Chicago-based vocalist Colby Beserra and NYC keyboard whiz Dan Lipton bring their strong musicality and love of a good song to the Jukebox Saloon. Inspired by the classic Tony Bennett / Bill Evans duo records, a pair of pros strips down and re-engineers their favorite songs with a sense of musical adventure. Beserra and Lipton create unique, jazzed-out interpretations of songs you know and songs they'd like you to hear.
Their debut album Jukebox Saloon Vol.1 was a strictly piano-voice affair, featuring songs by Beck, Cowboy Junkies, Led Zeppelin, John Hartford, Paul McCartney and more. Jukebox Saloon Vol. 2 expands the duo’s palette with full band arrangements. Beserra and Lipton anchor a cohort of Chicago & NYC musicians with a range of special guests: Chris Botti on trumpet, harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy, jazz violinist Zach Brock from Snarky Puppy, Natalie Cressman on trombone from Trey Anastasio Band, and vocalist Jo Lampert. Vol. 2 tackles songs by Gillian Welch, George Michael, Stone Temple Pilots, Shelby Lynne, Lionel Richie, Gram Parsons and The Police. Jukebox Saloon Vol. 2 is out September 27 on Yellow Sound Label.
Tuesday, October 2 at 7pm
Birdland Theater, 315 West 44 Street, NYC
$30 cover, $10 food/drink minimum
www.BirdlandJazz.com or 212-581-3080