The Jackie Myers Band play beautiful, captivating, complex music. Some call the style “groove” or “funk.” Others don’t try to name it and just like to listen to the flavors of blues, jazz, and funk. It's the sound of blue-eyed soul...
$9 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
The sound of blue-eyed soul. Beautiful, captivating, complex, and always with an edge. That’s the sound of The Jackie Myers Band. Some call the style “groove” or “funk.” Others don’t try to name it and just like to listen to the flavors of blues, jazz, funk, and soul. It’s a sound that Patrick Dennis of Austin’s Mix 94.7 called “fabulous.” The Austin-based Jackie Myers Band can sometimes be found packing the best venues in Austin. At other times these traveling troubadours can be found in San Antonio, Dallas, or relentlessly touring all across America, playing all manner of clubs, venues, and festivals.
Wherever they go, JMB features the songs of singer/songwriter/pianist Jackie Myers. Jackie’s creative talent is showcased on the band’s two cd’s: Count to Three, released in 2010, and Ten Foot Twins, released in 2012. Count to Three shows a blossoming talent exploring musical boundaries. This is on display in, among others, Clueless and Penniless, an emotionally riveting portrayal of love gone awry, as well as the irreverent and tempo-jumping Jimmie B. 'Ten Foot Twins' shows the evolution of a songwriter and a band committed to refining their art. Jackie Myers shows off her vocal prowess and piano-playing chops on All for You. She explores moods from love to indifference to human compassion in Love Song, Not Now, and the socially-conscious Left Behind. Instrumentation on both cd’s includes the best from Austin’s rich musical community including, on Ten Foot Twins, guitarist Mike Brinley and the nationally-renowned trumpeter Ephraim Owens, who has played with Mumford & Sons, Sheryl Crow, and Austin-based Black Red Black.
The band is working on a third CD that will feature more original scores from Jackie Myers.
Myles Brown is a professional guitarist and songwriter out of Atlanta, GA. Having studied at The Berklee College of Music, GA State, and the Atlanta Institute of Music, he has developed into a fierce electric guitar slinger, a performing classical & jazz guitarist, and a composer of symphonic music, jazz, funk, jam, dance / pop, and instrumental world music.
Over the last 12 years he has spent his time touring the Southeast with The Soundmen, the Funk/Rock/Fusion band he co-founded, playing jazz and classical music, and composing music for orchestras and classical ensembles. He is just as comfortable writing a pulsing dance / pop song as he is a big band number or symphonic work.
"Myles is one of my favorite musicians in Atlanta. In addition to his jaw dropping guitar playing, he is a great band leader who always makes sure that the music keeps folks dancing and smiling." — Tinsley Ellis