• 149 WESTCHESTER AVENUE, PORT CHESTER, NY 10573-4549 · (914) 937-4126

  • The Bruce Katz Band

    The Bruce Katz Band

    Geoff Hartwell

    Thu, June 13, 2019

    Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

    Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre

    Port Chester, NY

    $15.00 (ADVANCE)//$20.00 (DAY OF SHOW)

    This event is 21 and over


    The Bruce Katz Band
    The Bruce Katz Band
    Bruce Katz is a legendary keyboardist (Hammond B3 and piano) who has released 10 CDs as a leader and has appeared on over 70 other CDs with the likes of John Hammond, Delbert McClinton, Ronnie Earl, Butch Trucks, Duke Robillard, Little Milton, Joe Louis Walker, David “Fathead” Newman, and many, many others.

    He has also had a strong musical connection with the Allman Brothers Band, having been a member of Gregg Allman’s band for six years (2007-2013), Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band (2010-2015), Butch Trucks’ Freight Train Band (2015-2017) and Les Brers. Bruce also occasionally toured with the Allman Brothers as well.

    He is a five time BMA nominee (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2015, 2019) for the “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year” award, which is the equivalent of the “Blues Grammys”. He was also nominated by Living Blues Magazine for “Outstanding Musician (Keyboard)” award in 2015.

    His new CD, “Get Your Groove!” (American Showplace Music) has just been released and features many new original tunes, both vocal and instrumental. It continues the evolution of the band’s music from the traditional Blues and “Soul-Jazz” it is already known for into the improvisational “jam blues” and roots music he has explored as a member of the various Allman Brothers “family bands.”

    The Bruce Katz Band is an original, very exciting group of musicians that features an accessible, soulful approach to the blues and jam traditions. The band features his virtuosic Hammond B3 and piano playing as well as Chris Vitarello’s brilliant guitar playing and vocals. Based in Woodstock, NY, the band tours and performs at venues and festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe.

    The Bruce Katz Band is:

    Bruce Katz – Hammond B3 organ and piano
    Aaron Lieberman-guitar/vocals
    Ray Hangen – drums
    Geoff Hartwell
    Geoff Hartwell is a scorching guitarist, songwriter, producer, teacher and clinician based in NY.

    His forthcoming CD is a collaboration with Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones, Allman Bros), Oteil Burbridge (Allman Bros), Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi-Trucks Band), Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks Band), Todd Smallie (Derek Trucks Band, JJ Grey), Erik Lawrence and Steven Bernstein (Levon Helm Horns).

    He has shared the stage with legendary artists as diverse as Blues Rock Icons Gregg Allman, Robert Randolph, Sonny Landreth, Tab Benoit and John Hammond, Pop music stars Toad the Wet Sprocket, Robin Zander (singer for Cheap Trick), Dave Bickler (singer for Survivor), Singer/Songwriter extraordinaire Richard Shindell, groove monster Alan Evans of Soulive (while recording with the Funk/Electronica band 'The Fuzzy Flow'), as well as NYC Irish music institutions The McLean Avenue Band, Jameson's Revenge and Shilelagh Law.

    In addition to maintaining a busy clinic and teaching schedule, Geoff Hartwell continues to perform up to 200 nights per year.

    Geoff Hartwell has been proud to play at Garcia’s, and is looking forward to returning in support of the Bruce Katz Band.
    Venue Information:
    Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre
    145 Westchester Avenue
    Port Chester, NY, 10573