Organ virtuoso Lucky Peterson comes to Edinburgh Blues Club for the first time to perform a stunning tribute to the great American jazz musician Jimmy Smith. For this show, Peterson concentrates on the Hammond B-3 organ, his favourite instrument whose warm tone references to the songs of gospel and the hymns of soul music.
When recording the quite brilliant ‘Tribute to Jimmy Smith’ LP, Peterson surrounded himself with virtuoso partners among whom stands the prodigy guitarist Kelyn Crapp. Throughout the album, Peterson is the repository of a long musical history rooted in the blues but very open; we find the pulsation of jazz, the groove of rhythm & blues and the energy of rock & roll. This is music that grooves, and could be called "jazz’n’blues," harking right back to the old days of the Blue Note. From 1956 to 1963, Jimmy Smith was also one of the locomotives of this label, knowing how to deploy with force and elegance.
Here, Lucky Peterson channels the soulful jazz elegance of Smith, with his own unique interpretations of the great man’s work. A show that promises to be genuinely unmissable for any jazz, blues or soul fan.
Edinburgh Blues Club is a Social Enterprise established to harness popular support for a regular blues events in Edinburgh to ensure that the city and surrounding areas do not miss out on quality touring blues acts.
The club provide a monthly blues event, featuring touring blues acts from the UK and beyond, with support from the finest local blues artists. The Edinburgh Blues Club is run on a member subscription basis, where club members can pay £10 per month in return for access to the monthly events and newsletter. Tickets are also on public sale at Ticketweb and Tickets Scotland.
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Lucky Peterson played his first gig at age three. By the time he was five, he had already recorded his first single, produced by non-other than the legendary Willie Dixon. Before Lucky turned six, his career had been propelled into the national spotlight with television appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and What’s My Line?
As a child prodigy, Lucky was somewhat of a novelty act. Now he is a true blues veteran. Over the last three decades, Lucky has played to audiences all over the world, dazzling both fans and critics with his multi-instrumental talents (he plays keyboards, guitar, bass, drums and trumpet), his soulful vocal style and his youthful approach to the blues.
Chicago’s Reader raved, ‘His musicianship is unassailable…a combination of sleek-handed dexterity and imagination…a happy marriage of blues authenticity and foot-pleasing danceability. This is a musician of unlimited enthusiasm and nearly unlimited potential having the time of his life and excelling at every stop along the way.’
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FOOD PROMO: Ticket holders for this event are entitled to a 20% discount on food purchased on the show date.
Advance tickets £17 stbf from Ticketweb, Tickets Scotland. Buy online here. Over 18 only.