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Bruce Katz Band $15ad/$20door 4pm

Bruce Katz Band $15ad/$20door 4pm

  • Location:326 Amherst Street
  • Venue:Sportsmens Tavern
  • Length:4pm – 7pm

Sportsmen’s Tavern
326 Amherst St.
Buffalo NY 14207

Sunday Nov. 19

Bruce Katz Band

$15 Adv. $20 dos.

Bruce Katz Band
Bruce Katz is a legendary keyboardist (Hammond B3 and piano) who has released 10 CDs as a leader and has appeared on over 70 other CDs with the likes of John Hammond, Delbert McClinton, Ronnie Earl, Butch Trucks, Duke Robillard, Little Milton, Joe Louis Walker, David “Fathead” Newman, and many, many others. 
He has also had a strong musical connection with the Allman Brothers Band, having been a member of Gregg Allman’s band for six years (2007-2013), Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band (2010-2015), Butch Trucks’ Freight Train Band (2015-2017) and Les Brers. Bruce also occasionally toured with the Allman Brothers as well.
He is a four time BMA nominee (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2015) for the “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year” award, which is the equivalent of the “Blues Grammys”. He was also nominated by Living Blues Magazine for “Outstanding Musician (Keyboard)” award in 2015. 
His new CD, “Get Your Groove!” (American Showplace Music) has just been released and features many new original tunes, both vocal and instrumental.  It continues the evolution of the band’s music from the traditional Blues and “Soul-Jazz” it is already known for into the improvisational “jam blues” and roots music he has explored as a member of the various Allman Brothers “family bands.” 
The Bruce Katz Band is an original, very exciting group of musicians that features an accessible, soulful
approach to the blues and jam traditions.  The band features his virtuosic Hammond B3 and piano playing as well as Chris Vitarello’s brilliant guitar playing and vocals.  Based in Woodstock, NY, the band tours and performs at venues and festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe.
The Bruce Katz Band is:
Bruce Katz – Hammond B3 organ and piano
Chris Vitarello – guitar/vocals
Ray Hangen – drums
What Musicians and Media Are Saying About Bruce Katz:
“He can play jazz, blues, Bach, anything. Man, he’s a heavy!”
      – Gregg Allman
“This man is as good as it gets. One of the greatest
keyboard artists I’ve ever heard”
–   John Hammond
“Homecoming, a new CD by Bruce Katz is pure genius! Buy it and put it in your ear.  You can thank me later.”
–   -Delbert McClinton
“Homecoming is an album that’s filled with nothing short of breathtaking blues highs.”
        -Mark Uricheck – Living Blues magazine
“Bruce Katz’s playing is like, if Django ran into John Coltrane, and they ran into The Clash, and then they ran into Ronnie Earl, that would be him!”
        -American Blues Scene
“Now, that’s a piano player!
      – Pinetop Perkins

Coming to see the show from out of town? Please visit our friends at the Adams Mark Hotel.


Please call 716-845-5100 to get a special Sportsmen’s Tavern Rate for Concert Series Ticket Holders.
Or try the Best Western on Delaware Avenue
Please Note that the artists have a 3 hour window to complete the show. This does not meant the performance will be 3 hours in length.