John Bush Quintet pays tribute to John Coltrane tonight on the South on Main stage

Sessions :: Jon Bush Quintet's tribute to John ColtraneAcclaimed saxophonist, MarQuis Hunt, is curating and hosting the month-long “Jazz in July All-Stars” Sessions series at South on Main each Wednesday in July.

Tonight (July 17), Coltrane fans will not want to miss the John Bush tribute to John Coltrane.  The shows begin at 8 PM. Tickets are $10 at the door. Dinner and cocktails are available before and during the show. Call 501-244-9660 to reserve a table. These shows are expected to sell out; call today to avoid disappointment.

John Bush grew up with a solid musical background during the mid-1950’s and 60’s in Little Rock during a time when the city produced more world-class jazz greats than can be named here. John then moved west to study, live, and work both in the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle. From the mid-1960’s through the 1980’s those cities had clubs and thriving jazz communities where a multitude of both local and visiting jazz musicians provided abundant opportunities for session playing. The opportunity to “hang out” and to sit-in with the Masters was a life’s blessing for John.

The John Bush Quintet will be playing a tribute to John Coltrane’s unique treatment of jazz standards.

John Bush’s Quintet: (All very gifted)
John Bush – Saxophone
Kelley Hurt – Vocals
Chris Michaels – Bass
Chris W. Parker – Keys
Bryan Withers – Drums

Rev. G and the Gospel Allstars headline South on Main Gospel Brunch today

pic_rev_g_and_gospel_allstars_copy.jpg.190x140_q60_cropA first for Little Rock! – Join The Oxford American for South on Main’s first ever Gospel Brunch! Two sets of live music will be performed between 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM featuring Rev. G and the Gospel Allstars. There is a $10 per person cover charge.

Seating is available first come, first served when the doors open at 10:00 AM.  No reservations are being taken for this event.

Rev. G and the Gospel Allstars includes Arkansas artists and musicians Greg Spradlin, Mable Bealer (a Tru-Soul recording artist), Chris Michaels, and Jonathan “J-Roc” Burks performing classic southern gospel favorites from Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Staple Singers, Sam Cooke, and more.

YTOG featuring Matt Dickson on tap for Local Live at South on Main tonight

ytog_cropped.jpg.190x140_q60_cropJoin the Oxford American magazine at South on Main this week for the free Local Live music series, welcoming YTOG featuring Matt Dickson! Call ahead and make a reservation to ensure your seat.

YTOG is a group of Little Rock musicians that have been forming a bond over the last two years.  Little Rock stalwarts Ted Seibs (drums) and Walter Henderson (trumpet) anchor a band steeped in local musical culture and tradition.  Chris Michaels (bass), Matt Dickson (saxophone), and Chris Parker (piano) round out the quintet.

The music gets going at 7:30 p.m.  In order to assure a place to view them, show up early – grab a bite or a drink.