Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Tampa Jazz Club Presents Two Great Concerts in March - Fred Johnson and Steve Allee

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The Tampa Jazz Club presents:

Fred Johnson w/ the
Michael Quartet

Sunday, March 11, 2018; 3:00 PM
Mainstage Theatre
HCC Ybor
1411 E 11th Ave
Ybor City, FL 33605
Tickets: $20 Adults/$15 Tampa Jazz Club Members 
$10 Students with ID
(Complimentary to HCC Students)

FRED JOHNSON, with the MICHAEL ROSS QUARTET, in a Sunday afternoon concert on March 11th in the Mainstage Theatre at HCC/Ybor City. The 3pm concert is part of the HCC Visual & Performing Arts Series.

A dynamic jazz and world music vocalist, FRED JOHNSON has toured with B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Chick Corea, and Miles Davis, and has been compared to greats such as Jon Hendricks and Al Jarreau. He was the most prominent jazz artist in the Bay Area for years, before devoting more time to working for peace and conflict resolution internationally through his artistry. Fred’s Bay Area appearances are rarer now, and all the more treasured.

Fred Johnson has recently been creating real magic with the long-established MICHAEL ROSS QUARTET. Bassist Michael Ross, saxophonist Daniel Jordan, guitarist LaRue Nickelson, and drummer Walt Hubbard, four of Florida’s great players, have developed a telepathic interplay and a sound all their own. And their recordings of original compositions have received national attention.

“Fred takes you right to the heart of things, to why music is an essential part of us,” said Tampa Jazz Club president Bob Seymour. “And he’s simply one of the greatest singers you’ll hear – teaming him with the MRQ is really a Dream Team combination.”

  Monday, March 26, 2018; 7:30 PM
USF Concert Hall
3735 USF Holly Drive
USF Tampa Campus
Tampa, FL 33620
Tickets: $20 Adults/$15 Tampa Jazz Club Members 
& Seniors, $10 Students with ID

Steve Allee, pianist, composer and arranger hails from Indianapolis, Indiana, the hometown of jazz legends Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard, Slide Hampton and J.J. Johnson. Touring with the Buddy Rich Orchestra at age 19, Steve’s passion for the piano and jazz were evident to the audiences and all who performed with him.

Steve’s big band CD, Downtown Blues, was nominated for a Grammy® award with bassist John Clayton and drummer John VonOhlen. Allee's first national solo CD, The Magic Hour, released on Noteworthy Records, landed at #14 on the Gavin national radio poll. His writing credits include composing the soundtrack for the film inspired by the book by Dan Wakefield titled, New York In The Fifties. He presented the original music for the film at The Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Steve recently completed the soundtrack for the film of the 1954-55 Crispus Attucks basketball team, starring Oscar Robertson titled, Something To Cheer About.

His experience with such great players as Slide Hampton, James Moody, Rufus Reid Quintet, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, Phil Woods, Curtis Fuller, Buddy Rich Orchestra, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Tim Hagans, Scott Wendholt, Charles Rouse, Steve Houghton, John Riley, Ira Sullivan, Ed Thigpen, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Rich Perry, Milt Hinton, Gary Campbell, Don Braden, Jim Snidero, Jim Rotundi, Bobby Shew and Dianne Schuur has given him the musical depth and clarity that you hear in every performance.

His performance and numerous network television writing credits with Los Angeles Post Music © include Chicago Hope, Mad About You, Martha Stewart, Friends, Nash Bridges, NYPD Blue, Dharma and Greg and Touched by an Angel.

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