Madonna turns 60: far from retirement

Madonna turns 60: far from retirement

Keyboardist Ric'Key Pageot, who has accompanied Madonna for several years in shows, would not be surprised that the American undertakes another big world tour.

"When I started working with her, I thought that at age 50, she might stop touring to go to a residency somewhere. And then, 10 years later, she continues to give performances and surprise. "

2018 Playboy Jazz Festival Celebrates 40 Years, Honors 50th Anniversary of Tower of Power

2018 Playboy Jazz Festival Celebrates 40 Years, Honors 50th Anniversary of Tower of Power

…fans were treated to a head-nodding, hip-hop twist of the jazz standard Sweet Georgia Brown” and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell on You” by Parlor Social.

Ramsey Lewis, Tower of Power, Anthony Hamilton and More Help Playboy Jazz Festival Turn 40.

Ramsey Lewis, Tower of Power, Anthony Hamilton and More Help Playboy Jazz Festival Turn 40.

Visually and aurally arresting was Parlor Social, a group that described themselves as Speakeasy Soul – as if Cab Calloway, OutKast and Lauryn Hill had a baby (though this writer would switch out Hill for Teena Marie in that description).

'Jazz Times' Live Review: 2018 Playboy Jazz Festival Highlights of Hollywood institution’s 40th edition

'Jazz Times' Live Review: 2018 Playboy Jazz Festival Highlights of Hollywood institution’s 40th edition

Parlor Social, an L.A.-based 15-person unit, offered a time-warp blend of Harlem Renaissance music and hip-hop. The group showcased singer/songwriter Dessy Di Lauro and multi-instrumentalist Ric’key Pageot for songs such as Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell on You” and “The Joint Is Jumping,” featuring tap dancers/backup singers Kayla Watson and Samantha Schultz, with Lopez joining in.

Ragtime meets rap in Parlor Social, debuting this weekend at Playboy Jazz Fest

Ragtime meets rap in Parlor Social, debuting this weekend at Playboy Jazz Fest

Their music is distinctive – ragtime meets rap with large helpings of funk, soul and R&B – and their live performances and music videos are baroque, costumed affairs. (Think Dr. John meets Pink.)

PSA: New Single Out Today/ Win Playboy Prize Pack

PSA: New Single Out Today/ Win Playboy Prize Pack

We are happy to finally announce that the new single 'Got the Heebie Jeebies' is released today and it's on every major online music platforms. To celebrate our new release and upcoming show at the Playboy Jazz Festival, we are starting a contest to win a Playboy Prize pack

Press Release: Ahead of their Playboy Jazz Festival performance, acclaimed L.A-based duo PARLOR SOCIAL announce the release of their new single ‘Got The Heebie Jeebies’

Press Release: Ahead of their Playboy Jazz Festival performance, acclaimed L.A-based duo PARLOR SOCIAL announce the release of their new single ‘Got The Heebie Jeebies’

Ahead of their Playboy Jazz Festival performance at the famed Hollywood Bowl this Summer, L.A.-based duo PARLOR SOCIAL, with vocalist Dessy Di Lauro (Cirque Du Soleil, Dreamcar) & keyboardist Ric’key Pageot (Madonna, Cher) will release their new single, ‘Got The Heebie Jeebies’ on JUNE 1, 2018.

Versatile Parlor Social put their own sheen on music favorites

Versatile Parlor Social put their own sheen on music favorites

Don’t call Parlor Social a tribute band.  Husband and wife duo Dessy Di Lauro and Ric’key Pageot formed the group to create a unique space in the musical world – one that falls outside of a single genre such as ragtime, hip hop or R&B.

'The Rent Party' Musical Revue Gets Great Review

'The Rent Party' Musical Revue Gets Great Review

To say Parlor Social knows how to put on a show is an understatement as “The Rent Party” is just that, a musical. What you are getting here is a modernized version of Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club.

PSA: Parlor Social at Charlotte Jazz Festival 2018

PSA: Parlor Social at Charlotte Jazz Festival 2018

Dessy Di Lauro and Ric'key Pageot of Parlor Social head to Charlotte, NC to perform at the Charlotte Jazz Festival on Friday April 13th, 2018.

Lucinda Williams, Snarky Puppy, Jazmine Sullivan & More Slated for 2018 Playboy Jazz Festival

Legendary jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd & the Marvels with special guest Lucinda Williams are on the diverse lineup for the 40th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, along with Anthony Hamilton, Snarky Puppy and Jazmine Sullivan. Presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, the two-day event will take place June 9-10 at the Hollywood Bowl.

Among the additional performers scheduled to appear are Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin, the Ramsey Lewis Quintet, blues icon Roy Gaines and Parlor Social with Dessy Di Lauro x Ric’key Pageot. Fabeled horn section and band Tower of Power will also be on hand to celebrate its 50th anniversary. And an 80th birthday salute to the late jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard will feature Randy Brecker, Nicholas Payton, Jeremy Pelt and David Weiss.

Comedian/actor George Lopez returns for a sixth year as host. For more information about the 2018 Playboy Jazz Festival lineup, including tickets, visit HollywoodBowl.com.

PSA: Parlor Social to perform at Playboy Jazz Festival 2018

PSA: Parlor Social to perform at Playboy Jazz Festival 2018

Parlor Social is set to perform a full set of their speakeasy-soul/ prohibition funk original music at the Playboy Jazz festival (PJF) in the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday June 10, 2018.

PSA: Parlor Social/ The Kinseys to celebrate 100th Anniversary of Harlem Renaissance at the ERT

PSA: Parlor Social/ The Kinseys to celebrate 100th Anniversary of Harlem Renaissance at the ERT

Parlor Social returns to Los Angeles from their successful sold out shows in Montreal to continue the Black History Month celebrations with a performance at the Ebony Repertory Theater (ERT) this Saturday February 17th, 2018.