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LOVESTRONG

Full Album Released on January 8th, 2016

album available on iTunes, Cdbaby, and bandcamp.com!

Al Strong's debut album LoveStrong Vol. 1 uniquely showcases his distinctly robust sound and musical versatility.  This emerging trumpeter, arranger, and composer offers a carefully crafted piece of work that is an inviting body of music to all, appealing to both new listeners of the genre as well as jazz aficionados.  The collection features 10 tracks, including 6 original compositions and 4 contemporary renditions of jazz standards.  Strong ingeniously displays his intuitive musical command from cover to cover, incorporating progressive jazz, soul, gospel, and afro-beat grooves.  The album aims to take the listenership on a journey through the music, a journey that encompasses stories of adversity, triumph, mystery, and love. 

Though firmly rooted in the tradition of greats like Louis Armstrong and Count Basie, Strong and his gathering of musicians achieve a type of lush interplay that only comes from truly being in the moment.  Strong's focus on displaying a distinctly modern sound is founded in his beliefs of living in the present and being able to take bold risks with the music.  LoveStrong Vol. 1 is an honest message about what is so desperately needed in today's world: treating all mankind with kindness and love. This album is sure to become a household favorite.

 

To purchase a physical copy of the album, email

alstronginfo@gmail.com or visit one of the following locations:

*Chet Miller. 118 West Parish Street. Durham, NC.

*Sharp Nine Gallery. 4608 Industry Lane. Durham, NC. Please call ahead for hours of operation.

*Bull City Records. 2600 Hillsborough Rd. Durham, NC.

 

LoveStrong Vol. 1 Track Listing:

1. Getaway 9

2. The Itsy Bitsy Spider

3. Lilly's Lullaby

4. Ci's Blues

5. My Favorite Things

6. Fond of You

7. Liquid

8. Voyage

9. Was

10. Blue Monk

 

Album Credits:

Executive Producer: Al Strong  

Producer: Jeremy 'BEAN' Clemons

Mixing: Jeremy 'BEAN' Clemons

Pre-Production: Ivan Hampden, Jr.

Mastering: David Levy (Fiverr)

Trumpet/Flugelhorn/Steelpan - Al Strong
Drums - Jeremy 'BEAN' Clemons (1, 5, 7, 8, & (Clavinet) 10)
Drums - Iajhi Hampden (2 - 4, 6, 9, & 10)
Bass - Lance Scott - (2 - 7, 9, & 10)
Piano/Fender Rhodes - Ryan Hanseler (2, 6, & 10)
Piano/Organ/Wurly - Lovell Bradford (1,    5, 7,    8)    
Hammond B-3 Organ - Charles Robinson (7); Joel Holloway (4 &10)
Guitar - JC Martin (4, 9, & 10)
Percussion - Brevan Hampden (5, 9 & 10)
Tenor Saxophone  - Bluford Thompson, Jr. (1, 3 - 8, & 10)
Baritone Saxophone - Shaena Ryan Martin (10)
Alto Saxophone - James 'Saxmo' Gates (4 & 10)
Soprano Saxophone - Alan Thompson (3)
Party Boys - Jordan Baker, Charles Robinson, Jeremy 'BEAN' Clemons, & Bluford Thompson, Jr. (10)

LoveStrong Vol. 1 Special Guests:

Ira Wiggins - Alto Flute (2)
Joey Calderazzo - Piano (3)
Devonne Harris - Fender Rhodes (9)
Ameen Saleem - Acoustic Bass (1 & 8)
Brian Miller - Tenor Saxophone (10)
Lummie Spann, Jr. - Alto Sax (4)
The KidzNotes Mozart Chorus - Children's Voices (2)

Tracks 2 - 4, 6, 9 & 10 were  recorded at Playground Studios in Durham, NC on February 6th & 7th 2014.
Engineer: Chaka Harley    
Eyes and Ears: Ivan Hampden, Jr.
Tracks 1, 5, 7, & 8 were recorded at Fidelitorium in Kernersville, NC on December 17, 2014
Engineer: Mitch Easter

Blue Monk Single Credits:

Composer: Thelonious Monk

Arranged by: Al Strong

Pre-Production: Ivan Hampden, Jr.

