Bob James Trio
In a career that spans five decades, Bob James has produced an impressive body of work. Over 30 solo albums and collaborations have resulted in 15 Grammy nominations plus innumerable awards, beginning in 1962 at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival and most recently with the George Benson Lifetime Achievement Award in April of 2006. In between there has been Jazz Artist of the Year, Jazz Producer of the Decade, #1 Jazz radio hits and five #1 tracks on the Billboard Jazz Charts. The first four albums were produced by Creed Taylor on his CTI label. At CBS another 14 solo albums were released in the 1970's and 1980's before Bob's move to Warner Bros. There, while Vice President of A&R, ten more titles were produced and released by James in the 80's, 90's and into the 21st century. Recent titles include 'Take It From the Top' (2004) a trio album, 'Urban Flamingo,' a contemporary jazz project (2006) and 'Angels of Shanghai,' (2007) – all on Koch Records.
'One On One' with Bob James and Earl Klugh as well as 'Double Vision' with Bob James and David Sanborn won the Grammy Award and sold in excess of one million copies each. James composed the theme song for the television series 'Taxi' as well as all original music for the show's entire run. 'Angela (Theme from 'Taxi')' is recognized by ASCAP as one of the top ten series themes in TV history. In addition to jazz recording, James has composed for Broadway ( 'Hapgood' by Tom Stoppard, directed by Jack O'Brien & 'Hamlet' directed by Kevin Kline among the many plays).
Venue: Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W. 3rd St. Map
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