Happy birthday, Joe!

Aug 30, 2018

Help us wish a happy belated 85th birthday to Joe Marra, owner of The Night Owl Cafe where James played some of his earliest gigs. (James appears at 17:45).

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The Steve Gadd Band on tour!

Aug 29, 2018

The Steve Gadd Band (featuring Michael Landau, Kevin Hays, Jimmy Johnson and Walt Fowler) will perform in Japan and the US this fall. Click below to watch the promo for their date at the legendary Blue Note Tokyo and visit for a list of all upcoming shows!

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More photos from the Hollywood Bowl!

Aug 20, 2018

For those that weren’t at the Hollywood Bowl concerts this summer, you missed some spectacular projections on the rim of the bowl! Click below to see a selection of these beautiful images now.

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RIP, Aretha

Aug 16, 2018

“…to me, Aretha Franklin was really the top, the best. She was one of those people who opened her mouth and out came brilliance.” — James

Read Aretha’s New York Times obituary here.

Photo: Ellyn Kusmin, Kennedy Center, December 2016

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Keepers of the Light

Aug 1, 2018

James’s niece, Liz Witham, has directed and co-produced with her husband, Ken Wentworth, a new documentary called Keepers of the Light. The film, which tells the story of the Gay Head Lighthouse on Martha’s Vineyard, will have its televised premiere on Boston PBS affiliate WGBH in October. You can catch a special screening at Martha’s Vineyard Film Society in Vineyard Haven on August 7 — also known as National Lighthouse Day!

Click below to watch the trailer for Keepers of the Light now. For more information and tickets, please visit

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