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Thursday, May 10th
9:30pm-12:30am |$10/$20
FROM NYC

THE MIKE KING TRIO FT. THOMAS PRIDGEN ON DRUMS “A JAZZ TRIBUTE TO WE THE PEOPLE!”

Virtuosic pianist and Chicagoan native Michael King, began playing drums in his local church band at the early age of 4. This fortuitously melodic schooling nurtured an undeniable affinity to the piano and organ, the very seat that he began to occupy, by ear, at age 14. Mr. King is an alumni of Lincoln Park High School and the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory. He was selected to attend the Thelonious Monk Institute and The Ravinia Jazz Scholars program on merit scholarships.

Michael has performed with Bobby Watson, Kevin Eubanks, Dave Liebeman, Gary Bartz, Billy Hart, Joel Frahm, Rufus Reid, & Antonio Hart, among others. Currently you can catch Mr. King touring internationally with incredible talents such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Robin Eubanks, Marquis Hill, Theo Croker, Soul Understated, Melissa Aldana, & Marcus Printup.

Pridgen won the Guitar Center Drum-Off at age 9 and at age 10 was the youngest recipient for a Zildjian endorsement in the nearly 40-year history of the company. Pridgen is also naturally left-handed, but plays the drum kit as if he is a right-hander with his kit set-up right-handed. Thomas has studied with David Garibaldi, Walfredo Reyes, Sr., Troy Lucketta, and Curtis Nutall. He endorses DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Audix Microphones, and ProMark Drumsticks. Thomas was also the recipient of a 4-year scholarship to Berklee College of Music in 1999 at the age of 15; he was the youngest musician to ever receive this scholarship. He has played in clinics with Walfredo Reyes, Jr. and Dennis Chambers. By his teenage years he had already done studio sessions with many Bay Area Gospel artists.

In 2007, Pridgen became the new permanent drummer for The Mars Volta. Pridgen’s style on Bedlam in Goliath used “blistering 32nd-note full-set combinations, stunning single-stroke rolls, and blazing single bass drum patterns” along with creative and precise paradiddle technique.

Besides his work with The Mars Volta, he has also been involved with Christian Scott and Wicked Wisdom. Thomas, for some time, was working with singer Keyshia Cole as her live and session drummer and being her music director. He also was featured alongside Tony Royster Jr., Eric Moore, and others in drumming DVD entitled “Shed Sessions”, a Gospel Chops DVD.

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KAMASI WASHINGTON’S DRUMMER JONATHAN PINSON & HIS BOOM CLAP! FEATURING MELOGIA

CLOSED THIS EVENING

SULTRY VOCALIST LILAN KANE & HER BAND

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

STEVEN LUGERNER’S SLUGish ENSEMBLE

NATE SMITH + KINFOLK

NATE SMITH + KINFOLK

NATE SMITH + KINFOLK

MIKE BLANKENSHIP + SPOOKY FOX

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE HRISTO VITCHEV HAMMOND B3 TRIO FT. LORCA HART (DRUMS) & BRIAN HO (HAMMOND B3 ORGAN)

DANILO Y GRUPO UNIVERSAL

BRAD MILLER + SHARIQ TUCKER + PATRICK BARTLEY

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

BIG YUKI + BRAD MILLER + SHARIQ TUCKER + PATRICK BARTLEY

SULTRY VOCALIST LILAN KANE & HER BAND

BIG YUKI + BRAD MILLER + SHARIQ TUCKER + PATRICK BARTLEY

MARK ROBINSON “SONGS OF FRANK!”

BIG YUKI + BRAD MILLER + SHARIQ TUCKER + PATRICK BARTLEY

BIG YUKI + BRAD MILLER + SHARIQ TUCKER + PATRICK BARTLEY

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARKE & WOBBLY WORLD

THE NEW YORK JAZZ TRIO

GIVETON GELIN QUINTET

THE NEW YORK JAZZ TRIO

GIVETON GELIN QUINTET

CAMILA MEZA & ADI MEYERSON

GIVETON GELIN QUINTET

CAMILA MEZA & ADI MEYERSON

GIVETON GELIN QUINTET

THE NEW YORK JAZZ TRIO

GIVETON GELIN QUINTET

KEYON HARROLD – THE MUGICIAN REISSUE – LIVE ALBUM RECORDING FT. A VERY SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST!

KEYON HARROLD – THE MUGICIAN REISSUE – LIVE ALBUM RECORDING FT. A VERY SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST!

KEYON HARROLD – THE MUGICIAN REISSUE – LIVE ALBUM RECORDING FT. GRAMMY-WINNING VOCALIST BILAL!

KEYON HARROLD – THE MUGICIAN REISSUE – LIVE ALBUM RECORDING FT. GRAMMY-WINNING VOCALIST BILAL!

KEYON HARROLD – THE MUGICIAN REISSUE – LIVE ALBUM RECORDING FT. GRAMMY-WINNING VOCALISTS BILAL & KENNETH WHALUM!

KEYON HARROLD – THE MUGICIAN REISSUE – LIVE ALBUM RECORDING FT. GRAMMY-WINNING VOCALISTS BILAL & KENNETH WHALUM!

KEYON HARROLD: THE MUGICIAN REISSUE – LIVE ALBUM RECORDING FT. BRITISH R&B SENSATION DALEY!

KEYON HARROLD: THE MUGICIAN REISSUE – LIVE ALBUM RECORDING FT. BRITISH R&B SENSATION DALEY!

THE JAZZ VOCALS OF REN GEISICK!

MATHIS PICARD & SOUND ORCHESTRA

THE JAZZ VOCALS OF REN GEISICK!

MATHIS PICARD & SOUND ORCHESTRA

MATHIS PICARD SOLO STRIDE PIANO

MATHIS PICARD & SOUND ORCHESTRA

CLOSED THIS EVENING

CLOSED THIS EVENING

LILAN KANE LEADING THE BLACK CAT JAM!

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

CLOSED THIS EVENING

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