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Melvin Seals & JGB

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Melvin Seals & JGB
w/ Several Sons & The Lightkeepers
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:00 PM
The Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY
  • All Ages
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  • Ticket Price: $20.00 - $25.00
  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
All Ages Admitted
Melvin Seals & JGB:
Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for  his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin  spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what  has  now become  "Jam  Band  Music".  From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin  Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.
 
Melvin and JGB brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the  table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Zach Nugent's guitar  and vocals, Pete Lavezzoli's hearty drums and, of course, a heapin' helpin' of the wizard's magic on Hammond  B-3  Organ and keyboards. Along with backing vocals, the result is a most satisfying  blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus  from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience  dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for hours.
 
In addition to the often played staples, the band has recently been exploring the back catalog and  performing a ton of super rare tunes, some of which The Jerry Garcia Band played only a fewtimes  over all those years.
 
Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder  Jerry nicknamed him "Master of the Universe". Melvin continues to treat music lovers to his  unique brand of melodic flavor with JGB. Come see and hear for yourself!
 
Melvin  Seals  -  Organ,  Vocals
Sunshine  Becker  -  Vocals
Lady  Chi  -  Vocals
Pete  Lavezzoli  -  Drums
Zach  Nugent  -  Guitar,  Vocals
John-Paul Mclean - Bass

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