Editing/Mixing/Production: Jeremy 'BEAN' Clemons

Mastering: David Levy (Fiverr)

Personnel:

Trumpet- Al Strong

Alto Saxophone- James “Saxmo” Gates, Jr.

Tenor Saxophone- Brian Miller

Baritone Saxophone- Shaena Ryan-Martin

Drums- Iajhi Hampden

Percussion- Brevan Hampden

Bass- Lance Scott

Piano– Ryan Hanseler

Organ- Joel Holloway

Clavinet- Jeremy “BEAN” Clemons

Guitar- JC Martin

Party Boys- Jordan Baker, Chuckey Robinson, Bluford Thompson, Jr., Jeremy 'BEAN' Clemons

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UPCOMING DATES

August 2016

 

august 4th @ C GRACE: AL STRONG Trio. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM. 407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

august 5th @ ALLEY TWENTY-SIX: AL STRONG trio. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM. 320 EAST CHAPEL HILL STREET DURHAM, NC 27701. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

august 6th @ beyu caffe: th5tet. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG with trombonist terry hsieh's quintet for 8pm and 10pm shows. 341 west main STREET DURHAM, NC 27701. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

august 12th @ ALLEY TWENTY-SIX: AL STRONG trio. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM. 320 EAST CHAPEL HILL STREET DURHAM, NC 27701. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

august 13th @ C GRACE: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-1AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

august 16th @ The durham hotel: AL STRONG trio. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 6PM-9pM. 315 EAST CHAPEL HILL STREET DURHAM, NC 27701. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

august 18th @ C GRACE: AL STRONG Trio. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM. 407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

august 27th @ ALLEY TWENTY-SIX: C GRACE: AL STRONG quartet. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM. 407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

UPCOMING TOUR

 

thursday, September 1st, 2016

c. grace

Al strong quartet

9:00PM-12:00am

407 glenwood ave. 
Raleigh, NC
(919) 899-3675

 

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

African American cultural festival

Al strong quartet

7:30PM-8:30pm

Family Village Stage  
Fayetteville st. & City Plaza
Downtown Raleigh, NC

 

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

alice's Jazz and cultural society (jacs)

al strong quintet

DOORS: 5:30PM show: 6pm-9pm

2813 12th st. ne
washington, dc 20017
(202) 526-1615

 

saturday, septemBER 10th, 2016

 

The velvet note

Al strong quintet

two shows: 7:30PM & 9:30pm

4075 OLD MILTON PARKWAY
ALPHARETTA, GA.
(855) 583-5838

 

PAST DATES

JANUARY 2016

 

JANUARY 2ND @ BEYU CAFFÈ: RYAN HANSELER QUINTET. RYAN HANSELER-PIANO, KOBIE WATKINS-DRUMS, JASON FOUREMAN-BASS, BRIAN MILLER-SAXOPHONE. 8PM & 10PM SETS.  335 WEST MAIN STREET. DURHAM, NC. 919-683-1058. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

JANUARY 3RD @ JOSE AND SONS: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). 12PM - 3PM. 327 WEST DAVIE STREET. RALEIGH, NC. (919) 755-0556. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

JANUARY 8TH @ BEYU CAFFE: LOVESTRONG VOL. 1 CD RELEASE SHOW. JC MARTIN-GUITAR, LANCE SCOTT-BASS, MICHAEL ODE-DRUMS, 8PM & 10PM SETS.  335 WEST MAIN STREET. DURHAM, NC. 919-683-1058. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

JANUARY 9TH @ C GRACE: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-1AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

JANUARY 15TH @ GIN FIZZ HARLEM: SOUL UNDERSTATED FEATURING, MAVIS 'SWAN' POOLE. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-1AM. 308 MALCOLM X BLVD. NEW YORK, NY 10027 CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.   

