Tonight’s Sessions at South on Main features Surprise Jazz All Stars

Sessions :: Surprise Jazz All Stars Acclaimed 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’s concert is a surprise.  MarQuis has not released the names of the artists, but given the caliber of musicians he knows and has already featured, it is guaranteed to be an evening of hot jazz!

The shows begin at 8 PM. Tickets are $10 at the door. Dinner and cocktails are available before and during the show. Your ticket guarantees admission, but does not guarantee a table. Call 501-244-9660 to reserve a table. These shows are expected to sell out; call today to avoid disappointment.

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

The Ted Ludwig Trio tonight on the South on Main stage

Ted Ludwig TrioThe Wednesday night Sessions Series at South on Main continues tonight with the acclaimed and very popular Ted Ludwig Trio.

Acclaimed 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.

Hailing from New Orleans, acclaimed seven-string jazz guitarist, Ted Ludwig, has been a part of the jazz scene for over two decades. Throughout that time period, he has dazzled audiences with countless club performances, festivals, and recordings. He has released four albums with the Infrared Record Label as a leader and many more as a versatile sideman and co leader. Ted consistently receives accolades from critics and musicians alike for his astonishing virtuosity, technique and prolific originality.

Ted has performed with notable contemporaries such as; Ellis Marsalis, Peter Bernstein, Bob Dorough, Larry Coryell, Nathan East, Nicholas Payton, Howard Alden, Mundell Lowe, Rick Margitza, Julian Labro, Steve Masakowski, John Ellis, Tony Dagradi, Mike Pellera, Jason Marsalis, Ron Eschete’, Johnny Vidacovich, Herlin Riley, and many more.

Ted has been the recipient of an ASCAP award, the Louis Armstrong award, and the Overture to the Cultural Season award. In 2016, Ted was the youngest inductee into The Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame.

Ted’s brand of jazz is unique. He possesses a lyrical style and his guitar sings with clarity and emotion. His rhythm and timing are exquisite and his fingering technique is second to none.

Ted’s Trio:

Ted Ludwig – Guitar

Joe Vick – Upright Bass (An impressive jazz and classical career spanning four decades)

Brian Brown – Percussion (A stellar touring and performing career spanning five decades)

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.

MarQuis & MOOD headline tonight’s Oxford American Local Live at South on Main

llsom marquisTonight (Wednesday, December 9) at 7:30 PM—Join the Oxford American magazine for this week’s Local Live concert at South on Main, featuring MarQuis & MOOD! As always, Local Live is free and open to the public. To guarantee a table/seat for this popular series, call ahead at (501) 244-9660.

 

Marquis Hunt, a.k.a. MarQuis, is a Stellar Award nominated recording artist most noted for his soprano sax ability. MarQuis has performed, written, and produced for Grammy and Dove Award-nominated albums. This Delta-born Arkansas native has gathered to himself a band of musicians called MOOD who together make up over fifty years of combined professional and skillful experience. His brand of jazz is soulful, sultry, spirited, and smooth—guaranteed to pierce the heart of his audience. MarQuis is also a published writer and poet, and he is known to combine elements of spoken word with his live performances.