Caffè Solepresents the Steinway pianist Lenore Raphael Quartet. With Ms. Raphael is the all-star band: Wayne Wilkenson on guitar, Steve Hobbs on vibes, and Hilliard Greene on bass. This will be an excellent evening of Jazz Classics & Standards, The American songbook, and some Latin Jazz in the mix.
Reviews and Accolades:
Lenore Raphael-band leader and piano
“Jazz critics have compared her to Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, and even Thelonious Monk, but with all these influences, Lenore Raphael is just ONE thing…a great pianist!”…Ricky Miller, JazzUSA
“A wonderfully inventive musician. It is hardly surprising that she is earning a reputation as one of the most versatile and impressive modern day mainstreamers”…Wes Gillespie, euroclubdejazz
‘One of the world’s top jazz pianists…a melodic finesse and electric punch…a complete jazz artist with a very personal style…superb! … Joao De Penha, Jazz & Bossa Nova.
One hell of a guitar player.”… Johnny Smith, legendary jazz guitarist.
“In my life, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a more magnificent guitar player than Wayne.”… Bill Watrous, world-renowned jazz trombonist.
“Considered by many musicians to be one of the best jazz guitarists in the country, if not the world, Wilkinson turns any song, no matter the style, into his own personal signature.” … Carol Banks Weber, Jazz Music Examiner.
In 1998 Steve was listed in the BMG All Music Guide to jazz as one of the ten most influential jazz vibists in the world during the 1980s and 1990s.
Steve was on a BBC interview recorded in London Titled Interview with two great American Vibraphonists, Gary Burton, and Steve Hobbs.
With Hobbs’s exhilarating, rejuvenating workout…..Instances of profound eloquence and stunning chops abound… This is a proper tribute to Hutcherson if there ever was one.”… Downbeat Editor’s Pick, January 2018
No Reservations: First Come, First Served – Caffè Sole Jazz Supper Club is an intimate venue and because we don’t take reservations and it often fills up, we recommend that you come early, get a table and enjoy an excellent meal and enjoy the show! Seating and dinner begin at 6 PM and Showtimes are from 7-9:30 PM.