Ed Vodicka 



June 03, 2010 at 08:00 PM 


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Catalina Jazz Club 
6725 West Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

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With Respect to Oscar, Wynton & Red 

     A Personal Tribute to

Oscar Peterson

Wynton Kelly 


Red Garland

Click to go to EdEd presents an intimate portrait of three giants of jazz -- Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly and Red Garland.  Each artist was a major force at the piano from the late 1940's on and they share similar stylistic elements. 

They were also the first and strongest influences on Ed's personal piano style and, in fact, they were the first three jazz pianists he ever listened to on records.  In this program, he has selected pieces whose initial impact has remained with him.  This is not an evening of recreations of these artists' solos -- but rather an intimate look at of how their original interpretations have affected Ed and his musical journey through the years.

Roy McCurdyDrummer Roy McCurdy will probably always be best-known for his important contributions to Cannonball Adderley's Quintet (1965-1975), but he has been a tasteful and stimulating participant in many other sessions through the years. Early on, he worked with Chuck and Gap Mangione in the Jazz Brothers (1960-1961). McCurdy gained recognition for his playing with the Jazztet (1961-1962), Bobby Timmons, Betty Carter (who was fairly obscure during his stint with her in 1962-1963), and Sonny Rollins (1963-1964) before joining Adderley. The supportive drummer was flexible enough to evolve with Cannonball's popular group during the decade of change. After Adderley's death, McCurdy relocated to the Los Angeles area, where he has played and recorded with the top local musicians ever since.

Ed and Jim Hughart (go to Jim Hughar website)One of the best known names within the music industry, Jim Hughart, acoustic and electric bassist, has been a mainstay in the recording studios since the 60's.

Like so many of the top studio musicians, he's a virtuoso jazz great in his own right, and he can be relied on to play any and all the styles in the studios, from classical to funk. He's been Ella's bassist, and Ellington's and Sinatra's, and he's had long associations with everyone from Joe Pass to Tom Waits.

After he won his third Most Valuable Player Award as presented by The Recording Academy, the maximum number allowable, he was honored with the MVP Emeritus Award. A small sample of the artists he's worked with: Oscar Peterson, Roy Clark, Johnny Rivers, Joni Mitchell, Sonny Stitt, the Beach Boys, Barney Kessel, Boz Scaggs, Lou Rawls, Adam Sandler, Peggy Lee, Wayne Newton, Nina Simone, David Axelrod, Sammy Davis Jr., Terry Gibbs, Tim Buckley, Rosemary Clooney, Milt Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Warne Marsh, Burt Bacharach, Joan Baez, Carmer McRae, Aaron Neville, Buddy Collette, Tony Bennett, Cannonball Adderley, the Osmonds, and Tori Amos. Trivia experts will want to note that he is probably the only musician who resigned from Sinatra's band twice (but under friendly circumstances both times!).

 Join us for what is sure to be a memorable evening of music and fun.  Make your reservations now, and save ticket handling charges by using this site.