While in the Big Apple with the Madame X Tour, Madonna’s longtime pianist and accordion player Ric’key Pageot is playing a number of shows on the nights off with his wife Dessy Di Lauro on vocals as Parlor Social.
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. "
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.
When you’re the performing husband and wife team of pianist Ric’key Pageot and Dessy Di Lauro, you make it work. And with Parlor Social, so far, so good, as the Montreal exports excel creating a hip-hop/ragtime sound that secured their place in the “Hot 100 Unsigned Live Artists and Bands in the USA”