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Line up 2014: Heritage Blues Orchestra

26 02 2014

“Listen to their debut album, And Still I Rise, or witness a live performance by the Heritage Blues Orchestra and you’ll recognize this group as something breathtakingly new even as they honor old African-American musical traditions.

The group is driven by the powerful rhythms of Grammy-awarding winning blues drummer Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith; buttressed by the churning, precise and percussive rhythms of harmonica virtuoso, Frenchman Vincent Bucher; and set ablaze with some of New York City’s heaviest horn players who have worked with everyone from Wynton Marsalis to Sting and Springsteen.

Heritage Blues Orchestra also boasts contributions from Bruno Wilhelm, the group’s highly esteemed tenor saxophonist and horn arranger. A native of France, Wilhelm is influenced by an extensive palette of jazz styles. Whether with ethereal musings or hard-hitting section work, his arrangements punctuate every song they touch.

This, combined with Bill, Chaney and Junior’s collective history in jazz, R&B and gospel, helps articulate and underscore the Heritage Blues Orchestra’s striking voice. At the heart of the group is a broad spectrum of the blues and the longstanding musical mingling between America and Europe that brings together African-American music, Modern Jazz and Western European harmony.

Nowhere is the breadth of Heritage Blues Orchestra’s vision and reach better evidenced than on the album’s closing piece, Hard Times. This song, in 3 movements, demonstrates it all: the traditional call-and-response between a lone voice and guitar; a bewitching horn composition peppered with Miles Davis’ A Silent Way; and a final transition to a roof-raising funk jam that leaps out and shoves you onto the dance floor.”-from http://www.heritagebluesorchestra.com/music.php

For more information on the band visit http://www.heritagebluesorchestra.com

We are very excited to have them in our Greeley Blues Jam on June 14, no doubt it will be PARTY!





Line up 2014: California Honeydrops

6 02 2014

“With a background in West African and New Orleans drumming, Ben Malament has provided a funky rhythmic backdrop to Wierzynski’s soulful vocals and soaring trumpet playing since their subway busking days. The addition of saxophonist Johnny Bones brought to the band his influences from time working with Eddie Palmieri, Nell Carter, and Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums, to form the core of the group. Growing bigger and gathering steam, the Honeydrops have expanded from an acoustic street trio to a full band: piano and keyboards, electric bass, and additional percussion round out their sound. Beyond the band’s shared musical vision remains a greater purpose: to make people dance, sing, and enjoy themselves. The Honeydrops’ music speaks not just to the heart and soul, but also to the body; people have no choice but to dance. Drawing heavily on Southern soul and Bay Area R&B with twist of New Orleans second-line street music, the Honeydrops defy genres. Their style may not have a name, but one thing is certain: The California Honeydrops don’t just play music. They throw parties.”- From http://www.cahoneydrops.com

For more visit http://www.cahoneydrops.com

We are very excited to have The California Honeydrops at the Greeley Blues Jam this year, we are sure you’ll love them!





Greeley Blues Jam F.A.C on Valentine’s Day!

4 02 2014

Greeley Blues Jam F.A.C on Valentine's Day!

What a great way to celebrate with your loved one on Valentine’s Day!
Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band with Erica Brown will be at the MOXI Theater tearing it down on Valentine’s Day, Friday February 14th.
We will have delicious cupcakes and desserts from our very own Greeley Downtown shop Batter Up Cakes!
Doors open at 7:00 p.m with music at 8:00 p.m
To purchase tickets visit http://www.moxitheater.com





Tickets are now on sale!

20 12 2013

Save your spot for the Greeley Blues Jam’s 10th Anniversary. Get some for family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and anyone who loves blues.

Tickets are available online at www.ucstars.com or at the Union Civic Center box office over the phone at 970-356-5000 or in person, the Greeley Chamber of Commerce 902 7th Ave or Mariposa Plants & Flowers, 801 8th St.

Make someone happy this Holiday!

 





2014 Line up

11 12 2013

We are VERY excited for next year! To celebrate our 10th Annual Greeley Blues Jam, the line up for 2014 is: 

  • Tab Benoit
  • Marcia Ball
  • Royal Southern Brotherhood
  • Trampled Under Foot
  • California Honeydrops
  • Heritage Blues Orchestra
  • Lurrie Bell
  • Reverend Raven and The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys
  • The Ori Naftaly Band!

Dates:

-Friday June 13th at Downtown Greeley from 3:00 p.m- 12:00 a.m

-Saturday June 14th at Island Grove Arena from 11:00 a.m- 11:00 p.m

 

Tickets:

Buy tickets online at www.ucstars.com or over the phone at 970-356-5000

 

 





Kris Lager Band & Greeley Blues Jam Announcement Party at The Moxi Theater

10 12 2013

You can still get your tickets to the Kris Lager Band show today for $8, they will be $10 at the door.  We are VERY excited about the 2014 GBJ lineup and will have advanced tickets for sale tomorrow night. Early Dinner Show & Late Show

Doors @ 5pm | 6pm Show
Late Show @ 9pm 
Featuring Local Opening Band TBA

Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/fb/3915954/moxi

Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/176801645859664/

 

 

 

 

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*One ticket will get you into both shows. Come early and stay late!

Looking forward to seeing you there!