John Dokes and Steve Einerson Live in The Django
Where The Django downstairs in the Roxy Hotel 2 6th Avenue New York, New York 10013
Jul 26, 2018
Jul 26, 2018
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Vocalist John Dokes has stepped into the spotlight using his wryly smooth baritone to delight audiences weekly at Jazz Clubs throughout New York City. Singing a mixture of blues, ballads and jazz standards his unmistakable swinging delivery is entirely his own while harkening back to greats like Nat King Cole and Joe Williams.
John released his first project titled John Dokes Sings, George Gee Swings in 2010. This record paid tribute to Bird, Bacharat and Basie and features a rendition of Ornithology with his favorite duet partner Hilary Gardner. Their most recent duet of "Baby it's Cold Outside" provided the soundtrack on a national holiday commercial for Nautica.
John's second album Forever Reasons gets its name from his first published song. Dokes has said of his writing, "I write songs when I'm inspired, poetry when I'm angry and stories when the real characters in my life get way too interesting”. Featuring an all-star backing band and fantastic arrangements of some of your favorites along with some lesser heard gems, the new album will be available August 21, 2017.
Steve Einerson -
Pianist Steve Einerson was born and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee, WI. The son of music educators, he started playing piano at the age of five. While in high school, he developed an interest in jazz and began to study at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music under the direction of then-Milwaukee-resident David Hazeltine.
In 1992, Steve enrolled at the University of North Texas, the renowned music school that has produced scores of jazz players. He left a year later, wanting to go back to self-study, and transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. While earning a B.A. in Finance at UW-W, he remained very active with the university’s music programs. In 1996, he received the Downbeat Magazine award for best composition at the collegiate level for his selection “Not Nuthin."
After working in the Milwaukee / Chicago, IL areas for a few years, Steve relocated to New York City in 2004. That same year, he was selected as a finalist to compete in the national jazz piano competition sponsored by the American Pianists Association in Indianapolis, IN.
In addition to performing at venues in and around NYC, he has also played at clubs and jazz festivals across the country and around the world. He has had the great privilege of sharing the stage with many superb musicians over the years, including Marlena Shaw, Eric Alexander, Jim Rotondi, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Brian Lynch, Killer Ray Appleton, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Slide Hampton, and many more.
Steve's latest recording for Cellar Live records - ARRIVAL - is now available for purchase. This effort features some of NYC's finest musicians – Paul Gill on bass and Pete Van Nostrand on drums.