Booker T.

Booker T.

Booker T.

Saturday, September 17, 8:00pm
at Herbst Theatre

Booker T.
The Road from Memphis Series: Keynotes  

Booker T.

Booker T.

Saturday, September 17, 8:00pm
at Herbst Theatre

Booker T.
The Road from Memphis Series: SFJAZZ Leaders Circle  

Booker T.

A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time Grammy Award winner, Hammond B-3 organist Booker T. Jones is a musician whose tunes and grooves are woven inextricably into the fabric of the American experience. Following 2009’s Potato Hole, which won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album, he recently released The Road from Memphis, an autobiographical work that sketches soul music’s family tree from Memphis roots to branches in Philly, Motown, New York City, LA and beyond. Featuring celebrated hip hop combo The Roots, the album showcases a divergent cast of guest vocalists from Sharon Jones of the Dap-Kings and My Morning Jacket’s Yim Yames, to rock legend Lou Reed. Jones soon celebrates the 50th anniversary of “Green Onions,” the monster R&B hit he recorded as a Memphis teenager with his group the M.G.’s. As part of the Stax/Volt house band, the multi-instrumentalist recorded with many of the era’s definitive artists including Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett and Bill Withers. Over the years he’s collaborated with many, but no matter the style, everything Jones plays is steeped in simmering soul.

Note: Leaders Circle Members, please join us for a private reception after the concert! >More

Artist Personnel

Booker T. Jones organ, guitar
Vernon Black guitar
Jeremy Curtis bass
Darian Gray drums

Artist Website

"Booker T. is a more vital component of your next barbeque than the meat, the booze, and the other people. " — The Village Voice
"Booker T. Jones is one of the legends of soul music. " — The New Yorker