Lee Oskar and Friends: Live Blues With the Legendary Harp Player
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The last date listed for Lee Oskar and Friends was Saturday May 11, 2013 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 9:30pm).
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Cassandra Wilson is best known as a jazz singer and instrumentalist, but she has broken out of the traditional confines of the genre to include elements of blues, country and folk into her music. She draws on influences ranging from Miles Davis and Hank Williams to Joni Mitchell and Robert Johnson. In addition to her two Grammys, Wilson has won the Django D'Or and The Edison Music Award, and been recognized with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail. She also performed one of the leading roles in Wynton Marsalis' Blood on the Fields, the first jazz work to receive a Pulitzer Prize. Learn More
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Legendary harmonica virtuoso Lee Oskar continues building his life-long legacy of artistic styling and musical innovation. Known for his unique, crossover blend of blues, jazz, funk, Latin and rock, Lee has been connecting with musical audiences throughout the world for over 40 years.
There’s no one in the pop music world quite like Lee Oskar. His unique role as a founding member of the classic rock jam band that brought you such hits as “Low Rider”, “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”, “Spill The Wine”, “The Cisco Kid”, “Slipping Into Darkness” and many others, have earned him gold and platinum albums. In the span of his diverse career, Lee Oskar has earned himself international notoriety, a multitude of awards and two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations (2009 and 2012).
In 1983, despite a rigorous recording and touring schedule, Lee Oskar launched his own brand of Lee Oskar Harmonicas. With his vision and innovative design, he collaborates with renowned Japanese harmonica factory Tombo MFG to produce the finest harmonicas which include interchangeable parts, multiple keys and tunings. Celebrating their 29th anniversary, Lee Oskar Harmonicas are the second largest harmonica company in the world and are responsible for over 30% of all worldwide harmonica distribution.
Lee has surrounded himself with some of the best talent in the region. On saxophone and his band leader Scotty Harris, Drums Andrew Cloutier, Bass guitar Lissa Ramaglia, Hammond B-3 organ Ron Weinstein, Guitar Tim Lerch. The show has at times had multiple percussions: Thione Diop, Ernesto Pediangro and Bob Reese; string sections: Alicia Reinhart, Bill Boyd, Jackie Robbins, Mike Watson and Phil Peterson, full blown string orchestras and a wide variety of special guests which has included a range of world-class artists from Bernadette Bascom to John Popper. Simply put, you never know who is going to show up.