Tue, Aug 27 -
Doors open at 5:30 PM each night.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013
First sets begin at 7:30 PM, and second sets (when applicable) begin at 9:30 PM (doors: 9:15 PM).
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes blues singer and pianist Marcia Ball for two nights only! Band members are Marcia Ball (vocals/piano), Mike Schermer (guitar/vocals), Thad Scott (sax), Don Bennett (bass/vocals) and Damien Llanes (drums/vocals). Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30. Doors will open at 5:30pm each night.
"Raucous, Piano-based Dixie R&B…classic Southern songcraft and passion." - Chicago Tribune
Singer/pianist Marcia Ball knows how to raise the roofs and tear down walls with her infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional brand of southern boogie, rollicking, roadhouse blues and heartfelt ballads. Over the course of her three-decade career, Ball has earned a huge and intensely loyal following all over the world. Her exquisite piano playing and passionate, playful vocals fuse New Orleans and Gulf Coast R&B with Austin’s deep songwriting tradition into a sound No Depression described as “a little rock, a pinch of rhythm and a handful of blues.”
Throughout the course of her career, she has received five Grammy nominations. Her Blues Music Awards include five Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year Awards, two Best Contemporary Blues – Female Artist awards, and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year for her CDs So Many Rivers and Presumed Innocent. Her Living Blues Awards include two Blues Artist of the Year (female) awards, two Most Outstanding Musician (keyboards) awards, Best Blues Album for Roadside Attractions and Reader’s Poll Awards for Best Artist of the Year (female) and Outstanding Musician (keyboards). Her CD Peace, Love and BBQ debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts, she was featured in Clint Eastwood’s Piano Blues, has appeared on Austin City Limits, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Today Show, CNN and Mountain Stage (PBS).
"Ball is the bayou queen of the piano, steeped in blues and honky-tonk. When revved... she's a rollicking dynamo spewing heat-seeking triplets from the ivories while her horn-driven band wails. She's also a subtle songwriter and a formidable singer with a wisp of huskiness edging her Cajun-Texan twang." - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Norman BrownThu, Mar 5 - Sun, Mar 8
Grammy Award winner, innovative and original guitarist has been front and center in the fast evolving fusion of pop, R&B and jazz. Brown has captured the imagination of true music aficionados across the country and around the world.
Ann Hampton Callaway - From Sassy to Divine: The Sarah Vaughan ProjectTue, Mar 10 - Wed, Mar 11
"Ann Hampton Callaway, like the great jazz diva Sarah Vaughan, has a voice so rich, flexible and extravagantly gorgeous that it hardly matters what use she puts it to...The show was a meticulously constructed, deliberately paced program...at moments you could almost hear Vaughan coming through her." - The New York Times