PATTY PETERSON AND FRIENDS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS – RICKY PETERSON AND STEVE COLE
$12 IN ADVANCE/$15 AT THE DOOR - 8:00 PM
Patty Peterson – Vocals
Paul Peterson – Bass and Vocals
Tommy Barbarella – Keyboards
Cory Wong – Guitar
Petar Janjic – Drums
Special Guest – Steve Cole – Tenor Sax
Patty Peterson and Friends return to Icehouse for this one night only performance. She will appear with her band of locally, nationally and internationally well-known musicians.
Patty is a dynamic vocalist and a radio personality. She is a world class Jazz/ R&B singer, a radio jazz show host on KBEM Jazz 88 in Minneapolis, is a mainstay in the radio jingle and voice over industry. She has performed to sold out audiences all over the country, including nationally renowned jazz venues: The Dakota in Minneapolis, MN as well as The Jazz Bakery and Herb Albert’s Vibrato Jazz Club in Hollywood, CA. Patty has seven Minnesota Music awards to her credit, has four solo recording. Her new CD features David Hazeltine, Bobby Lyle, Sheila E. as well as Billy, Ricky and Paul Peterson.
What Other People Have Been Saying…
“Patty can (and did) energize a room with her high-spirited, big-voiced, take-no-prisoners command of the American Songbook” -Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times
“A Musical Chameleon…She can cover anything from Chaka Khan to Cole Porter with equal authority, exhibiting star quality and drive!” -Jon Bream, Star Tribune
“She stretches her voice to accommodate wrenching emotions and brings it all off with class.” -Jazz Times
“I like her forthright sexiness and spunk.” -Downbeat
Saxophonist Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz.
The Chicago native exploded onto the scene in 1998 with the album “Stay Awhile” that was produced by fellow Chicagoan Brian Culbertson. The disc scored two #1 hits and earned Cole the Oasis Smooth Jazz Award for best new artist shortly before his sophomore set, “Between Us,” was released in 2000. His catchy singles made him an instant radio favorite and he cranked them out with regularity on subsequent albums “NY LA” (2003), “Spin” (2005) and “True” (2006).
In addition to his work as solo artist, Steve has performed/recorded, with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Boz Scaggs, Larry Carlton, Jeff Lorber, Jim Peterik, Freddie Cole, Cyrus Chestnut, and KMFDM, and has been a featured soloist with the City of Prague Orchestra, and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Steve is also a founding member of The Sax Pack, a stellar sax trio completed by Marcus Anderson and Jeff Kashiwa.
In the 15 years since the release of his debut record, saxophonist Steve Cole has traveled full-circle creatively and arrived back home on his new release, “Pulse,” a 10-song set mixing R&B, contemporary jazz, gospel, blues and pop that he produced with fellow saxman David Mann. The new collection surveying Cole’s musical passions showcases the artist’s affinity for infectious melodies, a wall of horns, and soulful grooves.
A life long Minnesotan whose sound has always focused on a characteristically “Minneapolis” sound, Ricky Peterson is best known for his now 20 year association with saxophone legend David Sanborn and for having, produced, written and played keyboards for Prince on and off since his early days on the Twin Cities scene (perhaps most notably producing and arranging the song “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”).
Playing on David Sanborn records since the mid 80’s, he ensembled with and produced Sanborn on “Songs from the Night Before” and Prince on “Gold”, “Emancipation”, “Crystal Ball”. Peterson also played a big part in writing and producing George Benson’s “That’s Right” CD.
This is just the icing on a career whose associations (either live or in the studio) read like a diverse pop and jazz trivia encyclopedia: Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Billy Joel, Anita Baker, James Taylor, Mavis Staples, Joe Sample, Sting, Sergio Mendes, Brian Wilson, Ben Sidran, Rodger Waters, Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Phil Upchurch, Jimmy Buffet, Fine Young Cannibals, Steve Miller Band, GoGos, Paula Abdul, Boz Scaggs, Dave Koz, Lalah Hathaway, Sheryl Crow, Jonathon Butler, Bruce Willis, The Jets, Jermaine Jackson, Rhythm Syndicate, Chaka Khan, Robben Ford, Howard Hewett, Larry Graham, Tuck & Patti and John Mayer.
Recording and touring over the years alongside everyone from Prince and David Sanborn to Bonnie Raitt and George Benson, Ricky Peterson learned more than a few things about what it takes to step into the spotlight and be a successful solo artist. Ricky started his solo career with his first album “Night Watch” with Tommy LiPuma at Warner Brothers in ‘89 . He then went on to create more music on the Go Jazz Label with the critically acclaimed “Smile Blue” and “A Tear Can Tell” in ‘92 and ‘96. He was first introduced to Windham Hill Jazz fans in ‘98 with single song contributions to popular television shows as well as the Midnight Groove sampler in 1998.
While Peterson’s tunes on those compilations displayed the gentler, more reflective side of his artistry, he adds to the palette on his new music with hard-hitting, edgy tunes that recall his upbringing as a fan of R&B/funk, progressive rock, jazz and blues. “I pride myself on musicality in everything, and I’m most challenged by intricate chord changes– even on the simplest tune.” He adds “I also work on arrangements so that unexpected segments are a given. It’s fun starting out in one place, then taking the song in a new and exciting direction. And for God’s sake, it’s got to be funky! To me, maintaining the passion for music and expressing my emotions as honestly as possible is what it’s all about.”
Having amassed one of contemporary music’s most star-studded resumes; Peterson always carefully picks and chooses the colleagues he feels are most appropriate to the spirit of the project. Along with family members Jeanne (Mom on Piano), Patty and Linda (vocals), Paul Peterson (bass, guitar), Billy Peterson (bass), and nephew Jason Peterson DeLaire the Minneapolis based keyboardist plays with an exciting cross section of his favorite Los Angeles and New York based jazz/R&B friends: guitarists Robben Ford, Paul Jackson, Jr. and Hiram Bullock; bassists John Pattatuci and Will Lee; saxmen Dick Oatts, Bob Malach, Brandon Fields, David Sanborn; and drummers Vinnie Colaiuta, Charlie Drayton, Michael Bland, Steve Jordan, Gene Lake and Joey Finger.