Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band Coming to Cohoes


Tickets Go On Sale this Friday, July 12 at 10am

The Cohoes Music Hall announced tickets will go on sale this Friday, July 12th, at 10 am for a special performance by Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 8pm.  

Melvin Seals has been identified as “a powerful presence in the music industry” for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is best known for his high energy organ and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin played with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”. From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up. 

Melvin and JGB bring an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Zach Nugent’s guitar and vocals, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and, of course, a strong presence by Melvin on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Along with backing vocals, the result is a blend of organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically.

In addition to the often played staples, the band has recently been exploring the back catalog and performing a ton of rare tunes, some of which The Jerry Garcia Band played only a few times over all those years.  Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him “Master of the Universe”.

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