The Joe Belmont Experience – special guest Samirah Evans returns

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The Joe Belmont Experience – special guest Samirah Evans returns

Sun · October 7, 2018

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$10 advance - $15 day of show

The Joe Belmont Experience is comprised of accomplished veterans of the Northeast music scene Joe Belmont (guitars), Rudi Weeks (bass) and Eliezar Martinez (drums). They play a compelling yet cohesive blend of divergent elements of jazz, original compositions, funk, classic songs, Chicago blues, and jamming.

Samirah Evans relocated from New Orleans following hurricane Katrina, and has been delighting audiences across the Northeast, performing or sharing stages with the likes of Charles Neville, Allman Brothers drummer, Jamoie, Duke Robillard, Dr. John, John Sheldon and Evelyn Harris. Evans is a member of the visiting artist faculty at Williams College, as well as the founder of the NOLABratts choir.

The Joe Belmont Experience
The Joe Belmont Experience
Joe Belmont has released two CDs of his own music, and produced and performed on numerous other recordings. He has played with world beat band Viva Quetzal for over 20 years, releasing three CDs and touring extensively. He plays with flutist Sarah Swersey in Duó Fusión, and they have released a CD. Joe teaches on the Performance Faculty at Amherst College, and as Director of Jazz at the Northampton Community Music Center. In 2013, he served as Music Director for the world premier of Grammy and Tony winners Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s play Arms on Fire. He is currently writing music and getting ready for the Joe Belmont Experience.

The Joe Belmont Experience is comprised of accomplished veterans of the Northeast music scene Joe Belmont, Rudi Weeks and Eliezar Martinez. They play a compelling yet cohesive blend of divergent elements of jazz, original compositions, funk, classic songs, Chicago blues, and jamming.
Samirah Evans
Samirah Evans
Since relocating from New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, Samirah Evans has been delighting audiences across the northeastern U.S., performing or sharing stages with the likes of Charles Neville, Sheila Jordan, Allman Brothers drummer, Jamoie, Pancho Sanchez., Duke Robillard, Dr. John, Wallace Roney, John Sheldon, and Avery Sharp. Her touring band, Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils, delivers swampy, soulful takes on jazz and blues classics as well originals; while other projects, such as the the George Kaye quintet “Porgy & Bess” project and her tribute to Nina Simone and Etta James in conjunction with Evelyn Harris, honor the musical and cultural roots of the music. Evans is a member of the visiting artist faculty at Williams College and a private vocal instructor, as well as the founder of the NOLABratts choir.
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301
https://www.hawksandreed.com/