Pianist Justin Powell Brings Latin Jazz to Classic Wineseller on July 26 for Summer Jazz Series


Arts & Entertainment
Jul 26, 2014
12:00 PM
Courtesy of: Justin Powell

Waynesville, NC - The 2014 Summer Jazz Series at the Classic Wineseller concludes this Saturday, July 26 with a lavish four-course dinner and live jazz for $39.99 per person. To reserve your table call 828-452-6000 or email requests to info@classicwineseller.com with credit card information. Seating is limited.


On Saturday Waynesville resident and pianist Justin W Powell performs with the Radiance Jazz Quartet. Mr. Powell will be joined by Tyler Kittle on tenor saxophone, Michael W Davis on drums, and bassist Grant Cuthbertson.

At age 5, Justin W Powell began studying classical piano and organ. During his formative years he took lessons with Andrew Walker, Drucilla Engle, and Duncan MacMillan in the Orlando, Florida area where he also studied voice with Murray Summerville, former organist and choirmaster at Harvard University. For 5 years he studied with award-winning jazz educator, composer, and pianist Pavel Wlosok at Western Carolina University. Mr. Powell graduated with a BA in music from WCU in 2010.

During Mr. Powell’s professional career he has performed with jazz greats Jason Marsalis, Bobby Watson (solo artist, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers), John Ellis (Charlie Hunter Group), Grant Green Jr., Steve Haines, Gary Smulyan (solo artist, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra), drummer Jon Riley(Miles Davis, Woody Herman, Vangaurd Jazz Orchestra, Bob Mintzer, etc.), Chris Cheek (Bill Frisell, Brad Meldhau, Rutter), and Andrew Clausen (Ray Charles Band, many Broadway shows), Jacob Rodriguez and Justin Ray of the Michael Buble Band, Fred Hamilton,and Snarky Puppy.

Tyler Kittle received his degree in jazz studies from Western Carolina University. Before joining Mind Vs Target in July 2008, he was member of the popular touring Afro-beat group, The Afromotive. He has played throughout the United States and Europe with various groups and under various leaders. He speaks seven different languages and draws his inspiration from music from all over the world.

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael W Davis is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and drummer for  the Asheville-based band, The Broadcast.

The Classic Wineseller, Waynesville’s premier retail wine and craft beer shop, small plate restaurant, and intimate live music venue presents local, regional, or national talent every Friday and Saturday night at 7pm. For more information about live music events, tastings, and jazz  dinners visit www.classicwineseller.com or call 828-452-6000.