Make a reservation for this show.Curtis Salgado websiteCurtis Salgado FacebookCurtis Salgado Twitter siteCurtis Salgado LIVEThe Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley presents 2012 "Soul Blues Artist of the Year", Curtis Salgado and his big band for two nights only, touring in support of their new release Soul Shot! Band members are Curtis Salgado (vocals/harmonica), Vyasa Dodson (guitar), Craig Stevenson (keys), Tracy Arrington (bass), and Brian Foxworth (drums). Set times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm on Tuesday and 5:30pm on Wednesday. Triumphant, joyful blues-soaked R&B… one of the most soulful, honest singers ever." - Blues RevueAward-winning vocalist/songwriter/harmonica icon Curtis Salgado sings and plays with soulful authority, never giving less than 100 percent. He plays each and every show like it's the most important gig of his career. Winner of the 2012 Blues Music Award for "Soul Blues Artist Of The Year", Salgado effortlessly mixes blues, funk, and R&B with a delivery that is raw and heartfelt. On his Alligator Records debut, Soul Shot, Salgado delivers with the vocal power and passion of a musical master. Soul Shot was produced by funk and R&B guitarist Marlon McClain, drummer Tony Braunagel and co-produced by Salgado. "I wanted to make a soul record that you can listen to and dance to," says Salgado. And that's just what he and members of The Phantom Blues Band, along with additional guest musicians, did. Soul Shot speaks loud and clear to contemporary audiences, carrying on the timeless spirit of 1960s and '70s R&B. The album features four Salgado originals and seven carefully chosen covers. "I don't care who writes the songs," Salgado says, "as long as I can make them my own." Songs by Johnny "Guitar" Watson, George Clinton, Otis Redding, and Bobby Womack flow into and out of Salgado's own compositions. "Soul Shot was the most challenging recording of my career," he says, "and it's the solid best thing I've ever done. That's a fact."Salgado's been perfecting his craft since he began playing professionally in the late 1960s. He has fronted his own groups, inspired John Belushi to create The Blues Brothers, was co-star of The Robert Cray Band, and sang and toured with Roomful Of Blues. He released his first of eight solo albums in 1991, hitting the road hard year after year. Salgado and his band also toured with The Steve Miller Band, and Curtis spent a summer singing with Santana before being sidelined by serious health issues in 2006. He's battled all the way back to health, and after a complete recovery, has been tearing up concert stages all over the country.