Jazzy Nights Presents:
Dan Miller & Lew Delgatto Quintet
Featuring Jeremy Davenport
Friday, February 11th
6:30pm: Cocktails | 7:30pm: Performance
GA | $45
Day of Concert | $50
Table of 4: $225 | Table of 8: $450
GA Student Price | $10*
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Three Jazz Greats
At this point in their career, Del Gatto and Miller just want to make the music they love. They’re not interested in playing commercial music — they’ve already done that, thanks.
“Anything I do now, I have to be able to improvise on 85 percent of the gig,” Del Gatto says. “Otherwise, I don’t wanna do it.”
Besides, they’ve already done the fame thing and enjoyed national success. This is the next phase in their career.
Miller grew up in Chicago’s fertile music scene and moved to New York City in 1991. He’s toured and recorded with music greats Wynton Marsalis, Tom Jones, Maynard Ferguson and especially Harry Connick Jr. — with whom he worked for 11 years and played on some of his biggest albums, including 1990’s “We Are In Love” and 1991’s “Red Light, Blue Light.”
Miller was touring with Connick’s big band when “We Are In Love” turned the New Orleans jazzman into a superstar.
Meanwhile, New York tenor saxophonist Del Gatto had already been having success of his own with “Saturday Night Live,” where he played in the house band from 1975-2005 and later worked as the band’s music arranger and contractor. He also performed on well-known TV jingles for brands such as American Airlines and Folgers coffee (including the “best part of waking up” campaign).
About Jeremy Davenport
Jeremy Davenport is a vital part of the New Orleans music scene. With his original lyrics and music, Jeremy infuses his unique style and mood of storytelling creating not only a modern edge, but also the distinct feeling of a lifestyle reminiscent of a time when Jazz was at its peak of popularity. He is known for his vocal and trumpet playing skills, as well as being a born entertainer. Davenport’s showing has tempted such performers as Sting, Paul McCartney, Harry Connick, Jr. and Diana Krall.
Jeremy Davenport was born in St. Louis, Missouri into a family of musicians. His mother has been a music educator for nearly 50 years and his father recently retired, after 40 years, from the St. Louis Symphony. From a young age Jeremy studied and played with members and guests of the St. Louis Symphony, which included an early introduction to Jazz great, Wynton Marsalis. Upon finishing high school, Jeremy was accepted to the acclaimed Manhattan School of Music, under the direction of Raymond Mase. He continued to develop a friendship with Marsalis and it was at this time that Wynton introduced Davenport to Harry Connick, Jr. Together they persuaded Jeremy to move to New Orleans. He enrolled at the University of New Orleans and began training under the patriarch of the Marsalis family, Ellis Marsalis – music educator and jazz pianist. Jeremy went on to play with Harry Connick, Jr.’s Big Band for 6 years touring around the world.
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