ADRIANNA MARIE & HER GROOVECUTTERS

Southwest Musical Arts Foundation Presents

ADRIANNA MARIE & HER GROOVECUTTERS

LA JONES, FREE SWING DANCE LESSONS BY STEVE CONRAD, SPICE IT UP FOOD TRUCK

Fri, September 25, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:15 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Spice It Up Food Truck will be serving food at Rhythm Room from 7:00pm to 10:30pm

ADRIANNA MARIE & HER GROOVECUTTERS
ADRIANNA MARIE & HER GROOVECUTTERS
Adrianna Marie is truly a spell caster in every sense of the word. Whether she’s singing a haunting slow blues or a lowdown shuffle; Adrianna digs deep into blues and roots music with a sense of arrangement, timing and soulful delivery that draws the listener in and leaves them spellbound. Daughter of the well known 60’s folk group The Carolee Singers, her musical road education began at an early age. Travelling as a small child up and down the eastern seaboard with her musical parents, her appetite to sing and perform began to grow. Influenced heavily by the sounds of the 60’s and the vinyl’s played in the house; everything from The Kingston Trio to Louis Jordan and Memphis Minnie, her ears were filled with the eclectic sounds of many genres. Her career in the “family” business began at 10 years old performing in summer stock theaters throughout New England. She continued to study both music and acting which led her as teen-ager to the stages of New York’s off-Broadway. She even spent some time on the cat walks of the fashion world. Adrianna said, “Though she would probably be arrested today, I remember my vocal coach bringing me to listen and sit in at blues and jazz clubs in the low-down neighborhoods of Bridgeport Connecticut and New York City.” “When I heard those guys playing in the clubs filled with the smell of liquor, smoke, sweat and wood, my heart ached for them and I longed to feel what they were playing and singing about.” “She had her mother’s Gypsy spirit and couldn’t grow-up fast enough to start living her life the way she wanted to.” She left for California at seventeen with nothing but her guitar and desire to experience the world that had been calling her all her life.

It was those early musical influences and education that lead her to California where her eclectic, folk, jazz and blues infused vocal styling’s were well showcased by some formidable blues guitarists including: LA Jones (Pine Top Perkins, Otis Rush, Joe Houston), Wali Ali (Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin,) and John Marx (William Clarke, Mitch Kashmar.) Adrianna recently lent her vocal talents on the Mannish Boys "Double Dynamite" cd which won the 2013 Blues Music Award for "Best Traditional Blues Album". Released on Delta Groove Records, she shared the studio on two tracks
with Mud Morganfield, Finis Tasby, Rob Rio, Kirk Fletcher, Franck Goldwasser, Willie Campbell, Jimi Bott, Nathan James, Fred Kaplan, and Bill Stuve. Her latest project, "Double Crossing Blues" due out July 27th, features Adrianna Marie with Her Groovecutters: LA Jones, David Kida, Honey Piazza, Dave DeForest, Larry "Big House" David, Lee Thornburg and Ron Dziubla. Produced by Bobby Owsinski, the record showcases Adrianna Marie singing tunes from some of her idols like Helen Humes, Little Esther Phillips, Big Maybelle, Louis Jordan and Billie Holiday. Recorded in analog, "Double Crossing Blues" is filled with chesnuts from the 30's, 40's & 50's and feels warm and restrospective. It features the incredible horn section arrangements of Lee Thornburg(Tower of Power), early do-op background vocals and the restrained and tasteful guitar work of LA Jones who plays vintage 40's D'Angelicos on most of the tracks. In 2012, Adrianna Marie released a self-titled demo on Delta Groove Records which featured John Marx, Bill Stuve, David Kida, Rand Chortkoff, Fred Kaplan, and Ron Dziubla. Her past recordings include: "Spellcaster" released on Barking Blues Music in 2010 and “Can’t Change It” , a self-produced album in 2008.
FREE SWING DANCE LESSONS BY STEVE CONRAD
FREE SWING DANCE LESSONS BY STEVE CONRAD
Steve Conrad started swing dancing in 1995 and had his first lindy hop lesson with Frankie Manning in 1996 at Swing Camp Catalina. He was hooked and soon became a founder of the AZ Lindy Hop Society that same year. He has been teaching/performing Lindy hop and East Coast Swing for over 17 years. He has taught on ten Lindy Cruises, at the Desert Dance camp in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Carnage Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, at Lindy Groove in Pasadena, and throughout Europe. He worked with the Mercury hip hop squad, the Phoenix Suns dancers, and the Arizona Sidewinders, teaching or performing at half time. He also performed with the Judds for the Millennium New Years Eve reunion and taught Ashley Judd aerials. Steve has taught more than 20,000 people how to swing dance through workshops, school districts, classes at Borders Books, and over 13 years of lindy hop classes in Arizona. He founded the Phoenix Lindy Exchange in 2001 and he was also the promoter/DJ/instructor for the Bash on Ash for 5 years. Steve runs the swing nights at FatCat Ballroom on Tuesdays, Copper Blues on Wednesdays, The Swing Lunge on Thursdays and 4th Fridays with James and Danielle Ferguson at FatCat, and special swing dance road trips, as well. Currently he is teaching dance in schools and is working with non-profit organizations to help bring social dance into the school system of AZ.
SPICE IT UP FOOD TRUCK
SPICE IT UP FOOD TRUCK
Life wouldn't be the same without the many tastes, textures, ingredients and spices from around the world. In our dishes,we use spices as an artist uses a palette to tone and color the food.You pick the menu and we come to you, no mess to worry about. All the food is prepared and cooked on our truck. A new, fun and exciting concept for you and your guests.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/