08.14.2017 | posted 9 months, 7 days ago
The Roxy Announces its Autumn Music Lineup
With fall fast approaching, The Roxy is gearing up for warm nights and cocktails away from the autumn winds with stellar musical acts, igniting our stages with rich nostalgia and novel virtuosities. See some of our headlining performers below.
Tony Middleton and the Willows had their first hit record in 1956, kicking off a steady career for Middleton as a performer and session vocalist spanning over 60 years. Through the decades, he has collaborated with such greats as Burt Bacharach, Smokey Robinson, and Della Reese. The singer maintains his debonair manner clad in pristine white tuxedo along with his trio of backup singers invoking the charisma of his original doo-wop pedigree reminiscent of The Coasters, The Crew Cuts, or the Platters – with a chord of rich soul purely his own.
An evening with Chino Pons and his band at The Django Jazz Bar at Roxy Hotel is a rousing experience that invokes all the glamor of classic Havana. The band could really be called an orchestra with its wide array of percussion instruments, classical guitar, and standing bass – all combined seamlessly under Chino’s conductorship. By the end of the evening, the floors are vibrant with dancing and ardent singers raising their glasses. [@chinopons]
Singer, songwriter, and pianist protégé of the legendary Kenny Barron, Jon Regen began his career as a sympathetic sideman to renowned jazz artists like Kyle Eastwood and Little Jimmy Scott. After releasing a series of critically acclaimed instrumental jazz recordings, Regen made an abrupt left turn in 2004 and released the singer/songwriter EP Almost Home. Recorded in a single day, the album won immediate acclaim and formally announced Regen’s arrival onto the worldwide concert stage. [@jonregen]
Bill Dobrow first showcased his talents in the 1990’s grunge era as the drummer of the chart-topping band The Black Crowes. He has continued to hone his craft with versatility having recorded and toured with a whole host of acts that include Sean Lennon, Martha Wainwright, and REM’s Mike Mills. These days you can find Bill onstage at The Roxy every Wednesday night where he has a weekly jam session with rotating musicians. [@billdobrow]
Internationally Award-winning saxophonist, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, was raised in upstate New York in a family of musicians, fist picking up the instrument when he was nine. Rapidly culling a local following for himself throughout his teens, By the time he graduated from the Brubeck Fellowship Program, Chad had won a total of 15 DownBeat awards, including Best Jazz Soloist, and had performed at Carnegie Hall, the GRAMMY Awards, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and many other prestigious venues in North America and Europe. Chad has since moved to New York City where he currently performs and records with many different musical groups. [@chadlbsax]
Dandy Wellington, born and raised in Harlem, NY, grew up with one foot on the stage, and jazz pumping through his veins. Three years after tossing his graduation cap from NYU, Dandy decided to dedicate his life to social awareness through the mediums he knows best: fashion, production, and entertainment. The classic aesthetic and modern perspective that is Dandy, has, and will continue to be a fixture of NYC and beyond. Dandy is currently vocalist of Dandy Wellington and His Band, and a member of world renowned performance group, The Harlem James Gang. [@dandywellington]
Words by Micki Pellerano