DeAngelo's Soul Food, Deli & More along with TCA Travel Club Sponsors Chicken Waffles and Smooth Jazz with Jazz Guitarist Lawrence Barris on Friday, February 29, 2008 7:30PM - Leap Year

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Jazz Guitarist Lawrence Barris heats up Detroit's Jazz scene bringing his smooth stylings to the Upper Room Entertainment Complex.

Chicken, Waffles and Smooth Jazz will be on the menu as Guitarist Lawrence Barris with special guest from Cincinnati - Shante warms you on a chilly Detroit night.

Lawrence Barris, a native of the Metro Detroit area began playing and working around the city at a very young age. By age 14 he was putting a smooth jazz groove to pop tunes by Roberta Flack, Marvin Gaye and the Isley Brothers.

He was greatly influenced by Wes Montgomery, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, B.B. King, Earl Klugh, Tower of Power and Stevie Wonder to name a few.

Barris has toured and performed with The Supremes, Ben E. King, The 5th Dimension, George Burns, Joan Rivers, Joe Sample, Richard "Groove' Holmes, Brother Jack McDuff, Dave MacMurry, Little Anthony & the Imperials, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks and many others.

This concert is in keeping with our plan to provide inexpensive entertainment along with an excellent meal said Greg Tarver, president of the TCA Travel Club. DeAngelo's Soul Food and Deli is also committed to supporting fine entertainment in the community.

Shante is an inspirational/soul artist from Cincinnati, OH. Her debut project "Shante: Be Like You" is an eclectic mix of jazz, r&B and inspirational music.

Sylvia Simone, of WGPR 107.5 FM, will serve as emcee for the evening.

Barris has two CDs:
Lawrence Barris available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lawrencebarris1
and Love On Me available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lawrencebarris2

The Upper Room Entertainment Complex is located at 23815 West Grand river (1/4 block east of Telegraph Road), Detroit. Tickets to Chicken, Waffles and Smooth Jazz are $15 per person in advance or $20 at the door. They are available at DeAngelo's Soul Food & Deli 17425 Telegraph Rd, Detroit 313.535.7151 / at Street Corner Music in Birmingham 248.644.4777

TCA Travel Club began in 1996 with a few friends and family who were trying to get to Paris, France. The Detroit-based club has evolved into a world-class organization with members across the country. TCA Travel Club is an organization consisting of individuals who love to travel and share other common interest. Its motto is: "Creating and Sharing Good Times with Good People".

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