Fri, Apr 07 - Sat, Apr 08 Frankie's
B3 FOR BUNNY: FROM NYC MIKE LEDONNE PLAYS EARTH, WIND & FIRE WITH CORY WEEDS
Time 8:00 pm
Mike LeDonne is a double threat, equally proficient on piano and Hammond B3 Organ. As a pianist he has had long stints with the likes of Benny Goodman, Milt Jackson, and Benny Golson. As an organist he has concentrated primarily on his quartet, which has held down the Tuesday night spot at New York’s Smoke Jazz Club for more than 15 years. The Groover, as he calls himself, has released six records with his quartet, including his most recent AwwlRIGHT! to critical acclaim. This concert reunites LeDonne with Vancouver’s Cory Weeds (alto saxophone). Their second collaboration resulted in the recording of UP A STEP: The Music of Hank Mobley and garnered the group a JUNO nomination. Their last recording, Condition Blue: The Music of Jackie McLean, spent 18 weeks on the Jazz Week Charts, making it as high as #3. This time the quartet will head into the studio and record the music of Earth, Wind & Fire. With Cory Weeds alto sax, Steve Kaldestad tenor sax, Dave Sikula guitar, and NYC drummer Jason Tiemann.