Brooks Giles Quartet
Jul
19
to Jul 20

Brooks Giles Quartet

International Saxophonist/Vocalist Brooks Giles III has taken his high energy musical mixture of Jazz and Blues to Beijing, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Myanmar and Santiago, Chile where he recorded his latest CD, “Romance de Los Andes” with “The Pancho Aranda Trio”.

His first CD, “Somewhere On Earth, The Bangkok Sessions”, was released in 2002.That same year Brooks and his ensemble were featured on the first ever “Hennessy X.O. Smooth & Mellow Jazz Tour”. After rave reviews, the ensemble was invited to perform again in 2003.

Brooks has performed with Donald Byrd, The Drifters, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Charli Persip, Eldee Young, Ron Affif and Peter Duchin.

After obtaining his M.F.A. from Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music in Queens, New York, Brooks toured Europe with the Broadway musical “Bubbling Brown Sugar”.

In 1999 Brooks made his acting debut in the Woody Allen film “Sweet & Lowdown”.

In 2005 he performed on the soundtrack and appeared in the DVD of the original stage play “It’s A Hard Bop Life” by Gregory Charles Royal.

Brooks continues to perform in large and small ensembles throughout The United States of America and The World.

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Keyvoko and The KMF Band
Aug
2
to Aug 3

Keyvoko and The KMF Band

KMF Band is a Neo Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop Band covering R&B, Funk and Soul music out of Louisville, KY. They’ve performed on stage at the Mercury Ballroom, Ali Center, and more in just two years of creation. KMF stands for Keep Moving Forward, which is also the motto of the band.

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Marlin McKay Trio
Aug
3
to Aug 4

Marlin McKay Trio

Currently the Assistant Professor of High Brass and Director of Jazz and Commercial Music at the historic Kentucky State University, Marlin McKay has a sound and style all his own, full of graceful melodies and soulful sounds that reflects his two greatest influences – Nicholas Payton and Tom Harrell. His love of Hard Bop makes him a natural choice to present jazz to listeners and aficionados both young and seasoned.

Marlin has relished in national and international acclaim having recently placed, First Runner Up, in the National Trumpet Competition Jazz Division, and has also been a participant in the prestigious jazz residencies of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program, as well as, the Stean’s Institute for Young Artists, located in Washington D.C. and Ravinia Illinois respectively.

He has recorded one album under his own name, Deep in the Cosmos and his sophomore release, The Look.

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The Jive Turkeys
Aug
31
9:00 PM21:00

The Jive Turkeys

The Jive Turkeys at Creaux bring an authentic jazz fusion style of music that will keep the night alive. This line up is featuring the static rhythm section, Nick and Jeremy, and features Glenn Ginn on guitar and Lisa Ginn on vocals!

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Live with Bruce Lewis and Keith McCutcheon
Jul
18
8:00 PM20:00

Live with Bruce Lewis and Keith McCutcheon

Right after Thursday Night Live!

A combination of live jazz, funk, and blues played on select Friday nights is the perfect ending to your week.   Come socialize at the place with the best vibe in Lexington, KY. 

This week's lineup - Singer/Songwriter Bruce Lewis and very special guests! 

Guitarist, singer/songwriter Bruce Lewis has been a notable figure in the Lexington music scene for many years. Bruce will be performing at Creaux with some of Lexington's best musicians: Percussionist, Tripp Bratton; bassist Tom Covello; trumpeter, Sam Flowers; trumpeter, Marlin McKay; pianist, Keith Mccutchen, and many more. Contemporary grooves in Jazz, blues, funk and Latin. Show starts at 8pm. 

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Northside Sheiks
Jul
12
to Jul 13

Northside Sheiks

Another local favorite, the Northside Sheiks will be playing at Creaux from 9-midnight on Saturday, July 12. Blues and early R&B will surely bring this evening's lounge alive!  

Willie Eames - gtr/vocals; Lee Carroll - keys; Smith Donaldson - bass; David White - drums

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Janet Evra Trio
Jul
4
to Jul 5

Janet Evra Trio

Janet Evra is a jazz vocalist, bassist, and composer from Gloucester, England. She blends traditional bossa nova and samba with modern influences and an indie twist to produce fresh, lush jazz. Join her July 4th, 9pm-midnight at Creaux!

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Krystal Peterson
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Krystal Peterson

Krystal Peterson and her band are from Cincinnati, Ohio and bringing their soulful, funky, jazz to Lexington! Krystal toured several years with Grammy winner Victor Wooten as the band’s vocalist, she toured two years with the Back Street Boys in North, Central and South America and her songs have been featured in countless Disney productions. The entire band is incredibly talented and will bring a Creaux night of fun, per usual!

