Paul Brown, Melissa Manchester, Michael Paulo , Gregg Karukas Allstars
Join us for an evening of great music and friendship featuring three Grammy Award winning artists . Guitarist Paul Brown is a two time Grammy winning urban jazz producer (with over 60 #1 radio airplay hits) and a popular guitarist, artist and performer in his own right. In the remarkable 12 years since he released his debut album Up Front, Brown has released six albums (including three that hit the Top Ten on the Billboard Albums chart), scored countless hit singles, and done thousands of performances across the U.S. and internationally, including gigs with fellow guitarists Larry Carlton, Chris Standring and current labelmate Marc Antoine (with whom he recorded the 2009 album Foreign Exchange). He has just released a new project One Way Back, his third collection on Woodward Avenue Records after The Funky Joint (2012) and Truth B Told (2014). So Happy to be working for the first time with Vocalist Melissa Manchester , Manchester’s career is remarkable not only for its longevity and accomplishments, but for its versatility. Manchester’s tremendously successful solo career brought her critical and commercial acclaim. The “Midnight Blue” singer received her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance in 1979 for the Peter Allen/Carole Bayer Sager-penned “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” winning the Grammy in that category four years later for “You Should Hear How She Talks About You.”Two songs she performed, “Through The Eyes Of Love” and “The Promise,” were nominated for Oscars in the same year. With 21 solo recording to her credit she is a timeless perfromer that always gives it her all onstage . Bringing friends back together is always a pleasure. Gregg Karukas toured with Melissa back in the 80's, Since then he has become a grammy award winning keyboardist and composer. Gregg has received multiple Best Keyboardist nominations at the Oasis and National Smooth Jazz Awards. Two of his best-known singles, "Girl in the Red Dress" and "Nightshift", reflect a style familiar to his fans. Michael Paulo will be on saxophone. This will truly be a memorable night of great music !