Acclaimed saxophonist, MarQuis Hunt, is curating and hosting the month-long Sessions "Jazz in July All-Stars" series at South on Main each Wednesday in July.
This series features five performances by the area’s stars in the field of jazz with such notable artists as MarQuis & MOOD, the Ted Ludwig Trio, John Bush, Cameron Ross, Timothy Woods and many other special guests. The five performances are very different and each offers a unique variety of jazz. True jazz fans will not want to miss the opportunity to attend the entire series. Coltrane fans will not want to miss the John Bush tribute to John Coltrane show on July 17th.
The shows begin at 8 PM. Tickets are $10 at the door. Dinner and cocktails are available before and during the show. Your ticket guarantees admission, but does not guarantee a table. Call 501-244-9660 to reserve a table subsequent to purchasing your ticket. These shows are expected to sell out; call today to avoid disappointment.
John Bush Biography
John Bush grew up with a solid musical background during the mid-1950’s and 60’s in Little Rock during a time when the city produced more world-class jazz greats than can be named here. John then moved west to study, live, and work both in the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle. From the mid-1960’s through the 1980’s those cities had clubs and thriving jazz communities where a multitude of both local and visiting jazz musicians provided abundant opportunities for session playing. The opportunity to “hang out” and to sit-in with the Masters was a life’s blessing for John.
The John Bush Quintet will be playing a tribute to John Coltrane’s unique treatment of jazz standards.
His aspiration is to uphold the original edict that drove all of the players he grew up with, as well as recognize the same Arkansas jazz traditions and honor the paths taken by musicians like The Original Yellow Jackets, Louis Jordan, Al Hibbler, and Pharaoh Sanders. Bush is dedicated to playing in the same true spirit of those who helped lay the foundations for this rich and beloved genre.
John Bush - Saxophone
Kelley Hurt - Vocals
Chris Michaels - Bass
Chris Parker - Keys
Bryan Withers - Drums