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Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Lucky Peterson: Roots of Acoustic Blues



JANUARY 20-21, 7PM and 9:30PM

New York, NY (December 8, 2016) - Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2016-17 season continues exploring the blues tradition with Lucky Peterson: Roots of Acoustic Blues on January 20-21 in The Appel Room at Jazz at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, located on Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York. With deeply moving baritone vocals, jaw-dropping technique on the Hammond B-3 organ, and a dynamic, emotive presence on guitar, Lucky Peterson is perhaps the most powerful bluesman alive. In “Roots of Acoustic Blues”, he will explore the early styles at the core of the blues, exemplifying the music's honest optimism in the face of hardship.

Lucky Peterson was discovered in his father's club in Buffalo, New York by the incomparable Willie Dixon, who produced Peterson's first single at age five. His talent was showcased on The Tonight Show and The Ed Sullivan Show shortly after and Peterson has won fans around the world ever since with his uncompromised musical authenticity and natural showmanship. His extensive career includes working alongside blues greats such as Otis Rush, James Cotton, and Etta James.  His 2014 album, appropriately named The Son of a Bluesman, shares his lifelong journey and even includes a collaboration with his wife, making blues truly a family affair.

Famously versatile and also a rare master of the blues in its true original form, Peterson is the perfect artist for such a program. He describes his style as blues played "with a touch of jazz, a touch of soul, a touch of funk and a touch of gospel." The intimacy of The Appel Room allows the audience to truly experience the blues, reaching soul-stirring depths that will be hard to forget.

Free pre-concert lectures nightly at 6pm and 8:30pm.  

Tickets prices start at $45 and can be purchased on jazz.org 24 hours a day or by calling CenterCharge on 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am - 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box office hours are Monday- Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain).

Please visit jazz.org for more information.

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Press Inquiries:
Rebecca Kim
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Assistant Director, Public Relations