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RC and the Nightshades
Jun
28
to Jun 29

RC and the Nightshades

This band of veteran musicians is very popular in the Central Kentucky area, playing to large audiences with their original songs and many familiar hits as well. They have performed at the Governor’s Derby Day Party in Frankfort, The annual Blues Between the Bridges Festival numerous times, the 2016 Lexington Roots and Heritage Festival, 2016 Lexington Music Awards Show, and many other venues.

The band’s newest release is 2017’s “Made in the Shade” a 12-song album and an earlier release, a 2014 album entitled “Snakebit” were submitted for Grammy consideration by their record label, Altus Records. Both albums actually were approved by the Academy screening committee and placed on the Grammy ballots in the American Roots category.

RC and the NightShades has been nominated Best Blues Band for three years in a row in the Lexington Music Awards, and in 2018, band leader Ronn Crowder was the recipient of the Lexington Music Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring his extensive career in the music business.

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Threo Jazz Trio
Jun
21
to Jun 22

Threo Jazz Trio

These veterans of Lexington’s jazz scene have joined together for the debut performance of their new group, Threo. Having only three players, you can expect to hear original compositions and unique re-inventions of pop and jazz standards, stretching things out and laying them down. The funk, fusion, soul and Caribbean beats will keep you moving all night long.

Keith McCutchen – Keyboards Tom Covello – Contrabass Dave McWhorter – Drums

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Cosmic Collective
Jun
19
8:00 PM20:00

Cosmic Collective

You don't want to miss the Cosmic Collective debut in Lexington, KY!

The cosmic collective is a transmuting ensemble of jazz musicians anchored on multi-instrumentalist bandleaders nikki elias and tyler enslow. The group’s effervescent chemistry evolves from performance to performance contingent upon the accompanying star sidemen, making each show a truly unforgettable, unique, and personal experience.

A brilliant constellation in the Nashville sky, the cosmic collective has been featured on Greg Pogue’s ACME Radio Nashville Jazz Show, headlined the Murfreesboro Jazzfest, and frequently performs at Rudy’s Jazz Room and Gray’s on Main, among various other local venues. This exposure along with the group’s effortless blend of high-caliber musicianship and bona fide performances secured the cosmic collective a prominence within the greater Nashville area which merited the group a Nashville Industry Music Award (NIMA) nomination for “Best Jazz Group” in 2018.

Having established strong roots in the Nashville jazz scene, the cosmic collective continues to expand its horizons with alacrity, headlining the Garden Gate Jazz Festival in Huntingburg, Indiana, performing as the house band for Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, and periodically partnering with distinguished artists such as Derrek Phillips, Don Aliquo, Paul Horton, and Victor Wooten on the stage. In the recording studio the group also boasts impressive pairings with renowned artists Doug Mosher, Jonathan Rogerson, and Matt Endahl, even collaborating with saxophonist Jeff Coffin on their debut eclectic electric jazz album, Abstract Notions.

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UK Alumni Association Lyman T. Johnson Scholarship Benefit Night
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

UK Alumni Association Lyman T. Johnson Scholarship Benefit Night

Support student success by joining the Lyman T. Johnson Alumni Group for a benefit night at Creaux. On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, a portion of the proceeds at Creaux will be generously donated to the Lyman T. Johnson African-American Alumni Scholarship fund. This scholarship provides tuition assistance to minority students with demonstrated financial need.  

This event is free and open to the public, but your registration will help us plan accordingly.  Food and beverage available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the scholarship.

If you are unable to attend but would like to donate to the scholarship fund, please copy and paste the link below:

https://uky.networkforgood.com/causes/13647-lyman-t-johnson-constituent-scholarship-fund

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OxO
Jun
13
8:00 PM20:00

OxO

OxO (oh ex oh, or zero times zero) takes elements of r and b, dub reggae, and psychedelic rock to get bodies in motion and minds in action. Imagine Dr Dre recording a Funkadelic track and giving it to Sly and Robbie to mix, or J Dilla cutting up Jimi Hendrix tunes remixed by Lee Perry.

OxO is a new band of old friends, Dave Farris on drums, Steve Cherry on bass, and Willie Eames on guitar and vocals.

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Gail Wynters Trio
Jun
7
to Jun 8

Gail Wynters Trio

We are excited to have Gail Wynters back at Creaux for a wonderful night of jazz.

Don Heckman from the Los Angeles Times wrote after a performance in CA:  "She displayed all the qualities of a world-class jazz vocalist"... 

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Bruce Lewis Trio!
Jun
6
8:00 PM20:00

Bruce Lewis Trio!

Right after Thursday Night Live!

A combination of live jazz, funk, and blues played on select Friday nights is the perfect ending to your week.   Come socialize at the place with the best vibe in Lexington, KY. 

This week's lineup - Singer/Songwriter Bruce Lewis and very special guests! 

