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The Clark Gibson Quintet featuring Pat Bianchi
Clark Gibson's powerhouse quintet featuring two-time grammy nominated organist and winner of Downbeat Magazine’s 2016 rising star poll Pat Bianchi, plays Rudy's Jazz Room August 30th. The quintet, comprised of Nashville's elite jazz masters, includes Marcus Finnie (drums), Emmanuel Echem (trumpet), and Roland Barber (trombone).
George Tidwell’s extensive and impressive legacy as a trumpet-flugelhorn master in Music City extends back to the mid-’60s, and is particularly magnificent in terms of idiomatic versatility and collaborative excellence. Tidwell’s been on a host of great recordings, and the musicians he’s played with range from Louis Armstrong and Elvis Presley to Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, and Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.
The “Dudes” playing with George have impressive resumes themselves. Each have played on countless recordings and behind many legendary artist of all styles of music. From Count Basie to Prince to Faith Hill, they’ve done it all.
Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist Fred Johnson has toured internationally has opened for or recorded and toured worldwide with jazz and R& B legends Ramsey Lewis, Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins, Christian McBride, Richard Elliot, George Benson, Boney James, Joe Zawinul, Ottmar Liebert, David Sanborn, B. B. King, Patti LaBelle, Herbie Mann, Dizzy Gillespie, Nat Adderley and Miles Davis. Les’ seventh CD Jobim Tribute has been well received by critics and radio. Reaching #1 on Amazon Brazilian Jazz and Latin Jazz best sellers and #36 Latin Music one week after its release. “Like the artists that influenced me most I set out to blend a variety of styles while balancing art and technique.” said Sabler. His catalogue reflects this outlook and direction and his performances demonstrate an eclectic mix of passion and energy.
“Sabler’s playing is dynamic like John Scofield’s, melodic like George Benson’s and compelling like Jeff Beck’s. But Sabler’s sound is not just a conglomeration of his influences, his playing is clearly and refreshingly his own.” • Phil Matlock / MAC
“Les Sabler has created an irresistible recording that crosses the boundaries between genres. Antonio Carlos Jobim would be pleased.” • Scott Yanow / Jazz Times, Jazziz, Downbeat
"Les Sabler delivers a winner on Jobim Tribute as he salutes and remembers a man and his music with a measure of taste and a touch of class, on one of the most compelling and engaging tribute albums to a legend." Edward Blanco / AllAboutJazz.com
“Les sounds great playing and singing these gems. While the source of this music is Brazilian, he’s made them more Latin in feel, which is refreshing. I like his voice in the baritone range – and extra kudos for singing (at times) in Portuguese!” • Robert Lamm / Chicago
“a shimmering guitar style that is sleek, chic and sexy.” • Steve Persall / Players Magazine
“Les’ jazz guitar work is incredible.” • Troy Vanliere / CCM
"You really make my Electric Nylon guitar SING!” • Roger Sadowsky, Sadowsky Guitars
"Long recognized as possessing the magic formula for top notch contemporary jazz, Les Sabler has come roaring back with his brand new single ‘In The Light’. It is the kind of easy grooving number that succinctly demonstrates exactly what Sabler is all about." • Dennis Poole
"The place, where virtuosity meets emotion.” • Hans-Bernd Hulsman / www.smooth-jazz.de
Every Thursday we honor our New Orleans and French roots and Rudy’s comes alive with a variety of small groups in the Django style of gypsy jazz swing. There’s no better place to chill, cozy up and relax after work. Enjoy $8 French Quarter inspired cocktails (Sazerac, Lavender Sidecar, French 75), have a glass of Côtes du Rhône, and enjoy some gumbo or beignets while listening to the rhythm and mood of hot club jazz in Nashville’s most intimate and romantic room.
Diane Marino (Piano/Vocals)
NYC native & M&M Records Recording Artist Diane Marino has recorded, performed, and shared the stage with jazz legends Houston Person, Ralph Lalama, Joe Henderson, Ricky Woodard, Clayton Cameron, Wycliffe Gordon, Kirk Whalum, and more. She has recorded six CD's- all of which have received widespread airplay and critical acclaim.
Diane has performed Great American Song Book, traditional jazz, Latin and Brazilian jazz to captivated audiences at festivals, performing arts centers and national jazz venues.
Don Aliquo (Sax/Flute)
Saxophonist Don Aliquo has been described as a player "with an articulate flow of always surprising ideas, sophisticated with a dexterous technique and an incredibly smooth tenor sound that seduces rather than shouts." Although his early influences are saxophonists John Coltrane, Stanley Turrentine and Dexter Gordon, his recent playing also displays the influences of Lester Young, Stan Getz and Joe Henderson as well.Don is currently Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at Middle Tennessee State University where he also served as the Director of Jazz Studies from 2002-2012.
Frank Marino (Bass)
An accomplished bassist of vast diversity and a NY native, Frank Marino has performed /recorded with Houston Person, Wycliffe Gordon, Clayton Cameron, Harry Allen, Ralph Lalama, just to name a few. As founder of M&M Records and The Piano Den Recording Studio, he has produced, recorded and played on all Jazz pianist/vocalist Diane Marino's CD's.
Neil Tufano (Drums)
Drummer Neil Tufano started playing professionally at age 16 and by age 21 he was touring with famed Jazz Piano Giant Monty Alexander. Spending most of his drumming career in New York freelancing with a multitude of artists, he carved out a successful career, covering a variety of musical genres. In 2004 he moved to Nashville TN, as Neil puts it "to try something new ". Being well versed in all styles, he was a perfect fit for the demands of sessions and the Nashville music scene. You can find Neil today at his state of the art recording studio where he writes music, teaches and produces other artists
Geoff Pfeifer, a Nashville based musician and composer, has been living and performing in Nashville since 2005. Geoff studied saxophone with Ted Nash and Ralph Lalama and composition with Mike Holober and Jim McNeely. He is a saxophonist and arranger with the R&B band Chubby and The Dots and plays the 2nd Tenor Saxophone chair in The Establishment Big Band.
-Michael McCall, Nashville Scene
The band's resume includes performances at Montreux, Vienne and Umbria Jazz Festivals, a DownBeat Student Music Award for Outstanding Performance in the Blues/Pop/Rock category, and the honor of being selected through competition by five-time GRAMMY Award winner Lalah Hathaway to open for two performances on her 2018 'Honestly' tour. Their debut album, Gilded Kingdoms, is comprised primarily of original works, and also includes reimaginings of jazz standards "Don't Explain" (Billie Holiday) and "On Green Dolphin Street" (Bronisalw Kaper). Gilded Kingdoms is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and at OracleBlueBand.com.
Tyler Bullock is a 16 year old up-and-coming jazz pianist raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He holds the first chair in piano at the Tennessee All State Jazz Band and was recently selected to perform with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute at the Newport Jazz Festival this summer. Tyler incorporates the improvisational styles of Kenny Barron and Herbie Hancock into his playing, and he has studied with local pianists such as Jody Nardone, Lori Mechem, and Bruce Dudley. He will be performing with Griffin Photoglou on drums and Jack Aylor on bass.
In the 1980s Jackson worked with Lionel Hampton, Al Jarreau, James Moody, and Sonny Stitt, and in 1985 re-joined the Basie orchestra while Thad Jones was its leader. Following this he worked with Illinois Jacquet and Artie Shaw, then re-joined the Basie Orchestra under Frank Foster. In the 1990s, he relocated to Fort Lauderdale, where he played with Harry Allen, Billy Ross, and the Manhattan Transfer.
We welcome all ages to this show.