|Every Thursday night is jazz night, featuring Chris Cortez and Friends.
Crescent Moon wine Bar noticed the lack of Jazz events in The Woodlands Music Scene. And now, thanks to Rodney Anderson (Owner), Sandi Maslak (Marketing Manager), and Chris Cortez (Jazz Recording Artist), The Woodlands has local venue where you can see talented Jazz bands. Starting October 7th at Crescent Moon the first Thursday evening of each month is “Jazz Night at The Moon.” Come out and “Wine Down” to some of the best jazz in the Country along with your favorite glass of wine. Crescent Moon has launched a new dinner menu featuring everything from a delicious array of gourmet burgers to a four course meal including shrimp, and delicious steaks served in relaxing atmosphere echoing with the sounds of jazz and good company. Check out the food menu at Crescent Moon.
Chris Cortez is owner and operator of Blue Bamboo Music, a full service recording studio and record label. Blue Bamboo Music features the cream of Houston’s jazz community, all of whom drop in to sit in with the Chris Cortez band on a regular basis. As one of Jazziz magazine’s top 100 jazz guitarists in the world and international recording artist, Chris Cortez has been featured in several international journals including Downbeat magazine, Jazziz magazine, Jazz Times, Le Jazz Hot Paris, Jazz Review.com, All about Jazz, and many, many more. He performs regularly in Paris, Montreau, Switzerland, New Orleans, New York, Los Angeles, as well as several venues in the United States. He has appeared as a leader or sideman on over 20 group CDs, while his 5 solo CDs have sold thousands of copies, each receiving rave reviews and enjoying extensive air time. Some of Chris’ credits include performances with a wide range of diverse performers including: Al Martino, The Coasters, Ira Sullivan, Herbie Mann, and Slash. He’s opened for Ray Charles, James Brown, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinil, Manhattan Transfer, Stanley Turrentine, Nat Adderly, and Branford Marsalis and is a regular at the annual Kemah Jazz Festival.
The Chris Cortez Band (aka Chris Cortez and Friends) consists of Chris on guitar and vocals, bassist Glen Ackerman, and percussionist James Metcalfe. Each 1st Thursday, will feature a different jazz guest(s).
“Funky, infectious, and playing that is nothing short of spectacular.”
“They aren’t like anything else in town, and they are not to be missed!“
“..musically affirms a lifetime of love for the blues.”
Gregory J. Robb, Jazz Improv
“..the consummate musician.” Denai Burbank, Jazz at a Glance
“..a phenomenal guitar player.” Roman St. James, Jazz Review
440 Rayford Road, Suite 115a
Spring, Texas 77386
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Posted by Woodlands Traveler on October 7, 2010 in Concerts, Music, Restaurants, Reviews, Woodlands Bars, Woodlands Wine Walk | ∞