â€œThe dean of postmodern lounge jazz swing singersâ€¦â€
& The ‘Intimate’ Cocktail Party!
â€œA veritable super-group!â€Â
20th Century Influencedâ€¦
21st Century Influencersâ€¦
Ellington, Mancini, Bacharach, Withers…!?
The unexpected rules…!
In 1998, Mr. Lucky & The Cocktail PartyÂ grabbed manic energy and tuned up the Great American Songbook with a big +plus.Â Â J. Raoul Brody and Ralph Carney assembled an amazing set of jazz musicians to create a fresh, exciting, jazzy soundâ€¦.Â Over one hundred performances later the band continues to evolveâ€” every show is guaranteed dynamic andâ€¦entertaining!Â Â
Featuring these outstanding, top Bay Area musiciansâ€¦
Joshua Raoul Brody: ‘The Maestro’ on piano,
Michael Groh: humming on guitar,
Joe Quigley:Â eclectic bass (Lisa Loebâ€™s â€˜Stayâ€™),
Mr. Lucky: vocals, etc.
Our extravagant and exceptional genius and friend,
Ralph Carney remains on stage with us in spirit.Â
Mr. Lucky has appeared at an amazing array of venuesâ€” from Bimboâ€™s 365 to Lincoln Centerâ€™s Midsummer Festival to Burning Man!
Bay Guardianâ€™sÂ â€˜Best of the Bayâ€™ Saloon Singer!
JazzIz Magazineâ€™s patron saint of the â€˜swing movementâ€™!
RE-search Swing!Â The New Retro Renaissance feature!
The award winning documentary Getting Lucky!
STREAMING SONGS ARE UP…!
Mr. Lucky & The Cocktail Party music is now on all streaming services!
itunes, spotify, amazon and many moreâ€¦
Ask forâ€¦Â “Mr. Lucky & The Cocktail Party”
“Entertaining Jazz”Â featuring Ralph Carney
Moon RiverÂ Â 6:57
Wichita LinemanÂ Â 5:04
Nights in White SatinÂ Â 3:02
Leaving on a Jet PlaneÂ Â 9:09
What the World Needs NowÂ Â Â 8:28
The award winning documentary Getting Luckyâ€¦
ATTACHED PRESS KIT WITH LINKS
TO TRAILER AND 21 MINUTE DOCUMENTARY
Getting Lucky, the documentaryÂ Â Mr. Lucky aka Pierre Merkl is the subject of this 2014 documentary by Oscar Bucher and Evolve Media.Â Â Featured at film festivals including San Francisco DocFest (2016), Venice VICA (2016 winner, Audience Award) and NYC Indie Film Festival (2019).
Contacts & Content
youtube: â€˜luckaroonieâ€™ channel: 50 videos!
soundcloud: Â Mr. Lucky’s music channel….
facebook:Â sign up for show calendar noticesâ€¦
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
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