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!





Kris Lager Band!

5 06 2013

Kris Lager Band “Hug You Squeeze You” HD
YouTube video from “ponderlandproduction”

Uploaded on Sep 10, 2011
Kris Lager Band performs “Hug You Squeeze You” live at Bourbon Theatre Lincoln Nebraska April 29th 2011

 

Get your ticket, before Saturday! You can buy your GBJ tickets two ways: Online or in person

Buy your tickets online here: Online ticket sales

Prices:

$25 general admission (before June 7th)
$30 at the door (June 8th)
$50 preferred seating (You get a tented area with table & chairs)

$25 Discount Tickets: Military- Must be active and have proof of I.D Day of the event June 8th

UNC Students & Staff contact the College Center for ticket discounts.

Remember, kids age 12 and under are always free!

Bargain packets:
Price: $200 for 10 general admission tickets–these are only available at the UCCC box office in person– or at the Greeley Chamber.
Phone number for UCCC is 970-356-5000.
Chamber is 970-352-3566
Tickets are available at:

*Union Colony Civic Center, 701 Tenth Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631
970-356-5000 Union Colony Civic Center

*Greeley Chamber of Commerce, 902 7th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631
1(800) 449-3866 Greeley Chamber of Commerce

*Mariposa Plants & Flowers, 801 8th Street, Greeley, CO 80631
970-356-1684 Mariposa Plants & Flowers

*The Music Depot, 2318 17th Street, Greeley Cottonwood shopping center.
970-352-3380 Music Depot

*Westlake Wine & Spirits 2024 35th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80634
970-330-VINO 970-330-8466 Westlake Wine & Spirits

* Spotlight Music 4606 South Mason Street Fort Collins, CO 80525 -only accepts cash.
(970) 377-8066 www.spotlightmusicstore.com

Are you camping?

Camping is available at Island Grove Park, both Friday and Saturday nights.

Price: $10 per night for Tent Camping

$25 per night for RV (with electric hookup)

Tickets for camping available at UCCC box office or online at Online ticket sales .

You can also purchase over the phone at 356-5000.