Yonrico Scott, Joseph Patrick Moore and Nick Rosen perform as a trio — The Yonrico Scott Band — at a special 10pm late show at Atlanta's Red Light Café!
Doors @ 9:30 PM
By age seven, Yonrico Scott was playing professionally with several gospel groups in Detroit, Michigan – primarily, as a direct result of the unwavering encouragement and support of his late mother, Ruth Scott, a talented gospel vocalist and performer.
By age fourteen, Yonrico began private study with Motown drummer, George Hamilton. His musical accomplishments continued throughout college, and during his freshman year at Kentucky State University, he was voted, 'Drummer of the Year.' He later transferred to the University of Kentucky to study with Dave Davenport, Professor of Percussion and Principal Timpanist of the Lexington Philharmonic, where he received a B.A. in Performance Percussion in 1978.
In 1979, Yonrico accepted an Artist in Residency assignment in Atlanta, GA, with The Neighborhood Arts Center’s Department of Cultural Affairs. It wasn’t long afterwards that Yonrico became one of Atlanta's most sought-after studio drummers. Since 1995, Yonrico has been touring the world as a member of the Derek Trucks Band (DTB) (The dTb is a Sony Music Entertainment artist with recent television appearances on the CBS Early Show, the Conan O’Brien Show, & A&E’s Breakfast in the Arts, among others). Their self-titled debut CD was released on Landslide Records in October 1997. Since then, the band has released six additional recordings: Out of the Madness, Joyful Noise, Soul Serenade, Live at the Georgia Theatre, Songlines, and most recently, Already Free. As of December 2012, Yonrico Scott now tours and records with the band, Royal Southern Brotherhood.
The DTB has headlined the popular ‘Blues Cruise’ and ‘Jam Cruise,’ and completed multiple tours of Japan & Europe. They’ve opened for and performed with artists such as: BB King, Eric Clapton, Santana, Buddy Guy, Joe Satriani, John Popper, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Gregg Allman and Friends, Gov’t Mule, Leftover Salmon, Taj Mahal, Little Milton, Mavis Staples, and Otis Rush. Yonrico also collaborates & tours internationally with Grammy Award Winner, Earl Klugh, and his own band, the Yonrico Scott Band (YSB), which includes Kofi Burbridge, Keys/Flute, and Todd Smallie/Joseph Patrick Moore, Bass.
Throughout his musical career, Yonrico has recorded and/or performed with a Who’s Who list of well-known artists. Most recently, he has collaborated with The Ying Yang Twins and Outkast. Other notable artists include Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Peabo Bryson, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Chuck Berry, George Howard, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Joshua Redman, George Benson, Anita Baker, Tinsley Ellis, The Allman Brothers Band, Susan Tedeschi, Kansas, John Scofield, Bruce Hampton, Cecil Bridgewater, Alvin Batiste, Gary Burton, Fiji Mariners, Andrew White, Gregg Allman, John Denver, Ben E. King, The 3 Degrees, The Supremes, Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh, The Lexington Philharmonic, and The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, among others. Yonrico's Broadway tour performances include The Wiz, 5 Guys Named Moe, and Dream Girls.
Yonrico’s endorsements include Pearl Drums, Ziljian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, LP Percussion, and Everyone's Drumming.
Discography Note: Throughout the 1980's to the Present, Yonrico has enjoyed working with various composers and arrangers for a multitude of commercial recordings for advertising/ commercials, jingles, individual songs, etc. Probably one of the more important recordings of this nature, working with Producer, Tim McCabe, Yonrico collaborated with Ray Charles to re-record Georgia's State Song, Georgia On My Mind. Additional composers Yonrico has worked with include Bill Meyers, Jim Ellis, Jack Turner, and Steve Holts, among others.
For nearly two decades Joseph Patrick Moore has been touring, recording, and establishing himself as an artist with a unique voice and a diversity of talents. His skills as bassist; composer; arranger; producer; author; educator and founding partner of both Blue Canoe Digital and Blue Canoe Records illustrate why he is a highly sought after musician. Moore's music and creative vision echoe the spirits of Quincy Jones; Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis to name a few.
Joseph Patrick Moore was born in Knoxville, Tn., on October 1, 1969. He was first introduced to music by his parents and sisters, who encouraged him to study music through the public school's band program. At the age of seven Moore began his musical studies on alto saxophone. His band director, Chet Hedgecoth, was an early mentor giving young Joseph words of wisdom, practice tips, and encouragement throughout his school years. Upon entering high school, Joseph began playing drums in marching band while continuing his saxophone studies. In his sophomore year he picked up an electric bass and was immediately transfixed by the rumble and thunder of the instrument. Soon thereafter the saxophone and drums took the back seat against his passion for the bass. The need and thirst for instruction led the emerging bassist to Rusty Holloway, an alumnus of Woody Herman and instructor at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Holloway influenced Joseph to further his musical studies at the college level. Securing a full academic scholarship, Moore entered UTK with a concentration on electric and double bass, majoring in classical studies and jazz performance. Under the tutelage of Rusty Holloway; Donald Brown; Jerry Coker, and the rest of the talented UTK music staff, Joseph remained there until 1991.
