Prime Cut Band

Prime Cut Band Performing Jazz & R&B In Memphis

For Release: February 6, 2018
For more information, contact: Onix (901) 552-4609

Prime Cut BandThe Prime Cut Band performs each Saturday night in Midtown Memphis. The event takes place at Onix, located on 1680 Madison Avenue. It begins at 8:00 p.m.

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.