Date: Mar 20th, 2009 · Tags: Jazz Tribute

After sold-out show in Austin, Jeff Lofton’s Miles Davis Tribute makes it’s Ft. Worth debut Friday, April 24 at Scat Jazz Lounge, 111 W. 4th St., with an 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. show. Tickets are $12.00 – $15.00, and be purchased online at buy.ticketstothecity.com. Austin-based jazz trumpeter Jeff Lofton leads the quintet featuring Brandon McGhee on tenor sax, Chris Villanova on piano, Ya Ka Ta Dano on bass, and the legendary Benny Medina on drums. (Medina has been playing drums for 57 years with such jazz greats as David “Fathead” Newman, Red Garland, and Roland Kirk.)

In February the Jeff Lofton Miles Davis sold out at the Elephant Room in Austin where fans lined up the street waited over an hour or were turned away. Austin’s mayor recently named January 15, 2009, “Jeff Lofton Day” in honor of the trumpeter’s contribution to the local jazz scene. The show kicked off an Elephant Room series in collaboration with the University of Texas’ Blanton Museum’s spring show “Birth of the Cool.” Lofton recently performed for KUT’s Aielli Unleashed (kut.org/unleashed) blog for a segment on the museum’s exhibit.