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ERNIE WATTS, CORKY SIEGEL, and KALYAN PATHAK- SOLD OUT
February 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm$35 – $40
Get your tickets for this amazing trio by clicking on the Buy tickets link: Seems to have sold out though.
(Tickets will be $40 the day of the show.)
Two-time GRAMMY winning Jazz music icon, ERNIE WATTS is considered by All About Jazz to be: “one of the greatest living saxophonists at the top of his game.” Watts joins forces with Chicago Blues Hall of Fame legend, and master of harp and piano, CORKY SIEGEL., and KALYAN PATHAK, virtuoso tabla player. After a performance at the famed Jazz supper club Dakota, the Minneapolis Star Tribune had this to say: “(Ernie) Watts and (Corky) Siegel Excite the Audience … more than one standing ovation during the unforgettable evening.”
Ernie Watts is one of the most versatile and prolific saxophone players in music. It has been more than fifty-five years since he first picked up a saxophone, and from age sixteen on he has been playing professionally. Watts has been featured on over 500 recordings by artists ranging from Cannonball Adderley to Frank Zappa. Ernie was a featured member of the Johnny Carson Tonight Show Band for 20 years. He also toured nationally with the Rolling Stones. Corky Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the world’s great blues harmonica masters. He is a composer, blues pianist, singer / songwriter, and recent winner of the Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest/Meet the Composer’s National Award for chamber music composition and the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award for Music Composition, Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award, and Chicago Blues Hall of Fame.
What Other People Have Been Saying about Ernie Watts: “If you haven’t become a fan of Ernie Watts yet, it’s time to get on the bandwagon. His savvy, tasteful, fully flowered music stands apart from his contemporaries, previous masters, and those burgeoning players claiming Coltrane as a major influence. In short, he’s the very best at what he does — which in itself is a proven, time-tested commodity.” – All Music Review
What Other People Have Been Saying about Corky Siegel: “… Fantastic … I’ve never heard anyone play harp with this much body and harmonic delicacy … I guarantee you’ve never heard anything quite like it.” – Stereophile Magazine “Siegel dishing up the blues from the Steinway (piano) was edge-of-the-seat stuff.” – New Zealand Herald
KALYAN PATHAK, a favorite artist of Aretha Franklin, had the great honor of being a percussionist for her globally televised memorial backing up an all-star line-up that included: Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Faith Hill, Chaka Kahn and many others. The Chicago Tribune’s Howard Reich calls Kalyan: “ Fleet finger virtuosity.”