Over the past three years the title singles from Powell’s solo contemporary albums, “Steppin Out,” (2018) and “So Cool” have generated Top 20 and #1 chart hits on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart, respectively. He continues to be one of the most sought-after musicians in several genres and has played alongside luminaries as varied as Prince, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, and many others. Having recorded on more than 200 projects, Powell has earned twelve gold and platinum records.
In the 1980s, as a young New York guitarist, Powell was enlisted by fast-rising star Luther Vandross to join his band. During his stint with Vandross, he played on world-wide performances, including an unprecedented ten sold-out shows at London’s Wembley Stadium. After garnering such wide-reaching exposure, Powell created compositions for multiple movie soundtracks including Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Turner and Hooch, The Goonies, and The Five Heartbeats.
More than just a legendary sideman and session player, Powell’s solo career boasts an impressive twelve albums released on his own label, DPR Music Group, featuring guest artists including Sheila E, George Duke, Boney James, and Dave Koz. In 1987 Powell earned a GRAMMY nomination for his breathtaking cover of Marvin Gaye’s classic “What’s Going On.” On one of his most recent albums, This is Soul, (2014) Powell performed a remake of Beyoncé’s giant hit “Love on Top” that stayed on Billboard’s Top 20 Smooth Jazz Chart for eight weeks.
Talent Buyer, Justin Smith, said, “The opportunity to experience a seasoned and world-renowned guitar virtuoso of Doc Powell’s caliber, in the listening-room setting that The Showroom provides, will be truly elevating. We feel so fortunate to be able to present this force in jazz music to Jackson Hole.”
Tickets, priced at $75 - $125 per seat and available only by the table, are limited and include a socially distanced wine reception, dinner, and the show. Tickets are now availbale for purchase online here. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.
Twice a year, the Showroom Sessions in The Silver Dollar Showroom provide a unique offering for music lovers to enjoy intimate performances by noteworthy musicians. Previous Showroom Sessions have featured Steve Wariner, Mac McAnally, Larry Gatlin, and Jenny Tolman.