About this Event
Al Chez, is a trumpet player extraordinaire. Getting his start in his father’s drum corps in New Jersey at age 9, his career has spanned more than 20 years with stints in a number of rock, funk and blues bands.
As a teenager in 1979, Chez and some fellow New Jersey musicians, including Jon Bon Jovi, started The Atlantic City Expressway, which played locally for five years before disbanding. A few years later, Chez met Paul Shaffer and was invited to tour with The World’s Most Dangerous Band.
A veteran of the clubs around New York City and New Jersey, Chez branched out to California to join the soul-funk band Tower of Power in 1988 and then played trumpet for the band of blues master Robert Cray for a short time in the mid-1990s.
He formed Al Chez and the Brothers of Funk Big Band with two Rochester-area music teachers, Jimmy Steele and Jarred Streiff.
Stone Blue Rising
Stone Blue Rising is devoted to bringing audiences a high energy mix of hard driving Rock and earthy Blues. Each selection in the set list is carefully hand picked with the criteria being “moving tone, feel and groove”!
Joint-jumping, guitar-fired blues grooves and rock n’ roll classics that pay tribute to the masters. Clapton, Allmans, Stones, Stevie Ray, Skynyrd, ZZTop plus the Blues heroes that make the genre great. Played with spirit, energy and reverence.
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