Guitarist Kevin McNeal and his Blueswing band will be paying homage to the late great Avant-Garde Jazz & Blues vocalist and former bandmate Leon Thomas with their upcoming tribute album. McNeal was Thomas' Artistic Director and Band Leader during his 90's tours throughout the US and Europe. The original touring band is previewing their upcoming record release and tour at one of their favorite Harlem hang-outs.
Ever since the glory days of world-famous musician Duke Ellington and his orchestra, some of the most profound artists, including Slappy White, Chuck Jackson and even legendary Tom Jones, have tuned up with our band. Many of the musicians and vocalists who performed with the Big Bands of The Cotton Club’s “heyday” continue to grace its stage.