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Mike Cammilleri Organ Trio $10

The Mike Cammilleri Organ Trio will release their debut EP album, “Bar Open,” at the North Street Cabaret on Saturday July 20th. The EP is five cover songs from the 1979-1989 era the band adapted to the organ jazz genre. Old schoolers will recognize Stevie Wonder’s “Master Blaster,” which the band moved from the original reggae groove, to an appropriate 60’s groove similar to Killer Joe. If you do a Stevie Wonder tune, it is law that you also do a Michael Jackson tune, so the band turned “Workin’ Day and Night” into a boogaloo. In order to chill the mood, the band stopped in 1984 for Christopher Cross’ “Sailing.” This song’s beautiful groove and chord structure lent itself to showcasing the expansive sound of the Hammond Organ and Leslie speaker. As the yacht rockers say, All aboard. The most recent hits both come from 1989. Bobby Brown’s “Every Little Step,” and Jane Child’s “Don’t Wanna Fall In Love” both give the band a chance to get funky, but seamlessly weave back into swing for the soloists.

CD's will be available at the show, or you can purchase now on Bandcamp:

Earlier Event: July 19
Ted Hefko & The Thousandaires $10
Later Event: July 23
New Breed Jazz Jam $5