Booker T. Jones (founder of Booker T & The MG's)
Thu, Jun 27 -
Doors open at 5:30 PM each night.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013
First sets begin at 7:30 PM, and second sets (when applicable) begin at 9:30 PM (doors: 9:15 PM).
All purchases are non-refundable.
This is a pre-sale show, it is a reserved seating event, you may either purchase On-line or by Phone.
For those choosing not to pre-purchase, seats may be available night of show, however can't be guaranteed.
Vouchers, promotional certificates, donated gift certificates, student discounts, senior discounts, children under 12 free discounts and 2 for 1 cards are not applicable for pre-sale shows.
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents Hammond B-3 soulman Booker T. Jones, touring in support of his new Stax/Concord Record release, Sound the Alarm. Band members Vernon Black (guitar), Darian Gray (drums), and Melvin Brannon (bass). Show times Friday through Sunday at 7:30pm and Friday & Saturday at 9:30pm. Doors at 5:30pm.
Booker T Jones is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Arguably, as the leader of the legendary Memphis soul icons, Booker T and the MG's, he single-handedly set the cast for modern soul on classic Stax tunes like "Green Onions" and "Time is Tight." A plethora of captivating artists join Booker on his upcoming celebratory return to Stax Records, including Anthony Hamilton, Raphael Saadiq, Mayer Hawthorne, Estelle, Vintage Trouble, Luke James and James Jay Picton among many others. Gary Clark Jr., Poncho Sanchez, and Sheila E. also contribute their singular instrumental prowess to the soulful tracks among this highly anticipated release, coming June 25th, 2013.
In Booker T. Jones, the seed was planted early. In addition to jazz, Booker T. had an early education in classical sounds. “Indiana had 24-hour access to their music library and I was always in there listening,” Booker says. “I listened to a lot of French music, Claude Debussy. I listened to a lot of Russian music, a lot of Wagner and also British music, Italian music… The actual music can mean an emotion, they can be one and the same. A piece like ‘Finlandia’ by Sibelius, how does a man write that? His country has been taken and belongs to another country. When an artist can put an emotion in a piece of music and a listener feels the same emotion, then it’s been transferred. That’s just a real true thing that you can’t touch.”
Booker has made real true things all his life. Some seeds fall near the tree, some are carried by the winds to distant lands. Booker’s first fruits were drawn from the root of American music—the Mississippi Delta’s blues became soul and rock & roll. Memphis and New Orleans passed those rhythms forth and back, then shipped them out across the globe. Booker found his destiny manifested in California, leaving the murky provincialism of the Mississippi River for the vast embrace of the Pacific Ocean. Like any good pioneer, on his road from Memphis he brought only what he could carry, cherished what he could use, and he built a new life, sun-filled with possibilities, rich with distant echoes.
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Rick Braun and
Hot brass sax and trumpet - contemporary jazz crossover
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"A talented, charismatic player who is almost single-handedly reviving interest in the violin as a jazz instrument."
- Los Angeles Times
Tune in for a live in-studio performance at KPLU 88.5 Friday,
April 25 at 12:15pm!