerto Rico many times. Powerful as a live solo act on vocals and guitar, he has a surprising range in his song choices. As a bandleader Irving often plays with some of the best musicians in New York City. As a songwriter/artist he displays a strong and unique originality. Musically prolific, he often writes several songs at a time. His work in the R&B and pop music genre shows his amazing individuality.

Oct-23-14 08:00 PM GEORGE BENSON VIP Reserved Booths on Floor
* $120 per Ticket - Must Buy Entire Booth
* A Booth for 4 = $480
* A Booth for 6 = $720

General Admission - Fully Seated
* $85 advance / $90 day of show
* First Come, First Seated

* Full Dinner Menu Available
* $10 Minimum Per Person, For All Tables
* All Ages

So many times in contemporary popular music - in jazz, rock, blues, folk, or beyond - the man with the guitar is the fulcrum on which all other sounds and voices hinge. He's the core, the engine, the captain who leads and inspires the rest of the team.

George Benson has been that man for nearly half a century. In a career that spans five decades, more than 30 recordings as a leader, and 10 Grammy Awards, the NEA Jazz Master has used his jazz roots as the foundation for an engaging mix of pop, R&B, and other shades that add up to a style that appeals to a broad mainstream audience. Along the way, he has also established himself as a formidable jazz singer - one whose biggest career hits have showcased his vocals as well as his guitar chops. In short, this guitar man is the complete package.

Benson's musical career began early. He was singing and playing the ukulele by age eight, and he launched his solo career with the 1964 album, The New Boss Guitar. The album caught the attention of Columbia talent scout John Hammond, who signed him to the label. Benson recorded two solo albums for Columbia before leaving in the late '60s.

After recording for several labels, Benson eventually found producer Tommy LiPuma, who helped him integrate his vocal talents into his overall repertoire. The result was Breezin', the 1976 blockbuster album that marked the beginning of a long association with Warner Brothers. In the mid-'90s, Benson followed LiPuma to the GRP label, where the two basically picked up where they'd left off at Warner Brothers. High points from the period include That's Right (1996) and Standing Together (1998).

Since the start of the millennium, Benson has shown no signs of slowing down. On Guitar Man, his third album on Concord Records, he again brings his instrumental and vocal prowess to the fore. Set for release on October 4, 2011, the disc is a 12-song collection that includes a mix of jazz and pop standards - some in a combo setting and some solo, but all of them tied together seamlessly by Benson's soulful and exploratory signature sound.

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Oct-23-14 10:30 PM George Benson