Fri Oct 27

Ralph Moore with the Josh Nelson Tro

Fri, October 27
8:30PM / $20
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Nighttown

12387 Cedar Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

Ralph Moore with the Josh Nelson Tro

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From Los Angeles, Ca..  Ralph Moore, Dynamic Saxophonist from the Tonight Show Band with Kevin Eubanks, and also from the bands of Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton, and JJ Johnson takes the stage at Nighttown with the exciting young LA pianist Josh Nelson & Trio.

Featuring: Ralph Moore-sax, Josh Nelson-piano, Alex Boneham-bass, & Dan Schnelle-drums.

Ralph Moore’s last recording as a leader was entitled “Who It Is You Are”—words taken from a poem written by NJ poet laureate, Amiri Baraka. Twenty years later, Baraka has recently passed and some folks are asking the tenor saxophonist: “Where it is you’ve been?”

While Moore has not been on the jazz scene per se (he has been living in Los Angeles for the last 20 years), he, nonetheless, has never separated from the purity of the passion that drives him every day. Fifteen years playing tenor in the band for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno kept Moore on the left coast. During that time, Moore collaborated in a few cooperative jazz quartets — one in particular—aptly named “Escape from New York,” featuring some of his Tonight Show co-horts, including drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith and bassist Bob Hurst.

With The Tonight Show with Jay Leno well behind him now, Moore is poised to get back to what is intrinsically and innately who he is – a jazz musician playing and creating the music he loves.

Moore spent his college years at Berklee College of Music before making the sojourn to New York in 1981.  In the 80s and early 90s, Moore was an in-demand sideman with with Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Ray Brown, Roy Haynes, J.J. Johnson, Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson, McCoy Tyner, Roy Hargrove, Oscar Peterson, and Kenny Baron to name just a few. Moore has a number of fine albums out on Landmark (now 32 Jazz) Criss Cross, Concord, Reservoir and Savoy labels.

Josh Nelson
Born and raised in Southern California, Jsoh maintains an active and creative schedule as a jazz pianist, composer, teacher, and recording artist.

At 38 years old, he has already performed with some of the most respected names in jazz, including Natalie Cole, Anthony Wilson, George Mraz, Jeff Hamilton, Richard Galliano, Benny Golson, Sheila Jordan, Greg Hutchinson, John Clayton, Seamus Blake, Matt Wilson, Sara Gazarek, Dave Koz, Joe Chambers, Kurt Elling, John Pizzarelli, Lewis Nash, and Peter Erskine, to name a few.

In 2006, Josh was one of only twelve semi-finalists in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition.

Josh has recorded for countless albums, films, and TV shows, but also makes time for his own projects: Anticipation (2004), Let it Go (2007), I Hear a Rhapsody (2009), Discoveries (2011), and his new album Exploring Mars (2015).

Josh has collaborated with vocal talent Sara Gazarek for 10 years. Their new duo album “Dream in the Blue” was released in August 2016, also charting well on Billboard, iTunes, and Amazon.

Josh toured with legendary vocalist Natalie Cole for 6 years. He continues to tour with artists Sara Gazarek, Richard Galliano, Tom Scott, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Christian Howes.

Fri, October 27

8:30PM / $20
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