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MOTHER'S DAY JAZZ GALA

Sunday, 8th May 2016, 5.00 p.m.

Presenting Partner: Hotel Schweizerhof Bern

CATHERINE RUSSELL'S MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL

Catherine Russell, voc
Ken Peplowski, cl & sax
Harry Allen, sax
Mark Shane, p
Nicki Parrott, b
Eddie Metz, dr

After last year's enormous success, Catherine has again put together an exclusive band for this mother's day concert. All these handpicked musicians are bandleaders of their own and have never before played together in this context. Look forward to an exclusive, thrilling and unique concert!

Catherine Russell is a mature, one of a kind, vocalist, who defies easy categorization. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was named by Louis Armstrong as his musical director and Russell's orchestra as his backing group. Catherine's mother, Carline Ray, was an outstanding bassist and vocalist and has performed with Mary Lou Williams and Wynton Marsalis. Ms. Russell has performed or recorded with artists like Jackson Browne, Madonna, Al Green, Dolly Parton, and Isaac Hayes, among others. Catherine Russell is a genuine jazz and blues singer who can sing virtually anything.

Ken Peplowski was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1959. He was a member of Benny Goodman's last band, has worked and recorded with Hank Jones, Peggy Lee, George Shearing, Mel Torme and performed with Ruby Braff, Charlie Byrd, Milt Hinton, Kenny Davern and many others. He has toured extensively in the U.S. and in Europe.

Harry Allen was born in Washington, DC in 1966, and has performed at jazz festivals and clubs worldwide. He has performed with musicians like Flip Phillips, Scott Hamilton, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Bucky Pizzarelli, Gus Johnson, Jeff Hamilton, Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Barron, George Mraz, Jake Hanna, Lewis Nash, Al Foster and John Allred!

Mark Shane was house pianist for many years at Eddie Condon's. He has performed with Wild Bill Davison, Bob Wilber, Vic Dickenson, Buddy Tate and Warren Vaché. He has recorded with them, but also as a bandleader.

Nicki Parrott came to New York from Australia. Since then she has performed with such notable musicians as Clark Terry, Michel Legrand, Dick Hyman, Bucky and John Pizzarelli, Red Holloway, Kenny Davern, Randy Brecker, Bernard Purdie, Howard Alden, Ken Peplowski, Joe Wilder, Houston Person, Wycliffe Gordon and many others.

Eddie Metz was born in Allentown, PA. Known for his rock solid time and swinging musical approach, Eddie has become the drummer of choice for many jazz performers. A short list includes such names as Dick Hyman, Chick Corea, Woody Herman, Clark Terry, Arturo Sandoval, Ralph Sutton, Bob Wilber, Milt Hinton, and many more.

Concert

Sun., 8th Mai 2016, 5:00 p.m.
(Doors 4:30 p.m.)

Admission

1st Category CHF 79.-
2nd Category CHF 59.-

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