Longineu Parsons Ensemble
feat. Nat Adderley, Jr.
Comprised of Longineu Parsons on trumpet, Nat Adderley, Jr., on piano, Jose Serrano on bass, and Longineu Parsons, III, on drums, this band is a one-night course in music appreciation. Parsons is the protégé of Nat Adderley (he plays Nat’s cornet), and has played with artists ranging from Philly Joe Jones and Nancy Wilson to Sun Ra. Nat Adderley, Jr., had his first professional songwriting cut at age 11 when (his uncle) Cannonball Adderley included “I’m On My Way” on his 1967 album Why Am I Treated So Bad! He went on to lead the band of R&B legend Luther Vandross for 25 years and was a writer, arranger, and pianist on some of Vandross’ biggest hits. Longineu Parsons, III (“LP3”), was a founding member of Yellowcard and has toured with Adam Lambert and New Years Day, and rising star Jose Serrano rounds out the lineup on bass.
21 Blue will take you from Louis Armstrong to Howlin’ Wolf to Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix and beyond. This group does what no other group can in terms of playing the history of American music and making you love the fact that you are there to dance to it. Longineu Parsons has been hailed by critics internationally as being one of the world’s finest trumpet players and has performed and recorded with such greats as Cab Calloway, Sun Ra, Nat Adderley, Cecil Taylor, Nancy Wilson, Philly Joe Jones and many others. Internationally renowned guitarist Ted Shumate has performed and/or recorded with artists including Branford Marsalis, Kenny Werner, Jeff Berlin, Al DiMeola, Sonny Fortune, Peter Erskine, Wynton Marsalis, Red Rodney, Nat Adderley, and others.
What a wonderful world
A Tribute to Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong, known the world over as “Satchmo”, is perhaps the most important figure in the history of American music and is certainly one of the most recognizable figures in the world. He wrote many jazz songs that have become standards, and won 11 Grammy Awards as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Longineu Parsons is one of the world’s finest trumpeters and when he interprets Satchmo, he goes far beyond what can be studied and learned. The way he touches the trumpet and growls his vocals is as though he is channeling the great master of American music.
In this spellbinding tribute concert, Longineu Parsons and his band will lovingly perform Louis Armstrong classics such as “Basin St. Blues,” “Hello Dolly,” and, of course, “What A Wonderful World.”
Longineu has electrified audiences with his Satchmo tribute from Europe to South America to Carnegie Hall – and he’ll electrify you too!
Dr. Longineu Parsons earned a Master in Classical Performance and a Doctorate in Classical Composition from the University of Florida. Dr. Parsons’ extensive repertoire includes works from Bozza, Rachminoff, Enesco, Tomasi, Descenclos, Bitsch, and many others. Deeply influenced by Dmitri Shostakovitch, Dr. Parsons utilizes motivic development and universal sources to create innovative compositions and a unique sound.
Joanna Sobkowska was born in Warsaw, Poland, Dr. Sobkowska has served on the faculties of Universidad del Cauca in Popayan, Colombia and Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. As a soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Sobkowska has performed on the concert series of the Warsaw Philharmonic, Poland, at the Festival Internacional del Piano in Bucaramanga, Colombia, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, the FSU Festival of New Music in Tallahassee, Florida, and CASMI International Summer Program in Prague, Czech Republic. She also was the solo pianist for a CD recording of Ladislav Kubik’s Concerto Breve for piano and orchestra with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Triptych on texts by Franz Kafka for the Col Legno-Qualiton label.
Longineu Parsons III (drums) is a multi-platinum recording artist, MTV video music award winner, founding member of Yellowcard and internationally performing artist. LP has been featured on TV shows such as Conan “O”Brien, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Oprah, American Idol, X Factor, The Voice and has shared the stage with renowned musicians such as “Philly Joe” Jones, Adam Lambert, Von Barlow, New Year’s Day, Nat Adderley Jr., Lou Rawls, and Sam Rivers to name a few.
The music of LP3 defines a new generation of musical mastery and versatility that transcends any one musical style. With deep roots in jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, metal, gospel, blues and classical music, the band is best described as improvisational music.
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