Friday, April 12 / 7:00 p.m.
Jazz at The Highlands
BOBBY LYLE & KENNY BLAKE
The Highlands at Wyomissing
Tickets: $20 (General Admission/Limited Seating)
A flexible pianist and keyboardist, Bobby Lyle has long straddled the boundaries between straight-ahead and more commercial forms of jazz.
He performed with Sly & the Family Stone and made guest appearances on recordings by George Benson, Phyllis Hyman and Esther Phillips. He also was Bette Midler’s musical director.
Lyle remains a highly versatile and valuable keyboardist as both leader and sideman.
Jazz saxophonist and composer Kenny Blake earned critical acclaim and reached the top of the jazz charts with his four releases on Heads Up Records.
His sound is “soul hybrid” a combination of traditional jazz with modern rhythm and blues. Blake’s R&B-tinged solos delight fans around the world. Kenny has performed throughout the United State, Europe, and South Africa as a solo artist and sideman.
Blake works with an array of top musicians, performing in duos, trios and quartets.