The next TJBS Great Album Concert Series is set for Sunday, April 22nd – Earth Day, doors 5 pm, show 7 pm in The Lounge at City Winery. Join us as we celebrate with a tribute to the classic album “Maiden Voyage” by Herbie Hancock featuring Jody Nardone, with Rod McGaha and Rahsaan Barber.
 
We’re excited to continue our partnership to bring the series to The Lounge at City Winery. The lounge has comfortable seating and great acoustics where patrons can enjoy great dinner selections and cocktail options while seeing the show. Doors open at 5 pm and the concert begins at 7 pm. Unlike previous Great Album concerts, there will be only one performance for this series. Tickets are $20, $15 for TJBS members, available on the City Winery website.
 
Herbie Hancock’s “Maiden Voyage”
In the mid-’60s, a distinctive post-bop style evolved among the younger musicians associated with Blue Note, a new synthesis that managed to blend the cool spaciousness of Miles Davis’s modal period, some of the fire of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, and touches of the avant-garde’s group interaction. Maiden Voyage is a masterpiece of the school, with Hancock’s enduring compositions like “Maiden Voyage” and “Dolphin Dance” mingling creative tension and calm repose with strong melodies and airy, suspended harmonies that give form to his evocative sea imagery. Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard was at a creative peak, stretching his extraordinary technique to the limits in search of a Coltrane-like fluency on the heated “Eye of the Storm,” while the underrated tenor saxophonist George Coleman adds a developed lyricism to the session.
 
Jody Nardone
Jody’s music career began at such at an early age that he cannot remember a time when he wasn’t singing or playing the piano. Jody is a busy studio musician and has recorded with guitar legend Brian Setzer of The Stray Cats on Setzer’s last solo record and Brian Setzer Orchestra 2015 Christmas release. On Rockin’ Rudolph, he arranged all the background vocals and lent his voice too. Jody has recorded with Poison lead singer Bret Michaels, Steve Vai/Joe Satriani/Aristocrats bassist Bryan Beller, “The Voice” finalist/recording artist Chris Mann, Drake Bell of Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh, indie rock favorites The Floating Men, acclaimed singer-songwriters Jeff Black and Bob Delevante, RCA recording artists Baillie & The Boys and the renowned bluegrass group, Blue Highway. Joining Jody Nardone is trumpeter Rod McGaha, saxophonist Rahsaan Barber, bassist Jonathan Wires and drummer Joshua Hunt.