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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

The Blues: Charlie Musselwhite



MARCH 15-16, 2013

Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates its 25th Anniversary season acknowledging the blues, the roots of jazz, with Grammy®Award-winning harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite on March 15th and 16th.  Raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Musselwhite launched his career within the fertile blues landscape of mid 60s Chicago and the San Francisco flower power-era.  He brings his still bourbon-smooth tenor voice and masterful blues harp commentary to The Allen Room, where he’ll undoubtedly uphold the Chicago Tribune’s assessment that “he defines the cutting edge in contemporary blues.”  The band consists of: Musselwhite (harmonica, vocals), June Core (drums), Mike Phillips (bass), Matt Stubbs (guitar).  This is the final performance in our 2012-13 Blues Series.

Musselwhite is currently enjoying global publicity with the brand new Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite release Get Up! on the Stax label, plus their world tour.  The explosive collaboration has them on the cover of the DownBeat March issue, as well as features with Esquire and the Wall Street Journal, to name a few.

As Musselwhite explains, “Blues is real music.  It’s from the heart.  It’s about life, it’s about good times and bad times with your buddy or your girlfriend.  It’s your comforter when you’re down.  It’s all-purpose music.  Blues will get you through life.  It’s a comfort.  It’s your buddy when things are good, so it’s always there for you.”  On this Jazz at Lincoln Center performance, he smiles, “I’ll tell you what, we’re gonna have a real good time and blow all the blues away and there won’t be nothin’ left when we get through!”

The Allen Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, located in the Time Warner Center in New York, New York.

Ticket prices are $65 for the 7:30pm sets and $55 or $10 for the 9:30pm sets.

All tickets can be purchased through jazz.org or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 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:  Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain). 

Note: Hot Seats, $10 seats for select 9:30pm performances in The Allen Room, are available for purchase to the general public on the Wednesday of each performance week.  Subject to availability.

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:   Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, HSBC Bank, Qatar Airways, The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, and SiriusXM.

MasterCard® is the preferred card of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Qatar Airways is a Premier Sponsor and the Official Airline Sponsor of Jazz at Lincoln Center.  

High Res photos and bio:
Available upon request.