 

JANUARY 16TH @ WINTER JAZZFEST NYC-THE BITTER END: AL STRONG. SET: 11PM. 147 BLEEKER STREET NEW YORK, NY 10012 CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

JANUARY 23RD @ C GRACE: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-1AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

 JANUARY 28TH @ C GRACE: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

JANUARY 29TH @ CUBAN REVOLUTION. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM. 308 BLACKWELL STREET. DURHAM, NC 27701. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

FEBRUARY 2016 

February 4th @ C GRACE: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG and his awesome band FROM 9PM-12AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

 

FEBRUARY 5TH @ ALLEY TWENTY-SIX: AL STRONG DUO. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM. 320 EAST CHAPEL HILL STREET DURHAM, NC 27701. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

FEBRUARY 6TH @ The Knight Theater: AL STRONG Opens for Bass Legend Stanley clarke. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. 480 tryon street charlotte, nc 28202. (704) 372-1000 CLICK HERE FOR advanced tickets.

 

FEBRUARY 12TH @ Lincoln Theatre: Mardi gras party/fundraiser for the aoc project with the shakedown. come party with one of the best party bands in the area with a set from al strong and friends as we help to raise money for aocfest 2016. Doors 7pm Show 8pm. 126 E. Cabarrus St, Raleigh, NC 27601. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

 

February 13TH @ C GRACE: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-1AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

 

FEBRUARY 14TH @ SHarp 9 Gallery: Kate McGarry/Keith Ganz-The tough get growing ensemble. Come hear dynamic vocalist kate mcgarry for a special valentine's day concert 7PM-9pm.  4608 L. Industry Ln. Durham, NC 27713. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

FEBRUARY 18TH @ C GRACE: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

FEBRUARY 19TH @ SHARP 9 GALLERY: AL STRONG QUINTET (ASQ). COME HEAR AL STRONG AND HIS SOULFUL QUINTET FROM 8PM-10PM. 4608 L. INDUSTRY LN. DURHAM, NC 27713. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

FEBRUARY 25TH @ EASTWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). AL STRONG'S QUARTET PERFORMS FOR EASTWAY'S BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM FROM 6:30PM-7:30PM. 610 N. ALSTON AVE. DURHAM, NC 27701. 

 

FEBRUARY 26TH @ CENTERSTAGE@NODA: AL STRONG QUARTET PERFORMS FOR SAINT AUGUSTINE'S UNIVERSITY-CIAA JAZZ BRUNCH. COME PARTY EXPERIENCE A JAZZ BRUNCH WITH AL STRONG AND HIS QUARTET IN BEAUTIFUL CHARLOTTE FROM 10AM-NOON. 2315 N. DAVIDSON ST, CHARLOTTE, NC 282051. CONTACT CHINITA ELLIOTT CNELLIOTT@ST-AUG.EDU OR 919-516-4092 FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

FEBRUARY 26TH CUBAN REVOLUTION. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9:30PM-12AM. 308 BLACKWELL STREET. DURHAM, NC 27701. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

FEBRUARY 27TH @ C GRACE: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-1AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

March 2016 

March 4th @ Gin fizz: Soul understated featuring mavis 'swan' poole. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF this dynamic ensemble in the heart of harlem usa. doors: 9:30PM show: 10:30pm.  308 malcolm x blvd. new york, Ny 10027. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

March 5th @ Sista's place: mavis 'swan' poole & jeremy 'bean' clemons quintet. ENJOY original compositions and arrangements by this dynamic duo. two sets: 9PM & 10:30pm. 446 NOSTRAND AVE. BROOKLYN, NY 11216. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

March 11th @ SHARP 9 GALLERY: AL STRONG QUINTET (ASQ). COME HEAR AL STRONG AND HIS SOULFUL QUINTET FROM 8PM-10PM. 4608 L. INDUSTRY LN. DURHAM, NC 27713. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

