Pieces of a Dream: James Lloyd and Curt Harmon

Kim Waters

Nick Colionne

Eric Roberson

Saturday, April 7 / 2:00 p.m.
WHUR 96.3 FM presents
with special guests

DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $50 (Reserved Seating)

Pieces of a Dream emerged out of Philadelphia’s music scene in 1976, its name based on a cover tune by Stanley Turrentine that the group performed. Keyboardist James Lloyd and drummer Curtis Harmon remain with the band after all these years. They were something special from the beginning. Lloyd and Harmon were swinging so hard as teenagers that the great Count Basie proclaimed them “a tough act to follow.”

But it was another jazz legend, the late Grover Washington Jr., the sax man who made Philadelphia his home, who helped Pieces of a Dream become the internationally known stars they are today. They have toured the world, sold over one million albums, and scored many smooth jazz and R&B radio hits while garnering legions of fan.

The youthful exuberance of those two Philly kids from the mid-1970s is still very much alive in the most fundamental and enduring components of the Pieces experience.

Reflecting that, Pieces has released its 21st album, All In, a joyful 40th anniversary celebration with 10 brilliant originals that run the gamut from in the pocket R&B to sensuous smooth jazz jams that have made them legends. With a stellar production case, All In is a truly special release.

Saxophonist Kim Waters has made a career of writing timeless anthems with insatiable grooves, undeniable hooks and memorable melodies that combine the best of jazz, R&B, funk and soul. This formula has catapulted him to the top of the charts time and time again. Waters is Instantly recognizable for his keen melodic sensibilities and soulful approach to his saxophone.

With a jazz style that is both urban and contemporary, Nick Colionne has blazed a trail to the top of the ranks of today’s stars. Combining jazz, R&B, blues and funk, he has an unmistakable sound and vibe that is instantly recognizable. Colionne takes the guitar to unexpected places every time he performs and his rich baritone vocals delight his audiences.

Grammy nominee, singer, songwriter and producer Eric Roberson continues to break boundaries as an independent artist. Described as the original pioneer of the independent movement in R&B/soul music, Roberson has achieved major milestones in his career, from being a successful songwriter and producer for numerous notable artists as well as headlining sold-out tours across the country. Roberson’s latest project is a three-album compilation Earth, Wind, and Fire.