The Green Room, 109 SW Second Avenue in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale, has proudly announced “Jazz Sessions V” the newest series of unique concert performances featuring the nationally acclaimed Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio. The group performs on one Thursday a month continuing to bring a fresh and vibrant sound to the South Florida entertainment scene. Rodgers and his group will highlight the work of legendary Jazz greats like John Coltrane, Miles Davis and more. Doors open at 7PM and admission is just $5.00.
“Bobby’s unique and masterful guitar talents have won over a strong following for the Sessions,” says Jeff John, owner/operator of the Green Room. “We were delighted he is returning for a Fifth Session.”
Each month Rodgers will highlight a legendary Jazz great and perform two sets totally covering a variety of that artist’s work. Following his performance on Thursday, September 20th, featuring the music of Wes Montgomery, Bobby will showcase:
November 15 – Super Funk Jazz Night
December 20 – John Coltrane
January 24 – Horace Silver
February 21 – Miles Davis
Bobby Lee Rodgers is a musical prodigy who upon graduation from the University of Georgia became a professor at the Berklee School of Music at the ripe old age of only 23. He taught there for five years before returning to Atlanta where he met up with Col. Bruce Hampton (of Aquarium Rescue Unit fame) and formed the band the Codetalkers. The band toured for eight years with Rodgers writing all the music. Rodgers eventually went out on his own to form the Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio and has been touring and recording ever since. Rodgers plays through a Leslie 145 and an Echoplex and a 1966 Super reverb. His baby is his Gibson 125, all original 1949 guitar. By playing through the Leslie he is able to adapt the organ type phrasings to his guitar, giving the sound a combination of guitar and organ.
“Green Room Jazz Sessions V,” featuring the Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio begins Thursday, September 20th and continues for one Thursday per month through February 21st. (There is no show in October) Doors are at 7PM with the band taking the stage for two sets. Admission is $5.00. Advance tickets are available through TicketMaster or the Revolution Live Box Office. Table seating reservations are available by calling (954)449-1030. The Green Room is located at 109 SW Second Avenue just east of Revolution Live in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale.
For more information go to www.greenroomlive.com.