New York, New York. October 19, 2010. Robby Krieger, known to the world as the lead guitarist and songwriter of the legendary band The Doors and named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s greatest guitarists in the world, will perform at the Iridium Jazz Club for a limited, special engagement Friday, October 22, 2010 through Monday, October 25, 2010 with the highlight being a special tribute to the late, great Les Paul as part of the club’s Les Paul Monday Night Artist Series program. Krieger wrote some of the best known songs of all time including "Light My Fire," "Love Me Two Times," "Touch Me" and "Love Her Madly." Les Paul, the grandfather of the electric guitar, performed at the Iridium for over twelve years by presenting The Les Paul Trio with special guest guitarists in a diverse array of genres. Such special guests have included Jeff Beck, Zakk Wylde, Steve Miller, Al DiMeola, Larry Carlton and Steve Morse. Krieger will carry on the tradition during Monday, October 25th’s show.
Press will have the opportunity to witness a once in a lifetime intimate performance with the songwriter who penned the songs that became the mantra of the 1960s and are iconic in their own right still today. Krieger will also be dedicating a very special guitar to the Les Paul permanent installation now available for fans to experience at the Iridium Jazz Club. Throughout the four day engagement Krieger will also introduce the Robby Krieger Fusion Band to audiences and fans.
ABOUT THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB:
The Iridium Jazz Club has been thrilling International jazz fans since 1994 and is proud to announce an even better Iridium Jazz Club, now located at 1650 Broadway at 51st, in a historic jazz neighborhood. The New Iridium Jazz Club has been designed to be among the best live music experiences available anywhere! Improvements to the club include a new state of the art Meyer Sound System conceived by no less an authority than the legendary guitarist Les Paul, Acoustics, Lighting, Design and a Recording Studio. What hasn't changed is Iridium's stellar roster of jazz artists, including an new Monday night tribute to the late, great Les Paul with artists from every genre and worldwide acclaim. The Iridium Jazz Club also hosts an award winning wine list and upscale cuisine. For more information on performances and special events or general information go to www.iridiumjazzclub.com