Phil Berkowitz: Louis' Blues
Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)west coast harmonica ace plays tribute to Louis Jordan $18.50 advance / $19.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
September 15 8:00 pm

In this musical tribute to the legendary vocalist, saxophonist, and band leader Louis Jordan, Bay Area harmonica ace Phil Berkowitz presents an evening of music from the man who made the blues jump. Featuring selections from his CD, Phil Berkowitz Plays Louis' Blues, Phil and his hot band are on a mission to re-introduce Jordan's famed music, high energy, and sly humor to the world.

A blues harpist and a dynamic vocalist, Phil has been bringing his unique and energetic musical style to Bay Area audiences for the better part of a decade alongside folks like Danny Caron and Brenda Boykin, as well as with his own band, The Dirty Cats; he recently released a new CD of mostly original material titled All Night Party.

For his Louis Jordan show, Phil seized the idea of translating Jordan's jazzy, blues-soaked saxophone riffs to red-hot diatonic harmonica. Joined by his hot band, Phil brings us a great selection of Jordan hits like "Caldonia," "Saturday Night Fish Fry," and "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby," plus lesser-known gems, covering every stylistic era of the jump blues legend's long career.

 

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