Saxophonist Richard Elliot is considered the reigning merchant of Soul Jazz and has been on quite a roll since becoming a solo artist following his five-year stint with Tower of Power in the 1980’s.The Scotland-born, L.A.-raised saxman was still on the road with Tower of Power when he released his debut album Trolltown in 1986. Embarking upon one of instrumental music‟s most dynamic and multifaceted careers, he has scored four #1 albums and a growing number of #1 airplay singles. In addition to his participation in all-star tours like Groovin’ For Grover and Jazz Attack, in the mid-90s he helped launch another of the genre‟s annual franchises, the Guitars & Saxes tours, which he has participated in on and off ever since. His incredible chart success of “People Make The World Go Round,” “RnR” (the title track from the album Elliot recorded with Braun) stayed at #1 on the chart for over two months. Elliot and Braun crisscrossed the U.S. as part of Jazz Attack (with Peter White and Jonathan Butler) in 2005, 2007 and 2009; and spent 2008 touring as RnR. Elliot landed his first job while still a teenager with Natalie Cole and the Pointer Sisters. A few years later, he was tapped to record with some of his idols from Motown Records such as Smokey Robinson, the Four Tops, and the Temptations. and was later tapped to record with the Yellowjackets on their second album. After touring with Melissa Manchester for a time, he was asked to become a full-fledged member of the Tower of Power horns in 1982. He stayed with the group until 1987 and looks back fondly on those years, since they shaped the style he has today. When he’s not playing his over 100 dates a year, Elliot pilots a small aircraft; he was also a partner in PacificNet, an Internet multimedia company that developed websites for the music and entertainment industries.
DATE / TIME / 4 SHOWS
October 7, 2014 @ 7:00 & 9:00 PM
October 8, 2014 @ 7:00 & 9:00 PM
General: $35 Premium: $55 VIP: $75
PLEASE NOTE: General admission tickets may have obstructed views and do not guarantee seating. $35 per person minimum for reserved seating in Live Room, Bar Booths and Stage Left Lounge.