With Johnny O’Neal, piano; Paul Sikivie, bass; Charles Goold, drums; and special guest Stephanie Biddle
In addition to playing the role of Art Tatum in Ray (2004), Johnny O'Neal is a seasoned pianist who has worked regularly with musicians and groups such as Clark Terry, Ray Brown, Sonny Stitt, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, and Milt Jackson's quartet. The late, great Mulgrew Miller (himself an esteemed piano master) said of O’Neal: “There are so many outstanding things about Johnny’s playing... Number one: the touch. Johnny has a million dollar touch. Very few people touch the piano like that to get that kind of sound and feeling…. The other thing is his feeling of swing, which is so natural. Then there’s Johnny’s personality - so engaging. And Johnny can play a ballad like few people, if any. I’ve always held his talent in the highest regard, and I think he’s a very special artist.” Check him out at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and we’re sure you will agree!