March 12TH @ C GRACE: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-1AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

March 17th @ C GRACE: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

March 18th @ ALLEY TWENTY-SIX: AL STRONG DUO. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM. 320 EAST CHAPEL HILL STREET DURHAM, NC 27701. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

March 19th @ SHarp 9 Gallery: Keith Ganz quartet. Come hear dynamic guitarist keith ganz and his group from 8PM-10pm.  4608 L. Industry Ln. Durham, NC 27713. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

March 25th @ MOTORCO MUSIC HALL: CHIP SHEARIN B-DAY BASH AND CELEBRITY JAM. COME CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY OF ONE OF AMERICAN MUSIC'S GREATEST BASSIST, CHIP SHEARIN, AT MOTORCO MUSIC HALL. GUEST ARTISTS INCLUDE MYSELF, MARION MEADOWS, AND A HOST OF OTHER TOP NOTCH MUSICIANS. MOTORCO MUSIC HALL.  723 RIGSBEE AVE. DURHAM, NC. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

March 26th @ C GRACE: AL STRONG and the fresh five. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-1AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

March 28th @ blues alley: AL STRONG QUinTET (ASQ). COME HEAR AL STRONG AND HIS SOULFUl ensemble at one of the country's most historic jazz venues. 8PM & 10pm shows.  1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007.  (202) 337-4141. click here for MORE details.

 

April 2016 

APRIL 1st @ ALLEY TWENTY-SIX: AL STRONG DUO. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM. 320 EAST CHAPEL HILL STREET DURHAM, NC 27701. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

APRIL 2ND @ THE CAROLINA THEATRE OF DURHAM: The Durham Symphony-"all that jazz". ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG, BRIAN MILLER, AND A HOST OF OTHER GUEST MUSICIANS, AS WE PERFORM WITH THE DURHAM SYMPHONY IN A TRIBUTE TO NC ARTISTS. SHOW BEGINS AT 8PM. 309 W. Morgan ST. DURHAM, NC 27710. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

APRIL 7TH @ THE DURHAM ARMORY: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ) PERFORMS FOR THE FULL FRAME FILM FESTIVAL'S OPENING NIGHT PARTY. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG AND HIS AWESOME GROUP FROM 10PM-12AM. 220 FOSTER ST. DURHAM, NC 27710. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

APRIL 9TH @ C GRACE: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-1AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

APRIL 10TH @ THE carolina theatre of durham: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ) leads a jam session FOR THE FULL FRAME FILM FESTIVAL'S final day of films. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG AND HIS AWESOME GROUP FROM 3PM-6pM. 309 W. Morgan ST. DURHAM, NC 27710. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.  

 

APRIL 12TH @ DIZZY'S CLUB COCA-COLA: PERFORMING WITH THE NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE. IT WILL BE WORTH THE TRIP TO SUPPORT THIS AWESOME JAZZ EDUCATION PROGRAM AS THEY MAKE THEY'RE DEBUT PERFORMANCE AT DIZZY'S AT 7:30PM. ON THE CORNER OF BROADWAY AND 60TH STREET: 5TH FLOOR. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

APRIL 14TH @ C GRACE: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

APRIL 15TH @ ALLEY TWENTY-SIX: AL STRONG DUO. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM. 320 EAST CHAPEL HILL STREET DURHAM, NC 27701. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

APRIL 22nd @ haw river ballroom: AL STRONG trio perform for switchpoint 2016. COME HEAR AL STRONG AND HIS SOULFUl ensemble at one of the areas most beautiful venues. performance will take place outside of the main ballroom on the lawn from noon-1pm. 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw, NC 27340. click here for MORE details.

