SHOWTIME 7:00 PM — Doors & Bar @ 6:15 — Tickets @ (203) 346-2000 — More Info @ www.neaae.com
Avery Sharpe was born in Valdosta, Georgia, and his first instrument was the piano. He moved on to accordion and then switched to electric bass in high school. Sharpe’s credits also include sideman stints with many other jazz greats, from Dizzy Gillespie to Pat Metheny, as well as leading his own groups. His first recording as a leader was the 1988 album Unspoken Words on Sunnyside Records. In 1994 he started his own artist record label, JKNM Records. To date he has more than 11 titles as a leader for JKNM Records, his latest JKNM recording is “Sharpe Meets Tharpe” a tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Godmother of “Rock and Roll”. The recording features Meli’sa Morgan, Charles Neville and the New England Gospel Choir.