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Popular blues band and jazz trio set to thrill audiences in the Catskill Mountains on February 13

 

Hunter, NY – Feb. 4, 2016 – International recording artists, the Alexis P. Suter Band, is set to rock the Catskill Mountains during Black History Month as part of an exciting program featuring a wide array of music at the Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Orpheum Film and Performing Arts Center in Tannersville, New York, only minutes from Hunter Mountain. This acclaimed five-piece ensemble is fronted by the talented and amazing vocalist Alexis Suter, who transcends styles and genres.  When the great B.B. King first heard Suter sing her opening set for him, he shook his head in wonder in his characteristic way and said, “It’s a rare thing to share the stage with a great talent like that young lady.”

The popular blues band will share the stage with the talented and accomplished Ray Blue Organ Trio, led by saxophonist-composer Ray Blue.

Audiences to the performance on Saturday, February 13, at the Orpheum Theater which forms part of the Catskill Mountain Foundation’s program in commemoration of Black History Month are in for a special treat. Show begins at 8:00 pm.  Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased online here.

The Alexis P. Suter Band (pictured left) is no stranger to the New York stage having been the opening act at The Midnight Ramble in Woodstock, NY over 90 times. As special guest openers for The Levon Helm Band, they played to sold-out audiences at the Beacon Theater, Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, The Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ and Central Park’s Summerstage.

Since then, the Alexis P. Suter Band has been in high demand at North American Roots and Blues festivals, venues and events including The 50th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, Bluestock, Musikfest, Beale Street Music Festival, Mont Tremblant Music Festival, Cincinnati Blues Festival, FloydFest, Pennsylvania Blues Fest, Daytona Blues Fest, Kitchener Blues Festival, Briggs Farm Blues Festival, Pocono Blues Festival, Vermont Blues Festival, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, Columbia Blues Festival, Tampa Bay Blues Fest and many, many more.

The Alexis P. Suter Band has also contributed a song to the incredible Songs After Sandy Project (songsaftersandy.com) and Restore Red Hook. This is a three-CD compilation of some of the biggest artists in music today.  The band is proud and honored to be on the Second Volume along with Sir Paul McCartney and Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) with their song “In The City.”

Sharing the stage with the Alexis P. Suter Band will be the Ray Blue Organ trio, under the leadership of 2013 New York Blues Hall of Fame, Ray Blue (pictured above right). The New York native saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator will return to his home state to add the Catskill Mountain Foundation to his portfolio of performances at top venues across the globe.  A former member of The Sun Ra Arkestra, he has shared the stage with such world class musicians as Steve Turre, Eddie Henderson, Gary Bartz, T.K. Blue, Blues Legend Bob Gaddy, Wycliff Gordon and Benny Powell.

Blue’s majestic performances have been featured at international festivals including North Sea Jazz Festival-Cape Town, South Africa; Macufe Festival-Bloemfontaine, South Africa; European Union Annex Festival-Dublin, Ireland; Audi Jazz Festival-Brussels, Belgium; Macao Jazz Festival, China; The New York State Black Arts Festival-Albany, New York; Midi Music Festival-Beijing, China; Pori Jazz Festival, Finland; Foix Jazz Festival, France and others.

Ray now conducts workshops/master classes and consults at colleges, universities, schools and communities institutions around the world. He is the founder of Cross-Cultural Connection, Inc. a 501 (c) 3 organization that promotes jazz culture, education and performance.

To purchase tickets and for more information on the Catskill Mountain Foundation, please visit: http://www.catskillmtn.org/.

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