Calling all new and seasoned comics! Join us Wednesdays between 5 and 8pm for happy hour food and drink, camaraderie, and to workshop your material with fellow comedians. We’ve hand-picked established comics to hang out for one-on-one sessions with newer comics, providing feedback on your work.
Free admission to the evening’s homegrown show is included as a perk for all participants, calendar permitting. Happy Hour specials may vary.
Tuesday, April 30th – Uli Jon Roth of The Scorpions w/ JIM Crean
-Doors: 7:00pm, show: 8:00pm
-Tickets: $20 ADV/$25 DOS
About Uli Jon Roth:
U.J.R. is a true multi-instrumentalist who writes his own musical scores and arrangements.
He is also a music director, paints realistic oil paintings, writes his own poetry as well as philosophical treaties.
Uli invented his own unique instrument – the by now legendary 6-octave Sky guitar which is without peer.
He produces his own albums and directs his own videos.
Artistically, he has been an inspiration to many of his fellow artists as well as his audience and continues to be so. He has been cited by countless guitarists from all over the world as one of their main influences.
Widely recognized as perhaps the single most important protagonist of neo-classical guitar playing, Uli is seen by many as a trend-setter who has often been considerably ahead of his time.
In recognition of his remarkable artistic achievements,
Uli was officially inducted in the Walk of Fame by Europe’s only Rock & Pop Museum, which is situated in Gronau, Germany. This took place in September 2003 at a concert in London.
Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward are known for excelling in different genres, yet the two veteran musicians have been running in similar circles before pairing up for touring in 2018.
With a career spanning 16 years and almost 20 albums, virtuoso guitarist Charlie Hunter has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, and D’Angelo. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight – string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms.
Lucy Woodward made her major label debut in 2003. She has since recorded/toured with Rod Stewart, Snarky Puppy, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Pink Martini, Chaka Khan and Carole King releasing 3 more albums along the way. Her latest studio effort was 2016’s “Til They Bang On The Door” released on the Snarky Puppy-owned GroundUP Music.
As for what to expect live from Hunter and Woodward, the two — as rounded out by a drummer — will be performing pocket-heavy renditions of vintage blues and classic vintage pop, covers of Nina Simone, The Animals, Bessie Smith and Terence Trent D’Arby included. The duo have a full-length album slated for release in early 2019.
Contemporary jazz saxophonist Will Holton will take the stage at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series in May!
Will Holton is a Buffalo-bred saxophonist who draws inspiration from Jazz, R&B, and Soul artists. An ambassador for the countries largest Juneteenth Festival, he has also performed at statewide music festivals including Buffalo’s Pine Grill Reunion, Rochester’s Roc the Park and Afrikan American Festivals, Syracuse’s CNY Jazz Festival and annual performance in White Plains, NY, and Washington DC.
Each year, Holton creates the “Love Cadenza” concert around Valentine’s. Additionally, Will Holton can be found performing at First Night for New Year’s Eve in downtown Buffalo.
Holton is an accomplished recording artist, having self-released two albums, “Always” (2009) and “Love Stories Untold Volume 1” (2012) under his label SSP Music; and has gained national acknowledgment from co-billing stages with American Idol Winner Ruben Studdard, Keyshia Cole, Grammy award-winning guitarist Stanley Jordan, Jon B., jazz vibraphonist – Roy Ayers and KEM.
An internationally recognized music publisher/songwriter, Holton wrote in 2009 the song “Love You A Lifetime” for three-time Grammy nominated and “Pioneer of Smooth Jazz” Najee. The album titled Mind Over Matter reached #2 Billboard Album. It also featured r&b vocalist Eric Benet and Jeff Lorber.
Holton’s cover of Grover Washington’s funk ballad “Just The Two of Us” was featured on jazzfm.com (the United Kingdom-based). DJ Steve Quirks included the tune in the annual acclaimed Fusion Flavours Anniversary Compilation CD with artists such as Kirk Whalum; Fourplay; Euge Groove; Marcus Miller and other industry notables.
Do not miss another spectacular evening at the Hotel Henry!