Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist, and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music". From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.
Melvin and JGB bring an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity, and remarkable chops to the table. John Kadlecik on lead guitar and vocal duties, John-Paul McLean's savory bass, Jeremy Hoenig on the drums, and, of course, a heapin' helpin' of the wizard's magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey featuring Grateful Dead faves that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for hours. Concert-goers can expect a broad horizon mix of original songs in addition to both popular and obscure Jerry Garcia Band and Grateful Dead covers. The band has also been known to throw in song selections by bands like the Meters, Bob Dylan, and Rolling Stones.
Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him "Master of the Universe". Melvin continues to treat music lovers to his unique brand of melodic flavor with JGB.
MELVIN SEALS & JGB BAND MEMBERS:
Melvin Seals - Hammond B3 Organ, Keyboards & Vocals
John Kadlecik - Electric Guitar & Lead Vocals
John-Paul McLean - Bass
Jeremy Hoenig - Drums
Tickets may be purchased here: https://tickets.surfhotel.com/e/melvin-seals-jgb-at-surf-hotels-ivy-ballroom/tickets
Date: Friday Dec. 9th & Saturday Dec. 10th
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8 pm
Location: Ivy Ballroom at Surf Hotel
Tickets: $70 single | $125 both nights *all ages welcome
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About the Ivy Ballroom: Overlooking the waves of the Buena Vista Whitewater Park, the Surf Hotel’s beautifully detailed Ivy Ballroom is designed to host a range of intimate, world-class events ranging from seated dinners to epic concerts, weddings, and feature films. Named Top 10 Best Small-Town Music Venues by Colorado Magazine, the Ivy Ballroom - conveniently located inside the Surf Hotel - is quickly becoming a sought-after venue for both artists and concert-goers alike. Since its opening in 2018, the Ivy Ballroom has hosted a plethora of renowned musicians, from The Motet to Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams, Rapidgrass, Andrew Marlin, The Polish Ambassadors, Rising Appalachia, and more. The Ivy Ballroom boasts an elite sound system and lighting as well as unmatched views of the Arkansas River.