Melvin Seals & JGB

September 25, 2017 - 8:00pm

Under Melvin Seals leadership 'Melvin Seals and JGB' pays tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band. We are the Keepers of the Flame!

On Monday, September 25, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and KLCC's Dead Air proudly welcome to the WOW Hall Melvin Seals & JGB.

In 1980 Melvin Seals joined the Jerry Garcia Band and remained a member until Garcia's death in 1995.  Under his leadership, the slightly renamed 'Melvin Seals and JGB' pays tribute to Garcia by performing his songs and remaining faithful to his style.

Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years, with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer.  He is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band.  Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define the style now known as "Jam Band Music".  From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and Gospel thrown in to spice things up.

The current JGB brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table.  With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Zach Nugent's guitar and vocals, Pete Lavezzoli's hearty drums and, of course, a heapin' helpin' of the wizard's magic on Hammond B-3 organ and keyboards. Along with backing vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries.  Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically.  They offer an exciting, often psychedelic, musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for hours.

In addition to the often played staples, the band has recently been exploring the back catalog and performing a ton of super rare tunes, some of which The Jerry Garcia Band played only a few times over all those years.  Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed Melvin, "Master of the Universe".  

Melvin is famous for his B-3 magic and a smile that lights up the room.  Seals and Garcia helped pioneer and define the style now known as “Jam Band Music”.


With JGB, Seals continues to treat music lovers to his unique brand of melodic flavor.  Come see and hear for yourself!

Band members are:

Melvin Seals - Organ, Vocals

Shirley Starks – Vocals

Cheryl Rucker – Vocals

Pete Lavezzoli – Drums

Zach Nugent - Guitar, Vocals

John-Paul McLean – Bass

Tickets are $23 in advance, $25 day of show.  Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 8:00.


Door Time: 
September 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
$23 Advance, $25 Day of Show