Les Paul’s 98th Brithday Week – The Iridium

Lee Ritenour-Bill Evans-Iridium

Lee Ritenour-Bill Evans-Iridium

I will be spending the next week at The Iridium Jazz Club, New York City,  making photographs of several artists performing for Les Paul’s 98th Birthday Week.The shows are being filmed for broadcast on PBS later in the year.

Last night The Les Paul Trio, Lou Pallo (guitar), John Coliani (Piano) and Nicki Parrot (Bass) played with special guests Lee Ritenour and Bill Evans – simply an amazing night of music. The trio was joined by Anton Fig, David Letterman drummer…

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Lou Pallo, Nicki Parrot – Les Paul Trio

The Iridium is a Jazz Institution and the home of Les Paul who played there from 1996-2009 – and they say he continues to guide them. The club donates a portion of each weeks sales to The Les Paul Foundation. A must stop if in New York….and the food is pretty good also…

Upcoming events in this series are JJ Grey and Mofro, Joe Bonamassa (with Les Paul Trio and also Rock Candy), Zakk Wilde, Lita Ford, Train, Jake Bugg and John Mayall – possibly a few more that have not been announced as yet.