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Marty Ballou Trio
March 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
WORLD CLASS COCKTAILS
In the words of the inimitable George Gershwin, “Life is a lot like jazz…, it’s best when you improvise…” This sentiment captures the essence of Top of the Hub’s jazz lounge. It’s the place to unwind. A true sense of style and relaxation, Top of the Hub offers delightful jazz ensembles every night – a perfect way to sooth the soul. No cover charge. No tickets required. Just an appreciation for the spontaneous spirit and fluid imagination that is jazz. Join us for cocktails and partake in delicious late night dining.
PLAYING IN THE LOUNGE
Join us for live music every night after 7:30p.m.
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
Chris Flory has been on the New York jazz scene for 40 years. He worked with Benny Goodman’s sextet for five years and played or recorded with many now-departed jazz masters like Roy Eldridge, Hank Jones, Maxine Sullivan, and Ruby Braff. Chris toured and recorded with tenor-sax legend Scott Hamilton’s group for many years; he has also toured extensively on his own and with other leaders. Chris has six CDs under his own name and has been on more than 50 CDs as a sideman. Learn more about Chris at chrisfloryjazz.com
Marty Ballou is a sought-after session man, performing on recordings in all genres of jazz, blues, folk, and pop, including Sax Gordon’s “Have Horn Will Travel,” David Maxwell’s “Maximum Blues Piano,” and Greg Piccolo’s “Homage.” He’s recorded with jazz legends Jay McShann, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Herb Ellis, and performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival and San Francisco Jazz and Blues Festival. His trio performs regularly at Top of the Hub.
Marshall Wood is one of the most sought after bassists in the Boston area. He has enjoyed a comprehensive career working with true jazz masters for over 40 years. For the last 8 1/2 years, he has been Tony Bennett‘s bassist and is featured on Bennett’s Double Platinum Grammy Award winning album Duets II, as well as concert appearances around the world and multiple TV shows.
April Hall combines her deep roots in southern gospel and blues with an urban soulfulness and jazz sophistication. Her voice, described as “Glorious” by the Boston Globe, is an instrument of astonishing beauty and versatility, capable of ranging from the purest whisper to the most powerful soul-drenched delivery. But her masterful performances are always centered on bringing every song to life through emotional interpretation, playful phrasing, and rock solid rhythm. Jazz Times Magazine writes “The exquisite, soulful vocals of April Hall deliver every lyric with emotion and conviction.” Learn more about April at aprilhall.com
Guitarist Bobby B. Keyes defines our American musical heritage by blending rhythm & blues, country, jazz, rock, pop and swing. His guitar playing is inspired and passionate, his musical taste is exquisite, and his sound is clean and refreshing. Learn more about Bobby at bobbykeyes.net.