Karl Dietel Fivereservations recommended
Ticket Price: $10.50
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A pianist since age 6, Karl Dietel is a veteran of the New Jersey live music scene. He is best known for his eight-years long national tour with Sean Kelly and The Samples. Dietel’s multi-instrumentalism can be heard on over 20 indie recordings as well as on his 2007 release, “Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself.” His flair for the melodic inspired his most recent challenge of recreating the entire “The Stranger” record, which was so well-received that it gave birth to We May Be Right: Billy Joel Tribute band. That, in turn, led to his self-titled album, ten thoughtful originals that showcase his entire ensemble. Dietel hosts a weekly jam in Warren County NJ and has shared the stage with Brian Vander Ark, Devon Allman, and the late Bernie Worrell.
The remaining “Five” are:
Jim Ruffi (drums)
Jim is a staple of the local scene, with national and international touring experience to boot. In addition to drumming for We May Be Right, Jim performs with area notables CC Coletti, Sarah Ayers and Lou Franco, among outside session work.
Luke Kessel (bass)
Luke Kessel is the go-to bass player. A versatile rocker, he keeps the low end strong and in the pocket. He has played jobs in Shang-hai, Beijing, and Scotland, and toured the great wide open with Lonnie Mack.
Perry Andrews (sax)
Perry Andrews grew up playing saxophone in clubs on the Jersey Shore. He dropped out of that scene in the early 1980s to attend Rutgers University, earning a degree in Jazz Performance. For almost 30 years, Perry has been teaching Jazz Ensemble and Electronic Music in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
Derek Davodowich (guitar)
Derek Davodowich is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Boston. He holds a BA in Guitar Performance along with a degree in Music Education / dual certification K-12. Derek’s talents include his fusion of all styles to provide a very melodic texture and excellent improvisational skills.