Macy Blackman Mighty Fines

Thursday, August 31st – 7:30-9:30 pm
Macy Blackman’s Mighty Fine Trio

Bring $10 for the band and $10 for hurricane relief – through the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund established by Houston mayor Sylvester Turner and administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

It’s Macy Blackman’s Mighty Fine Trio!

Macy is a piano professor of the first water.

Says jazz writer Andrew Gilbert in Berkeleyside, “Macy is as comfortable rockin’ Ellington and Gershwin as he is swingin’ Joe Turner and Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson.”

But it’s New Orleans’ music that’s at the heart of so much of Macy Blackman’s music, ever since the mid 70’s when he began to specialize in New Orleans R&B after forming a tight bond of friendship with one of its masters, drummer Charles “Hungry” Williams.

As for his trio, Nancy Wright is a hard swinging tenor player and a dynamite singer with a reputation, cds and performance history that just doesn’t quit. And bassist Bing Nathan has been the coolest cat and the hippest rhythm player on the San Francisco scene for decades.

Come down to Bird & Beckett Thursday, August 31st and take a stroll with Macy, Nancy and Bing through the music of such legends as Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas and other giants of New Orleans jazz and R&B. Throw in the Clovers and a little what-have-you and you’ll have a grand old time.  What we wouldn’t give for a little frim fram sauce with chafafa on the side… By the bye, it’s BYOB at B&B these days, so grab yourself something in a brown paper bag and come on down!

Read Andrew Gilbert’s article on the Mighty Fines here:  Getting Frisky with Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines

More here: Macy reviews

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