Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio played Kumble Theater (pics, setlist)
Jazz great and master of the Hammond B3, Dr. Lonnie Smith was just named as one of the the NEA's 2017 Jazz Masters -- the nation's highest honor in jazz -- and, along with his Trio, played the Kumble Theater at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday (2/25). Playing a mix of covers and originals, Smith and his band were nothing short of stellar, aided in no small part by guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and drummer Jonathan Blake. Pictures from the concert are in the gallery above and setlist is below.
Dr. Lonnie Smith, and the rest of 2017 NEA Jazz Masters, will be playing a special concert at Washington DC's Kennedy Center on April 3.
SETLIST: Dr. Lonnie Smith @ Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts 2/25/2017
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon cover)
Frame for the Blues
Straight No Chaser (Thelonious Monk cover)
My Favorite Things (Rodgers and Hammerstein cover)
Devika (Lonnie Liston Smith cover)
Play It Back
photos by Greg Cristman