Khalif Neville & Co. feat. Charles Neville

Khalif Neville & Co. feat. Charles Neville

Charles Neville

Fri · November 17, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Parlor Room

$10/Adv, $12/Door

This event is all ages

Khalif Neville & Co.
Khalif Neville & Co.
Khalif's musical heritage runs deep; born into the first family of New Orleans music, the Nevilles have long been recognized as ambassadors for the city’s distinctive style of funk, soul and R&B. Khalif spent the first few years of his life steeping in the Crescent City's cultural gumbo, then moved to Western Massachusetts where he began voraciously studying music with his father, Charles Neville. Now in his early twenties, Khalif has earned his stripes as an accomplished pianist, composer, lyricist, and torch bearer of the New Orleans tradition.
His trio, 'Khalif Neville & Co' blends traditional jazz forms with derivative styles of funk, R&B, and hip-hop. Traditionalists will be drawn to the distinctive New Orleans groove while younger audiences will identify with with a peppering of more contemporary influences. The ensemble's repertoire includes an expansive catalog of standards as well as original compositions that pay homage to Khalif's musical roots.
Charles Neville
Charles Neville
Charles Neville is a Grammy winning artist, a master of the saxophone and a long-time resident of western Massachusetts. He has performed worldwide with artists like James Booker, Bobby Blue Bland, B.B. King, Allen Toussaint and of course Aaron Neville and The Neville Brothers.

Also performing that evening will be the Soul Brass Band, a top-flight band steeped in the New Orleans brass band tradition, from the regular band repertoire to second line parades. Their energy will get the party started! The event will begin with a Second-line parade led by the Soul Brass Band. Then Dr, John, Charles Neville and other musicians will color the night with the sounds of New Orleans, with that unique Mardi Gras flair! Come ready with your beads and dancing shoes.

Blues To Green is a non-profit organization dedicated to producing music and art events designed to uplift, inspire and educate communities, and catalyze social and environmental change. To that end, for the past three years Blues To Green has produced the Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival. Mentioned in Jazz Times as one of the Best New Festivals of 2016, the Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival has hosted many world-renowned artists including Big Chief Donald Harrison, Phil Woods, Chuchito Valdez, Joey DeFrancesco, Taj Mahal, Javon Jackson, Eric Krasno and Terri Lyne Carrington. The Festival proudly hosts a variety of workshops and educational activities as well as partnering with community groups to offer a variety of dance and theater performances. Blues to Green opens the eyes of its audiences to a world full of wonderful sounds and passionate people, while also nurturing a growing appreciation for jazz, art, and culture in our communities. Blues To Green and the Festival has successfully built bridges across disparate communities in Springfield and is now at the forefront of propelling Springfield and western Massachusetts into the marketplace as a viable and growing American community.
Venue Information:
The Parlor Room
32 Masonic Street
Northampton, MA, 01060