7/9/17 Guitar Legends: John Chiodini & Phil Upchurch

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John Chiodini
John Chiodini began his career in clubs, studios, and theaters in New England, and was a member of the Boston Pops Orchestra under Arthur Fiedler before relocating to L.A. to tour, write, and record with Peggy Lee. He later worked with a long list of artists, including Natalie Cole, Maynard Ferguson, Louis Bellson, Tony Bennett, Michael Bolton, Celine Dion, Dr. John, Shirley Horn, Barry Manilow, Nina Simone, Barbra Streisand, Nancy Wilson, and Michael Buble. As a session player in L.A., John has numerous motion picture and TV credits. His own MCA album entitled “Weightless” was critically acclaimed. Most recently you can hear him on Paul McCartney’s latest album, “Kisses on the Bottom.” Click here to see his discography. (9/20/15, 7/9/17 John Semper Jr.)

Phil Upchurch
A prolific guitarist whose distinctively funky, blues-steeped jazz style has graced well over a thousand recordings across the popular music spectrum, the legendary Phil Upchurch has also recorded 27 albums of his own, as well as movie soundtracks. Jazz enthusiasts love and respect Upchurch for his singular approach to composition. He’s been a prominent figure in the blues, soul, R&B, and jazz circles for more than 50 years. Upchurch started his career working with the Kool Gents, the Dells, and the Spaniels before going on to work with Curtis Mayfield, Otis Rush and Jimmy Reed. Later he worked with Woody Herman, Stan Getz, Groove Holmes, B.B. King, Dizzy Gillespie. John Lee Hooker, Grover Washington Jr., Cannonball Adderley, George Benson, Carmen McRae, and Michael Jackson. Click here to learn more. (9/20/15, 7/9/17 Bobbee Zeno Rewind)