Guitarist, singer/songwriter Bruce Lewis has been a notable figure in the Lexington music scene for many years. Bruce will be performing at Creaux with some of Lexington's best musicians: Percussionist, Tripp Bratton; bassist Tom Covello; trumpeter, Sam Flowers; trumpeter, Marlin McKay; pianist, Keith Mccutchen, and many more. Contemporary grooves in Jazz, blues, funk and Latin. Show starts at 8pm. 

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Marlin McKay Trio
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Marlin McKay Trio

Currently the Assistant Professor of High Brass and Director of Jazz and Commercial Music at the historic Kentucky State University, Marlin McKay has a sound and style all his own, full of graceful melodies and soulful sounds that reflects his two greatest influences – Nicholas Payton and Tom Harrell. His love of Hard Bop makes him a natural choice to present jazz to listeners and aficionados both young and seasoned.

Marlin has relished in national and international acclaim having recently placed, First Runner Up, in the National Trumpet Competition Jazz Division, and has also been a participant in the prestigious jazz residencies of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program, as well as, the Stean’s Institute for Young Artists, located in Washington D.C. and Ravinia Illinois respectively.

He has recorded one album under his own name, Deep in the Cosmos and his sophomore release, The Look.

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Marlin McKay Trio
May
25
to May 26

Marlin McKay Trio

Currently the Assistant Professor of High Brass and Director of Jazz and Commercial Music at the historic Kentucky State University, Marlin McKay has a sound and style all his own, full of graceful melodies and soulful sounds that reflects his two greatest influences – Nicholas Payton and Tom Harrell. His love of Hard Bop makes him a natural choice to present jazz to listeners and aficionados both young and seasoned.

Marlin has relished in national and international acclaim having recently placed, First Runner Up, in the National Trumpet Competition Jazz Division, and has also been a participant in the prestigious jazz residencies of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program, as well as, the Stean’s Institute for Young Artists, located in Washington D.C. and Ravinia Illinois respectively.

He has recorded one album under his own name, Deep in the Cosmos and his sophomore release, The Look.

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The Jive Turkeys
May
24
9:00 PM21:00

The Jive Turkeys

The Jive Turkeys at Creaux bring an authentic jazz fusion style of music that will keep the night alive. This line up is featuring the static rhythm section, Nick and Jeremy, and features Glenn Ginn on guitar and Lisa Ginn on vocals!

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Mixtape Monday w/ DJ Always brought to you by Bacardi
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

Mixtape Monday w/ DJ Always brought to you by Bacardi

Lexington’s newest social & networking mixer kicking off for the warm weather season!

The third Monday of every month, we’ll be celebrating and vibing to a genre, theme, or artist, chosen by the local featured DJ of that month—mixtape style!

May’s theme is R&B ladies brought to you by DJ Always!

June: DJ Green

July: DJ Forerunner

Age 21+

Specials on Bacardi Buckets all night!

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Brooks Giles Quartet
May
18
to May 19

Brooks Giles Quartet

International Saxophonist/Vocalist Brooks Giles III has taken his high energy musical mixture of Jazz and Blues to Beijing, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Myanmar and Santiago, Chile where he recorded his latest CD, “Romance de Los Andes” with “The Pancho Aranda Trio”.

His first CD, “Somewhere On Earth, The Bangkok Sessions”, was released in 2002.That same year Brooks and his ensemble were featured on the first ever “Hennessy X.O. Smooth & Mellow Jazz Tour”. After rave reviews, the ensemble was invited to perform again in 2003.

Brooks has performed with Donald Byrd, The Drifters, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Charli Persip, Eldee Young, Ron Affif and Peter Duchin.

After obtaining his M.F.A. from Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music in Queens, New York, Brooks toured Europe with the Broadway musical “Bubbling Brown Sugar”.

In 1999 Brooks made his acting debut in the Woody Allen film “Sweet & Lowdown”.

In 2005 he performed on the soundtrack and appeared in the DVD of the original stage play “It’s A Hard Bop Life” by Gregory Charles Royal.

Brooks continues to perform in large and small ensembles throughout The United States of America and The World.

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Northside Sheiks
May
17
to May 18

Northside Sheiks

Another local favorite, the Northside Sheiks will be playing at Creaux from 9-midnight on Friday, May 17. Blues and early R&B will surely bring this evening's lounge alive!  

Willie Eames - gtr/vocals; Lee Carroll - keys; Smith Donaldson - bass; David White - drums

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The Indigo Combo
May
11
to May 12

The Indigo Combo

Situated at the nexus of jazz, rock and roll, & the blues. The Indigo Combo is a free flowing, hard hitting, high energy band from Louisville, KY. Featuring Steven Anto on guitar, Thomas Sinclair on bass, Chris King on drums, and Jonathan Clark Barrett on sax, vocals, and guitar. Get in touch on Facebook @theindigocombo OR theindigocombo.com/the-indigo-combo.

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