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Great Sounds Promotions Smooth Jazz Valentines Concert

Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:30 PM
Redstone Room
VIP $48.50 / | GA $38.50

The Smooth Jazz Valentines Concert will heat up the Redstone Room with R & B Jazz/Vocalist Pianist James Lloyd and Saxophonist Elan Trotman- and quad cities own opening act Craig Heidgerken & Friends “Hubble” contemporary smoky jazz, sizzling R&B, classic funk and smooth grooves.

Tickets to the 15th annual event at the Redstone Room 129 Main St Davenport, are available now at www.smoothjazzseries.com. or via phone 563.505.3703, all major credit cards are accepted.

     
Dinner served at 6:00 PM
The Current Iowa
215 N. Main St. Davenport, IA
EntrĂ©e’s: Flank steak & Chicken Saltimbocca
 
 
VIP: $165.00 per couple
Concert only: $48.50
 
General: $145.00 per couple
Concert only: $38.50
 
 
Pianist James Lloyd is a classically trained, jazz-influenced musician best known as a founding member of the smooth jazz group Pieces of a Dream. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lloyd first began taking piano lessons at age six. Introduced to jazz around age 12, he honed his skills while attending Philadelphia's High School of Performing Arts. By the time he graduated, Lloyd had already formed the trio Pieces of a Dream with fellow Philly natives bassist Cedric Napoleon and drummer Curtis Harmon. Although only in their teens, the members of Pieces of a Dream dazzled audiences with their stylistically innovative mix of jazz, funk, and R&B. For more than 30 years, Lloyd performed and recorded with Pieces of a Dream, releasing such well-received albums as 1981's Pieces of a Dream, 1983's Imagine This, 1986's Joyride, 1993's In Flight, 1997's Pieces, 2001's Acquainted with the Night, 2006's Pillow Talk, and 2013's In the Moment. In 2015, Lloyd delivered his debut full-length solo album, Here We Go!, which featured guest appearances by saxophonists Najee and Gerald Albright.

Saxophonist Elan Trotman, has quickly become one of jazz’s most thrilling and emotive performers as he continues to stand out and push boundaries as a composer, performer, teacher and recording artist. Trotman’s playing, though inspired by Grover WashingtonJr., Kirk Whalum and Najee, displays his own fresh ideas and distinctive tone. So much so that the New England Urban Music Awards, and The Barbados Music Awards both named himJazz Artist of The Year on multiple occasions
 
Craig Heidgeken is a multifaceted Guitarist who’s known for his funky... jazzy ... genre defying style. Craig Heidgeken is a top notch performer, composer and guitar instructor and is currently playing in several musical groups across Eastern Iowa; Songbird Jazz Quartet, The Fez (Steely Dan Tribute), The Uniphonics, The Low Down, Meteor Cat, Reggie and the 3 Notes, and The Channel Cats (weekly jam session band). After years of playing across the U.S., Craig Heidgerken has settled in Davenport, IA to play, teach, and try to inspire the next generation of musicians and audiences. When Craig Heidgeken is not being a busy and sought after guitarist/instructor, he can be found sipping coffee and planning his next musical adventure.