JazzBuffalo and 189 Public House, partners for the popular Sunday Jazz Series hosted by 189 Public House in East Aurora, are excited to present The Devin Kelly Organ Trio. Devin Kelly is a highly regarded drummer leading an organ-based trio. A native of Ithaca, New York, Kelly has performed and worked as an educator in New York and Los Angeles. Kelly has shared the stage with Clark Terry, Bob Brookmeyer, Barry Harris, Eric Reed, Wessel “Warm Daddy” Anderson, Gary Foster, Bob Sheppard, Bill Cunliffe, Bruce Forman, Larry Koonse, Stacy Rowles, Sam Most, Joe Bagg, John Campbell, Julie Kelly, Judy Wexler and many other jazz luminaries. Currently, Devin Kelly is on the faculty of Cornell University.
The Devin Kelly Organ Trio also will feature organist Dino Losito. Losito has performed with the likes of Houston Person, Eric Alexander, Joe Romano, Dave Liebman, Wallace Roney, Harry Allen, and Nancy Kelly. An impressive line-up for an organist in high demand at clubs and festivals. Dino has performed at many notable venues throughout the country and abroad. Which include performances at Blue Note, Birdland, NBC Rainbow Room, and Dizzy’s at Jazz at Lincoln Center (NYC).
On guitar will be Los Angeles-based guitarist Gary Solt. Solt’s career has seen him straddle the world of television and jazz. His professional credits include session guitar work for “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Deep Space Nine,” “Voyager,” “Enterprise,” “Becker,” “Knots Landing” and other television shows. He has also toured North America and Japan as a featured guitarist with the Percy Faith Orchestra, Don Rader, Leslie Uggams, Shirley Bassey, the Bruce Paulson L.A. All-Star Big Band and many others. In addition, Gary Solt has performed with Gordon Goodwin, Nancy Wilson, Frank Foster, Clark Terry, Natalie Cole, Josh Groban, David Foster, Frank Sinatra, The Boston Pops and numerous others.
Devin Kelly's first major recording release, First Things First, received high praise. Reaching the top ten playlists of jazz radio stations in Los Angeles and Miami, as well as, in other major cities. Evident is the unmistakable sound of the Hammond organ that also has a unique feel and sound. Check out this great tune, These Are Soulful Days, from the CD:
The trio is in the studio, this week, recording their second CD to be released sometime in the near future. They may introduce new tunes from the tracks being recorded this week!
Join JazzBuffalo and 189 Public House for a special Sunday Jazz Series performance, featuring these extraordinary musicians, you will not want to miss! The performance gets underway at 6 pm and 189 Public House offers a superb menu and in-house selection of beer, whiskey, and wine.
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