San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Its Tuesday Night Jazz @ Label! Join us once a month for the BEST in Contemporary, Smooth and Cool Jazz! (Label is a new Ultra Lounge at The NC Music Facotry.. www.labelcharlotte.com)
ABOUT ALEX BUGNON: When your uncle is jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd and you grow up in Montreux, Switzerland, home of the world's most renowned jazz festival, there's a good chance that you'll become a professional musician. In the case of contemporary keyboardist Alex Bugnon, he has taken this impressive lineage and built a career as a chart-topping artist and core contributor to the Smooth Jazz radio format.
He attended the Paris Conservatory of Music for two years, then moved to the U.S. and went to the Berklee School of Music, meanwhile performing as an accompanist to gospel groups. He spent four years working as a session musician in New York, backing urban and jazz performers such as Patti Austin, Freddie Jackson, James Ingram, and Keith Sweat. Signed to Orpheus Records, he released his debut album, Love Season, in 1989. It reached the pop charts and the Top 40 of the R&B charts, as did its follow-up, 1990's Head Over Heels. Subsequent releases -- 107 Degrees in the Shade (1991), This Time Around (1993), and Tales From the Bright Side (1995), the last on RCA Records -- all placed in the R&B charts. After five years away from recording under his own name, Bugnon signed to the jazz division of Narada Records, which marketed him as a jazz artist, and his sixth album, Alex Bugnon...As Promised, reached the contemporary jazz charts.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TICKETS AVAILABLE. YOU MUST ARRIVE EARLY TO GET THE BEST SEATS.
**Saving seats for friends will not be allowed**
Earlybird price: $15
Regular advance price: $20