Harmonica Master James Cotton Celebrates His 80th Birthday In New York!

james-cottonGrammy Award-winning harmonica master James “Mr. Superharp” Cotton and his
band, touring in support of his latest Grammy-nominated CD, COTTON MOUTH
MAN, will give eight performances at Jazz Standard in New York Thursday,
July 2 through Sunday, July 5, 2015. Cotton’s 80th birthday is Wednesday,
July 1.

COTTON MOUTH MAN is a joyous celebration of Cotton’s 71 years as a
professional musician (beginning at age nine). Cotton has recorded almost 30
solo albums, including two highly-regarded releases for Alligator in the
1980s, the famed Harp Attack! with Junior Wells, Carey Bell and Billy Branch
in 1990 and the Grammy-nominated Giant in 2011. Recently, the Festival
International de Jazz de Montréal honored Cotton with their 2015 B.B. King
Award for his seven decades of contributions to the blues scene. Cotton
received the 2013 Blues Music Award for Traditional Blues Male Artist Of The
Year. He also won three Living Blues Critics’ Poll Awards including Blues
Artist Of The Year (Male), Album Of The Year (for COTTON MOUTH MAN) and Most
Outstanding Musician (Harmonica). Cotton’s current road band includes
vocalist Darrell Nulisch, drummer Jerry Porter, bassist Noel Neal and
guitarist Mark Williams. Concert information is as follows:

Date: Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5, 2015
Event: 80th Birthday Celebration
Venue: Jazz Standard
Address: 116 East 27th Street
City: New York, NY
Phone: 212-576-2232
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 9:30pm
Ticket price: $35
Website: www.jazzstandard.com

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