This Tuesday, October 26th, the Park Street Tavern Jazz Jam welcomes Detroit trumpeter, Dwight Adams, and Columbus drummer/percussionist, Jim Rupp. The jam starts at 8:30pm and all musicians are encouraged to bring their instrument. There is never a cover charge.
Dwight Adams has been a jazz trumpet instructor at both Ohio State University and Michigan State University, and has recorded and toured with such well-known artists as: James Carter, Marcus Belgrave, Shawn Wallace, Rodney Whitaker and Stevie Wonder’s band. He is one of the brightest stars in the Detroit jazz scene.
Jim Rupp has done extensive touring with the bands of Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, and Glenn Miller. He is the drummer on three Woody Herman CDs, The Fiftieth Anniversary Tour, which was nominated for a Grammy Award, Legacy, and Live In London. Jim spent eight years with Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Diane Schuur, and has also performed with artists such as Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Joe Lavano, Hank Marr, Buddy DeFranco, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Rosemary Clooney, and Natalie Cole.
*** Dwight Adams Photo by Annette LeDuff