Gil Scott-Heron Live at BB King Blues Club, NYC | Nov. 4th, 2009

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November 4, 2009 – BB King Blues Club, NYC
Produced by Jill Newman Productions

Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm

NB: General Admission – First come, first seated
$30 adv, $35 at door

VIP Booths available for four to six people; must buy whole booth

Tix/Booth for four: $200 / Tix/Booth for six: $300

Poet,musician, activist, author, bluesologist. These are all terms that havebeen used to describe the great Gil Scott-Heron, who more humbly refersto himself simply as a “piano player from Tennessee”. Most famous forhis era-defining 1970’s poem, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, “Gil Scott-Heron’s politically charged material made him a stalwartfigure in the 1970’s civil rights movement. His lyrical content coveredtopics like the superficiality of television and mass consumerism, thehypocrisy of some would-be Black revolutionaries and white middle-classignorance of the difficulties faced by inner-city residents. Not only apioneer of blues, jazz and funk, his honesty, matter-of-fact deliveryand fearlessness to address important social issues in the face ofmedia criticism made him one of the foremost progenitors ofcontemporary hip-hop and spoken word… Expect an incredible new CD inearly 2010.

B.B. King Blues Club and Grill is located at 237 West 42nd Street, between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue.

Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster, online at or 212-307-7171.

Tickets can be purchased in person at our box office from 10:30 am to midnight every night.

Weare a full-scale restaurant and bar; serving food and drink throughoutmost of our shows. A $10 food and/or beverage minimum is standard fortable seating during all shows.

Unless otherwise noted, allshows are suitable for all ages and offer general admission seating.Seating for all shows is first come, first seated; we do not takeadvance table reservation, except where noted as a condition of a VIPticket. We cannot seat incomplete parties. Standing room for all showsis available at our bar.

For further show information,directions to the venue and for the latest updates visit us or call 212-997-4144 .

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