Melvin Seals & JGB

Played 2013 & 2015

Melvin Seals & JGB

About Melvin Seals & JGB

Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer.  Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band.  Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”.  From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.

Melvin and JGB bring an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Dave Hebert’s guitar and vocals, John Paul McLean’s savory bass, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and, of course, a heapin’ helpin’ of the wizard’s magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards.  Along with Shirley Starks and Cheryl Rucker on back-up vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for hours.

Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him “Master of the Universe”. Melvin continues to treat music lovers to his unique brand of melodic flavor with JGB. Come see and hear for yourself!

JGB Band is:
Melvin Seals – Hammond B3 and Leslies, Roland RD700 Keyboard, vocals
Dave Hebert – Gibson SG electric guitar, lead vocals
John Paul McLean – Bass
Pete Lavezzoli – Drums
Shirley Starks and Cheryl Rucker – backing vocals

What Passengers Think

Ladies you did it again! RLC IV was bad ass. This is our 4th one and 5 was booked as soon as it was announced. It now has become a family reunion. If you haven’t experienced this cruise, it is like no other. You will be mind blown. Book now before it sells out. You don’t want to miss da boat!!!! As long as NAHA keeps doing this charity event, we will be booked!!!!!!!

Sammie Cline, Beyond Words Sammie Cline, Beyond Words

Once again NAHA put on an awesome time. Improved deck stage , fantastic line up, saw more shows compared to cruises 2 and 3 and even had some nice sit down dinners in the dining room with the strategic scheduling. If you like classic rock music and want to see lots of it with friendly people this is the cruise to be on. It is also for a great cause!

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