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Pretzel Logic--A Steely Dan Revue
Special Encore Event
Performance of the Month
With such memorable hits like Reelin’ In The Years, Peg, Josie and FM, Pretzel Logic--A Steely Dan Revue travels the United States playing concerts, festivals, and corporate events as the premier band in the country performing the music of the legendary Steely Dan.
While the multi-faceted members easily evoke eclectic sounds of jazz harmony, rock licks, polished vocals and complex rhythms, they also literally have the DNA of Steely Dan embedded in their group. Bassist Jake Feldman, son of Steely Dan’s own Victor Feldman, generates the band’s heartbeat, which skyrockets Pretzel Logic to a level of unmatched eminence and authenticity.
Audiences embrace Pretzel Logic’s pulse-pounding tempos, blend of jazz-pop fusion and funky rhythmic sounds that made Steely Dan popular. Listeners feel the music. Sip in the smooth vocals. Rouse to the beat and dance. Such tightly-woven tunes, melodic hooks, funky grooves and soul-soothing sounds have created loyal fans in every city which the band visits. In grand or intimate theaters, indoor or outdoor arenas, corporate events or public venues, Pretzel Logic’s unforgettable performance delivers.
This performance was originally recorded live on July 27, 2017, at Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, CA.
Live from MIM
Contemporary jazz icon Keiko Matsui has won the hearts of fans all over the world with her free spirit, creative genius, and sheer talent.
As one of the most recognized artists in the genre, Matsui has worked with some of the greats—including Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, and Bob James—and has sold over 1.2 million records in the US alone, in addition to countless sold-out appearances in concert halls across the globe. Known for her elegant and memorable piano melodies, Matsui has said, "[I] always wanted to write melodies that stay in people’s hearts like traditional music or classical music, where the music lives on for centuries”.
Enjoy this special concert from one of the brightest stars in instrumental music. Afterwards, visit Keiko's website keikomatsui.com and preview selections from her latest release Echo.
This unedited performance was originally streamed live and broadcast from Musical Instrument Museum on April 30, 2019, in Phoenix, AZ.
*photo by: Sandrine Lee
Special Encore Event
Performance of the Month
Inspired keyboardist, composer, prolific studio musician, and producer, Brian Simpson is a master of all he purveys. His eloquent approach to playing, sophisticated harmonics sense, bluesy overtones, R&B flavor, and keen sense on how to craft a song that stands the test of time have made him the go-to man for many.
Through the years, Simpson has been revered for his unparalleled ability to compose unforgettable melodies and irresistible grooves. Simpson’s breakthrough as a solo artist began in 2005 with the #1 radio hit “It’s All Good.” The title track of It’s All Good proved instantly and joyfully prophetic, as it hit #1 on the Radio & Records Smooth Jazz Airplay chart and remained in the Top 5 for four months. His follow-up single “Saturday Cool” went Top 15.
He has toured with some of the greats of recent jazz history, including George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Larry Carlton, George Howard, Billy Cobham, and Gerald Albright. Brian has been the musical director for jazz saxophonist Dave Koz for nearly 20 years, and almost a decade the Musical Director of the ambitious and highly popular Smooth Jazz Cruise.
This performance was originally recorded live on August 4, 2016, at Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, CA.
Live from Laurel Canyon
Songs & Stories of American Folk-Rock
Talented artists Khani Cole, Brian Chartrand, and Kip Fox journey through the classic songs and stories from this special neighborhood that cultivated an era in music that defined a generation and influenced generations to come. Live from Laurel Canyon: Songs & Stories of American Folk-Rock is a tribute performance to one of the most influential eras of American pop music.
Laurel Canyon Boulevard, which sits high above Los Angeles, California, and winds down to intersect with Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, has been home to many musical legends, including The Byrds, Carole King, James Taylor, the Mamas and the Papas, Joni Mitchell, Eagles, Jim Morrison, Neil Young, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. This special concert will take you on a journey back in time through the musical history of Laurel Canyon and its vast influence.
This unedited performance was originally streamed live and broadcast from Musical Instrument Museum on May 6, 2019, in Phoenix, AZ.
photo by: Katie Kreiser
Davina & The Vagabonds
Live from MIM
Since exploding onto the scene in 2005, Davina & The Vagabonds have grown from a down-and-dirty blues band into one of the most exciting acoustic ensembles on the international stage. This high-energy quintet has established itself with a stellar live show, a professional look, and good old-fashioned hard work.
With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band draws from the last 100 years of American music and is converting audiences one show at a time. As you'll see and hear in this special event, DATV’s shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice. Davina is a true original.
This unedited performance was originally streamed live and broadcast from Musical Instrument Museum on May 30, 2019, in Phoenix, AZ.
photo by Garret Born
Special Encore EventPerformance of the Month
More than 25 years after Melissa Manchester released Tribute, her 1989 album that honored the great female singers who influenced her, she turns the tables with The Fellas, a radiant encomium to the men, including Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Tony Bennett, and Dean Martin, and the iconic songs they made famous.
Singing with a verve and emotional vulnerability that immediately captivates, the Grammy-winner inventively re-imagines these beloved standards, which you'll witness in this special rebroadcast of her recent live-streamed concert event. She turns “Chances Are” into a sly bossa nova and scats with seemingly impossible ease on “Love Is Just Around the Corner,” while bringing an understated urgency to “Night and Day.”
Like many of the men she salutes on The Fellas, Manchester’s career is remarkable not only for its longevity and accomplishments, but for its versatility. Following her time as a founding member of Bette Midler’s backing singers and dancers, the Harlettes, Manchester’s tremendously successful solo career brought her critical and commercial acclaim. Since her debut release Home To Myself in 1973, Manchester has launched a string of chart-toppers including “Midnight Blue,” “Don't Cry Out Loud”, and “Through The Eyes Of Love (Theme from Ice Castles)".
This unedited performance was originally streamed and broadcast LIVE on June 22, 2019, from Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ.
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