March 23, 2019

Sax Gordon and Luca Giordano Band - R&B and Blues Explosion

Sax Gordon

No other performer on the scene today brings to life and pushes forward the great tradition of American R&B Sax like Sax Gordon. After recording and touring with renowned artists as Gordon recorded and toured extensively with Matt “Guitar” Murphy as well as with Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson, Duke Robillard, Matt ‘Guitar” Murphy, Junior Watson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Roomful of Blues, Jay McShann, Kim Wilson, and Toni Lynn Washington, Sax Gordon can be found leading his own groups worldwide as well as appearing as a special guest with groups all over the globe.

Luca Giordano Band

Guitarist, bandleader, singer, and songwriter Luca Giordano has emerged as one of the outstanding talents on the European Blues scene, performing both his own music and backing many of the music’s greatest performers. Born in Italy in 1980, Luca moved to Chicago at the age of 25 and gained valuable experience working with established Chicago Blues artists. After returning to Europe Luca released solo CDs: My Kind Of Blues for Audacia Records & Off The Grid and Dead Mama Blues for GG Records, and Chicago 3011 Sessions (recorded in Chicago in 2011) that also features American Blues stars Bob Stroger, Billy Branch, Jimmy Burns, and Eddie C. Campbell. In the following years the Luca Giordano Band established itself as one of the go-to bands for American Blues artists looking for professional backing in Europe. Successful tours and growing recognition attest to the quality of their work with artists such as Sugaray Rayford, John Primer, Bob Stroger, Nora Jean Bruso, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Willie “Big Eye” Smith, Jimmy Burns, Toni Lynn Washington, Chris Cain, Carlos Johnson, Billy Branch, Eric “Guitar” Davis, and Sax Gordon to name a few. With his own show or backing these great artists Luca has brought his unique and soulful sound to clubs and festivals in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, and lately he’s gained many fans from his performances in Brazil and Chile.

In recent years, Luca has also become a mainstay of Blues Prophet Mighty Mo Rodgers’ touring band and is featured on Mo’s new collaboration Griot Blues with African Griot/Musician Baba Sissoko (2017 – One Root Music) while continuing to tour worldwide with both his own band and the best performers on today’s Blues scene.

About This Event:

Date:   March 23, 2019

Time:   7:00 p.m.

Price:   Free

Location:   The Monteverdi Lounge