Luke O’ Reily Trio ft Charles Turner 7pm
Wednesday, March 29
Doors @ 6:00 PM MDT
Show @ 7:00 PM MDT
Price: $5.00 – $10.00
Full menu experience available in the Jazz Parlor. A ticket reserves a seat, no need to make a separate reservation. Come early to dine, unwind, and enjoy some great jazz!
first come, first serve seating. Come Early for Optimal Seats.
Luke O’ Reily Trio ft Charles Turner
Luke Carlos Oâ€™Reilly has always had a passion for music. Whether it be Jazz, Soul, R&B, Gospel, Latin Jazz, Classical or any other genre, Luke was drawn to good music at an early age. When he was four years old, he and his mother started taking group piano lessons together. By age ten he had began to study the saxophone as well. It was the introduction of Oscar Petersonâ€™s music at the age of fourteen that steered Luke in the direction of Jazz. Until then, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Earth, Wind and Fire and Otis Redding had been his heaviest influences. Through years of practicing and support from his family, Luke became well known on the music scene in the Boston area, where he spent most of his childhood. Before the age of 17, through his high schools music program, Luke had been given the opportunity to play with Clark Terry, Joshua Redman, Walter Blanding, and Steve Turre, as well as to play on a 15 day tour in Europe. He also took part in several international music festivals at Berklee, IAJE, and University of New Hampshire as well as participating in All-District and All-State competition bands. After graduating from Lexington High School in Massachusetts, Luke moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to attend Esther Boyer School of Music at Temple University on a academic and music scholarship. There, he studied under Terrell Stafford, Mulgrew Miller, Bruce Barth, Tom Lawton and many other world renowned jazz educators. Before graduating in 2004, Luke had fully immersed himself on the Philadelphia jazz and r&b scenes. While in school and after graduating, he recorded and toured with Curtis Fuller, Dave Valentin, Billy Paul, Slide Hampton, Nicholas Payton, Fred Wesley, Red Holloway, Steve Turre, Musiq Soulchild, Carol Riddick, Kâ€™naan and many others. In 2011, Luke independently released his debut solo album, â€˜Living In The Nowâ€™. The album featured several of his own compositions, as well as a few arrangements on some popular standards. Playing with Luke on the album are several of Philadelphia and Brazils finest musicians. The album has nearly sold out. At the end of 2013, Luke released his second independent album, â€˜3 Suitesâ€™. This album contains three very distinct elements: Songs composed by Lukeâ€™s trio, creative arrangements of some unusual covers featuring a vocalist, and. a cluster of compositions written by recently deceased jazz pianist George Duke, Cedar Walton and Mulgrew Miller.. At this time, Luke can be found traveling up and down the east coast playing with other artists as well as playing with his own groups. He plans to continue writing, performing and recording, and hopes to be able to further his work as an educator. Recently the 1st place winner of the 1st Annual Duke Ellington Vocal Competition here in New York City Hosted by Mercedes Ellington, 26 year old Turner has taken the jazz scene by storm. Charles relocated to New York in 2011, and has performed in venues such as Smoke Jazz and Super Club, Birdland, Ginny’s Supper Club, Smalls, and Mintons were has a residency every Wednesday with the JC Hopkins Biggish Band and every Thursday with Marc Cary and Focus Trio at Gin Fizz in Harlem. The Charles Turner Quartet has performed at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center for the Generations in Jazz festival for 2 consecutive years. He also Released his Debut Album ” Dreamers” Produced by Grammy Award winning Drummer Ulysses Owens at Jazz at Lincoln Center March 2014. Appearing next at Jazz at Lincoln Center, he will be a part of the 2015-16 Season at is Debut concert in the Appel Room in May 2016. Turner graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ma on a full scholarship. During his time there Charles had the wonderful opportunity to study and perform with Grammy Awardâ€“winning drummer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington, Dave Samuels, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Joanne Brackeen. In 2013 Charles was invited to participate in the prestigious Betty Carterâ€™s Jazz Ahead program, where he worked with Jason Moran, Craig Handy, Marc Cary, and performed at the Kennedy Center. He also won Best Jazz Vocalist awards at the Monterey Jazz Festival, and was a finalist at the esteemed Shure Montruex jazz festival Vocal Competition. Charles also performed with Bobby Mcferrin along with other young talents in a Improvisation Workshop Concert at Carnegie Hall. Featured on Ulysses Owens latest album which is receiving rave reviews from the New York Times and other publication. Charles has collaborated with many young up and coming artist as well as veterans in out music today. He has performed in Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain and Russia. Charles will continue to spread his love for music for years and years to come.
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