Drum Master and Friends Live at Nighttown!
Featuring: Roy King-drums, Joe Hunter-piano, & Marty Block-acoustic bass
A longtime house drummer at Nighttown, Roy King is a valuable presence on the Cleveland jazz and pop scene as both a leader and a sideman. Roy has backed numerous artists at Nighttown including Mose Allison, Nellie McKay. His trio has featured a who's who of pianists in Cleveland including Joe Hunter, Leo Coach, Dan Maier, Ed Ridley Jr., and many more. Roy can be heard on his latest CD "Trios" released in 2009.
Nighttown favorite Joe Hunter has released two popular CD's in recent years. Hunter is the pianist of choice in the Northeast Ohio area. He can be heard frequently in the Fat Tuesday Big Band, Swing City, and backing big name artists. He has backed many, including the legendary Tito Puente, and saxophonist David Sanborn, At Nighttown Hunter has backed some several top guns including clarenetist Ken Peplowski, and saxophonists David "Fathead" Newman, and Scott Hamilton. Joe Hunter is also on the faculty at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), one of the top jazz programs in the country.