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Canceled – An Evening with Al Copley
April 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$25
Montreux Jazz Festival pianist Al Copley
returns with tunes and blues, and with bassist Lou Bocciarelli.
A true pianist of the Twentieth Century, Mr. Copley pays tribute to Erroll
Garner, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Memphis Slim.
(photo credit Joseph Rosen)
Pianist and singer; arranger and co-founder of “Roomful of Blues” – the renowned American jump band nominated for two Grammy Awards. After sixteen years with Roomful, relocated to Europe in 1984, and back home to the US in 2010.
Al has been performing extensively in Europe and the northeast US for the past few years, appears regularly in NYC and Paris, and continues to develop in style and taste, always noted for energy, versatility and impeccable harmony. He has been included in Chapman Roberts’ 2018 “Broadway Jazz Festival” in Manhattan with stars from Chapman’s hit plays “Blues in the Night,” “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” “Five Guys Named Moe” and “Bubbling Brown Sugar.”
In 2016 Al instigated a reunion recording of the 1970s version of Roomful of Blues, which has recorded a tremendous disc to be released in 2018. The goal, according to co-founder Duke Robillard, was to “make a record equal to or better than our first record.” They have succeeded in this!
But stay tuned – in the happy mood of the joyous Erroll Garner and so may other 20th Century pianists, Al Copley is scheduled to play in Middletown, CT, ready to tickle your sensibilities again with the blues in the cozy atmosphere of the Buttonwood Tree.
Al Copley previously at Buttonwood, dancing encouraged: