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10/01/2014
Ministers of Soul

 
Ministers of Soul
Wednesday 10/01/2014  
The Ministers of Soul
Hoppie Vaughan leads The Ministers of Soul through some great tunes. Original tunes + Al Green, Bill Withers, Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield & Much Much More!! You will thoroughly enjoy this show - Guaranteed!!!
10/04/2014
Chad Eby Trio

 
Chad Eby Trio
Saturday 10/04/2014  
The Chad Eby Trio returns to Blue 5 for another highly anticipated performance. The trio features Chad Eby on saxophone, Steve Haines on bass, and Daniel Faust on drums.

Saxophonist and composer Chad Eby teaches applied jazz saxophone, Jazz Ensemble II, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz History, and Jazz Listening in the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program at UNCG. Chad released his third studio album, "New Business", in December 2012, and his 2010 album "Broken Shadows" (Cellar Live) featured Steve Haines and Jason Marsalis, with guest appearances by Doug Wamble and Branford Marsalis.

Eby has earned widespread critical acclaim as "a consummate improviser" (Jazz Times), "has tremendous poise and natural melodic sense" (Ottawa Sun), and his "tone is boundless, blues-inflected, and wholly satisfying" (AllAboutJazz.com). He is active as a composer, and received the Ohio Arts Council and North Carolina Arts Council awards for jazz composition in 2003 and 2009, respectively. His commissioned works have been performed or recorded by Bill Charlap with Kurt Elling, Wynton Marsalis with Willie Nelson and Norah Jones, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, the Dallas Jazz Orchestra, the L.A. All-Star Big Band, and many collegiate jazz ensembles.

Steve Haines has played with Wycliffe Gordon, Paul Bollenback, Joel Frahm, Ralph Bowen, Joe Chambers, Dick Oatts, Fred Wesley, Adam Nussbaum, Bob Berg, and Joe Williams. His first album as a leader The Steve Haines Quintet: Beginner's Mind (Artistís House Records) received international critical acclaim and was hailed as "one of the best inside/outside records of the year." His most recent recording as a sideman is Chad Ebyís Broken Shadows (Cellar Live records), with Doug Wamble, and Jason and Branford Marsalis. He is an associate professor and directs the Miles Davis Program in Jazz Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Haines holds a B.M. in Jazz Performance from St. Francis Xavier University in Canada and a M.M. in Music (Jazz Studies) from the University of North Texas. He is a recipient of the North Carolina Jazz Fellowship and was a semi finalist for the 2010 Jazz Knights Commission in New York.

Daniel Faust is a drummer who has never been able to settle on a single genre. He traveled to Romania for the Bucharest International Jazz Competition with the jazz piano trio Unit Three, where they were awarded Best Band. Faust received his BM in Jazz Studies from the Miles Davis Jazz Studies program at UNCG.
10/08/2014
Ministers of Soul

 
Ministers of Soul
Wednesday 10/08/2014  
The Ministers of Soul
Hoppie Vaughan leads The Ministers of Soul through some great tunes. Original tunes + Al Green, Bill Withers, Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield & Much Much More!! You will thoroughly enjoy this show - Guaranteed!!!
10/11/2014
Melissa and the Growlers

 
Melissa and the Growlers
Saturday 10/11/2014  
Melissa and the Growlers brings their favorite Funk, Blues, and Soul tunes from Candi Staton, Susan Tedeschi, Curtis Mayfield, and many others for a Blue 5 debut!

Melissa Mesko plays with numerous regional acts, including Green Earrings, Downtown Conspiracy, Funk 45, and several acoustic groups. While living in Oxford, MS, Melissa was a founding member of an Oxford favorite, The Sweetbush Revival, honored in 2004 to have an original song featured on the Beanland: Rising from the Riverbed DVD, which documents the rise of Beanland (the band that spawned Widespread Panic).

Guitarist, Brian Mesko, has played with music legends Les McCann, Tony Monaco, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Jorgensen and Jeff Coffin. He also worked with Roland Gresham, The Tao Jones, Sam Brooker, Greg Bryant, Chris West, Moe Denham, Nioshi Jackson and Charles Treadway. After moving to central Virginia in 2005, he began playing with Robert Jospe, John D'earth, Bobby Read, Charles Owens, Lew Taylor, The Rootdowns, The Nicholson Brothers, Funk45, Liz Barnes, Ray Caddell and recently Wayne Newton. He has also shared the stage with blues legend Bob Margolin, and with DJ Williams Projekt several times.

Jojo Stockton is the lead guitarist for Jane Powell, and has shared the stage with heavy hitters such as Elmer Coles, Hoppie Vaughn, and national act Cory Ledet and his zydeco band. He brings his unique guitar style of gospel, blues, and funk to the stage.

The Growlers also feature Bryant Cass on drums and Dane Alderson on Bass.
10/25/2014
The Funk Cousins

 
The Funk Cousins
Saturday 10/25/2014  
That's right - these cats ain't related by blood. It's maybe something deeper. They're "funk cousins" - kindred spirits of soul that manifest like Gangstarr. Dusty ole jazz-funk grooves abound, channeled through the hypnotic rhythms of classic hip-hop. Not to mention these fellas are channeling it straight back from the source like real O.G.'s, worshiping at the altar of the primordial supreme funk mother that birthed today's sub-woofer children. Takin' it way back like Jimmy Castor, these maggot-brained Troglodytes are guaranteed to make the party jump off with the quickness. Whether they're flipping joints from your pop's old jazz record collection or bringing some golden-age rap classics to life like Dr. Funkenstein, one thing's for sure - these grooves are relentless, and NASTAY.
11/08/2014
Blueheart Revival

 
Blueheart Revival
Saturday 11/08/2014  
CD Release Party!!!!

Hailing from Washington DC, Blueheart Revival combines blues, rock, soul, and jam sounds in to a highly-potent blend of music in the American tradition. With Bobby Thompson (lead vocals, guitars) and Colin Thompson (guitars) soaring in the guitar realms, Kurt Kratch (bass) and Gary Crockett (drums) lay as solid a foundation as a rhythm section can. The group puts on high-energy, soulful shows that are sure to win over fans wherever they perform.

Blueheart Revival LP Teaser #2 from Clubhill Media on Vimeo.












Blue 5 Weekend Reservations:
On nights we offer music, Blue 5 offers two seatings for our guests:
1) An early seating for guests who do NOT wish to stay for the live entertainment.
2) A late seating for guests who want the option to stay for the live entertainment.

PLEASE NOTE: Early seating reservations have a 2-hour allotment before the seating
following their reservation, which allows plenty of time to enjoy dinner with us.


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