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LYFE JENNINGS

08/23/12

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 W. 42nd St. (7-8 Aves.) Map

212-997-4144


23-08-2012 12:00:00 23-08-2012 12:00:00 America/New_York LYFE JENNINGS Only a month after being released from jail on a arson charge, Lyfe Jennings was on-stage at the famous Apollo. He was booed when he walked on-stage with an acoustic guitar, but when the Apollo audience heard his gritty falsetto and lyrical songwriting, they were swayed -- swayed to the tune of five amateur-night victories in a row. Lyfe figures he sold a thousand copies of his four-song demo CD during his Apollo "residency." That, along with a ton of calls from promoters and record label execs on his answering machine back in Ohio, influenced Lyfe to move to New York City and pursue a major-label deal. Columbia had the right offer and released his debut, Lyfe 268-192 (his inmate number), in August of 2004. A year after its original release, the album was reissued with a new version of "Hypothetically" featuring American Idol winner Fantasia added as a bonus track. The more hip-hop-oriented follow-up, The Phoenix, arrived in 2006 with Three 6 Mafia and Young Buck making guest appearances. ~ David Jeffries, All Music Guide http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=114093 B.B. King Blues Club & Grill B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

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Only a month after being released from jail on a arson charge, Lyfe Jennings was on-stage at the famous Apollo. He was booed when he walked on-stage with an acoustic guitar, but when the Apollo audience heard his gritty falsetto and lyrical songwriting, they were swayed -- swayed to the tune of five amateur-night victories in a row. Lyfe figures he sold a thousand copies of his four-song demo CD during his Apollo "residency." That, along with a ton of calls from promoters and record label execs on his answering machine back in Ohio, influenced Lyfe to move to New York City and pursue a major-label deal. Columbia had the right offer and released his debut, Lyfe 268-192 (his inmate number), in August of 2004. A year after its original release, the album was reissued with a new version of "Hypothetically" featuring American Idol winner Fantasia added as a bonus track. The more hip-hop-oriented follow-up, The Phoenix, arrived in 2006 with Three 6 Mafia and Young Buck making guest appearances. ~ David Jeffries, All Music Guide

Venue Description: A throwback to the fabled days of New York nightclubs, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill features top-caliber music stars and an American Continental menu with a Southern flair. The Showcase Room has video screens and state-of-the-art sound, table seating, a bar where you can snack and listen, and a dance floor. The Beatles Brunch is offered every Saturday at noon (doors at 11am), and doors open for the Gospel Brunch every Sunday at 12:30pm with music at 1:30pm.

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Jon Paris - 07/24/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 07/25/17

Marcy Playground & Dishwalla - 07/28/17

Beatles Brunch - 07/29/17

Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band - 07/30/17

Jon Paris - 07/31/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 08/01/17

Average White Band - 08/04/17

A Phish-After Party W/ Formula 5 - 08/05/17

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Ted Nugent - 08/08/17

Maxi Priest - 08/10/17

Beatles Brunch - 08/12/17

Genius: the Music of Ray Charles - 08/13/17

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B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 08/15/17

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B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 08/22/17

Beatles Brunch - 08/26/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 08/27/17

Jon Paris - 08/28/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 08/29/17

Beatles Brunch - 09/02/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 09/03/17

Jon Paris - 09/04/17 - 09/25/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 09/05/17

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Harlem Gospel Choir - 09/10/17

Jon Paris - 09/11/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 09/12/17

Beatles Brunch - 09/16/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 09/17/17

Jon Paris - 09/18/17

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A Decade of Soul - 09/22/17

Beatles Brunch - 09/23/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 09/24/17

Jon Paris - 09/25/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 09/26/17

A Decade of Soul - 09/29/17

Beatles Brunch - 09/30/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 10/01/17

Jon Paris - 10/02/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 10/03/17

Beatles Brunch - 10/07/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 10/08/17

Jon Paris - 10/09/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 10/10/17

A Decade of Soul - 10/11/17

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Harlem Gospel Choir - 10/15/17

Jon Paris - 10/16/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 10/17/17

A Decade of Soul - 10/18/17

A Decade of Soul - 10/20/17

Beatles Brunch - 10/21/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 10/22/17

Jon Paris - 10/23/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 10/24/17

A Decade of Soul - 10/25/17

A Decade of Soul - 10/27/17

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Jon Paris - 10/30/17

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Beatles Brunch - 11/11/17

Harlem Gospel Choir - 11/12/17

Jon Paris - 11/13/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 11/14/17

Beatles Brunch - 11/18/17

Jon Paris - 11/20/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 11/21/17

Beatles Brunch - 11/25/17

Jon Paris - 11/27/17

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 11/28/17

A Decade of Soul - 12/01/17

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B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - 12/05/17

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A Decade of Soul - 12/20/17

A Decade of Soul - 12/22/17

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A Decade of Soul - 12/27/17

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