Marco Benevento takes lyrical turn, plans visit to Jazz Cafe in Plains Twp.

Marco Benevento takes lyrical turn, plans visit to Jazz Cafe in Plains Twp.

WILKES-BARRE — Pianist Marco Benevento has experimented with a multitude of sounds in his career — everything from improvisational jazz to psychedelic rock to indie-dance-pop — but his most recent string of albums has taken him further and further down the songwriting rabbit hole. Benevento — who released his latest studio record “The Story of […]

Dean Ford & the Beautiful Ones bring Prince tribute to River Street Jazz Cafe

Dean Ford & the Beautiful Ones bring Prince tribute to River Street Jazz Cafe

WILKES-BARRE — For a musician who grew up loving pop, it took Dean Ford a while to find Prince. But once he did, he was hooked. Dean Ford & the Beautiful Ones will perform their tribute to the late funk-pop icon at 9 p.m. May 13 at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township. […]

Dave Matthews tribute Crowded Streets to perform at River Street Jazz Cafe

Dave Matthews tribute Crowded Streets to perform at River Street Jazz Cafe

WILKES-BARRE — With the Dave Matthews Band on hiatus in 2017, die hard DMB fans will have to turn to reputable tribute groups for their folk-jam/jazz fusion fix. Hailing from Fairfax, Va., Crowded Streets: The Dave Matthews Experience will return to the Wyoming Valley for a 9 p.m. April 1 performance at the River Street […]

Former Beyonce bassist Divinity Roxx to perform at Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

Former Beyonce bassist Divinity Roxx to perform at Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

WILKES-BARRE — Bassist and lyricist Divinity Roxx has a musical resume that turns heads. She toured and recorded extensively with bass master Victor Wooten before becoming the bass player and band leader for Beyonce’s band, a role she fulfilled for over five years. But since 2012, Roxx has been focusing mostly on her solo career, […]

Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen to play tribute to Steve Ray Vaughan

Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen to play tribute to Steve Ray Vaughan

PLAINS TWP. — With their penchant for guitar driven, often heavy blues, the trio of Dustin Douglas, Matt Gabriel and Tom Smallcomb, aka Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, can draw comparisons to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble in the band’s heyday as a power trio. On Jan. 21, the Wilkes-Barre-based three-piece will showcase […]

Gatos Blancos to bring talented lineup, experimentation to Jazz Cafe

Gatos Blancos to bring talented lineup, experimentation to Jazz Cafe

PLAINS TWP. — Combining proven on-stage relationships from accomplished bands and a shared desire among members to improvise, Gatos Blancos is an ensemble to be reckoned with. A Vermont-based five piece, comprised of musicians with Pennsylvania roots, the group brings together Patrick “Pappy” Biondo and Dylan Skursky from Cabinet, Justin Mazer and Al Smith from […]

Kingston rockers SUZE bring new lineup, songs to Jazz Cafe Christmas show

Kingston rockers SUZE bring new lineup, songs to Jazz Cafe Christmas show

PLAINS TWP. — For the seventh year in a row, Kingston based rock band SUZE is poised to put on their annual Christmas show, but this year’s holiday spirit is going to be a bit funkier than the ghosts of Christmas past. SUZE Christmas: Part 7 takes place at 10 p.m. Dec. 25, at the […]

American Babies return to Jazz Cafe with Shavertown native Justin Mazer

American Babies return to Jazz Cafe with Shavertown native Justin Mazer

If you ask Tom Hamilton, he’s having a banner year in his music career, and it has everything to do with the dynamic in his band. American Babies, which has toured relentlessly in 2016 on the heels of the critically acclaimed “An Epic Battle Between Light and Dark,” performs at 10 p.m. Nov. 25 at […]

Midnight North plays River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township Oct. 26

Midnight North plays River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township Oct. 26

PLAINS TWP. — Growing up around the Grateful Dead, Grahame Lesh had a front row seat to a band that left an indelible mark on American music. Now the 28-year-old son of Dead bassist Phil Lesh makes his own contribution to the American song book. Lesh’s band, Midnight North, performs at 9 p.m. Oct. 26 […]

Mike Keneally and Beer For Dolphins come to Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

Mike Keneally and Beer For Dolphins come to Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

PLAINS TWP. — Progressive rock fans who have never heard of Mike Keneally need only to check his resume to understand what he brings to the table. Keneally toured and recorded with Frank Zappa in the late ’80s and went on to perform with Zappa’s sons, Ahmet and Dweezil throughout the ’90s. He is a […]