Featuring Bruce Katz/Hammond B3 Organ/Piano
Chris Vitarello/Guitar/vocals (Jimmy McGriff, Tad Robinson), Ray Hangen/Drums
Legendary keyboardist Bruce Katz has released seven CDs as a leader and appeared on nearly seventy other recordings.The Bruce Katz Band’s trademark sound blends B3 organ and guitar into “blues-soul-jazz”, and New Orleans-inspired roots music – occupying a unique space, where blues and Americana collide.
In addition to leading the Bruce Katz Band, Katz has played with the Delbert McClinton Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, and John Hammond, the latter (Hammond) with whom he still plays on occasion. Katz was a member of the Gregg Allman Band from 2007-2013, and currently tours as a member of Les Brers, featuring former members of the Allman Bros. band.
Bruce was a full-time member of Butch Trucks & the Freight Train Band, fronted by the legendary ex-Allman Bros. drummer who recently passed away.
Bruce is a four-time nominatee by the Memphis-based Blues Foundation (the Blues equivalent of the Grammy Awards) as their “Piano Player of the Year”!
Katz’s latest recording, “Out From The Center”, and also features talented guitarist and vocalist, Chris Vitarello.
“He can play jazz, blues, Bach, anything. Man, he’s a heavy!” – Gregg Allman
“This man is as good as it gets. One of the greatest keyboard artists I’ve ever heard” – John Hammond
Out From The Center (Hippie Song) Gloucester 2016: