Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present
Sings the Music of Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane
In a rare Oakland appearance, Grammy Nominated vocalist Jamie Davis will feature music from John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, while blending in great jazz standards with his compelling full, deep baritone voice. He will be backed by an All Star band: Larry Dunlap on piano, Roger Glenn on vibes/sax/flute, Chris Amberger on bass, and Leon Joyce, Jr. on drums. Don't miss this fabulous show!
$25 Advanced General Admission
$30 At the Door
Grammy Nominated vocalist, Jamie Davis, has a long history of performance with both small ensembles and large jazz orchestras. He toured with The Count Basie Orchestra and continues to tour internationally all over the world. His repertoire ranges from Cole Porter to Stevie Wonder to Charles Mingus, and beyond. He has been described as a fine wine which has stood the test of time, constantly innovating jazz classics, and rolling out the blues.
Larry Dunlap is an extraordinary pianist and arranger, a player with taste and sophistication. He has been praised as a “remarkable and versatile accompanist” and “one of the best jazz pianists around — anywhere” in the pages of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Multi-instrumentalist Roger Glenn grew up in a jazz family (father, Tyree Glenn) and works with many musicians, including Taj Mahal, Poncho Sanchez, John Handy & Kurt Elling, as well as leading his own Latin Jazz band.
Bassist Chris Amberger, who passion shines apparent through his longevity, diversity and skill, has been a rock in the jazz community for over 40 years, and has toured internationally and played with such greats as Art Blakey, George Shearing & Cal Tjader, to name a few.
Drummer Leon Joyce, Jr., served over 20 years in the U.S. Marines as a drum major and percussionist. He toured with The Ramsey Lewis Trio for 9 years and has play with Nancy Wilson, Monty Alexander, Clark Terry and more, as well as leading his own Organ Quartet.