Paul Carr Organ Trio featuring Pat Bianchi

“Back at the Chicken Shack and Beyond”

Pat Bianchi is an important contributor to the legacy of the Hammond B3 organ. He has been described by many of his peers as virtuosic and has performed with many musical icons, including Pat Martino, Lou Donaldson, Chuck Loeb, Red Holloway, Ralph Peterson Jr., Mark Whitfield and Joe Locke. 

Paul Carr, a Houston native and 1985 Howard University graduate, carries on the Texas tenor tradition espoused by great heroes such as the late Houstonians Arnett Cobb and Don Wilkerson who served as his early idols and mentors. He has recorded five CDs, which have been well received by critics and jazz fans alike. He has toured the world and has shared the stage with the greatest names in jazz. Paul gave a special performance for the late King Hussein and Queen Noir of Jordan at their residence.

Paul is passionately committed to the education of children and particularly as it relates to the preservation of jazz. In 2002, he founded the Jazz Academy of Music, which hosts summer camps and jazz ensembles for kids throughout the year. Five of Paul's students have been admitted to the prestigious Julliard School of Music in New York.

Paul’s work was acknowledged in 2012 by ABC Channel 7 News when he was selected as a “Harris Hero” for his work with music students across the area. In 2014, Paul received the prestigious, Howard University, “Benny Golson Jazz Master Award” for outstanding work as a performer, presenter and educator. He served as a panelist at the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus where he spoke on the importance of jazz education and advocated for a Bill for federal support toward the advancement and preservation of traditional jazz. In 2010, Paul re-established the East Coast Jazz Festival as the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival and serves as its Executive and Artistic Director. The festival enjoys over 2,000 attendees that travel from states across the U.S. and beyond.

Baltimore native Eric Kennedy is a drummer, vocalist, percussionist, educator, arranger and composer. He is a bandleader and a member of several ensembles. He also had the honor of being the last drummer/vocalist of the National Heritage Award Winners, The Holmes Brothers. Eric has given masterclasses, clinics, workshops, concerts and lessons worldwide. He taught in the Baltimore City Public School system, Peabody Conservatory of Music Jazz Department and the Baltimore Symphony Orchkids program at Booker T. Washington Middle School (2014-2023). Among his numerous awards, Eric was the 2004 runner-up in the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition and first-place band member in the Chick Webb Jazz Combo Competitions 2008 and 2009. Eric also won the Jazz Journalists Association of America 2023 award for Baltimore Jazz Hero.

Showtime: 8 pm ET/7 pm CT/6 pm MT/5 pm PT/1 am GMT

In-person seats: $25 /$10 full-time students with valid ID
Ticket sales close one hour before show; remaiing tickets may be purchased at door.
In-person attendees receive a link to the recording to view for one week.

Streaming Cost is $15
Link will be revealed 15 minutes prior to showtime
and will remain active through July 19

Donations Welcome

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