Live Music @thebarn December 26th @ 9:00 PM
Moose Entertainment presents The JBirds
- Klem Klimek-Saxophonist/Singer – Tours with NRBQ
- Marty Ballou-Bassist – Recording artist, toured with Peter Wolf
- Milt Reder-Guitarist – Composer of film and TV-Music Producer
Marty Ballou [bassist] Performance Background since 1986
From 1986 – 1992 Marty Ballou has performed worldwide with the vocal jazz group The Ritz, including appearances at the Sea Jazz Festival in Finland, The New Morning Club in Paris, the Blue Note Jazz clubs in Tokyo, Fukuoka and New York City, and George Weins` Newport Jazz Festival in Japan. Recordings with the Ritz including: The Ritz 1987 – Denon 7142 featuring Frank Wess (saxophone); Almost Blue 1991 – Denon 7999 featuring Clark Terry (trumpet). From 1992-1997 worked with Duke Robillards` Band, traveling in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Turkey, Greece, and South America, performing over 200 dates a year on the road.
In addition to 4 recordings under Dukes’ name, including: Dukes` Blues – 1996 – Pointblank 41344; Dangerous Place – 1997 – Virgin 42857B
Recorded with jazz legends: Jay McShann – Hooties` Jumpin` Blues – 1997 – Stony Plain 1237; Jimmy Witherspoon – Spoons` Blues – 1995 – Stony Plain 1211 Featuring Scott Hamilton, (saxophone); Herb Ellis – Conversations in Swing Guitar – 1999 – Stony Plain 1260
Shows with these artists including: The Kansas City Jazz and Blues Festival; The Monterey Jazz Festival; The San Francisco Jazz and Blues Festival;
From 1998 – present – “Sought after Session man”(Metronome Magazine), performing on several (a decent representation can be found at http://allmusic.com/artist/marty-ballou-p53888/credits ) recordings in all genres (Jazz, Blues, Folk, and Pop).
- Sax Gordon – Have Horn Will Travel
- Porky Cohen and Roomful of Blues – Rhythm and Bones
- Dave Maxwell – Maximum Blues Piano
- Greg Piccolo – Homage
- Jerry Portnoy – Down in the Mood Room
- Bruce Katz – Crescent Crawl
- Ann Rabson – Struttin` My Stuff
- Kenny White – Comfort In The Static
In 2002 Marty joined blues great John Hammonds` Wicked Grin Band, performing many dates including The North Sea Jazz Festival (7/02) and recorded Ready for Love on the Narada label released 2/11/03. In 2005 Marty recorded with Peter Wolf for his Verve CD, Midnight Souvenirs and subsequently joined his ‘Midnight Travelers’ to perform at Boston`s Wilbur Theatre and many other national venues. Over the years Marty performed with and been inspired and encouraged by the area`s[New England] finest artists: Hal Crook, Gray Sargent, Dick Johnson, Art Pelosi, Ted Casher, Herb Pomeroy, Tony Zano, Paul Broadnax, Bob Gullotti, Paul Schmeling, Duke Levine, Bobby Keyes, to name a few.
Milt Reder – Guitarist
Milt Reder is an award-winning guitarist, composer, music producer based in the Boston area. Best known for his soundtrack work on HBO’s Sex and the City playing an eclectic combination of Swing, Surf, Spy and Roots music with his group Four Piece Suit, Milt has worked in many areas of music since the 1980s. Including work with the Eclecto-Hijinx Orchestra, Milt’s compositions are ubiquitous in reality television, Telemundo programming, and popular series, such as Dexter, Ed, Lillyhammer, and Nurse Jackie, as well as independent films, including cult fave Psycho Beach Party and Sundance Winner “Blue Vinyl” . There have been some major studio releases, including Jenifer Aniston’s “Along Came Polly” and “Our Lips Are Sealed” for the Olsen Twins. He has been lead guitarist, songwriter, and producer for a number of successful groups, including Ocean Rose, The Catch, GoBoom!, and Four Piece Suit. He toured internationally with high energy Roots Rockers Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, and has appeared and recorded with Bo Diddley, Susan Tedeschi, Dwight & Nicole, Los Lobos, Steve Winwood, Danny Rivera, Robin Lane, Super Genius, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Bruce Katz, Pressure Cooker, and many others. His recording studio, Rear Window, in Brookline MA has also hosted Carlos Santana, Yo Yo Ma, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks, G.Love, State Radio, and many others. He has taught recording engineering at Emerson College and Boston’s Art Institute. Currently he can be heard performing around New England with Four Piece Suit, his Friday night pub series “Uncle Milty’s Cavalcade of Stars”, and a variety of bands, including Bearly Dead, a beloved Boston tribute to the Grateful Dead.
FaceBook: “Milt Reder” / “Uncle Milty’s Cavalcade of Stars” / “Four Piece Suit”
A very lucky man who has had the great fortune of playing with many, many wonderful musicians.
Helped found Rizzz, a band that was a fixture on the Rhode Island music scene from 1974 through 1981, with forays throughout New England. Rizzz developed into a band that blended original songs with roots/jam covers to grow a loyal following which still enjoys the band’s occasional reunions. Played on shows with numerous global musical stars including The Band, Bonnie Raitt, Dickie Betts, NRBQ, Lowell George, Ray Davies, Dixie Dregs, David Bromberg, Lester Chambers, Robert Palmer, Tower of Power, etc.
Moved into production/engineering by becoming stage manager at Providence music shrine Lupo’s from 1982 to 1984.
Engaged by NRBQ as sound man/occasional sax player from 1984 through 1996, and saw most of the USA with them. This stint also included visits to Canada, Sweden, Norway, England, Germany, and Japan(2002)
Freelanced primarily in Rhode Island from 1996 to 1999 when he was invited to join Martha’s Vineyard favorite Entrain, one of Boston’s most popular club bands at the time, and played with them until 2005, traveling up and down the east coast and beyond,including a week’s visit to Shanghai(2001)
Back to freelancing around New England from 2005 until 2009 when he became road manager/sax player for Cape Verdean singer songwriter Ilo Ferreira, once again traveling the USA as opening act for Jimmy Buffett. Since Ilo’s return to Cape Verde in 2012, has been busy freelancing around New England again and playing with The JBirds, Original Jelly Roll Soul, NRBQ, The Ocean Mystics, Rizzz, Entrain, The Love Me Duo, The Brian Maes Band, The Nick A Nee’s Gang, Violin River, etc, etc. whenever possible.