Richard Elliot has come full circle as one of the reigning merchants of Soul Jazz, cementing his role as one of the great contemporary sax players in the world. While working with Dave Koz, Mindi Abair and Gerald Albright on Summer Horns in 2013, he had the opportunity to revisit his roots as one of the founding members of Tower of Power by performing “So Very Hard To Go” and working alongside arranger Greg Adams again. This led to Adam’s arrangement for the GRAMMY-nominated “Shining Star” on Elliot’s 2014 album Lip Service. Set for release on September 9 via Heads Up/Concord,  Summer Madness builds upon that energy and explores areas of funk and soul as well.

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Elliot is in the midst of an extensive U.S. tour. Full dates below. 

 

Date

Venue

City

State

17-Aug-16

Racine Zoo Bandshell (Animal Crackers Jazz Series)

Racine

WI

20-Aug-16

Copper Mountain Resort

Frisco

CA

26-Aug-16

Scullers Jazz Club

Boston

MA

27-Aug-16

Jamesport Vineyards

Jamesport

NY

07-Oct-16

Ft. Sam Houston Theater

San Antonio

TX

08-Oct-16

Bishop Arts Theater

Dallas

TX

09-Oct-16

Cullen Theater

Houston

TX

16-Oct-16

Thornton Winery

Temecula

CA

04-Nov-16

The Jazz Kitchen

Indianapolis

IN

05-Nov-16

The Jazz Kitchen

Indianapolis

IN

11-Nov-16

Tangier-Cabaret Room

Akron

OH

12-Nov-16

SmoothChicago.com Showroom @ Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel

Rosemont

IL

16-Nov-16

BB King Blues Club and Grill

New York

NY

17-Nov-16

Buffalo State Performing Arts Center

Buffalo

NY

13-Jan-17

Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront

Melbourne

FL

14-Jan-17

Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront

Melbourne

FL