Thursday, June 6, 2013

Special Patty and The Buttons performance at The Dakota Jazz Club featuring New Orleans piano master Tom McDermott Thursday, August 22nd

Pianist Tom McDermott
Tom McDermott is a good friend of mine from my time living and playing in New Orleans.  He is a virtuoso jazz pianist versed in the styles of Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair, James P. Johnson and many others.  In addition, he is a talented composer in a wide variety of Idioms. Tom is also a regular guest on HBO’s series “Treme”  We are THRILLED to be presenting a show at the Dakota with him on Thursday, August 22nd.  Tom will be doing some solo playing as well as joining the band for a set of Traditional Jazz.  Showtime is 7pm, You DON’T want to miss it!

Here are some nice things noted publications have had to say about him:

“Mr. McDermott is not simply a follower of tradition or a repository of old tunes. He composes within his wide-ranging idiom with a knowledgeable feeling for his sources and a sense of humor.” -John S. Wilson, New York Times

“To single out one New Orleans jazz musician for being talented and likeable is absurd. But, not long after moving here, Margaret and I were at a night club with friends when Tom McDermott, a thin, sandy-haired man, shuffled up to our table…A few minutes later, McDermott took the stage, sat down at the piano, and set it on fire. He can do anything. We’ve heard him play ragtime, ‘trad jazz,’ swing, choros from Brazil, musettes from France, and any number of other genres. He doesn’t just play tunes, either. He writes his own. How many other American musicians are writing musettes, for heaven’s sake?…We have all of Tom’s CDs, so when we’re shuffling our iPod through our stereo, it seems that every third song is being played by Tom McDermott. That’s fine with us.” -Dan Baum, New, May 23

Dakota Jazz Club
1010 Nicollet Mall  Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 332-1010

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