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January 14 @ 7:30 PM
MICHAEL POWERS PRESENTS “NECK AND NECK, the Guitar/Bass/Drum/Vocal Summit!”.
Ella Mae-vocals, Michael Powers-guitar, Stan Sorenson-guitar, Mel Brown-bass, Buddy Banks-drums
A very special one night only musical conversation featuring three exceptional guitar and bass virtuosos, an outstanding percussionist, and a stellar vocalist.
neck and neck (/ˌnek (ə)n ˈnek/)
- even in a race, competition, or comparison.
- “we have five contestants who are neck and neck“
MICHAEL POWERS ~
Seattle guitarist extraordinaire MP has blues at his core with a strong jazz sensibility tempered by a pop outlook delivered with a wildly eclectic presentation! He has performed with, recorded with, or shared billings with piano giant Herbie Hancock, 3 Masters of The Hammond B3 Organ – Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jack McDuff and Jimmy Smith, Jazz saxophonist Eddie “Clean Head” Vinson, Gil Scott Heron, Keiko Matsui, Jazz Queen Nancy Wilson, Les McCann, Najee, Tommy Davidson, Dr. Cornel West, the legendary Ray Charles, 12 Grammy Awards and 28 GMA Dove Awards gospel vocalist CeCe Winans, Afro-pop star King Sunny Ade, Grammy award-winning vocalist Diane Schuur, R&B greats Gladys Knight and the Pips and Atlantic Starr, contemporary Jazz artists Ronny Jordan, Tom Grant, David Benoit, sax great Ernie Watts, Folk singer icon Glenn Yarbrough, the Yellowjackets, and the duo of Tuck & Patti. Add to that his playing on the Iconic 90’s megahit “Baby’s Got Back” by rapper Sir-Mix-A-Lot.
STAN SORENSON ~
Plays the electric guitar in the traditional jazz style and has performed in the US and internationally with such greats as Nancy Wilson, Jimmy Smith, Rosemary Clooney, Vic Damone, Jeffrey Osborne, The Fifth Dimension, and many others. He has opened for Ella Fitzgerald, Burt Bacharach, David Benoit, Ray Charles, and others in his long and varied career.
MEL BROWN ~
Professional Sideman and Grammy Award-winning Session bassist with countless radio hits, world tours, recording, television, movies, and musical theatre.
BUDDY BANKS ~
Is an accomplished jazz drummer who is highly regarded for his efficient movement and exceptional technique. One of Arizona’s most celebrated and sought-after jazz drummers. This master of grooves is known as a virtuoso with phenomenal power and speed.
ELLA MAE ~
This vocalist Is one exotic class act, pure authentic talent, energy, passion, reinventing jazz, pop, bossa nova and gospel music in her unique silky style that stirs and transfixes the audience. She will be making her Nash debut with these world-class resident musicians. She is also a gifted model and actress having worked with Lesley Ann Warren, James Woods, Kim Basinger and Michael Madsen.
Tier 1: $35 (Tier 1 seats are at 2-top tables)
Tier 2: $32
Tier 3: $27
Students $10.80 (Use code “student” at checkout)
(Plus processing costs)