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IJS Presents Blues People Live at Clements Place Jazz

June 9 @ 7:00 pm 10:00 pm EDT

Blues bassist/impresario Mike Griot debuts Blues People for the first time at the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies’ Clements Place Jazz. This “Blues mega-band” features some of the most talented tour veterans you’ll ever see… all together on one stage to present stories and standards like you’ve never experienced!

This all-star band includes:

  •  Gene Lake – drums (Maxwell/Henry Threadgill/Joe Zawinul/Marcus Miller, David Sanborn), 
  • Kelton Cooper – lead vocals and guitar (Kool & the Gang/Black Widow Blues) 
  • Ron Thompson – Organ/Keyboards
  • Mike Griot – bass (Sue Foley, Michael Hill, Omar [Lyefooke], Deborah Coleman, Russell Gunn)

Learn More: https://bluespeoplenj.com/about-the-band

Come join us for this special event as Blues People musically explores the effects of the blues on modern American culture on many universal levels… and is a modern chronicle of four “real-life blues brothers” living in THIS time in America… while surviving the NY/NJ-Metro urban landscape.


Gregory Burrus Productions


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Jazz973 Clements Place Jazz IJS – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Building

15 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102 United States
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