Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band

Jun 10, 2017

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

506 South 1st St
Immokalee, FL 34142
(239) 658-1313

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Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment & It$ Not Ober Yet Productions present An Evening with Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band at Seminole Casino Hotel on Saturday, June 10 at 8 p.m. Shaffer will be joined by special guest vocalist Valerie Simpson from Motown’s Ashford & Simpson. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available now for $75 at the casino cashier, online and by phone at 1-800-ETIX. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Best known for his 33 years as David Letterman's musical director and sidekick, Shaffer began his career in 1972 as musical director of the Toronto production of "Godspell." He played piano in "The Magic Show" on Broadway in 1974, then spent the next five years with the original "Saturday Night Live," where he played keyboards, composed special musical material and, in 1980, became a featured performer. Shaffer collaborated with Gilda Radner on the songs for her Broadway show, in which he also appeared, and served as musical director for the Blues Brothers – John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd – for their triple platinum album and national tour. His guest starring television appearances include “Ed”, “The Sopranos”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, and “How I Met Your Mother.” Shaffer recently starred with Bill Murray in and was musical director for the Netflix special "A Very Murray Christmas," directed by Sofia Coppola, for which he received his fourth Emmy nomination. In addition to recording his own albums, “Coast to Coast” and “The World's Most Dangerous Party,” Shaffer recorded with such diverse artists as Diana Ross, Yoko Ono and Robert Plant's Honeydrippers. He composed the LATE SHOW theme song and, with Paul Jabara, wrote the Number One 1980s dance hit "It's Raining Men," performed by the Weather Girls. In 2002, he received his first Grammy, Best Country Instrumental, for the “Earl Scruggs and Friends” album. His feature film roles include Artie Fufkin in Rob Reiner's classic "This Is Spinal Tap." He also appeared in the Mike Nichols-directed "Gilda Live," the Bill Murray movie "Scrooged," and with John Travolta in "Look Who's Talking Too." He is heard as the voice of Hermes in Disney's animated feature "Hercules" and the television series based on the film. He produced the gold-selling soundtrack for and appeared in "Blues Brothers 2000," and composed original songs for the movie "Strangers with Candy." Shaffer has served as musical director and producer for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony since its inception in 1986. He led the band for the "We Are the World" finale of Live Aid. Shaffer hosted CBS's 1994 New Year's Eve special from New York's Times Square and was musical director of the closing concert at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. He also was musical director of the 1999 Concert of the Century at the White House, featuring Eric Clapton, B. B. King, Gloria Estefan, 'N Sync and others, to aid music programs in public schools. Shaffer served as Paul McCartney's musical director for "Concert for New York" and appeared with Faith Hill on the "America: A Tribute to Heroes" telethon, both of which honored and raised money for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Valerie Simpson is half of the legendary songwriting/ performing/producing entity formerly known as Ashford & Simpson. Their award winning collaborations began four decades ago, with Simpson and her late husband Nick Ashford penning classic hits such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “You’re All I Need to Get By,” “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand,” “I’m Every Woman,” “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” “Solid,” “Your Precious Love,” “I Don’t Need No Doctor” and “Let’s Go Get Stoned.” Simpson was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. Simpson serves on the board of the ASCAP Foundation where the Reach Out and Touch Award to aid struggling songwriters has been established in honor of Ashford. Simpson owns and runs a popular New York Westside music club and restaurant called The Sugar Bar where young writers/singers/musicians have a platform to perform. She recently completed a 24 city Xmas Tour with Dave Koz and her music remains in constant demand, with four Ashford & Simpson songs featured in the Broadway hit Motown-The Musical, which is touring the country.

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Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee

506 S. First St.
Immokalee, FL 34142
(239) 658-1313

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