Recordings from this series:
April 2013: Jazz Clinic with Ezra Brown
March 2013: New Bourbon Street Jazz Band
February 2013: Tiger Rogers
January 2013: Rhonda Richmond
December 2012 Barry Leach, Todd Bobo, Raphael Semmes, and several guest stars
November 2012 Jessie Primer III (first half)
September 2012 Swing de Paris (first half)
July 2012 Jesse Robinson, Denny Burkes, Raphael Semmes
June 2012 Pam Confer and more!
April 2012, Festival Preview pt. 1 (Judson, Ben, and Ben from Madison Central) with Raphael Semmes
April 2012, Festival Preview pt. 2 (Barry Leach, Cucho Gonzalez, Todd Bobo) with Raphael Semmes
March 2012 (Jerry Jemmott, Denny Burkes, Barry Leach, and Raphael Semmes)
February 2012, pt. 1 (Mike Strickland, Bud Berthold, Raphael Semmes, Todd Bobo)
February 2012, pt. 2
January 2012 (Knight Bruce, Bud Berthold, Raphael Semmes, and Lisa Palmer)
Holiday Edition (Raphael, Barry Leach, Tiger Rogers, Judson Wright)
October (Swing de Paris).
September (Tiger Rogers).
7-31-11 (Albert Lamar and others). Full Session
6-26-11 (Andy Hardwick)
5-22-11 Student Special Edition
3-27-11 (Amir Gwirtzman, Denny Burkes, and Raphael Semmes)
2-20-11 (Barry Leach)
2-20-11 (Barry Leach)
1-30-11 (Latin Jazz)
We would like to dedicate this week's session to Mr. James Allen, a frequent attendee of our jazz sessions who passed away this week.
Raphael sent along these words about James Allen who was a supporter of our Jazz Series:
"Please take time to remember James Allen, a friend of mine and a friend of jazz. Thoughts and prayers are with his family. All his musician friends will miss him for his constant support of jazz , music and musicians as well as his unending support and enthusiasm for all things music. And his acutely appreciative (and critical) ears. When Mr. Allen was in the venue. and that was more often than not, I took extra care in what I played. Wanted to make it count. He was LISTENING. Always. Cause it mattered to him. Peace, James."
This Sunday, May 19th
On the heels of one of our most successful jazz festivals ever comes another "can't miss" installment of the Fusion Coffeehouse Jazz Series. Joining our host Raphael Semmes on the "Jazz Spot" will be the incomparable keyboard stylist ANDREW LEWIS to play jazz, jazz and more jazz... .from "straight ahead " to standards... even adding a bit of gospel and fusion stylings to the mix.
Says Raphael, "Andrew is an extraordinary keyboard artist, a true gentleman, and a consummate professional. He is, of course, a versatile musician as well, but the different styles and nuances in his playing are direct reflections of his life experiences. Great player... interesting Cat. I urge everyone to come out Sunday and check him out."
Drummer extraordinaire Denny Burkes (of VAMPS fame) will keep things swinging (or grooving, as the case may be) with Raphael on bass. There will also be the opportunity to hear from Andrew on his beginnings in jazz as well as his musical experiences performing with the Mississippi Mass Choir and many others, playing with eZra BROWN at the jazz festival last month, and his travels and work in South Africa.
The festival was a blast, but this Spring Sunday affords the opportunity to relax and enjoy some great jazz along with our signature coffee and beverages. And warmer weather is a perfect time to try our authentic Italian gelato! Come early for best seating. See you Sunday!
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