Prime Cut Band
Prime Cut Band Performing Jazz & R&B At Maramalde
For Release: April 16, 2014
For more information, contact: Marmalade Restaurant & Lounge (901) 522-8800
The Prime Cut Band with Vicki Newsum performs every last Friday of the month in Downtown Memphis. The event takes place at Maramalde Restaurant & Lounge, located on 153 G.E. Patterson. It begins at 9 p.m. and lasts until midnight.
Prime Cut Band is a contemporary jazz/R&B group that plays a variety of styles of music from Country to Reggae. Prime Cut has four members: Kent Suggs on bass, Andre Holman on drums, Audie Smith on keyboards and Frank Phillips on vocals.
Kent Suggs is a world traveled musician that comfortably plays and instructs students in Blues, Jazz and Christian instrumental and vocal music. He been playing on Beale Street since age 15, performing with Memphis musicians such as Joyce Cobb, Herman Green, Calvin and Phineas Newborn, Nokie Taylor, Isaac Hayes, and Rufus & Carla Thomas.
Kent spent some time in Las Vegas working and traveling with acts like Gladys Knight, The Drifters, Ink Spots, Low Rawls, and Little Anthony and the Imperials. In addition to being the Bass player for Prime Cut Band, he's a music director at the Firehouse Community Arts Academy.
Andre Holman has performed with Ruby Wilson, Marlin Branch and Monday's Child and Joyce Cobb.
Audie Smith is known for playing at his parent's restaurant, Marmalade Restaurant, as well as Folks Folly and the French Quarter. Audie also spent 6 years performing around New York with local acts, opening for performers such as Roy Ayers and the Main Ingredients. In Memphis, he has backed performers like Denise LaSalle and J. Black Foot of The Soul Children.