Jazz at the Lincoln Center NYC: Superharp Style

By O'Jay Burgess on Sep 27, 2012 05:12 PM EDT

Jazz is on tap at the Lincoln Center. The famed New York venue has a lot of Classical music on the menu but equally refreshing is the Jazz on offer. The Center welcomes seasoned James Cotton for a two night stay in the city. The harmonica touting jazzman will be on show at the Lincoln September 28 to September 29 performing twice a night with shows slated for 7:30 and 9:30 each day.

The native of Mississippi will not be alone on his travels. The man referred to as "Superharp," will bring his self-titled band with him the "Superharp Band." A group consisting of himself James Cotton on the harmonica, vocalist Darrel Nulisch, Vocalist and guitarist Tom Holland, bassist and vocalist Noel Neal and drummer Jerry Porter. "I try to make my harmonica sound like a tenor saxophone," Cotton says, citing John Coltrane and James Moody as two saxophonists he was influenced by.

Cotton's act is geared around his own life experiences growing up in Tunica, Mississippi. Rural adventures and a way of life come out in his act. This southern stylized band will look to charm their way into the hearts of the Manhattan crowd. The 77 year old's harmonica has taken him to all over the United States as well as lux destinations such as the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy and South America. This journeyman will use this jazz season to further build to his legend. The Lincoln Center will not be the stop on his trip he is slated to make further stops in the United States soon.

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