The Jay Geils Jazz And Blues Revue is a trip through America’s roots music idioms Jazz and Blues.
Led by three time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee, Jay Geils founder and guitarist of the J.Geils Band, it is a salute to these two American art forms. From Count Basie, BB King T-Bone Walker and beyond this all-star review delivers the goods in every way. Featuring award winning jazz and blues guitarist Gerry Beaudoin, swing master guitarist and vocalist, from Boston’s own Bellvue Cadillac, Doug Bell, sultry vocalist Cassandre Mckinley, the Roomful of Blues horn section, alto saxophonist Rich Lataille and tenor saxophonist Mark Earley, from America’s favorite jump blues band, Roomful of Blues, with Berklee College of Music Faculty and Buddy Rich alumni Jeff Stout on trumpet and young vibraphone phenomena, Gerard Beaudoin 3rd. This all-star group is anchored by bassist Jesse Williams and drummer Mark Texiera. Come and enjoy a swinging, bluesy trip down America’s musical highway with Jay Geils in the driver’s seat.
Harmonica player Jerry Portnoy was born in 1943 and grew up in the blues-rich atmosphere of Chicago's famous Maxwell Street Market during the golden age of Chicago Blues. Through a long and distinguished career he has become an elder statesman of the blues.
During a career that includes six years as a member of the fabled Muddy Waters Blues Band, another six as leader of theLegendary Blues Band, four years at the head of his own band The Streamliners, and another four as a featured member of theEric Clapton Band, his touring schedule has carried him to every state in the union and twenty-eight foreign countries on six continents.