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Sep 21 2019

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08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Teddy Adams Quartet featuring Joe Coleman & Demetrius Doctor

Teddy Adams – Joe Coleman – Demetrius Doctor Bios

Teddy Adams is presently teaching, lecturing and leading his own group. He also is on the Board of Directors for the Coastal Jazz Association, co-leads the Savannah Jazz Orchestra, and is one of the first inductees in the Savannah/ Coastal Jazz Association Hall of Fame.

Joe Coleman is a consummate entertainment professional, renown as a “double, triple threat.”  He is an accomplished singer, actor and performer.  Joe’s “double, triple threat” comes from his acclaim as a theatrical composer, songwriter, and astute businessman.  Joe was a member of “The Platters” for 23 years and was a regular at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas performing popular songs such as “Only You”, “My Prayer”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, “The Great Pretender” and many more Number One hits.  Joe has also performed with the renowned Barbra Streisand on her Finale Tour, Ben E. King, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, The Isley Brothers, Natalie Cole, B.B. King, Martha Reeves, Lou Rawls and many more.

Mere words cannot express how proud Joe was to have been selected as the Featured Vocalist for a Tribute Awards Gala for television icon and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey, which was held in Washington, DC.  Joe, also, feels blessed to have been tapped to perform for such luminaries as Maya Angelou, Quincy Jones, Nancy Wilson and the wonderful, cinema icon, Sidney Poitier.

Along with two other veterans of the music industry – Glenn Leonard, formerly of The Temptations and Joe Blunt, formerly of The Drifters – Joe has formed a new group called Leonard, Coleman & Blunt (LCB).  Together, they perform many of the songs you know and love, “My Girl”, “Under the Boardwalk”, “Get Ready” and, of course, The Platters hits. They were tapped to perform a tribute to Motown legend, Berry Gordy at the re-opening of the famous Howard Theatre in Washington, DC, along with George Duke and his Big Band.  They were blessed to receive the only standing ovation of the night!

In an effort to keep the act “fresh”, Joe and his group, LCB, have been touring with America’s Got Talent 2011 winner, Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.  The tour has received much critical acclaim.

Among his acting credits are, the recent hit, “If This Hat Could Talk” and Off-Broadway productions of “Destiny In My Hands”, “Mama I Want To Sing!”, “Nuthin’ But The Blues” and “Heaven and the Homeboy”, directed by Tony Award winning director, George Faison.

As a songwriter, Joe received rave reviews from the Washington Post, NY Daily News, ABC-TV and other major media outlets for his 26 original song compositions for the hit musical, “If This Hat Could Talk” [Hats], which successfully toured the country for three years.  Joe not only composed the music for “Hats”, but also starred in the production with, none other than, Grammy Award winning vocalist, Stephanie Mills and Tony Award winning actress, Melba Moore.  Joe also served as the Co-Executive Producer for “Hats” and was part of the lead creative team that featured George Faison as its Director and book-writer.

From Jazz to Pop; R&B to Blues; and with a firm upbringing in gospel music, Joe Coleman has thrilled varied audiences with his mercurial style and smooth delivery.  Whether performing with his gospel group, “Joe Coleman and the Chain of Love”, or singing R&B under the musical direction of the esteemed, Dennis Williams – Musical Director for the O’Jays – or performing with Grammy Award nominated jazz pianist, Roy Meriwether and his Trio, Joe brings his own brand of entertainment to the fore, carefully melding each genre into what has become his own “signature” style.

Joe has been featured on the “Today Show with Katie Couric” and has appeared on the “Regis & Kelly Show”.  He has performed in world-class entertainment locations, such as NYC’s Avery Fisher Hall, The Apollo Theatre and the Plaza Hotel; Top of the Pops (London); Queen Elizabeth Stadium (Hong Kong), The Foreign Businessman’s Hotel (China); Billboard Live and Blues Alley (Tokyo); Princess Casino Cruises (West Palm Beach); Fox Theatre (Atlanta); The Chicago Opera House (Chicago) and many other first-class venues.

Known as a first-class songwriter, Joe was tapped, by the Congressional Black Caucus, to write a song entitled “I Am Sojourner Truth” to commemorate the inclusion of a bust of Sojourner Truth in the Rotunda of the Capitol of The United States.  The first such honor for an African-American woman in US history.

Most recently, Joe was commissioned to write a song for the DC Statehood Movement entitled, “Stand Up 4 DC”, which features LCB and, young talent, Ayanna Gregory – daughter of Comedian and Civil Rights Activist, Dick Gregory.

This holiday season LCB will debut their new single, “You’re All I Want for Christmas”, which was written and produced by Joe Coleman .

Demetrius Doctor, 24, grew up navigating the treacherous terrain of the Liberty Hill neighborhood of North Charleston where history and pride are intertwined with poverty and crime.

“The inner city life really shaped me to know what I wanted and didn’t want to do,” he said.

What he wanted to do was play music, and his lifelong experience in the church provided the framework and inspiration. Doctor attended the Charleston County School of the Arts starting in sixth grade, then spent a year at Belmont University before transferring to the College of Charleston where he fell in with a talented group of jazz students.

Suddenly he was being challenged to think about music in a new way. Church riffs and gospel styles formed the foundation of his musical sensibilities, but jazz was stretching him, challenging his instincts and demanding discipline.

Doctor soon demonstrated the growing range of his talent. Even while still in school he was beginning to play professional gigs. Today, he is considered one of the young hot shots on the scene.

Demetrius Doctor, 24, grew up navigating the treacherous terrain of the Liberty Hill neighborhood of North Charleston where history and pride are intertwined with poverty and crime.

“The inner city life really shaped me to know what I wanted and didn’t want to do,” he said.

What he wanted to do was play music, and his lifelong experience in the church provided the framework and inspiration. Doctor attended the Charleston County School of the Arts starting in sixth grade, then spent a year at Belmont University before transferring to the College of Charleston where he fell in with a talented group of jazz students.

Suddenly he was being challenged to think about music in a new way. Church riffs and gospel styles formed the foundation of his musical sensibilities, but jazz was stretching him, challenging his instincts and demanding discipline.

Doctor soon demonstrated the growing range of his talent. Even while still in school he was beginning to play professional gigs. Today, he is considered one of the young hot shots on the scene.

 

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Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant
107 W Broughton Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 236-2226 or (912) 236-7326
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Lunch Tuesday thru Saturday 11 AM – 2:30 PM
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Open Sunday from 5-10 PM
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Open Tuesday thru Thursday from 5-10 PM
Restaurant Closes at 10 PM
Musicians Perform from 7-10 PM

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Restaurant Closes at 11 PM
Musicians Perform from 8-11 PM

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