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Gordon Edwards STUFF Tonight at the Creole Restaurant

Come and hear some irresistible R'n'B music from a band led by Stuff's legendary founder, leader and bass player, Gordon Edwards. Gordon has played with many of the world's most notable artists from Aretha Franklin to John Lennon to Joe Cocker to Van McCoy. Two of his excellent sideman in this all star band are Alex Foster-Saxophone (Saturday Night Live) and Mick Gaffney-guitar.

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Gordon Edwards STUFF is:

Alex Foster - sax
Roy Bennett - vocals/bass
Wally Gator - drums
Mick Gaffney - guitar
Jimmy Smith - Piano

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Creole Restaurant & Supper Club
http://www.creolenyc.com/
2167 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10035-4040
(212) 876-8838

Dedication to Afro-Cuban Jazz: Art Blakey and Dizzy Gillespie

Creole Restaurant and Music Supper Club, located at 2167 Third Avenue (NE corner 118th St.), known for its great food according to ZAGAT, ambiance, and for bringing Jazz and R&B back uptown, proudly presents a Dedication to Art Blakey and Dizzy Gillispie for the inspiration of Afro-Cuban Jazz in America on Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10, 2010, respectively.  

Art Blakey (1919 – 1990) was a drummer, leader, composer and teacher, and co-founder the Jazz Messengers for 35 years. Blakey introduced congas to the sound of jazz in 1949, blending Afro-Cuban rhythms with straight ahead jazz.  After six decades of influencing Jazz around the world, Art died at the age of 71.

Dizzy Gillespie (1917 –1993) was a significant developer of the American jazz art form of bebop and modern jazz, and he was instrumental in founding Afro-Cuban jazz the infusion of Spanish rhythms.  He was a jazz trumpet player, bandleader, singer, and composer.  In the late 1940s, Gillespie was also involved in the movement called Afro-Cuban music, bringing Latin and African elements to great prominence and in the late 1940’s recorded with Chano Pozo and Mario Bauza.  Dizzy died at 75 leaving his legacy in Jazz and leaving Americans dancing to Afro Cuban jazz rhythms.

Creole Restaurant and Music Supper Club continues its tradition of being true to the American Jazz art form, by not forgetting jazz origins.  On Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10, 2010.  Grammy™ award winner Brian Lynch (trumpet), Grammy™ award winner Ian Smith (Alto Sax), Little Johnny Rivero (congas), Joel Forbes (bass), Todd Herbert (tenor sax) and “Killer” Ray Appleton (drums) will deliver an out of this world performance both nights, two sets each night, 7pm and 9pm with a $20 music cover charge. Doors open at 6pm and 8pm. Call 212-876-8838 ext.4 or visit their website for more information and to make reservations.

DEDICATED TO FREDDIE HUBBARD at the Creole

Grammy Award-winning New York-based Jazz trumpeter Brian Lynch teams up with the phenomenal Killer Ray Appleton (drummer) on Friday, December 4th, and Joe Magnarelli teams up with Killer Ray on Saturday, December 5th as they dedicate the two nights to the legendary Freddie Hubbard. In 2007 Brian Lynch earned the Best Latin Jazz Album of the Year Grammy for his album, "The Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Recording Project - Simpatico," at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. It will be especially sweet for Ray as he pays homage to his hometown friend and mentor Freddie Hubbard.

Creole Cafe | NYC

2167 Third Avenue, Corner of 118th Street
New York, NY 10035
(212) 876-8838, creolenyc.com