After two and a half years in Knoxville, Moore transferred to The University of Memphis in order to pursue more professional performing opportunities. Shortly after his arrival in Memphis, JPM was gigging nightly with The Charlie Wood Trio (a B-3 jazz and R&B soaked combo) on Beale Street at The King's Palace Cafe. During this time he continued to develop his skills through studio work, teaching, and performing. He worked with James Williams; Doug Wamble; The Memphis Groovetet; Marie Osmond; Jerry Lewis; Herb Ellis; Carol Channing, and many others. During this time he also received the prestigious Milt Hinton Scholarship to further his jazz studies. In 1996 Moore financed, arranged, and produced his first solo effort, "Never Never Land". It is an elaborate and inspired recording, thought to be one of the finest jazz albums to ever be recorded in Memphis. This debut cd received airplay nationwide, charted on CMJ, and Moore received a nomination for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences premier player award (Memphis chapter/April, 1997).
Later that year, Moore moved to his current home base in Atlanta Georgia. Soon after his arrival there he was snapped up by Capricorn recording artist Col. Bruce Hampton & The Fiji Mariners. Cult legend and jamband guru Hampton regularly invited guest artists to sit in with the band, allowing Moore to network and create musical dialogues with icons such as Jimmy Herring; Warren Haynes; John Popper; Derek Trucks; Oteil Burbridge; Phish members Jon Phishman and Mike Gordon; Shawn Lane; Vassar Clements; Buddy Miles; Michael Ray, and many others.
After his four year tour of duty with Col. Bruce, Joseph performed locally in Atlanta and on national tours with the likes of Leo Neocentelli (Meters, Neville Bros.) and the eclectic bluegrass fusion "hickhop" band Blueground Undergrass. After two years with Blueground Undergrass he closed out his stint with a farewell performance at NYC's famed Bottom Line. And, during this period Moore released two more cd's, this time more funk, world beat oriented, entitled "Soul Cloud" and "Alone Together".
Not content with these outstanding achievements, in 2003 JPM formed Blue Canoe Records. He recognized the need to put together a label that would not only feature his own music but would provide an outlet for the creativity of other musicians and without the commercial pressures that have become the norm throughout the industry. Additionally in 2003 he formed Blue Canoe Digital, a Music Licensing and Marketing Company focused on creating new opportunities for emerging independent artists, while connecting media clients with the best in new music. Both Blue Canoe Records and Blue Canoe Digital is a testimonial to the underlying idealism of great music and the vision of Joseph Patrick Moore.
Throughout the years 2003-2013, Joseph maintained a hectic touring and recording schedule. Releasing five independent solo efforts and working with many estimeed artists such as: Stewart Copeland (The Police), Lisa Kelly/Chloe Agnew (Celtic Woman), Earl Klugh, Bob James, Michael Tolcher (A&M/J Records), Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks Band) and Bo Bice (American Idol) to name a few. During these years, Joseph performed in 46 of the 50 US states as well as several world tours that included Russia, Canada, Mexico, Japan, UK, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Italy, South Africa, and the Czech Republic.
In 2014 Joseph formed the rock band, The RockTronix and they recorded their debut album titled, "Magnificent Obsession". The entire process was captured in a Music Documentary Movie titled, "Magnificent Obsession (movie)" and directed by Robert Paul. Currently in 2015, Joseph is focusing on dates with The RockTronix as well as solo dates/clinics and several exciting recording projects.
Soulful… When you listen to Nick Rosen play, that is the one word that comes to mind. Though he is a technical virtuoso on his instrument and capable of playing in all styles with true effortlessness, Nick’s soulfulness is what will leave you captivated and coming back for more. Born and raised in Miami, Fl, Nick’s calling for music began at a young age when he began plucking tunes out at the piano. Fast forward a couple decades and Nick has become one of the most sought after musicians in the southeast, traveling and performing all over the country and all over the world. Nick has performed or recorded with a plethora of legendary artists including Jennifer Holliday, Dionne Farris, Roy Ayers, Tony Momrelle, Curtis Fuller, Russell Gunn, Grant Green Jr., Colonel Bruce Hampton, Donnie and many more.
On Step Into The Light, his debut album, rich colors mix with driving rhythms to create a sound that is both unique and appealing. Virtuoso musicians grace the album including Terreon Gully (Dianne Reeves, Stefon Harris, Christian McBride), Saunders Sermons (Maxwell, Tedeschi Trucks Band), Joel Powell (Musiq Soulchild, India Aire) and the great Oteil Burbridge who lent his immense talent as a guest artist.
As incredible as the playing is, the true beauty of the album comes from the honesty with which it’s performed. While much modern music is dedicated to technical proficiency on one hand or mass appeal on the other, Nick walks a fine line between both, able to reach any listener of any background and doing it with ability and finesse.