Booker T. Jones

Sat, Jan 15, 2022 |
Venue: Concert Hall
Booker T Jones sitting in chair

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$27.50 - $57.50
(Senior/Student/Active Military: $24.75-$51.75)

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Add to Calendar2022-01-15 8:00 PMAmerica/Los_AngelesBooker T. Jones

Booker T Jones is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, four time GRAMMY winner and arguably the most famous Hammond B3 player in history. As leader of the legendary Booker T and the MGs, this pillar of soul music collaborated with Otis Redding, Albert King, and more during his tenure at Stax Records.  Since then, Booker has lent his trademark keyboard chops to and produced classic albums such as Willie Nelson’s multi-platinum hit Stardust and Bill Withers’ Just As I Am featuring the hit song “Ain’t No Sunshine”.

With his Hammond B-3 organ, Booker T. Jones, along with the MG’s, would come to define The Memphis Sound. As leader of the famed Stax Records house band, and one of modern music’s most acclaimed figures, his first recording, “Green Onions,” was an international sensation, selling more than one million copies and claiming a place among Rolling Stone’s top five hundred songs of all time. As a multi-instrumental musical prodigy, his legacy is more than one song or music genre, and has grown with “Time Is Tight,” “Hip Hug-Her,” and the often sampled “Melting Pot” and collaborations with the likes of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and Sam and Dave—and later Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson and Drive-By-Truckers.

Photo credit: Piper Ferguson
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