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Sunday, April 26, 2020

05:00 PM  
Roomful of Blues w/s/g Boardroom Blues Band @Roselawn Banquet Facility


Roomful of Blues w/s/g Boardroom Blues Band

Sunday, April 26, 2020


Roselawn Banquet Facility (New York Mills)

eTicket info   https://mvbsevent.simpletix.com/e/51813

MVBS Members and advance ticket sales $25.00

Non-members Day of Show $30.00


Tickets may also be purchased in person at Off-Center Records,116 Bleeker St., Utica.

Big Apple Music, 8441 Seneca Tpk., New Hartford, and Heartsome Handicrafts, 48 New Hartford Shopping Center, New Hartford (next door to Thrifty Shopper).




Even though Roomful of Blues’ lineup has changed over the years, the band has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. Singer Phil Pemberton brings his sweet and soulful vocals and adds another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump-blues musical roots. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor. Along with bassist John Turner, trumpeter Carl Gerhard, drummer Chris Anzalone, keyboardist Rusty Scott, baritone and tenor saxophonist Alek Razdan, and tenor and alto saxophonist Rich Lataille, Roomful keeps on rockin’ into 2020! 

With a non-stop performance schedule for over 50 years, Roomful of Blues has earned critical, popular and radio success and a legion of fans across the globe. 

According to DownBeat magazine, Roomful of Blues “are in a class by themselves.” With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B, it’s no wonder why the great Count Basie called them “the hottest blues band I ever heard.” Since 1967, the group’s deeply rooted blend of swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues and soul has earned it 5 Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including 7 Blues Music Awards and the prestigious DownBeat International Critics Poll for “Best Blues Band”.


Opening the show will be the Boardroom Blues Band, a band made up entirely of members of the Mohawk Valley Blues Society Board of Directors.  This band consists of 

Chairman Mark Sisti - guitar and vocals

Vice Chairman Bernie Clarke - harmonicas and vocals

Secretary Zen Reinhardt - bass

Member at Large Tony Adamo - drums


©2019 Mohawk Valley Blues Society 
The Mohawk Valley Blues Society is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.  

"Mohawk Valley Blues Society, hereinafter also referred to as the society, shall operate as a not for profit corporation organized exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code, for the following purposes:

1) To bring the love of blues to our region by providing live entertainment to the Mohawk Valley area.

2) To offer blues artists another outlet in which to carry on the tradition and art of the blues.

3) To increase awareness of and educate people from all walks of life to have an appreciation for the blues."