The Blue Note Jazz Festival (June 10-30) announces late additions, adding more variety to the lineup.
Little Richard, the “architect of rock ‘n’ roll,” is best known the world over for classics like “Tutti Frutti,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Good Golly Miss Molly.” A legend in popular music, People magazine declared "There could not have been a Michael Jackson if there had not been a Little Richard." An inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), Little Richard is a cultural icon not to be missed. He brings his show to the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill June 14.
Cuban-born trumpet virtuoso Arturo Sandoval has evolved into one of the world's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn. One of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, he has been awarded six Grammy Awards and 12 total nominations. His last album, Time for Love (2010), enjoyed three Grammy nominations and won two for Best Album and Best Production. He performs at Highline Ballroom June 11.
Internationally recognized as the world's most renowned dobro player, 13-time Grammy Award winner Jerry Douglas has graced over 2,000 recordings by such distinguished artists as James Taylor, Paul Simon, Ray Charles, Lyle Lovett, Elvis Costello, Garth Brooks, Charlie Haden, Earl Scruggs, Phish, Emmylou Harris, Bill Frisell, and The Chieftains, as well as the eight million-plus-selling soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). Traveler, Douglas's newest album, will be released on June 26th, 2012. He plays June 15 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill featuring Omar Hakim (drums), Viktor Krauss (bass), and Luke Bella (vocals & violin).