March 13, 2020
8:00pm - 12
Corky Siegel is known internationally as one of the world’s great blues harmonica players, and is a celebrated composer, blues pianist, singer, songwriter, band leader and author. Corky Siegel has proven throughout his long and illustrious career that the humble harmonica is virtually without any limitations. His start was in the 1960's with the Seigel-Schwall Blues band playing authentic Blues with as much integrity as any of the old masters. Later he expanded the horizons of the harmonica by working with William Russo to produce "Three pieces for Blues Band and Orchestra" and "Street Dances". Corky continues to appear internationally with Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues, Siegel-Schwall, and also as a guest soloist.
Wikipedia — Mark Paul "Corky" Siegel (born October 24, 1943) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and composer. He plays harmonica and piano. He plays and writes blues and blues-rock music, and has also worked extensively on combining blues and classical music. He is best known as the co-leader of the Siegel-Schwall Band, and as the leader of the Chamber Blues group.
Two-time Grammy Award winner Ernie Watts is one of the most versatile and prolific saxophone players in music. Ernest James Watts is an American jazz and rhythm and blues saxophonist who plays soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone. Other awards include: 1983 -- Best Pop Instrumental "Chariots of Fire," 1985 -- Best rhythm and Blues Instrumental "Musican," Winner of the 2014 Frankfurt Music Prize.
"He is one of the greatest living tenor saxophonists, at the top of his game."
Ian Patterson / All About Jazz