Come enjoy a night of jazz featuring New Orleans based jazz-fusion band, Burris along side local jazz drummer and band leader Jack Jones and his Quartet! The night will start off with Burris, known for their soulful southern vocals complimented by eclectic jazz instrumentalists. Then rounding out the set will be the Jack Jones Quartet. Stick around afterwards for Red Light Cafe's weekly jazz jam at 9pm!
Doors @ 6 PM
Burris is a New Orleans based jazz-rock band described as "Louisiana Rock-topus!" and is comprised of founding member/songwriter/vocalist Christopher Burris Hochkeppel, along with a rotating cast of collaborators including drummer Tyler Hanson, Pianist Ben Herrington, Bassists Stephen Bohnstengel and Andrew Moss, Saxophonist Kevin McMann, Violinist Anton Zholondz and Auxiliary Percussionist Matt Murray. The nationally touring band has performed at French Quarter Fest, Festival International, Bethlehem's Musikfest and more. The band released it's debut, full length album Meant To Be in October 2015 and released three new singles in summer 2016. Collectively, members of Burris have shared the stage with George Porter Jr., Rebirth Brass Band, Snarky Puppy, The Revivalists, Louisiana’s Leroux, Grace Potter, GIVERS and many more.
A native of Northern Louisiana, Jack Jones began playing music by sitting in with his father’s bands at the age of 9. His father a drummer and mother a banjo player and vocalist, he was immersed at an early age in the full range of American music. This would set the pace for a musician that brings the same intent to all styles of music, and this is reflected in his compositional approach. As a sideman, Jack has played drums with numerous musicians in all styles: from classic rock and soul with Atlanta’s Mike Veal Band, traditional blues with The Breeze Kings, jazz with Kevin Bales and the Joe Gransden Big Band, and as an orchestral percussionist with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra.
His quartet stemmed out of a collaboration with Saxophonist, Chris Otts, and guitarist, Trevor Wolford while in Graduate school at Georgia State University. The original compositions feature an “electric jazz” concept with an emphasis on the freedom granted through improvisation. The character and choices of the members are key to bringing the music to life, and allowing the individual voices of the musicians to speak is the ultimate goal of the music.