 

APRIL 29th @ ALLEY TWENTY-SIX: AL STRONG trio with brevan hampden-drums and jason foureman-bass. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM. 320 EAST CHAPEL HILL STREET DURHAM, NC 27701. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

APRIL 30th @ the strowd: AL STRONG trio. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 8PM-11pM. 159 E. Franklin STREET chapel hill, NC. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

May 2016 

May 4th @ Smalls Jazz Club: SwanBean QUINTET. ENJOY THIS DYNAMIC QUINTET LEAD BY VOCALISTS MAVIS 'SWAN' POOLE AND JEREMY 'BEAN' CLEMONS AT ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S MOST HISTORIC JAZZ CLUBS FROM 10:30PM-1AM. 183 West 10th ST. New York, NY 10014. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

May 6th @ THE the 55 bar: with the keith ganz and gary versace organ quartet. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG, in his first ever appearance at this historic jazz venue. doors at 7PM. 55 christopher st. New York, NY 10319. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

May 6th @ GIN FIZZ HARLEM: soul understated featuring mavis 'swan' poole. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF awesome group performing great original soul music. FROM 9:30PM-1AM. 308 MALCOLM X BLVD. NEW YORK, NY 10027 CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

May 7th @ New Jersey Performing arts center-victoria theater: Kate McGarry. ENJOY THis double bill with groups lead by two outstanding vocalists, kate mcgarry and cyrille aimeé. show begins at 7pm. 1 center st., newark, nj 07102. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

May 19th @ C GRACE: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

May 20th @ the wayne county jazz showcase sponsored by pnc bank: brevan hampden and primera jazz (latin jazz quintet). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF brevan AND HIS GROUP as they perform original works and arrangements by Brevan in a latin jazz style that are sure to make you want to dance. show starts at 7pm. 102 north john ST. goldsboro, NC 27530. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.  

 

may 27th @ beyu caffe: AL Strong Quintet (ASQ). enjoy al strong and his group for the first time at beyu caffe's new location for 8pm and 10pm shows. 335 WEST MAIN STREET. DURHAM, NC. 919-683-1058. CLICK HERE FOR tickets to the 8pm and 10pm shows.

 

June 2016

 

June 2nd @ C GRACE: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

June 3rd @ BLUENOtE Jazz FESTIVAL-BLUENOte jazz club: Al Strong septet. ENJOY al in his debut appearance as a leader at ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S MOST HISTORIC JAZZ CLUBS FROM 12:30aM-2AM. 131 WEST 3rd ST. NEW YORK, NY 10012. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

June 4th @ Beyu Caffe: brevan hampden and primera jazz (latin jazz quintet). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF brevan AND HIS GROUP as they perform original works and arrangements by Brevan in a latin jazz style that are sure to make you want to dance. 8pm and 10pm shows. 341 W. Main ST. durham, NC 27701. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

June 6th @ Herb Alpert's vibrato's grill-macallan 5-course menu: pat sinatore trio featuring al strong. ENJOY al strong in his debut appearance at this great jazz venue. FROM 5:30pM until. 2930 beverly Glen cir. los angeles, ca 90077. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

June 10th @ Beyu Caffe: Nikeita Critchlow (Soul Fusion Singer). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF this dynamic vocalist all the way from los angeles, CA AND Her GROUP consisting of myself on trumpet and effects and sensational drummer/producer iajhi hampden. 8pm and 10pm shows. 341 W. Main ST. durham, NC 27701. MORE DETAILS to come.

 

June 11th @ C GRACE: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-1AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

June 14th @ capital ale house downtown music hall-richmond jazz society's guest educator's series: Al Strong septet with special guest james 'saxmo' gates. ENJOY the sounds of al strong and this dynamic group as they perform for one of the country's top jazz presenting organizations FROM 7:00pM-8:30pM. 623 E. Main ST. richmond, va 23219. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

June 16th @ C GRACE: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

 

june 17th @ ALLEY TWENTY-SIX: AL STRONG DUO. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM. 320 EAST CHAPEL HILL STREET DURHAM, NC 27701. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

