Los Angeles CA --Jazz pianist, recording artist, and educator Rob Mullins will headline the Grand Opening of the new City Hall Event Center in Denver, CO on October 18, 2008. Mullins, a former Denver resident who released his first five albums in Colorado, will make his first appearance in Colorado in 25 years for Denver nightclub mogul Regas Christou.
I am happy to be the club owner who first believed in Rob's extraordinary abilities and gave him a five night a week gig in the 80's" said Christou. Songs that Rob wrote while working in my club ended up being huge radio hits and resulted in a Grammy Nomination for Rob in 1986. We were all sad to see him and bass player Marty Ruddy move to Los Angeles, but we knew it was going to happen. Rob had already conquered the Denver music scene, and it was time for him to go on to bigger and better things" he added.
Working for Regas was a high point for me in the early stages of my career" said Mullins from his studio in Los Angeles. I have never forgotten all the fun we had, the white piano, the great people I met, and all the songs I wrote during that productive period of my life."
Regas was the first guy to really give me the opportunity to play five nights a week where I could try out new material, perfect it over weeks of time, and take it into the recording studio at Kirk Hutcninson's place. The results were the 'Soulscape' and 'Nite Street' albums which led me on my LA journey which continues into 2008" he added.
Joining the Rob Mullins Trio for the Grand Opening Event which is being billed as the Regas Cafe Reunion" will be Joe Anderies-sax, flute, and musical director, Nelson Rangell-sax, flute, Bijoux Barbosa-bass, and Russell Bizzett-drums. Bizzett was also a Colorado resident at the same time as Mullins and performed with Tommy Bolin, as well as a host of other acts before moving away to play with Freddie Hubbard.
Mullins career has been a prolific one with now 18 solo albums to his credit, as well as numerous other recorded works, television shows, touring gigs, and books about jazz which he authors for Hal Leonard Publishing. His 2008 recording, STORYTELLER" is being called 'one of the most intriguing, successful, and oustanding recordings in a career full of accomplishments' by jazz critic Scott Yanow.
Mullins will be doing one show only on October 18 with doors opening at 7pm. Tickets are 15.00 and are available at Groovetickets.com as well as at Mullins' website.
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