Jeff Lorber

Everette Harp

Paul Jackson Jr.

Sunday, April 8 / 10:00 a.m. doors; show 11:30 a.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ Sunday Brunch
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom

Tickets: $50 (Reserved Seating)

Trailblazing pianist, composer, producer and bandleader Jeff Lorber is a consummate artist who continues to push himself to new plateaus. A groundbreaking Fender Rhodes pioneer along with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Joe Sample and Bob James, Lorber has triumphed as one of the most innovative musical minds in contemporary jazz.

The multi Grammy-nominated pianist’s newest CD Prototype is a sterling example of his expansive musical roots, masterfully crafted harmonic and melodic sophistication, irresistible finger-popping grooves and intricate rhythmic sense.

Jeff Lorber Fusion – which has longtime collaborators bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer Gary Novak joining Lorber –- received a 2018 Grammy Award nomination for Prototype in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category.

As the 1990s progressed and smooth jazz artists began incorporating more hip-hop and classic R&B grooves into the music which came to define the genre, Everette Harp found himself ahead of the curve. Working as an accountant for a short time, Harp played in local bands before moving to Los Angeles in 1988. He immediately toured briefly with Teena Marie, and then internationally with Anita Baker. A meteoric rise was predictable because the man plays a smooth, real smooth, sax.

Harp’s signature is his ability to convey powerful emotions via lyrical playing, beautiful melodies and sensuous rhythms.

Born and based in Los Angeles and a member of numerous local bands from his early teens, Paul Jackson, Jr. very quickly established his skill and sensitivity and was soon called upon to do many R&B and pop sessions, as well as jazz dates. Jackson began his own solo recording career in the late 1980s. However, it was not until a decade later that his musical maturity, much imitated distinctive style and significant musical and technical skills made him a favorite among live audiences and his becoming recognized by many as the most recorded guitarist in the world.

Paul has appeared on the recordings of numerous luminaries and has recorded eight of his own albums, the latest being Stories From Stompin’ Willie in 2016.