Friday 16.10.2020 / Saturday 17.10.2020 / 20:30 h
Mike Zito Big Blues Band feat. the B.B. King Horns (USA)
Mike Zito is one of the most successful contemporary blues musicians. He is not just a highly gifted singer, songwriter, and guitarist – he has proven himself to be a most convincing band leader and entertainer. The project with the Big Blues Band was created together with Mike and has seen its premiere at Groove Now in 2019. With two sold-out shows and an enthousiastic crowd. We wanted to present this project in our anniversary year again as Mike is vey much belonging to the Groove Now family. Mike will also be part of the All-Star Band that will perform in November as 'Star & Friend'.
Groove Now fans are familiar with rockin’ Texas blues star, Mike Zito. For ten years, he and his bands have been regular guests of Groove Now, which is why he feels so connected both to Basel and the Groove Now organization. His concerts always sell out very quickly. Mike is certainly one of the most interesting and innovative representatives between blues and rock, as well as one of the most musically mature representative of the whole Blues-Rock genre – garnering several of the most revered awards in the world of blues and American roots music, playing with today’s most important blues musicians.
Together with Mike Zito, Groove Now conceived a project some years ago, that consisted of a more traditional approach to blues, creating the Mike Zito Big Blues Band with a second guitarist, keyboard, and horns. This hugely successful project, which came to fruition in 2019, was a world premiere at that time.
To celebrate 10 years of Groove Now, Mike Zito will be coming back with his Big Blues Band featuring the B.B. King horns.
Mike Zito – Vocals, Guitar
TBD – Bass
Matt Johnson – Vocals, Drums
Lewis Stephens – Keyboard
Eric Demmer – Saxophone
James Boulet – Trumpet
Concert Evenings: Friday / Saturday, October 16 & 17, 2020
Location: Atlantis, Klosterberg 13, Basel
Concert Start: 20:30
Doors Open: Friday 20:00 / Saturday 19:30
Tickets: CHF 69