Jeff Ponders Quintet

Friday, January 20, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm$25
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Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance. (Doors open at 5pm for dinner/Seating begins at 6:15p for the first show & 9:00p for the second show) **************************************************************************************

Saxophonist Jeff Ponders II has captivated audiences for over 20 years with his provocative, soulful approach to music. A Detroit native, he honed his skills under the guidance of jazz masters Donald Walden, Marcus Belgrave, andWendell Harrison, before heading to Philadelphia to further his craft with Dr.Guthrie Ramsey.Jeff has performed and recorded with heavyweights across many genres, including James Carter, Robert Glasper, Boyz II Men, Mike Phillips, Keyshia Cole, Bebe Winans, and Eric Roberson. He toured as a member of the MarvinGaye Orchestra for the hit musical”My Brother Marvin,” and works throughout the US as an artist and keynote speaker.

Jeff’s debut album, Spark (2018), and forthcoming sophomore project Better(2023), are collections of original compositions taking listeners from funk to fusion, swing to soul, and church pews to the Caribbean.

The recordings feature Grammy-nominated artists Brandon Williams, Demetrius “Krayon”Nabors, Shedrick Mitchell, Nate Winn, Damon Warmack, and Gerard Gibbs of the James Carter Organ Trio.Jeff’s 2022 band features Kenny Watson (vocals), Demetrius Nabors (keys),Damon Warmack (bass), and Nate Winn (drums).


Friday, January 20, 2023
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm