Scott Hooker and Entourage Jazz

Thursday June 27, 2019

210 Yale Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
US

Phone: 268-0044
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$10-$15

Contact:

Outpost

Phone: 505-268-0044
Website: Click to Visit

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The Kentucky-born pianist plays with one of Albuquerque's best jazz bands.

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Pianist Paul Scott Hooker was born in Ashland, KY in 1954 and became blind at age ten months due to a premature birth. He studied music formally from age seven through high school. His career as a professional pianist began after he moved to Atlanta in 1976. Some of his early musical influences include Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, Oscar Peterson and “other exemplars of the ‘good left hand.’ While tonight he will play a solo set of ragtime, stride and more, he has performed as a duo with his spouse Janna Nelson for the past 35 years— first in Atlanta and now in Albuquerque, where they relocated in 2014. Entourage Jazz has become a favorite of New Mexico jazz enthusiasts since 2009. Recently named “Albuquerque’s Best Jazz Band” by the Weekly Alibi Best of Burque Music Showcase 2019, EJAZZ also took top Alibi honors for “Best Performance” for their 2018 Jazz Under the Stars Tribute to Bobby Darin & Frank Sinatra and “Best Album” for their recording, Entourage Jazz Wishes You a Cool Yule. Led by vocalist Emerson Corley, the band specializes in standards from the Great American Songbook and features pianist/arranger, Roger Baker; Lee Taylor, sax; Brad Dubbs, trumpet; Maren Hatch, bass; and John Bartlit, drums.