June 18th @ SHARP 9 GALLERY: AL STRONG QUINTET (ASQ). COME HEAR AL STRONG AND HIS SOULFUL QUINTET FROM 8PM-10PM. 4608 L. INDUSTRY LN. DURHAM, NC 27713. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

June 24th @ ALLEY TWENTY-SIX: AL STRONG DUO. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM. 320 EAST CHAPEL HILL STREET DURHAM, NC 27701. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

June 25th @ C GRACE: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-1AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

June 26th @ the brixton: jam session lead by AL STROng. come and enjoy a fun jam session at a great venue in the nation's capital FROM 6:30PM-9:30pM.  901 U St. Washington, dc 20001. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

june 28th @ blues alley: AL STRONG QUinTET (ASQ). COME HEAR AL STRONG AND HIS SOULFUl ensemble at one of the country's most historic jazz venues. 8PM & 10pm shows.  1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007.  (202) 337-4141. click here for MORE details.

 

July 2016

 

July 9th @ Ginny's Supper Club: soul understated featuring mavis 'swan' poole. enjoy this dynamic GROUP in one of the nation's music meccas, harlem, nyc. 7:30pm and 9:30pm shows. 310 lenox ave. harlem, NyC. 212-421-3821. CLICK HERE FOR more info.

 

July 11th @ Herb Alpert's vibrato's grill-macallan 5-course menu: pat sinatore trio featuring al strong. ENJOY al strong in his debut appearance at this great jazz venue. FROM 5:30pM until. 2930 beverly Glen cir. los angeles, ca 90077. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

july 15th @ ALLEY TWENTY-SIX: AL STRONG DUO. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM. 320 EAST CHAPEL HILL STREET DURHAM, NC 27701. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

July 16th @ C GRACE: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-1AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

July 21st @ Oak City 7: orquesta gardel. get your dancing shoes ready and ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF this awesome salsa band FROM 5PM-11pM.  city plaza 400 fayetteville st. RALEIGH, NC 27601. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

july 22nd @ ALLEY TWENTY-SIX: AL STRONG DUO. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM. 320 EAST CHAPEL HILL STREET DURHAM, NC 27701. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

july 29th @ ALLEY TWENTY-SIX: AL STRONG DUO. ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-12AM. 320 EAST CHAPEL HILL STREET DURHAM, NC 27701. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

July 30th @ C GRACE: AL STRONG QUARTET (ASQ). ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF AL STRONG FROM 9PM-1AM.  407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC 27606. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

Future Sounds To

listen for:

July 27th, 2016

c. grace

Al Strong Quartet

9PM-1am

407 glenwood ave.
raleigh, Nc 27613
(919) 899-3675

UPCOMING TOUR

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15TH, 2016

GIN FIZZ 

APAP SHOWCASE WITH SOUL UNDERSTATED  
FEATURING MAVIS 'SWAN' POOLE

DOORS: 9:30PM

308 MALCOLM X BLVD.  
NEW YORK, NY 10027
(212) 289-2220 

 

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16TH, 2016

THE BITTER END

AL STRONG PERFORMS @ WINTER JAZZ FEST NYC 

SET: 11:00PM

147 BLEEKER STREET  
NEW YORK, NY
WINTERJAZZFEST.COM 

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2016

 

AL STRONG OPENS FOR STANLEY CLARKE @ THE KNIGHT THEATER

SET: 8:00PM

480 TRYON STREET  
CHARLOTTE, NC 28202
(704) 372-1000 

PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS!

 

THE SOUNDS OF NOVEMBER 2015


NOVEMBER 1ST: AL STRONG BRASS BAND PLAYS @ OAKWOOD CEMETERY. ALL SAINTS/EL DIA DE LOS SANTOS STORYTELLING SUPPER. BENEFITING THE BRENTWOOD BOYS & GIRLS CLUB. 701 OAKWOOD AVE. RALEIGH, NC. 6:30PM-9:30PM. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.


