HOUSE CONCERT: JOHN LEE with guest CARL ALLEN and ERIC REED

Cellar Live

Saturday, October 23rd, 7:00 PM

HOUSE CONCERT: JOHN LEE with guest ERIC REED, CARL ALLEN and CORY WEEDS

One of the Westcoast's most impressive talents, multi-instrumentalist John Lee is joined by legendary pianist Eric Reed and drummer Carl Allen.

It's not unheard of to hear/see John Lee playing drums, piano, guitar and bass in the same week, sometimes even on the same gig! On this particular evening he will be leading a trio from the bass chair along with two legendary figures of this music.

Pianist and composer Eric Reed began playing piano as a small child. He was only 18 when he played his first string of gigs with Wynton Marsalis — work that catapulted him to the forefront of jazz. He's performed with Joe Henderson, Betty Carter and Joshua Redman, among others, and has established himself as a notable bandleader, producer and educator. Now, after 20+ years on the New York scene, Reed has returned to Southern California where he continues an active touring schedule and enjoys a great relationship with Smoke Sessions Records where he has released a string of wonderfully creative records.

With over 200 recordings to his credit, the gifted Milwaukee-born, New York-based drummer, sideman, bandleader, entrepreneur, and educator, Carl Allen’s profound and propulsive percolations provided soulful and syncopated support for nearly three decades.

Allen joined trumpeter Freddie Hubbard a year before his graduation, served as his Musical Director for eight years, and recorded several recordings with the trumpeter including Double Take and Life Flight. Allen also played with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Benny Golson, Jennifer Holliday, J.J. Johnson, Rickie Lee Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett, Lena Horne, Ruth Brown, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson, Mike Stern, Nellie McKay, Terence Blanchard, Phil Woods, Benny Green, Cyrus Chestnut, Joe Henderson, Billy Childs and many others. Allen’s phenomenal sideman discography also includes Jackie McLean (Dynasty), Donald Harrison (Indian Blues, Noveau Swing), Donald Byrd (A City Called Heaven), and Art Farmer (The Company I Keep).

*Refund policy: No Refunds, No Exceptions (If the concert is cancelled due to a  Provincial Health Order you WILL be refunded 100%).

“TO COMPLY WITH NEW GOVERNMENT / HEALTH REQUIREMENTS we are temporarily requiring that you provide PROOF OF VACCINATION to attend the concert

*Please note that doors are at 6:00, please do not show up earlier as this is a private residence.

*light appetizers will be provided by Jazz Cats Catering

*Water and glassware will be provided please B.Y.O.B.


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