December 17, 2017

Bob Baldwin and Friends

ACT Jams Productions presents Up Close and Personal:  A Smooth Jazz Affair!  This 30th year artist anniversary concert will feature headliner Bob Baldwin and Friends on Friday, September 22nd at 8 p.m. at the Palace Theater in Wallingford, Connecticut.

Contact: Al Taylor, 203-525-8420, actjams@sbcglobal.net Venue:  Waterbury Palace Theater, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury, Connecticut Date and Time: Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8 p.m.

 
Celebrate Bob Baldwin’s 30th year artist anniversary with ACT Jams Productions in Waterbury, Connecticut Friday, September 22nd at 8 p.m.!  This live jazz lineup includes Bob Baldwin on keys, Rohn Lawrence on guitar, Dave Anderson on bass and Joel Rosenblatt on drums.
Bob Baldwin is a jazz musician worth celebrating.  A composer, producer, arranger, radio host, author and keyboardist, Baldwin is a multi-talented force to be reckoned with.  Between performances, Baldwin can be found in the studio working on upcoming releases.
Across a career spanning two decades and twenty albums, Bob Baldwin has proven to be one of the most ubiquitous and ingenious chameleons of Contemporary Jazz—both in his own projects and those he has endeavored upon for others. Recently, he has turned to honoring the canons of giants with Never Can Say Goodbye: A Tribute to Michael Jackson (2010) and Betcha By Golly Wow / The Songs of Thom Bell (2012).
Then, in 2015, Baldwin turned to the sprawling catalog of Stevie Wonder to create one of his finest projects ever, MelloWonder: Songs in the Key of Stevie—an unprecedented one-from-the-heart that has taken him two years to lovingly assemble. MelloWonder is 14 songs, 12 covers and two originals, primarily featuring Baldwin on a battery of ivories, keyboards and synthesizers along with special guests that include saxophonists, Ryan Kilgore (currently a member of Stevie’s Wonderlove band) and Najee, and flautist Ragan Whiteside. Highlights include “Creepin’,” “Lately,” “Love’s Light in Flight,” “You and I”, and “Rocket Love.”
The show is followed by an Old School Dance Party. Hosted by Al Taylor of ACT Jams Productions. Tickets are $40 and it’s a limited seating event. Powered by Chapel Memorial Funeral Home. Call Al Taylor @203 525-8420 for tickets and info or box office 203 346-2000 or visit http://www.palacetheaterct.org/shows/special-events/bob-baldwin/