Sessions :: Jon Bush Quintet's tribute to John Coltrane

Acclaimed saxophonist, MarQuis Hunt, is curating and hosting the month-long "Jazz in July All-Stars" Sessions series at South on Main each Wednesday in July.

This series features five performances by the area’s stars in the field of jazz with such notable artists as MarQuis & MOOD, the Ted Ludwig Trio, Rodney Block, Sarah Stricklin, Cameron Ross, The John Bush Quintet, Timothy Woods and many other special guests. The five performances are very different and each offers a unique variety of jazz. True jazz fans will not want to miss the opportunity to attend the entire series. Coltrane fans will not want to miss the John Bush tribute to John Coltrane on July 17th.

The shows begin at 8 PM. Tickets are $10 at the door. Dinner and cocktails are available before and during the show. Call 501-244-9660 to reserve a table. These shows are expected to sell out; call today to avoid disappointment.

Here is the lineup of artists:

July 3rd - MarQuis & MOOD with Special Guests
July 10th - The Ted Ludwig Trio
July 17th - The John Bush Quintet (Tribute to John Coltrane)
July 24th - Cameron Ross
July 31st - Special Surprise Guests

Week 3 - July 17th - John Bush Tribute to John Coltrane

John Bush grew up with a solid musical background during the mid-1950’s and 60’s in Little Rock during a time when the city produced more world-class jazz greats than can be named here. John then moved west to study, live, and work both in the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle. From the mid-1960’s through the 1980’s those cities had clubs and thriving jazz communities where a multitude of both local and visiting jazz musicians provided abundant opportunities for session playing. The opportunity to “hang out” and to sit-in with the Masters was a life’s blessing for John.

The John Bush Quintet will be playing a tribute to John Coltrane’s unique treatment of jazz standards.

John Bush's Quintet: (All very gifted)
John Bush - Saxophone
Kelley Hurt - Vocals
Chris Michaels - Bass
Chris W. Parker - Keys
Bryan Withers - Drums