Hello humans of the planet Earth.
Some of our kind are satisfied scratching at soft objects, playing with squeaky toys and cuddling up next to our human 'owners'.
While we do enjoy the occasional squeak toy, the Space Cats have developed a keen sense for less squeaky sounds in the form of music.
The Space Cats have traveled from distant points in the galaxy, arriving on Earth to perform their epic, groovalicious music. Meow!
Jacqui Naylor (vocals), Art Khu (piano & guitar), Ken Pendergast (bass), Montez Coleman (drums)
"Naylor remains one of the most superbly arresting vocalists around. " JazzTimes
"She excels as a sensitive song interpreter with unerring intonation. " DownBeat
"Naylor has a sumptuous voice and a knack for scratchiness." Village Voice
This San Francisco-based vocalist and songwriter returns to the Puck following sold-out tours in Italy, Germany and the United States and is in production of her tenth recording. Naylor's albums have made the "top-ten" lists of USA Today, Jazziz and The Washington Post and she is recognized for her wide vocal range and ability to mix and "smash" multiple genres and generations of music. She is equally at ease singing the music of Johnny Mercer and Jimi Hendrix as she is her own original music, with several compositions used in national advertising.
At her Puck concert, Naylor will debut new music from the upcoming recording and revisit requested favorites from earlier releases like her bossa nova version of REM's "Losing My Religion," self-penned "Celebrate Early and Often" and hard-driving "Black Coffee," where she sings the melody and lyrics of the Webster / Burke standard over the groove of Zeppelin's "Moby Dick." "Naylor has the chops and sensibility to pull it off," writes New York Magazine. New material includes thoughtful arrangements of Mercer / Legrand's "Once Upon A Summertime," Gabriel's "Don't Give Up," Nash / Weill's "Speak Low," Naylor / Khu's "I'm Your Only One" and The Temptation's "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" sung over Harris / McCann's "Cold Duck Time." She'll also be sure to include some love songs in time for Valentine's Day!
Naylor has released nine recordings on the Ruby Star Records / eOne label and her 2013 recording, "Dead Diva Society," pays tribute to the singers and songwriters who have inspired her. Songs made famous by Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan sit comfortably next to compositions by Freddie Mercury, Luther Vandross and Amy Winehouse. Naylor's recordings are available throughout the United States, Europe and Asia and she tours regularly in these regions at esteemed venues and festivals, including Ronnie Scott's London, all Blue Note clubs worldwide, Birdland New York, San Francisco Jazz Center Auditorium, Monterey Jazz Festival, Jazz Aspen Snowmass and more.
For more information about this artist and to hear music samples visit www.jacquinaylor.com
A band three decades in the making, they have been forging ahead in some configuration since the mid seventies uniting and reuniting over a span of 37 yrs.
Every member of this unit has cut their teeth on the Philadelphia jazz scene and has developed into a creative and noteworthy member of the world wide Smooth Jazz / Jazz community.
Forged in smoky jazz clubs of the 70's Drivetime retains that soulfulness and individual talent you would expect from a band with such history.
Philadelphia has given us some brilliant music over the decades and this tight, contemporary jazz ensemble holds up to Philly's solid reputation with their highly anticipated new release, IGNITION! DrivetimeUOJ will rev you up with what the group calls Urban Organic Jazz... that is funky grooves and jazz-soaked, melodic originals, and delivers exciting new music, ranging from smooth to Latin to fusion to Tower of Power-like grooves, and even a splash of chillout! IGNITION sparks from cool collaborations including special guest appearances by saxophonist Andrew Neu vocalists Phyllis Chapell, Justin Guarini & guitarist Vinnie Zummo. Drivetime has been honing their craft and evolving into an important new voice in the Global Smooth Jazz community with three previous recordings and two top-selling singles featuring Bob Baldwin and Justin Guarini. Leader Bernie Capodici and band shift into high gear for live performances where they marry old school cool with modern, musical ideas... buckle up and download now!
Joe Bonner - Keyboards
Jeff Harrison - Bass, Vocals
Jim Hines - Drums, Vocals
Jeff McCullough - Guitar, Vocals
Jack Skudris - Guitar, Vocals
Rake is a Classic Rock band concept that has taken many years to come to fruition.
Each of the members has played in multiple bands going back to the 70's .
Performing classics that are true to the original compositions, but with our own sound.
Post War Dream started in November of 2014 as a creative outlet for two musicians from the Philadelphia area.
The two were in a band together and realized that they needed to be able to express themselves musically and artistically and without being bound by the confines of the "typical". From this, they found a common love for all creative arts. As they continued to push themselves musically, they found others, whether they were family, friends or fellow artists, who wanted to be a part of the project in some capacity.
From having guest musicians perform with onstage to live painting during their performances; they want to always bring a show and performance to the live aspect of their shows
The current setup usually involves a piano and an upright bassist creating sounds that are similar to the likes of The Lumineers, Death Cab for Cutie, Thrice, Kings of Leon, The Head and The Heart, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Mumford & Sons.
The sounds that are created are unique but familiar incorporating bellowed vocal lines, foot stomps, percussion instruments and captivating harmonies.
FOLK, FUNK, REGGAE, BLUES, & CLASSICALLY
INFLUENCED MUSIC WITH A ROCK SENSIBILITY
Special 1:00pm Showtime !
Join Todd O and River of Dreams at Puck for a VERY SPECIAL evening as they recreate the magic of Billy's iconic album The Stranger track for track. The Stranger was Billy Joel's breakthrough album and the songs still resonate as much as they did in 1977 when it was released! There will be much more including ROD's usual "by request" part of the evening."
Todd O has performed over 5000 times in the Philadelphia, New Jersey area as a singer, keyboardist and drummer.
Todd O has written original jazz-rock songs that have been played on radio around the world.
Todd O has performed with Pink, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Chicago as well as with many other artists.
Todd was an extra in the movie "Law Abiding Citizen" starring Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler.
Todd is a part of Broadway Dreams as a singer and actor.
I was maybe 6 or 7 years old when I laid eyes on it. My mom and I were browsing at Rice's Flea Market where nothing other than penny-candy typically caught my attention. But somewhere in the maze of tables and crowds of people, I saw something that would become a passion of my life. A black case was lying on the ground and inside was an acoustic guitar. I don't exactly remember what it looked like other than it was small, like me at the time. I had no idea how to play it - all I knew was that I wanted to play it. We didn't have the money to buy it that day, but my mom brought me back the following week - it wasnÂ't there. I never forgot it...
I was 15 when I got my first lesson on the guitar. I was in college before I wrote my first meaningful song. I owned my own home before I started my own band. The practical aspects of life sometimes usurp the wonderfully impractical ones. My Engineering Degree? Practical. Pays the bills. My music? Well, that makes me happy - no diploma necessary. Funny thing, it's my guitars that hang on my wall. The diploma sits in the closet.
I think I write with an open mind, so-to-speak, in that I've never tried to emulate or copy any one style. Musically, I simply know what I like and I write about the things I've experienced.
That kid at the flea market knew something years ago. She'd like to sing to you sometime...
Hope you enjoy.
Drummer Rich Scannella has played with Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and Lady Gaga among others.
After touring the USA, Japan, South America, Europe, and Canada he has returned to leading his own group playing everything from pop and rock to blues and funk.
His band features Tony Magistro on guitar and vocals, and Bob Luciani on bass and vocals. Together they bring an amazingly fun and high energy show that has been a favorite of fans in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas.