Good news! Dave Noonan's new island-jazz ensemble is playing their third ever concert this Saturday at The Root Cellar, our Greenfield MA home base venue. We had the group for their debut concert as part of our Peace & Rhythm Presents weekly series last summer/fall and the results, musically and crowd-wise, have been quite pleasing for the first two shows. This group is a collection of some of the finest musicians in the region and their blend of Ernest Ranglin-inspired jazz, Marvin Gaye-inspired soul and roots reggae is quite a flavorful recipe. This time out they present a special Bob Marley-inspired set. We greatly look forward to this.
(pictured: Jamemurrell Stanley & Dave Noonan, live at The Root Cellar)
Dave Noonan's Green Island returns to The Root Cellar for a hot Saturday night of reggae, afro jazz, ska, funk, soul, maybe a love song or two, and whatever else we can conjure up.
We'll also be paying special tribute to Bob Marley and the Wailing Wailers on this night, with a selection of tunes not usually performed by the band.
Saturday February 4, 2017.
Doors at 8:30, music at 9:00.
$7.00 at the door, tix also available in advance!
The band, as always, is comprised of some of the best people and players out there.
Ras Jahn Bullock-vocals (The Alchemystics)
Ian I-vocals, guitar (The Alchemystics)
Jon Weeks-tenor and soprano saxophone (Creación)
Cliff White-baritone and alto saxophone (Wadada Leo Smith)
Kat Rapacki-trombone (The Mary Jane Jones)
Dan Thomas-guitar (Llama Lasanga)
Jay Metcalf-keyboards (Ras Spectiv)
Chris Ball-bass (The Alchemystics)
Jamemurrell Stanley-percussion (Max Creek)
El Rey Mateo-percussion (The Alchemystics)
We look forward to playing for you! See you on the dance floor!
The Root Cellar offers a comfortable, casual, and classy environment to listen to music, dance and relax with your friends, and enjoy some of the best beverages in the valley, as well as a secluded outdoor space to breathe in some fresh air and do your thing.
We love to perform here-the vibes are always nice and easy.
Come on down and take a load off with us.