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Ike Stubblefield

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Rudy's Jazz Room

809 Gleaves Street

Nashville, TN 37203

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Ike Stubblefield

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Ike Stubblefield started his career in 1968 playing keyboards with the Motown Review greats like The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Rare Earth. Getting back to his roots on Hammond B3 organ in 1970 and with his vast understanding of music and feel, Ike Stubblefield performed live on stage from 1970-1975 with George Benson, B.B. King, Ike and Tina Turner, Curtis Mayfield, Al Green, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, The Jerry Garcia Band, Johnny Adams, Bobby Caldwell, Boz Scaggs, Esther Phillips and The Pointer Sisters, to name a few. During that time, he lived in San Francisco, New York and London.

From 1976-988 Ike worked as a studio musician, composer, songwriter and producer with such artists as Quincy Jones, Phil Spector, Jim Capaldi, Wendy Waldman, Larry Lee, Michael O’Hara, Allan Rich, Tom Witlock, Allan Blazek, Bill Szymczyk, Giorgio Moroder, Tracie Spencer and many more. He also worked scoring music for films and T.V.: "The Best of The Best" with Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones and Sally Kirkland, as well as "Summer Job," in addition to commercials and countless shows for the BBC and CBC.

In 1990, Ike moved to Vancouver, Canada and helped start a great music scene with The Purple Onion, a huge two-story warehouse club with three separate music venue rooms, where he performed with his band, Is Not Was, and booked the rooms with other top Canadian and international artists. The Purple Onion is still going strong today. In 1995, he moved to Seattle, re-forming his band, Is Not Was, a Hammond B3 organ quartet, that performed at Jazz Alley and other main event venues through out Seattle and Portland, Washington.

Ike decided to move back to his roots - Toledo and Detroit – in 1997 to help out the local music scene. He opened a club called Yikes Supper Club in his Toledo hometown, where he brought all of his years of experience together. He called on his pals to help launch it, including Rodney Dangerfield, who came for the grand opening. During its first year, organ greats Jack McDuff, Joey DeFrancesco and Jimmy McGriff, as well as such other stellar performers as Jenna Mammina, Art Blakey, and Dave McMurray performed at the club.

After several recording nominations awards for his band, Ike won the L.E.W. People´s Choice Award in 1999 for the “Best Jazz Performer of the Year.” In 2001, after running a club and trying to stay active in the music business became a bit too much, he moved to Atlanta, where he found a home at Café 290, a jazz hot spot in Sandy Springs. Bringing the Hammond B3 sound back to Atlanta, Ike was greeted with open arms, performing at The Variety Playhouse, The Roxy, The Dogwood Festival, and working with Sonny Emory, Sam Skelton, Count M'Butu, The Derek Trucks Band, Jeff Sipe, Caroline Aiken, Jimmy Herring, Col. Bruce Hampton, The Code Talkers, Francine Reed and Susan Tedeschi.

In 2004, Ike went back to Europe for an extended tour of Germany, Spain, France and England as well as recording with and producing various artists throughout Europe. He returned to Atlanta in 2005 and was inducted into the city’s downtown Hard Rock Cafe' location’s Hall of Fame with the first Hammond B3 on display on a wall in any Hard Rock Cafe' world-wide. He also filled-in for Billy Preston on organ during Eric Clapton’s winter European tour.

In 2005, Ike also met David Neel, owner of a new club called The Blue Room, located in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. The two soon joined forces to create the only Hammond B3 venue on the east coast outside of New York City to showcase the lost art of the Hammond B3 organ. The Blue Room features live music Monday through Saturday, with the official Grand Opening on March 24th and 25th featuring legendary drummer Bernard “Pretty” Purdie and the Groove Masters (Reuben Wilson on Hammond B3 organ and Grant Green, Jr. on guitar). Ike and David also created an "All Star Hit" (jam session) at The Blue Room on Monday nights, where Hammond B3 meets grand piano on a full backline stage, where all styles of music are welcome, and old-school networking can help bring the music scene in Atlanta closer together.

Ike Stubblefield is truly keeping the Hammond B3 organ sound alive in Atlanta, and is currently busy recording his new Latin/Jazz/Funk project together with German artist Roland Peil on percussion, Bernard Purdie on drums, Fred Vigdor on sax, Bill Summers on percussion, Takana Miyamato on Fender Rhodes piano, Grant Green Jr. on Guitar, Bernard Purdie on Drums and other guest artists, which is slated for release in May, 2007.


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This show is 21 and over only. All sales are final and we unfortunately cannot offer any refunds. Additional tickets may be available at the door on the day of the show even if it is sold out online.

Please read through our Covid Safety Information page on our website and familiarize yourself with our most up to date safety policies.

For details on our seating arraignment please see our Seating Information Page on our website.

Please try to arrive 15 minutes prior to the show start time. You may arrive as early as 5pm for 6pm shows, and no earlier than 8:45pm for 9pm shows. If you do not arrive within 45 minutes after the show start time on your ticket your seat may be resold to other patrons at the door. If you arrive after 45 minutes from the start time of the show and your ticket has been resold, although we cannot guarantee it, we will try our best to make space for you to attend the show.

Masks covering nose and mouth are required at all times for everyone except for when eating, drinking or for musicians performing behind plexiglass on stage. All tables are 6 feet apart from one another and we ask everyone to maintain social distancing (6 feet) between yourself and anyone other than family members or people you are cohabitating with. Seats and tables have been strategically placed to maintain social distancing. We are not allowing the moving of tables or rearrange chairs by customers.

Prior to opening each night we will be manually fogging the stage and entire front of house area with Vital Oxide. Between shows we will be clearing the room of all patrons and doing a full sanitization before the next show so you can be assured the area you sit at is safe and clean. Ultraviolet sanitizing lights have been installed in our HVAC system as well as a number of Germ Guardian True HEPA filter ultraviolet light air purifiers placed throughout the room and in each bathroom. We will be running a standard atmospheric haze machine at a low level with standard water-based Propylene Glycol haze fluid during shows. Movable Plexiglass barriers have been put in place which encompass the stage and for each seat at the bar. Hand sanitizing stations are placed throughout the space and staff will be actively cleaning surfaces throughout the night and between shows.

We ask everyone to be cognizant of others and respect that not everyone has the same comfort level with things. If ever there is any question or concern about your safety please do not hesitate to ask for the manager on duty and let them know your concerns so we can do our best to address them.

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