Featuring Omar Coleman and Joel Frahm
March madness kicks off with the CJO getting down and dirty in blues country with Nothing But the Blues, featuring windy city blues vocalist and harmonicist Omar Coleman and saxophonist Joel Frahm.
Omar Coleman’s performances are rooted in the blues, spiked with R&B urgency, and resonant with deep-soul passion. He has appeared on jazz and blues festivals internationally and been embraced by such estimable blues legends as Ruth Brown, Sean Carney, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph and Koko Taylor.
Saxophonist Joel Frahm is a mainstay on New York’s jazz scene with a growing reputation for his big tenor sound, deft assertive playing, and versatility. He moves smoothly from mainstream jazz to down and dirty blues, and has performed with such high profile names as Kenny Barron, Bill Charlap, Kurt Elling, Brad Mehldau, Jane Monheit and Dianne Schuur.
- Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.
- Tickets: $68, $60, $54, $50, $25, $15 (plus a $3 per ticket CAPA facility fee)