Odyssey & Company

Saturday
28
Mar

CLE's Favorite Jazz, R&B, and Funk

 

Why you should see this show…

Cleveland’s own Odyssey and Company has been impressing music lovers for nearly 30 years with their soulful approach to Rhythm and Blues and Jazz.
 

Odyssey & Company Bio
Randall Priest, Randell McShepard, and Anthony Rice are responsible for the electrifying vocals that Odyssey & Company is known for at their live performances. Tight harmonies, skillful choreography and debonair stage apparel has been a signature of the group since its inception in the 1980s as a high school doo-wop group. The group’s professionalism and solid reputation as a “show band” over the years has led to many opportunities to open for major recording artists including After 7, Levert, Take Six, The Manhattans, the SOS Band, and the Average White Band, to name a few.

The group has released many singles that received significant airplay in several cities throughout the Midwest, the East Coast and the South, including “Young Girl,” “She’s Perfect,” and “A Whisper Away” (Produced by William Howard of the Dramatics). In the 1990s, the group recorded an album under the tutelage of the O’Jays’ lead producer, Dwayne Mitchell. Each of the vocalists has also recorded extensively with other groups and on other projects.

Another claim to fame for the group has been its extensive travel and ability to win over fans in cities including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Yokohama, Japan; Toronto, Canada, New York City and throughout the State of Ohio. The group also performed on the national talent search television show, Big Break, which was hosted by Natalie Cole. The NBC show was televised in 120 U.S. cities.

The group attributes its longevity and staying power to a “deep respect for the history of Rhythm and Blues and Jazz and the entertainers of yesteryear.” The group believes that crooning, choreography and showmanship is a dying art that needs to be highlighted and celebrated for current and future generations.

Odyssey and Company is currently working on a recording project while continuing to perform at live concerts in the Cleveland area and beyond. The project’s first two singles, “Tune It Out,” and “Would You? Could You?” were released in 2016 and received favorable airplay and reviews. Those singles were followed by the release of “Wait Until Tonight” which reached #15 on the Mediabase Syndicated Smooth Jazz Radio Network playlist in August of 2017. The group’s latest release, “Serious” is expected to do extraordinarily well with its strong blend of Latin Jazz, R&B and Funk.

 
Hubb's Groove Bio
Northeast Ohio drummer extraordinaire Robert Hubbard leads the all-star band, Hubb’s Groove.
Hubb’s Groove is a mix of soul, jazz, R&B and a splash of gospel. It is a smooth, yet high-energy band that believes what’s played from the heart reaches the heart!

The band was founded in 1996 by Robert Hubbard in Cleveland, Ohio under the name “Moment’s Notice.” In 2006, Robert changed the name to “Hubb’s Groove.” The band has shared the stage with Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler, Earth, Wind & Fire, Wayman Tisdale, TONY TONI TONE, Will Downing, Randy Crawford and Pieces of a Dream. Hubb’s Groove has performed with Angela Bofill, Marcus Johnson, Alex Bugnon, Mike Phillips, and Sean Jones to name a few.

Band members include Jonathan Jones – Bass, Tony Watson, Jr. – Sax, George Granville – Keyboards and Robert Hubbard, Jr. – Drums.

 

Dining Option

Purchase of a ticket to a show in the Supper Club ensures you will have a seat for the concert. However, if you intend to dine before or during the performance, you also need to make a dining reservation. To make a dining reservation, click here or call our Box Office at (216) 242-1250. Click here to see Rusty Anchor menu.

If you are attending a concert in the Supper Club with a party of two or more, please have one person make a reservation for the whole group to ensure you are seated together. If you are attending with a party of eight or more, you must call the Box Office to make your reservation at (216) 242-1250.

To better serve all our customers, we require that you arrive on time for your dining reservation. Arriving more than 15 minutes after your reserved time will result in the cancellation of your reservation. You will be seated for the concert, but you may be put on a waiting list for dining.

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