EVENT CANCELLED: Laff Ur Blues Away

Sun Mar 22 2020

3:00 PM (Doors 2:00 PM)

San Jose Improv

62 S Second St San Jose, CA 95113

Ages 18+

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This event has been cancelled. The tickets you purchased will be automatically refunded to the credit card used to make the purchase. Please allow up to five business days for the refund to post to your account. 

EVENT CANCELLED: Laff Ur Blues Away

  • Event Cancelled.
  • JC Smith Band

    JC Smith Band

    West Coast Blues

    J. C. Smith,winner of the 2012 Metro Newspapers Best Of Silicon Valley “Best Original/local Band”, and 2006 Bay Area Blues Society West Coast Blues Band of the Year award winner is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is an outstanding performer noted for his energy and charisma. Prior to playing guitar, he was the drummer for the Back to Back Blues Band. In 2000, he emerged from behind his drums, armed with a Gibson 335. J. C. attacks the Blues as if he is being guided by the masters like T-Bone Walker, Albert King, and Johnnie Guitar Watson. The J. C. Smith Band’s current release “Defining Cool” is by far the best recording to date. Listed for the 52nd Grammy Awards for “Best Contemporary Blues CD,” it entered the Living Blues Radio Charts at #16 and was a “Pick to Click” on XM Radio. After 20 weeks on the Roots Report, the CD climbed the charts as high as #25 nationally. In 2004, Smith released “That’s What I’m Talk’n ‘Bout,” co-produced by Grammy Award Nominee Joanna Connor. This CD shows masterful songwriting, outstanding arrangements, and traditional quality. It features a host of Chicago players including Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, who worked with the Muddy Waters Band for twenty years. 2001 marked the release of Smith’s first effort “Midnight Creeper” which brought him international attention. Smith has toured throughout the United States, Eastern Europe, Mexico,South America,and Russia,to sell out crowds. Smith has work with and shared the stage with notable artist such as Hubert Sumlin, B,B, King, Buddy Guy, Buddy Miles, Son Seals Willie Bigeyes Smith, Pinetop Perkins and many more. He is also known as radio personality Johnnie Cozmik on KKUP F.M. J. C. feels that his goal in life is “To keep the Blues alive and take the message to the people.”

    Instrumentation

    Robert “Jay” Green (Bass). Jay joined the group with a very short notice yet rose to the challenge. Four days after accepting the offer from the band, he played a club date that served as a rehearsal, then three days later he was on tour in Southern California which included two performances at the NAMM show in Anaheim.

    Abraham Vasquez (Sax) is one of the hardest working horn men in the Bay Area. His masterful solos and arrangements bring you back to the days of Louis Jordan, and Sam Butera. Vasquez and Smith first teamed up in the late 80’s to form The Back To Back Blues Band. Vasquez has worked with the likes of Tommy Castro, Hall and Oates, Dr. John, and more.

    Kevin Marceys (Trumpet) formally Chicago Typewriter and More.

    David Sandez ( Sax ) formally Chicago Typewriter and More.

    Gene Reynolds (Vocals) formally with Gregarious Move

    Scott Porter (keys) is an all around pro. He delivers a one two punch that will rock your socks off…

    Tim Richard ( Drums) Worked with The John Lee Hooker Band and recorded with a host of other top players,

    This band of seasoned players is a true Blues band with one goal in mind…keeping the Blues alive.
  • Danny Cruzz

    Danny Cruzz

    Stand-up

    Comedian Danny Cruzz is the host of the show and he is no stranger to the Bay area.  He comes from a Latino background and tells stories of his experiences growing up while being raised by a single mother and she did not play. He was taught about hard work, tough love and sacrifice.  
     
    Danny instilled his foundation growing up into his comedy, all while raising three children.  Danny has performed in comedy clubs around the country including The Improv, The Laugh Factory, Catch A Rising Star and was featured on Galavision’s “Que Locos” and Telemundo’s “Latino Laugh Festival.”  National headliners will also be included to showcase their talents.
  • Tony Sculfield

    Tony Sculfield

    Comedy

    Bay area radio personality Tony Sculfield from KBLX morning show who is an actor, known for All The Queens Men (2019), Phunny Business: A Black Comedy (2011) and The Art of Funny: A Comedian's Journey (2015)

EVENT CANCELLED: Laff Ur Blues Away

Sun Mar 22 2020 3:00 PM

(Doors 2:00 PM)

San Jose Improv San Jose CA
EVENT CANCELLED: Laff Ur Blues Away
  • Event Cancelled.

Ages 18+

This event has been cancelled. The tickets you purchased will be automatically refunded to the credit card used to make the purchase. Please allow up to five business days for the refund to post to your account.