Bobby Lyle Trio: Holiday Keys

Bobby Lyle Trio: Holiday Keys

Sat · December 16, 2017

6:30 pm

$30.00

Bobby Lyle
Bobby Lyle
As a legendary keyboardist and organist, platinum selling artist, and Emmy-nominee; Bobby Lyle has blazed a trail in the world of jazz.

Lyle grew up in Minneapolis and at age six took piano lessons from his mother, who was a church organist. He considers Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans, Erroll Garner, and Art Tatum to have been his early influences. After high school he spent six years playing locally in Minneapolis and then toured for two years with Young-Holt Unlimited. In 1970 Bobby was invited to be a member of Jimi Hendrix’s “next” band, a jazz-rock project that was halted due to Hendrix’s death that same year.

In 1976 Lyle moved to Los Angeles where he quickly got a job with Sly & the Family Stone. After playing with Ronnie Laws, he recorded three solo albums with Capitol. Lyle made guest appearances on recordings by George Benson, Phyllis Hyman, and Esther Phillips and in the early '80s toured with Benson extensively and became Bette Midler's musical director. After two years with Al Jarreau, Lyle recorded a straight-ahead combo date for King (which was reissued as an Evidence CD), conducted for Anita Baker in 1986, and worked with Gerald Albright.

In 1988 he began a long association with Atlantic that resulted in the release of six albums between 1989 and 1997, with Pianomagic, a 1991 album of piano solos. Bobby Lyle has remained a highly versatile and valuable keyboardist as both leader and sideman during the new millennium, releasing such albums as 2002's Joyful, 2004's Straight and Smooth, and 2006's Hands On on independent labels.

“Lyle revels in a high-speed, rapid-fire technique that sacrifices neither the magnitude nor the character of his music.” -Don Heckman, L.A. Times
Perry Hughes
Perry Hughes
Detroit guitar virtuoso Perry Hughes has recorded and performed with some of the world’s leading vocalists, including Aretha Franklin, Martha Reeves, Joe Williams, Mary Wilson, The Supremes, and Millie Scott. Hughes spent 15 years playing and recording with Earl Klugh before teaming with Bob James and Bobby Lyle.

"If the name Perry Hughes doesn’t ring a bell, brother, you better get out right NOW and do some research." - 5-Time Grammy Award-Winner Christian McBride
Joe Pulice
Joe Pulice
In 1979, Joe Pulice won The Northern Midwest Regional Louie Bellson/Slingerland Drum Contest. In 1986, Joe toured with Woody Herman and his Thundering Herd during Woody's 50th Anniversary Tour. Joe has won two Minnesota Jazz Music Awards: one for Best Jazz Vibist and one as a member of world-renowned drummer Eric Kamau Gravatt's group Kamanari. During the 1990's, Joe was a member of Jack McDuff's New York based band The Heatin' System. As a show player, Joe toured nationally with Bernadette Peters during 1996-1997. Joe has played over 40 Broadway productions as a first call drummer in the Twin Cities.

Joe recently recorded 2 CDs and a DVD of a five-night concert series with tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi.
Venue Information:
The Dunsmore Room at Crooners
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432