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Sunset Jazz Will Feature The Sam Kininger Band

May 14, 2006 – Sunset Jazz in Frederiksted, sponsored by the Frederiksted Economic Development Association Inc., will feature Boston saxophone legend Sam Kininger from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Friday, May 19, at Sunset Jazz, Fort Frederik Beach Park. The Sam Kininger Band, consists of Sam Kininger (sax), Amy Bowles (keys), Aaron Bellamy (bass) and Nicki Glaspie (drums).
Kininger has been playing in clubs across the United States and has been part of funk/soul/jazz groups such as Lettuce, Soulive and the Brotherhood of Groove. The Sam Kininger Band has been touring for about two years.
Kininger's new original funk-jazz band has performed at many festivals including: The New Orleans Jazz Festival (L.A.), The North Beach Jazz Festival (Cal.) and Berkfest (Mass.). They have also had successful shows in clubs such as The Blue Note (N.Y.C.), The Mercury Lounge (N.Y.C.), The Elbo Room (Cal.), Tipitina's (L.A.) and many others.
His debut album includes completely original instrumental funk/jazz compositions. The grooves are intense and the solos are aggressively rhythmic and soulful, and the album is loaded with well-known guest musicians.

FEDA is joined in its efforts to present Sunset Jazz by FirstBank VI, WTJX/ Channel 12, who assists every month through their video taping of Sunset Jazz, which airs on Channel 12, Saturday nights at 8 p.m. Those attending are encouraged to bring along folding chairs or blankets for seating. FEDA will have its drink concession going, with proceeds helping to offset the costs of the concert, so please be cool: no coolers!
For more information, e-mail sunset_jazz@hotmail.com or call Sunset Jazz producer Bridget Cox-Dawson at 277-0692.

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