September 18 – 19, 2012, 2012
FROM: The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
2033 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98121
CONTACT: Rachael Millikan or John Dimitriou, 441-9729
RE: Performance at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
COST: $28.50 (includes $4.00 service and handling fee)
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents Grammy-Nominated singer/songwriter and R&B icon Dwele, touring in support if his new release Greater Than One. Band members joining Dwele are James Tait (vocals), Jonathan Charles (vocals), Leon Turner (keys), D’Sabata Robinson (guitar), Joe Green (bass) and Louis Newsom (drums). Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm, doors at 6pm Tuesday and 5:30pm Wednesday
Greater Than One, the fifth studio album from Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Dwele, hits the street on August 28, 2012 on RT MusicGroup/eOne Music. Dwele wrote the majority of the songs on the album and as usual, plays keyboard, horns and drums on most of the songs. Written and produced by Mike City, the smooth, mid-tempo first single, “What Profit” is already #12 at Urban Adult Radio. The video for “What Profit,” can be currently seen on VH1 Soul and Centric TV.
Born Andwele Gardner (translated from Swahili, means “God has brought me”), Dwele released his debut album Subject on Virgin Records in 2003, which held the hits “Find a Way” and “Subject.” Through 2005’s release entitled Some Kinda featuring “Weekend Love” and “I Think I Love U,” he earned even more fans and collaborators, including Boney James, Big Sean, Common, Drake and Kanye West.
As one of R&B’s smoothest singer-songwriter-producers, Dwele has crafted so many romantic ballads, from “Find A Way” to “I’m Cheatin’,” that it might be difficult to see the soulful tenor as anything other than a modest poet. But that’s the great thing about Andwele Gardner, his creativity opens a new world for himself and his listeners. A self-professed devotee of jazz and R&B, he’s also been known to keep his ears pressed against speakers blaring the sounds of Miles, Marvin, Donny, Stevie while also acknowledging his contemporaries Faith, Tweet, Carl Thomas, and even Mike Jones’ hip-hop rumblings from deep down south.
The Detroit native hits the road on tour in support of the new release making stops across the United States where fans can grab his mini-album as well as his new release Greater Than One. www.dwele.com