- Enjoy the best local talent in a relaxed and beautiful setting.
- Wednesday evenings in May & June, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
- Tickets on Sale Now!
The always popular Hob Nob Jazz Series at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre is returning for a seventh year. Shows will take place Wednesday evenings in May and June and feature local and regional talent from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. All seating and music will take place on the spacious Crescent Deck creating a casual environment to relax and mingle with friends.
General Admission tickets are just $5. Buy all five concerts for $20. Children 12 and under are free. Picnics allowed (no alcohol please); Pets on leashes are allowed. Venue owned parking lots offer free parking and are filled on a first come first serve basis.
Tickets can be purchased at Booth Amphitheatre (Tuesday – Friday, noon – 6 p.m.), through etix.com, or by phone at (800) 514-3849. Etix phone hours: Monday-Friday/ 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. EST Saturday/10 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST & Sunday/noon – 8 p.m. EST. For complete concert information go to www.boothamphitheatre.com or call (919) 462-2025.
MAY 9 Atomic Rhythm All Stars
MAY 16 Mint Julep Jazz Band
MAY 30 Peter Lamb & the Wolves
June 6 Marcus Anderson
|PRIMARY CONTACTS:||Teresa Franzen, Publicist, T. Franzen, Inc., (919) 210-5150
Liz McDonald, General Manager, (919) 462-2024Lyman Collins, Cultural Arts Manager, (919) 462-3861Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 462-3908
ATOMIC RHYTHM ALL STARS, lead by jazz bassist George Knott is a 7 piece swing band. Hailing from the Triangle area of North Carolina, dedicated to authentically recreating the sounds of the 1920’s and 30’s. Started by bassist George Knott in 2007 after years of leading bands of various sizes, the Atomic Rhythm All-Stars fills a void much neglected in the Jazz world. As a bassist, George has toured with regional acts and has played major music festivals including the JVC Jazz festival. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall and the Birdland Jazz Club in NYC. Their influences range from Louis Armstrong to Bix Beiderbecke, Paul Whiteman to Jimmie Lunceford, and Bing Crosby to Fats Waller. If Art Deco had a soundtrack, the Atomic Rhythm All-Stars would be it. Bandleader George Knott painstakingly recreates historic arrangements to present an authentic prohibition era musical experience.
MINT JULEP JAZZ BAND – The Durham-based Mint Julep Jazz Band makes their New York debut on June 24, 2016 at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, an annual summer concert series that highlights an array of performers from dance music genres like salsa, disco, tango — and, of course, swing. With their little big band lineup of 4 horns, rhythm section, and vocalist, the Mint Julep Jazz Band recreates the jazz sounds of the 1920′s, 1930′s, and early 1940’s through arrangements based on original recordings from the jazz age and swing era. The Mint Julep Jazz Band is based out of Durham, NC and is led by trombonist Lucian Cobb and vocalist Laura Windley, who have put their collective knowledge and love of swing music together to create an ideal dance band for swing dancers. With their little big band lineup of 4 horns, rhythm section, and vocalist, the Mint Julep Jazz Band recreates the jazz sounds of the 1920′s, 1930′s, and early 1940’s through arrangements based on original recordings from the jazz age and swing era. The Mint Julep Jazz Band is based out of Durham, NC and is led by trombonist Lucian Cobb and vocalist Laura Windley, who have put their collective knowledge and love of swing music together to create an ideal dance band for swing dancers.
SECOND LINE STOMPERS – The Second Line Stompers are based in the Raleigh area that plays New Orleans Jazz which is also sometimes described as Early Jazz, Dixieland or Traditional Jazz. Each player comes from many years of experience playing in and leading numerous different musical groups in the region, such as: Gregg Gelb Swing Band, King Rippers, Atomic Rhythm All Stars, Countdown Quartet, Squirrel Nut Zippers, North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Dick Gable All Stars, and the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra. The group has authentic New Orleans roots because Greg Cagle, our cornetist, grew up listening to live performances in his house by authentic Traditional Jazz players in New York/New Jersey area.
PETER LAMB & THE WOLVES – saxophonist and band leader of the popular group Peter Lamb & the Wolves. Called into existence in 2008 to play Humble Pie’s presidential party, the band that resulted was just too good to leave be. Nowadays, living up to their fairy-tale namesakes, the Wolves peddle languid sophistication that is always a little bit dangerous. Their repertoire reaches back to New Orleans’ earliest syncopaters but also forward to hipster bards like Bob Dylan and Tom Waits; a tango might trip on the heels of a French waltz or a Russian folk song. The Wolves are sought out by swing dancers, but their tenderer tunes make the perfect nightcap for late-night lovers.
MARCUS ANDERSON until recently Marcus Anderson was best known for his musical skills playing saxophone as part of Prince’s New Power Generation. Of late he has certainly come into his own, both as a recording artist and as a performer. Marcus Anderson has released eight albums to date including his latest three in the past two years. “Marcus Anderson Xperience…M.A.X. Live in Concert” is a limited edition CD celebrating Anderson’s tenth anniversary performing and recording as a solo act. The CD, AND Coffee™, is an ode to and for coffee lovers, celebrating the launch of Anderson’s new coffee brand of the same name (www.ANDproducts.net). Finally, 2016 will see Anderson release, My Inspiration, his first solo inspirational CD.
Anderson has played with several headliners during guest appearances on well-noted shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Arsenio Hall Show, Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show. He is a veteran and audience favorite at such notable festivals as the Essence Music Festival, Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival, Seabreeze Jazz Festival, Capital Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival and the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival, and more.
Anderson not only plays saxophone, but he also plays flute, sings, writes, dances, produces and arranges music. It all comes together on stage when his showmanship and sheer jubilance electrifies audiences everywhere. Anderson has a strong international presence and his 2015 MAX Tour London performances were received to rave reviews. In a note, Anderson has taken his traditional smooth jazz roots and infused his music with R&B, Pop, Rock, Latin and funky grooves.
Anderson studied with Branford Marsalis and Gospel saxophonist Donald Hayes for several years, achieving many accolades along the way, including a North Carolina Gospel Announcers’ Prestige Award for Gospel Jazz Artist of the Year, further displaying his musical diversity. He has performed for Hillary Clinton and Jesse Jackson, amongst other dignitaries. He has also toured with CeeLo Green, Judith Hill, Sheila E, Liv Warfield and Anthony Hamilton.
As a solo artist, Anderson has been honored to open for and join on stage artists such as Ledisi, Lalah Hathaway, Brian Culbertson, Esperanza Spaulding, Peter White, Boney James, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, George Duke, Wynton Marsalis, Alex Bugnon, Nnenna Freelon, Jeff Lorber, Bob Baldwin, Jennifer Holiday and The Sax Pack.