James L. Dean’s Whiskey Café Quartet
to Play Northern New Jersey’s
Most Intimate Coffeehouse
Union, NJ, April 14, 2017 — The SALEM ROADHOUSE CAFÉ proudly presents The James L. Dean Whiskey Café Quartet performing a tribute to Dexter Gordon & Wayne Shorter on Saturday, 13 May, 2017.
Saxophonist James L. Dean’s Whiskey Café Quintet is a swinging concept targeted in part as a dance band with a feel-good groove. Dean's sax and clarinet solos set an inspiring model for the groups attitude. The jazz charts also suit an irresistible dance mode as it drives vigorously forward. This Group highlights the Dexter Gordon music in a very different and special way. The famous Dexter solos are performed by the two ''hot'' tenors as well as improvised solos, thus adding a more ensemble feel to the band which is very rare for a quintet. This emphasizes the great melodic richness of the Gordon solo style. Wayne Shorter's genius writing gives the program an excellent contrast to the Gordon segment
Original art work by local artistic Giftus John will be on display at the Roadhouse Gallery Of Fine Art.
All ages are welcome. It's a wholesome show, so bring the entire family.
Doors open 7:30 PM. The show starts at 8:00 P.M.
Admission is $20.00/$10.00 for students with ID.
Plan now for an evening of great music in Northern New Jersey’s Most Intimate Coffeehouse™.
About Salem Roadhouse Café
Shh! The Roadhouse may be the best-kept secret in Northern New Jersey — the area’s best jazz, rock, and even the occasional folkie in an intimate coffeehouse venue. The Roadhouse only opens to the public on the second Saturday evening of the month. It’s where the area’s musicians go to hear other musicians, and you might find yourself sitting next to a famous jazz drummer or a vocalist from Australia. You never know.
Musicians love the audience that takes the time to find the Roadhouse, and when musicians love their audience, they play their hearts out. Why does it take time to find the Roadhouse? We’ve cleverly hidden it in a church basement, where audience and musicians are within touching distance of each other. The acoustics are great.
The Roadhouse serves real coffee and tea — it’s a coffeehouse, not a bar, after all. Hot and cold snacks and desserts are included in the admission.
There’s art, too, because art and music go together. You can sip your coffee while perusing original works available for purchase at the Roadhouse Fine Arts Gallery. Works change with each opening.
Ask around. You might be surprised to find who knows about the Roadhouse. But you didn’t hear it from us…
As a fun, creative, community outreach mission of the church, show proceeds always benefit local NJ charities. Admission includes the show, snacks, beverages and desserts, plus the art gallery.
Union 34TV records the shows for broadcast — so check out past shows on cable TV34. See the Roadhouse on Union TV Channel 34’s “Union After Dark” nightly music series.
Where: SALEM ROADHOUSE CAFÉ, 829 Salem Road, Union, NJ 07083
When: Saturday, 13 May, 2017
Phone: 1-908-687-1028 (leave a message and a return number)