published Friday, December 9th, 2011

Blues aficionado Deacon Bluz heats up Cool Nights series

IF YOU GO

What: Cool Nights concert: Deacon Bluz and the Chattanooga All-Star Band.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace.

Admission: $15.

Phone: 493-0270.


SAVE THE DATE

Remaining Cool Nights concerts:

Jan. 14: Dexter Bell and Friends (contemporary jazz)

Feb. 11: The Ben Friberg Trio (original music and jazz standards)

The Cool Nights concert series continues Saturday at the Jewish Cultural Center with a performance by Deacon Bluz and the Chattanooga All-Star Band.

Deacon Bluz, also known as Dr. Clark White, is a nationally recognized blues artist and educator. In addition to researching, writing and lecturing on traditional blues, he plays harmonica, sings and composes music.

For seven years, he hosted a blues radio show on WCLK in Atlanta and headlined at Atlanta’s Blind Willie’s Blues Club as leader of The Holysmoke Band. The band appeared at blues clubs, arts festivals, museums and conferences for more than 15 years, including the Bessie Smith Strut and Orchard Knob’s annual “Blues in the Knob” in Chattanooga.

Saturday’s performance will have a jazz-club vibe, complete with a dance floor. The evening will include Delta blues, soul blues, Chicago blues and funk blues. Tickets include a beverage and hors d’oeuvres.

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