KEN WAIN: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

A Treasured Phoenix Musician...

KEN WAIN: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Thu, May 26, 2016

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Free

This event is 21 and over

CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR KEN WAIN
CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR KEN WAIN
A celebration of life jam session for longtime Arizona musician Ken Wain, 7-9:30 pm Thursday, May 26 will feature many local musicians, including the Gentlemen of Jazz trio led by drummer Bob McKeon with Santo Maglio-keys and Ray Carter-bass. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the club, 1019 E. Indian School Road , Phoenix , free admission.

Known for his “deep groove” style, the longtime Arizona musician, 78, died recently in Florence, AZ. Ken sang and played piano, Hammond B3 and pedal-bass at Timothy’s Pub, Remington’s, Ocean Club, Carefree Inn and other local venues, also in Switzerland , Norway , Amsterdam and Scotland .

Ken released a CD in 2002 titled “West of the Moon,” with 14 tracks including “East of the Sun,” “But Not for Me,” “Just in Time,” “Saint James Infirmary” and “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter.” His repertoire was a mix of mainstream jazz by the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer, as well as blues, New Orleans-style sounds, pop hits and original compositions.

Known for his sense of humor and audience rapport, Ken often involved listeners in his performances, as on Dr. John’s amusing “How Come My Dog Don’t Bark (When You Come Around)?”

-- Patricia Myers
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/