My pals at Jelly Roll Productions are throwing a swingin’ dance party this Saturday, March 8 for their fifth anniversary. The event will feature the Benny Powell Quintet, plus an all-star lineup of musicians jamming with them. Here’s the skinny:
We have invited our favorite musicians who have played for us over the years to join us for an "all star" jam celebration this Sat, March 8th… Here is a list of confirmed musicians playing for us in alphabetical order: Art Baron, TK Blue, Bill Easley, Essiet Essiet, Yvette Glover, Sayuri Goto, Allan Harris, Junior Mance, Danny Mixon, Benny Powell, Catherine Russell, Ron Sunshine. Leading the all star jam will be Benny Powell and his "NexStep" group. Benny, of course, played for countless years in Count Basie’s band, and has played for numerous Jelly Roll events, including our 1st Year Anniversary. And there may be some other last-minute surprises, too, as if this line-up wasn’t enough!
That’s this Saturday, March 8th at 9:30PM at Il Campanello Ristorante, 136 W 31st Street, Manhattan. This event will most likely sell out so purchase tickets in advance at www.jellyrollproductions.org .
I can’t wait! Jelly Roll always throws the best live swingin jazz dance parties.