MAY 2 | JAZZ NIGHT with Ben Paterson
Swingin’ Nights with Judy Carmichael and Friends
A Celebration of Oscar Peterson and Nat King Cole
“Ben Paterson is as soulful a pianist/organist as exists anywhere.” --Downbeat Magazine
Pianist Ben Paterson continues the tradition of bouncy, infectious swing established by Nat 'King' Cole and Oscar Peterson, mixing sophisticated improvisation with heavy doses of the blues to deliver soulful and engaging performances.
Also an accomplished vocalist, Ben has just the right set of skills to pay tribute to these two musical greats, combining masterful technique with an always joyful groove.
Ben recently won First Prize at the inaugural Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition.
Grammy nominated pianist/vocalist, Judy Carmichael, the host of our Loading Dock Jazz Inspired Series, will join Ben with her Peggy Lee inspired vocals for a celebratory evening of swinging music and soulful blues.