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Friday, March 22, 2019

Show name

Melvin Seals & JGB





Park West


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Melvin Seals, known as organ player for the Jerry Garcia Band, will perform with JGB at Park West in March. A chance to catch a influential musician live and get some Grateful Dead out of your system, this is a show you won't want to miss!

What We Say

Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has nowbecome "Jam Band Music". Fromblues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.Melvin and JGB brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic andelectric ingredients and unique combinations of Zach Nugent's guitar and vocals, Pete Lavezzoli's hearty drums and, of course, a heapin' helpin' of the wizard's magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Along with backing vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (andsome staring in amazement) for hours.In addition to the often played staples, the band has recently been exploring the back catalog and performing a ton of super rare tunes, some of which The Jerry Garcia Band played only a fewtimes over all those years.Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funkystyle of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him "Master of the Universe". Melvin continues to treat music lovers to his unique brand of melodic flavor with JGB. Come see and hear for yourself!Melvin Seals - Organ, VocalsSunshine Becker - VocalsLady Chi - VocalsPete Lavezzoli - DrumsZach Nugent - Guitar, Vocals


Watch Seals lead the band through "That's What Love Will Make You Do."