Sunday, October 11th, Sunday Afternoon
Alvon Johnson, Larry Vuckovich, Jeff Chambers: Soulful Swinging Blues, Great Standards & Romantic Ballads October 11th @ Piedmont Piano Company Showroom
Blues vocalist and guitarist Alvon Johnson, is by far one of the most authentic performers on the scene today. He has won awards in both of those areas in different years: Being the top blues singer, as well as the number one blues guitarist. In Russia he's known as the " King of the Blues ", and also the " Ambassador of the Blues ". He tours the world over, not only as a blues artist, but as a jazz vocalist singing standards with big bands. Being a very versatile musician, Alvon’s repertoire includes, special standards from the Great American Songbook, plus interpretations of famous ballads performed in a soulful, romantic style, showcasing his rich, attractive, baritone voice. He'll be accompanied by two veterans: pianist Larry Vuckovich, who has performed with such great jazz vocalists/instrumentalists and blues singers as Jon Hendricks, Joe Williams, Tony Bennett, Eddie, Cleanhead Vinson, Dexter Gordon, Philly Joe Jones, Bobby McFerrin & more. Veteran bassist Jeff Chambers has performed with Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Buddy Montgomery and numerous others. Don't miss this special day of music, full of swinging blues, low down down home blues, funky sounds, swinging standards, romantic ballads, and energetic bebop supplied by Larry and Jeff!
Venue: Watch the LIVE STREAM on YouTube.com or Facebook STREAMING LIVE from Piedmont Piano Company
Admission: Donations/tips accepted via paypal.me/larryvuckovich
Time: 5:00 PM
Featuring: Alvon Johnson, guitar/vocals / Larry Vuckovich, piano / Jeff Chambers, bass
Sunday, November 8 Rescheduled from April 5th, Sunday Afternoon
Blockbuster Janice King Presentation: Two Finest Male Baritone Blues/Ballads Interpreters in the US – Jamie Davis & Alvon Johnson with the Larry Vuckovich All-Star Quartet, April 5th @ Vintage House, Sonoma, CA
Two of the finest vocalists on the jazz scene today and anywhere else in the world, Jamie Davis and Alvon Johnson, present a diverse program of swinging standards, soulful blues, plus romantic ballads. Alvon Johnson is also a masterful guitarist who makes his first appearance for the Sonoma Jazz Society. Alvon and Jamie both tour internationally on their own, having successful concerts all over the world. Besides exciting blues singing, both of these vocalists sing beautiful/romantic Johnny Hartman style ballads. They will be featured separately in two different sets, concluding the evening by singing together at the end. A new major discovery on the guitar, the young 24 year old , Kai Lyons, will be featured in Larry Vuckovich’s All Star Quartet – opening the show. Don’t miss this Blockbuster, unique performance – a Bay Area first!
Venue: Vintage House 264 1st Street East, Sonoma, CA
Admission: Tickets: $35 Members; $50 Non-Members
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Doors open at 3:00 p.m.
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano / Jamie Davis, vocals / Alvon Johnson, vocals, guitar / Kai Lyons, guitar / Jeff Chambers, bass /Jason Lewis, drums