Music Lab Benefit Concert
|Tuesday 01/27/2015 |
|Jefferson Centerís Music Lab, with support from the City of Roanoke Arts Commission and others, brings the Performance Band Tour to Southwest Virginia!|
Each stop on the Performance Band Tour features inspiring concerts and a wide variety of music from a diverse group of this regionís finest young musicians, including Music Lab funk band 70ís Fred, The Milberger Section jazz quartet, Corazon Latino, Gabe Morales and the Hip Hop Project.
Every performance highlights arts performance, music education, and peer to peer engagement, as well as ethnic and musical diversity.
The Performance Band Tour is part of Jefferson Centerís ďPresenting Arts and Education InitiativeĒ, underwritten by the City of Roanoke Arts Commission and in support of the commissionís Arts and Cultural Plan.
The plan, developed by the Roanoke Arts Commission with area residents, artists, and cultural leaders, was developed to showcase Roanoke as a vibrant and prosperous community where innovation in arts and culture engages people in all aspects of life, while contributing to sustained economic growth and development.
Music Lab at Jefferson Center represents an innovative model of experiential learning in music business, technology, and performance as an extension of the education area schools provide. They are preparing local youth for future education, careers, and interests in the music and entertainment industries.
A portion of sales from the evening will be donated to support the Music Lab. Join us for dinner, drinks, and live music to show your support for music's bright future.
Lazy Man Dub Band
|Saturday 01/31/2015 |
|Local favorite, The Lazy Man Dub Band, has been laying down the jams all across the state and leaving in its wake an exploding fan base. Members include Wayne Shorter on drums, Adam Beason on guitar, Chris McCorckle on bass, Justin Pinckney on saxophone, and Matt Leonard on percussion|
Lazy Man relentlessly experiments with their sound, by bringing new and different arrangements to the table each night. No two Dub shows will leave you feeling the same. The Lazy Man Dub Band is bringing roots rock reggae to the masses, one party at a time.
These guys have played with Snarky Puppy, Sol Creech, & Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, just to name a few.
Melissa and the Growlers
|Tuesday 02/03/2015 |
|Melissa and the Growlers brings their favorite Funk, Blues, and Soul tunes from Candi Staton, Susan Tedeschi, Curtis Mayfield, and many others for a return to Blue 5!|
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.
The Growlers also feature Chris Blankenship on guitar, Glen Holmes on keys, and Bryant Cass on drums.
Gabe Morales Trio
|Saturday 02/07/2015 |
|Gabe Morales is a young composer and performer whose talent matches that of professionals twice his age. He has opened for Tommy Castro and the Painkillers and has performed with the likes of Snarky Puppy, The Jamie Mclean Band, Darrell Scott, the late Michael Burks, and John Roberts (George Benson, Janet Jackson) to name a few.|
Gabe Morales brings soulful guitar licks and solid vocals playing a mixture of Blues covers and his originals. Behind Gabe, there are some of the regionís finest musicians. The Gabe Morales Trio brings a show that is sure to please.
Featuring: Gabe Morales on Guitar and Vocals, Cameron McLaughlin on Bass, and Carlos Arranguren on Drums.
This is a show you wonít want to miss!!