New Project!

Next Monday marks an important step in my career: my first truly solo project. I fell in love with the music of Chaka Khan from the late 70’s/early 80’s many years ago, and have always envisioned putting a great band together to sing these tunes with some amazing singers. The time has come! I’m producing/music directing/hosting and playing drums for this. The band includes some of my favorite musicians on the planet as well as some of my favorite singers I’ve played with and also ever heard! The evening will feature brand-new arrangements of Chaka’s greatest hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s including “I’m Every Woman,” “We Can Work it Out,” “Tell Me Something Good,” “Through the Fire” and more, interpreted by Tony and Emmy Award winner LaChanze (If/Then, original The Color Purple); Broadway stars Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) and Bre Jackson (The Color Purple, The Book of Mormon); vocal powerhouses Shayna Steele (International Recording artist, Bette Midler, Rihanna) and Amy Lynn Zanetto (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Amy Lynn & The Gunshow); and Jennie Harney (Motown National Tour). Also including Marcus Paul James, Helen White and Angela Birchett. Backed by an 8-piece band of some of Broadway and pop’s top musicians, this promises to be an unforgettable night of vocal acrobatics and undeniable musical energy, honoring Chaka Khan’s legacy as one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century.

Band:

Trumpet: Brian Pareschi
Saxes: Dave Mann
Trombone: Mike Davis
Piano/Keyboards: Dave Cook
Guitars: Larry Saltzman & Sean Driscoll
Bass: Michael Olatuja
Drums/MD: Jared Schonig

 

More Info:

 

Monday, April 4 2016
Doors 8:45pm
Performance 9:30pm
 
Feinstein’s/54 Below
254 West 54th Street
Cellar
New York NY 10019
 
More information: info@54below.com; (646) 476-3551
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