Bruce Katz Band-"Homecoming"
CD Release Event!
Featuring Bruce Katz/Hammond B3 Organ/Piano, Chris Vitarello/Guitar/vocals (Jimmy McGriff, Tad Robinson) and Ralph Rosen/Drums
Legendary keyboardist Bruce Katz has released seven CDs as a leader and appeared on nearly seventy other recordings with John Hammond, Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard, Little Milton, Delbert McClinton, Jimmy Witherspoon, David “Fathead” Newman, and others.
His new CD, “HOMECOMING” explores his wide ranging scope of blues musics, with six vocal tunes, in addition to Bruce’s instrumental originals. “HOMECOMING” features his band as well as special guests John Hammond, Randy Ciarlante, Jimmy Bennett and others.
Bruce is currently a member of the Delbert McClinton Band, John Hammond Band, and performs regularly with Maria Muldaur, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band among others. He has played extensively with Gregg Allman & Friends and joined the Allman Brothers on several tours.
The Bruce Katz Band's trademark sound blends B3 organ and guitar into unique blues, “soul-jazz”, and New Orleans-inspired roots music. Katz occupies a unique space where blues and aspects of Americana collide in his original music.
In 2008, 2009 and 2010, Bruce was nominated as Piano Player of the Year by the Memphis-based Blues Foundation as their "Piano Player of the Year"!
"He can play jazz, blues, Bach, anything. Man, he's a heavy!" - Gregg Allman
Opener: Vanessa Collier
Vanessa is one of the fastest rising young artists to come out of the Berklee College of Music. A vocalist, saxophonist, and songwriter, Vanessa has toured the US and Turkey, honing her blues style with Grammy Award-winning artist and Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Joe Louis Walker.
On her debut album, "Heart Soul & Saxophone", Vanessa fuses her blues with elements of funk, rock, and soul, revealing her musical prowess as she effortlessly transitions from songs full of fiery, powerful vocals and gritty saxophone solos to soul-stirring ballads packed with raw emotion.