Asbury Jukes keyboardist, singer and songwriter Jeff Kazee has been doing some live streams from his home — titled “Live From the Living Room Lounge in Astoria, Queens” — over the past few weeks, and will devote the next one, April 29 at 8 p.m., to four New Jersey musicians. It can be seen at facebook.com/jeffkazeemusic.
“New Jersey,” he said in a press release, “has turned out so many stellar musicians — and I’ve picked four artists that have been highly present in the playlist of my life: Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and from the band that I’m in, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes. I’ve been lucky enough to actually perform with three of these artists in various settings and I’ve always been interested in re-arranging some of their songs to fit my style and interpretation. And to do it in a sport coat and pajamas, in my living room? Well, that’s quite a bonus.”
Kazee has played songs by artists ranging from the Rolling Stones to John Prine in his first five live streams.
A native of Lima, Ohio, he has been a Jukes member since the late ’90s and is now the group’s music director as well as Southside Johnny’s main songwriting collaborator.
He also plays Elton John music in the Early Elton Trio, also featuring his Jukes bandmate John Conte (bass) and Rich Pagano (drums).
For more about him, visit jeffkazee.com.
Here is a prior show in the “Live From the Living Room Lounge” series:
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