Chris Turner, Logan Richardson
196 Allen St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:15 PM
This event is 21 and over
“Mr. Turner is the rare male jazz singer with no time for mannered nostalgia… In his own misty, grooving music, Mr. Turner exudes both composure and longing.”
– The New York Times
Chris Turner is a classically trained crooner, a soul singer for the ages, with a classic sound that defies his years. Proving to be a writer for our times, he deftly combines jazz, hip-hop, funk, and soul in his music. Chris Turner performs music from “Lovelife is A Challenge”, several widely heard singles and collaborations as well as new pieces off of his upcoming project “Belvedere” set to release shortly. Chris Turner is a classically trained crooner, a soul singer for the ages, with a classic sound that defies his years. Proving to be a writer for our times, he deftly combines jazz, hip-hop, funk, and soul in his music. From falsetto to scatting to laying down smooth and creative phrasings, Chris is bringing old soul back in a fresh sound. Graduating from the New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Music immediately started working as an in-demand backing singer for the Soul, Jazz and R&B scenes in New York. Chris tours and records internationally with his own group as well as with Usher, The Roots, Stevie Wonder, Bootsy Collins, Killiam Shakespeare, Sam Smith, Disclosure, Mike Posner, Esperanza Spalding, Bilal, Harvey Mason Sr., Eddie Palmeri, Dianne Reeves, Eric Harland, Consequence, Kris Bowers. Chris was selected to perform as an “Artist To Watch” by BET’s Music Matters. Chris released his first single, “Liquid Love,” the video for which debuted on BET. That single was later released on Sony Records as part of Music Matters first compilation album, along with Melanie Fiona, Big Sean, Miguel and others. His single, “Fly Love,” is being distributed internationally by Rebirth, a remix and DJ label. Chris now is on faculty for his alma mater (New School Jazz) as a vocal coach.
Logan Richardson was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri into a rich historical lineage of improvisational music greatness.
Growing up in Kansas City as a young saxophonist Logan recorded his 1st debut album at the age of 26 years as a leader entitled Cerebral Flow. Two years later he followed up with his sophomore album entitled Ethos.
Initially, in 2009, Logan contacted his dream band, a special mix of personalities including himself as leader, composer, and saxophonist, guitarist Pat Metheny, pianist Jason Moran, bassist Harish Raghavan, and drummer Nasheet Waits to see who would be interested in recording a project together. Everyone agreed and was enthusiastic to record a project together and so it took a few years to pull all of the components together. The album SHIFT has a strong storytelling dynamic, and a deep showing of love, respect, and comradery and is now signed by Blue Note Records, released in October 2015 in Japan and in spring 2016 in the US as well as in Europe.
Touring with this album from Tokyo´s Blue Note Club to New York among several festivals, he also performed as sideman with Christian Scott on all his European dates and has been a part of Gerald Claytons Asia trip. He also did several gigs as a trio with Jeff Ballard and Joe Sanders. Throughout all those activities Logan became more famous and earned great respect for his excellent playing. Performing his new project “BLUES PEOPLE” with a new band the first time at Cheltenham Jazz Festival (UK) in 2017 Logan received fantastic feedback from the media and his audience.
In summer 2017 he recorded his new album BLUES PEOPLE in Omaha at “Make Believe Studios” together with Ryan Lee (drums), DeAndre Mannings (bass), Justus West (guitar) and the Berlin-based Ukrainian guitar player Igor Osypov within 4 days. The record will be released March 2, 2018 on Ropeadope and also be released through Christian Scotts Online App “Stretch Music”.
$10.00 - $12.00
Please note, there is a one drink minimum for this show (standing and bar stools) and two drink minimum at tables.
Limited seating is available on a first come first served basis.
Advance tickets are available online until 5:30PM, day of show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime.