March 1 Special Event: Dave Tull-Rebecca Kilgore Quartet
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Tickets: *$40 VIP, $30, $25, $20 (Student w/ID: $15, restrictions apply)
*VIP front section, 4-seat table purchase required. Only 4 VIP tables available.
Rebecca Kilgore–vocals, Dave Tull–drums/vocals, Randy Porter–piano, Tom Wakeling–bass
Each a magnificent artist in his/her own right, Dave Tull and Rebecca Kilgore join forces to present their stunning talents together on the same stage.
Rebecca Kilgore is one of America’s leading song stylists who finds particular delight in preserving and interpreting the music of the Great American Songbook. She regularly performs worldwide at jazz festivals, jazz parties, and on jazz cruises. She is a frequent guest on NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ with Terry Gross, has appeared at Lincoln Center, on Garrison Keilor’s ‘A Prairie Home Companion’, and with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall. Rebecca has recorded with Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Dave Frishberg, Harry Allen, and Jeff Hamilton, to name a few. Rebecca is honored to have been invited to perform at New York’s Mabel Mercer Cabaret
“When Rebecca sings, the sun comes out” – Johnny Mandel
Los Angeles’ own Dave Tull has won wide acclaim as a world – class jazz drummer, vocalist, and songwriter. Dave can be heard performing with Seth McFarlane, Michael Buble, and on FOX TV’s “Family Guy” show. He has toured the world as drummer and lead vocalist for Chuck Mangione, has been Jack Sheldon’s drummer of choice for many years, and has been featured at venues that include the Hollywood Bowl, the Blue Note in New York City, and Tokyo’s Cotton Club. Dave’s many original songs range from humorous to heartfelt. Put simply, they are future standards that are just being discovered.
“Dave Tull’s ‘I Just Want to Get Paid!’ is swingin’, romantic and laugh out loud funny– everything we love about jazz!” – Doug McIntyre of KABC radio, Los Angeles
Jazz pianist Randy Porter has a refined understanding of improvisation and the spontaneous communication between musicians. As a Steinway Artist, Randy Porter draws from a rich palette of sonorities found within his imagination and the depths of the piano. Randy Porter has performed with many jazz greats, including Freddie Hubbard, Art Farmer, and Benny Golson. He has toured with the Charles McPherson Quartet throughout the US and in France, Italy, Greece, and China. Porter has also toured with Diane Schuur and Bobby Caldwell, conducting the Jazz Orchestra for their “Sing in Swing” tour. Porter has also recorded, performed, and toured worldwide with singer Gino Vannelli. Highlight performances include Kimball’s with Art Farmer and Clifford Jordan, Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center with Diane Schuur, Seattle’s Jazz Alley with New York Voices, Yoshi’s in San Francisco with Karrin Allyson and Rebecca Kilgore, The House of Blues in Chicago and BB King’s Blues Club in NYC with Gino Vannelli, and the Monterey Jazz Festival with Madeline Eastman.
“…Randy Porter, an exceptional pianist whose grace and grit should win him many new friends. Listen!” – Chuck Berg
Tom Wakeling has put his bass to work in a 40-plus year career supporting a wide range of internationally – known artists including Arturo Sandoval, Lee Konitz, Mel Torme, James Moody, Herb Ellis, Mose Allison, Charlie Rouse, Houston Person, Ernie Watts, Carl Fontana, Herb Geller, Della Reese, Red Skelton, Rich Little, Mickey Rooney, the Fifth Dimension, and many others in jazz and pop music alike. An experienced and dynamic educator, Tom has served as a guest artist at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, University of Kansas, Stanford University Jazz Workshop, Arizona State University, University of Nevada, University of British Columbia, Centrum/Pt. Townsend Jazz Workshop, and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, among others.
“Wakeling’s bass kept the line taut and the rhythm stable… spectacular musicianship and a sound that captured my imagination…” Paul J. Youngman, Toronto Jazz Net