Presents The RET Tour
RONNIE LAWS - ELOISE LAWS - TOM BROWNE
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA, 94607
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
RONNIE LAWS - ELOISE LAWS - TOM BROWNE
Ronnie Laws! Eloise Laws! Tom Browne! When you see these three legends perform as triple headliners for a show, you are in for quite a treat. The R E T Tour is a one of a kind experience. As separate acts, these stellar performers each know how to put on a great show. But, they are a force to be reckoned with as the R E T Tour. They bring the Jazz, the Soul, the Funk, and the Party to their fans, many of whom are willing to drive hundreds of miles to see the show. The R E T Tour is known to sell out its venue and to keep the dance floor packed for hours.
Funkateer Saxophonist and Jazz great Ronnie Laws, a member of the legendary musical Laws family, has received a Grammy nomination for his newest single, “Settle Down” for both Best R&B Song and Best Traditional R&B Performance. The inspiration for the title of the song, Laws explains, came from people needing to settle down first in order to face and focus Tour on what is in front of them.
Last November, Laws, with sister Eloise, and South African jazz musicians performed and participated in a two day celebration of late Jazz great John Coltrane and the documentary “Chasing Trane”. Laws and company were onboard The Blue Train, Africa’s leading luxury train. “Blue Train” is the title of Coltrane’s most successful album for the Blue Note label. Ronnie Laws recorded several successful gold albums under the Blue Note Label. He is known for breaking Billboard hits. His extremely popular songs “Friends and Strangers" and "Solid Ground" and “Every Generation” all charted on both the Jazz and Pop charts. Laws has recorded over twenty albums in his distinguished career. For more info on Saxophonist Ronnie Laws visit www.carezma.com or www.facebook.com/RonnieLaws
The incomparable Jazz and R&B singer, songwriter, Broadway actress, and author Eloise Laws, is known worldwide for her powerful, harmonious Jazz, interpretative inflections, and R&B vocals. Another member of the legendary, musical Laws family, and a popular and much sought after performer, Eloise Laws is also a humanitarian, business woman, philanthropist, and activist.
Two of her latest singles "Don't Move, Don't Blink" which is all about love and "Can’t Let Myself, Hurt Myself", co-written with by Robin Parker, sends a timely message of empowerment encouraging its listeners to reclaim its power as a person. The song resonates strongly with the ‘Me Too” movement, and has served as an unofficial, but powerful anthem at many of the events where Ms. Laws has performed recently, and is on her ‘must sing list.” Her signature, unique vocals have bestowed on her fans more than five albums and CD’s, and have garnered her numerous awards around the world, including the prestigious Cherry Blossom Award at the Tokyo Music Festival. Ms. Laws’s fans have been known to shout out requests for some of their treasured favorites. For more information on Eloise Laws visit www.facebook.com/TheRealEloiseLaws or www.eloise.com or www.carezma.com
Tom Browne, singer, songwriter, and Jazz trumpeter, multi gold album artist and Billboard “Best Of” awards recipient, stays very busy. Known for his funk and flair, Browne is comfortable in any musical style. He has a gift of being able to communicate and connect with his audience. Browne’s musical accomplishments include over three decades of recordings and sharing the concert stage with many Jazz musicians that include but are not limited to Bob James, Dave Grusin, Najee, Roy Ayers, Joe Sample, Melba Moore, to name a few.
Browne signed his first recording contract with GRP Records label where he co-produced some of the label’s best hits including the popular “Funkin for Jamaica“. Currently, Tom has over sixteen solo projects on the market, including his recent Neo-Soul/Jazz song entitled “Legacy,” which continues to do very well and has been up for Grammy nomination consideration in several categories. Browne tours regularly. For more information on Singer, Songwriter, and Jazz trumpeter Tom Browne visit www.tombrowne.org or www.facebook.tom/tombrownejamaicafunk
The R E T Tour is the show to see!