NOVEMBER 6TH: PERFORMING WITH SOUL UNDERSTATED @ GIN FIZZ. 308 MALCOLM X BLVD. HARLEM, NYC. 9PM. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

NOVEMBER 8TH: PERFORMING WITH KATE MCGARRY/KEITH GANZ QUARTET W/SPECIAL GUEST JAMES SHIPP @ SHARP NINE GALLERY. 4608 L INDUSTRY LANE. DURHAM. 7PM. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.


NOVEMBER 13TH & 14TH: PERFORMING WITH KATE MCGARRY AND THE TOUGH GET GROWING ENSEMBLE @ THE VELVET NOTE. 4075 OLD MILTON PARKWAY. ALPHARETTA, GA. 7:30 AND 9:30 SETS. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 


NOVEMBER 19TH:  PERFORMING WITH KATE MCGARRY AND THE TOUGH GET GROWING ENSEMBLE @ NATIONAL SAWDUST. 80 NORTH 6TH ST. BROOKLYN, NY. 7PM. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.


NOVEMBER 20TH: PERFORMING WITH KATE MCGARRY AND THE TOUGH GET GROWING ENSEMBLE @ MARK MURPHY'S SCHOOL OF MUSIC. 21-27 SCOTLAND ROAD. SOUTH ORANGE, NJ. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.


NOVEMBER 28TH: ASQ @ C GRACE 407 GLENWOOD AVE. RALEIGH. 9PM-1AM. $5 COVER.CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

FUTURE SOUNDS TO LISTEN OUT FOR


DECEMBER 10TH: ASQ PERFORMS @ CARMEL CITY (THE POURHOUSE) SPONSORED BY 9TH WONDER AND THE ART OF COOL PROJECT. RALEIGH. 

UPCOMING TOUR

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2015

THE VELVET NOTE

KATE MCGARRY AND THE TOUGH GET GROWING ENSEMBLE - SETS AT 7:30 AND 9:30

4075 OLD MILTON PARKWAY
ALPHARETTA, GA
855.583.5838 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2015

THE VELVET NOTE

KATE MCGARRY & KEITH GANZ QUARTET

4075 OLD MILTON PARKWAY
ALPHARETTA, GA
855.583.5838

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2015

NATIONAL SAWDUST

KATE MCGARRY AND THE TOUGH GET GROWING ENSEMBLE - 7PM

80 NORTH 6TH ST
BROOKLYN, NY 11249
(646) 779-8455 

PRICE: $25

FEATURING KEITH GANZ, AL STRONG - TRUMPET, PAUL CREEL - BASS, JON CURRY - DRUMS, JAMES SHIPP - VIBES AND PERCUSSION,  RACHEL FRIEDMAN, HARMONY,

A DURHAM, NC BASED MUSICAL COLLECTIVE FEATURING KATE’S HUSBAND, GUITARIST KEITH GANZ, TRUMPETER AND THE ART OF COOL PROJECT COFOUNDER AL STRONG, PAUL CREEL ON ACOUSTIC BASS, AND JON CURRY ON DRUMS, IN COLLABORATION WITH SPECIAL GUEST JAMES SHIPP ON VIBES, PERCUSSION, AND ARRANGEMENTS.

IN A PROGRAM DEVELOPED ESPECIALLY FOR PREMIERE AT NATIONAL SAWDUST, MCGARRY’S BAND, THE TOUGH GET GROWING, COMBINE FOLK AND CELTIC VOCAL SENSIBILITIES AND CONSIDERABLE JAZZ AND IMPROVISATIONAL CHOPS IN THEIR LUSH DE-ARRANGEMENTS OF SONGS BY LEONARD COHEN, THE BLUE NILE, TOM WAITS, PAUL SIMON, THE EAGLES, AND MORE. MCGARRY’S EMOTIONALLY PIERCING ORIGINALS AND SELECT STANDARDS FROM THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK ASSIST THE COLLECTIVE AS THEY WRESTLE WELL-KNOWN ANTHEMS FOR HARD TIMES, WITH UPLIFTING RESULTS.