Beau Sasser, Hammond organ
Bill Carbone, drums
David Davis, saxophone, EWI & vocoder
Jamemurrell Stanley, percussion
Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu), guitar
For several years, organist Beau Sasser and drummer Bill Carbone each made up 1/3 of the late legendary soul jazz guitarist Melvin Sparks' trio. Since Sparks’ passing, Sasser and Carbone created a way of paying tribute to their friend and mentor by forming the band Sparkplug. The band performs songs written and performed by Sparks during his 45-year career as a musician, as well as imagining where Sparks would have taken the music if he was still with us today. Because Sparks is irreplaceable, Sparkplug does not have a steady guitarist in the band. Instead, they feature a new special guest guitarist on each gig. Tonight Sparkplug will feature saxophonist David Davis as well as percussionist Jamemurrell Stanley.
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