Two full sets of music, with the first set dedicated to The James Taylor Songbook, featuring Bossa Blue, led by acclaimed singer-songwriter Brad Cole! The concept behind Bossa Blue is the group’s unique stylistic blend of Bossa/Samba, Cool Jazz, Dub, Soul and Blues interpretations of the songs that have become the soundtrack to our lives. Brad Cole will be accompanied by an extraordinary group of players that includes Sarah Kervin, Andy Mac and Julia Adamy (plus some surprise guests!).
“All great things make a comeback. Or at least, they should. In terms of great music, nothing strikes the heart...more than jazz, and nothing inspires artist Brad Cole more than old school, jazz-inspired, bossa nova. Looking for an outlet to explore the sounds of bossa nova, Cole started Bossa Blue, a smoky quartet covering a wide range of classic rock tunes and jazz standards” -Listen Live and Local
“[Brad Cole’s] Lay It Down masterfully takes listeners from the familiar spaces of reflective, lyric-driven folk music to the expansive reaches of bossa nova jazz. It’s a beautiful album.” -No Depression