AZTEC SUN (5 Year Anniversary Show), The Ron Holloway Band – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – December 28th, 2017

AZTEC SUN (5 Year Anniversary Show), The Ron Holloway Band

Gypsy Sally's Presents

AZTEC SUN (5 Year Anniversary Show), The Ron Holloway Band

Thu, December 28, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Advance $15/ Day of Show $15 + Fees

This event is 21 and over

 RHB: DC Funk Jam Groove Blues R&B

Online sales stop at 5pm day of show then tickets are available at door unless posted as sold out.

Before the first steady rumble of the drums gives way to hard-hitting big-brass lines, before the rich warmth of the organ maneuvers its way around the backup singers’ swingin’ hips, before the “GottaHaveIt” and “GimmeDatGudSh*t” call and response stirs up an inescapable itch to move and groove, there is one single moment of silence.

And then the lights come up and the show begins.

With a fiery-hot, funky beat that echoes with the nostalgia of neo-soul and just enough grit to keep you hip thrustin’ and toe tappin’, Washington D.C.’s Aztec Sun’s (AZS) voltaic performances are the result of the band’s infectious melodies and the rare dynamism of the musicians creating them.

From its inception in 2013, AZTEC SUN has grown into an 8-piece ensemble with a sound that evokes a classic '70s feel all gussied up in a new school approach. In part driven by the band’s culturally diverse background, the timelessness of the band’s musical influences combined with lyrics lathered up in just enough heartbreak and weekend-anthem means that whether it’s the old-school R&B seduction, the uptown Funky grooves, or a pop-alicious hit that gets you going, there’s something for everyone.

The AZS FUNKtrain has made many stops throughout DC, MD, VA, and NY — Funk Parade, Velvet Lounge, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel, The Howard Theatre, Gypsy Sally’s as well as World of Beer in C’ville and Bar Nine in NYC (to name a few). In every performance, AZTEC SUN unleashes the full palette of its creative juices to connect with its audience and push the AZS mantra – “WHATEVER MAKES YOU DANCE”.
The Ron Holloway Band
The Ron Holloway Band
Ron Holloway is one of the busiest tenor saxophonists on today's music scene in any genre! Recently, Ron toured extensively with The Warren Haynes Band, in support of two critically acclaimed releases on the Stax Records label. Holloway is a frequent guest of Gov't Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band and The Allman Brothers Band. Over the years, he has been a member of an eclectic roster of groups, including; the Susan Tedeschi Band, the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, Gil Scott-Heron and Root Boy Slim. Ron is currently a member of The Warren Haynes Band and leads his own band.

The Ron Holloway Band delivers sax driven funk jams with soaring female vocals, soul soaked Hammond B3, intensely emotive guitar, and hard hitting grooves. A relatively young band, this group has quickly made waves on the festival scene.

In the Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz, renowned jazz critic Ira Gitler describes Ron Holloway as "a bear-down-hard-bopper who can blow authentic R&B, and croon a ballad with warm, blue feeling." While true, this only begins to touch upon the versatility of the tenor saxophonist! The quest for complete expression has been a hallmark of Ron Holloway's music from the beginning.

Holloway combines passion and a broad dynamic range to generate an exciting and distinctive sound...Like [Sonny] Rollins, Holloway strives to push the tenor sax beyond the limits of its dynamic range. He notes that the instrument was originally designed to play a range of two and a half octaves. By using special fingering techniques, Holloway can hit registers spanning almost five octaves. Holloway demonstrates his extraordinary range while maintaining precise control over a melody. As Holloway hits the highest register, Dr. [Billy] Taylor remarks, "That’s amazing to me". --

Ron proudly endorses Theo Wanne products and is the recipient of no less than forty-two Washington Area Music Awards, two of them for Musician of the Year. "Among the many things I would like to do, is reflect the entire history of the tenor saxophone in my playing. The saxophone is a relatively young instrument but what an illustrious legacy it already has. There's much to be done!"
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007