After an invitation-only reception last Thursday with live music, the Redstone Hall on the second floor of the River Music Experience (129 Main St., Davenport) finally reopens for a public concert this Thursday at 8 p.m. with an All Sweat Series ” Island Del Soul “, featuring several artists. Tickets are $ 15 in advance and $ 18 at the door.
The RME has provided the following description of the range:
- Nadirah Shakoor – At the age of five, Nadirah told her parents that she wanted to “be a singer like Diana Ross”. Her family emigrated from Texas to California where she studied commercial singing and became one of Los Angeles’ leading singers and a much sought-after backing vocalist for major touring. In 1992, she joined Grammy-winning hip-hop group Arrested Development as a featured singer and was nominated for a Grammy with the hit of their second album. Nadirah joined Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band as a backing vocalist in 1995.
- Claire Finley is an electric bass player from Davenport who currently resides in Key West, Florida. As a 2009 graduate of Berklee College of Music, she enjoys playing many different styles of music in all abilities. Performing arts continues to be his passion, but you will also hear his sparkling voice and pocket-sized grooves on a large number of recordings in the studio and live. Traveling and discovering the world through music has always been a top priority in Claire’s life. At home, she enjoys the perks of the Florida Keys… getting inspiration at the beach and performing at iconic locations across the city with new and old friends.
- From Singapore to Key West, Manhattan to the Caribbean, crowds of all ages and nationalities have seen John Patti bring the steel pan to the forefront of musical entertainment. Whether in a solo performance or in collaboration with groups, John’s intriguing stories and skillful performance leave lasting and memorable impressions with any audience. With a true artist like John tapping the mallets, the pans take on a new life of melodies and styles. His ability to blend Latin percussion and steel drums in various genres creates a refreshing twist on popular success.
songs and an exhilarating performance guaranteed to make anyone dance in their place.
- Eric Erdman wrote songs at 8 years old. When he and his older brother sat at the end of their family’s jetty on Mobile Bay, they learned to play guitar to the beat of the waves, and they pulled as many melodies from that water as they fished. Eric’s passion and knowledge of music grew throughout his high school and college years. After earning a bachelor’s degree in statistics from the University of Southern Alabama, Eric continued to pursue his musical career by forming the funk rock band The Ugli Stick. The group recorded four albums and toured the world for years with Eric as their leader. Soon, Eric joined the Muscles Shoals editorial staff at the legendary Fame Studios, where he not only met and impressed producer Jimmy Nutt, but also drew inspiration from the history and roots of the small town of the northern Alabama known as “the hit recording capital of the world.”
- Keiko Komaki personifies music. An accomplished pianist and B-3 player, Komaki is originally from Kagoshima, Japan, and started playing the piano at just 5 years old. After graduating from Kunitachi College of Music, she quickly became interested in the world of improvisation, playing funk, blues and jazz fusion rather than her classical roots. However, it was a few years later that she learned the music of New Orleans. She then visited New Orleans for the Jazz Fest and decided to take the bold step.
in 2006 to settle in town and succeed as a musician, despite opposition from her family. Keiko achieved her goal of musical success in the city. Soon after moving to New Orleans, she began playing with The Late Marva Wright and the Wild Magnolias as a keyboardist and began performing at local clubs and touring with them to the death. by Marva. Since then, she has performed with many of Crescent City’s most beloved musicians including Benny Turner, Charlie Wooton, Vasti Jackson, Brass-a-holics, Marc Stone, George Porter Jr. and Johnny Vidacovich.
- Bryan West is a professional recording and touring drummer with diverse musical background. For 35 years, he toured the United States and Canada with many different artists including the Metro and House of Blues in Chicago as well as CBGB’S in New York and many more. Bryan has recorded at Paisley Park Studios in Minnesota and most recently at East Iris Studio and Purple House in Nashville with Grammy-winning producer Casey Wasner. Bryan’s education began studying with Cleveland, Ohio jazz drummer Don Friedman, and later with seven-time Grammy winner Paul Wertico in Chicago. Currently, he is a student of Mike Mangini (Dream Theater) and a member of the Billboard blues charter group, the Avey Grouws Band, and tours with Nashville recording artist Brad Morgan.
For tickets for Thursday night’s show, visit http://rivermusicexperience.org/Live-Music/Calendar-of-Events/All-Sweat-Series:-Island-Del-Soul.