Mark Rapp Group: Music of Wes Montgomery
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until March 27, 2021
The entire month of March, the Mark Rapp Group featuring Mark Rapp (trumpet), Sam Edwards (bass), Amos Hoffman (guitar) and Brendan Bull (drums) will present the incredible works by Wes Montgomery!
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ABOUT THE JOINT
The Joint is crafted after traditional Jazz Halls that were popular in the heartland of the US in the 1940’s. Set in the historical district of Main Street, in downtown Columbia, SC, our venue is located in the turn of the century Walker Building. Our venue provides a warm / rustic setting for all customers to enjoy our cuisine, craft cocktails, and unequalled live jazz and blues entertainment.
ABOUT WES MONTGOMERY
One of the most influential guitarists of the twentieth century, Montgomery was known for an unusual technique of plucking the strings with the side of his thumb and his extensive use of octaves, which gave him a distinctive sound.
He worked as a welder during the day to support his wife and seven children, then performed at two clubs at night until well into the morning. He was a smoker who had blackouts while trying to maintain this busy schedule. During one performance, the audience included Cannonball Adderley, George Shearing, and Lennie Tristano. Adderley was so impressed by Montgomery’s guitar playing that he persuaded Orrin Keepnews to sign him to Riverside.
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