On February 8 and 9, 2013, Cincinnati will be rocking with more than 25 blues bands. The Cincy Blues Society's Winter Blues Fest celebrates over two decades of supporting the Blues. This year's festival showcases the best local and regional Blues musicians for two nights, from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am at The Phoenix in downtown Cincinnati.
As the nation continues to mourn the senseless violence that claimed so many innocent lives in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday, musicians around the country are organizing to send a message of sympathy and unity.
All musicians are asked to observe a moment of silence at every musical performance in the USA on Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 10:00 PM in whatever time zone they are performing.
A tribute to jazz legend Dave Brubeck on the Blues with Lee Hay, Saturday night, December 8th, at 11pm. There’s music from his quartet’s 25th Anniversary Reunion as well as his later quartets. The vocal work of Carmen McRae, Louis Armstrong, and Tony Bennett are also featured with him on piano.
There are solo piano selections by Mr. Brubeck, and the show ends with a version of his famous hit, “Take Five,” recorded at the Washington National Cathedral in D.C. in 1995.
There's a great blues mini-festival coming to the PNC Pavilion on Saturday, September 8th. You can hear songs from three of the groups - Delbert McClinton, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Little Feat on my Blues show, 11pm-midnight, September 1st on WVXU.
PNC Pavilion announced the first annual Blues, Brews and BBQ, a mini blues festival featuring Delbert McClinton, Little Feat, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and The Villains on Saturday, September 8th .