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Toph-E & the Pussycats and John-Pousette Dart Band Set for the Canal Room 6/30
Toph-E & the Pussycats will play the famed Canal Room on June 30. The band features Clifford Carter on keys, Will Lee on bass & vocals, Chris Parker on drums and featuring the great StEve Wilson on alto & soprano saxes.Founded in 2000, Toph-E & The Pussycats is a group of well respected and professional musicians who share a great love for rhythm and blues-and play it in an experimental jazz context. Based in New York City, they share an impressive list of credits and career connections.Chris Parker, drums, has been a member of The Brecker Brothers, Stuff, Joe Cool, and NBC's Saturday Night Live. He has toured with Bob Dylan, Bette Midler, Joe Cocker, and Paul Simon. He has recorded with Donald Fagen, Ashford and Simpson, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, James Brown, Salt ‘n' Pepa, MiLes Davis and Cher.Will Lee, on bass and vocals, hails from The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS, and The Fab Faux. He has performed and appeared on numerous recordings with Frank Sinatra, Bette Midler, Barbara Streisand, Mick Jagger, Steely Dan, and James Brown. Clifford Carter, on piano and keyboards, has been the pianist with Patti Scialfa, recorded and toured with James Taylor, Bryan Ferry, Betty Buckley, Melissa Errico and Brethren Crazed Man and the Wildlife Ensemble.The bill also features the John-Pousette Dart Band.Tickets for the event may be purchased online at www.canalroom.com or by calling the box office at 212-941-8100.