Music Cleveland! presents the RANDY NAPOLEON TRIO


Fri Aug 19 2022 at 08:00 pm to 11:00 pm


BOP STOP at The Music Settlement | Cleveland, OH

MUSIC CLEVELAND! presents Jazz Guitarist, Randy Napoleon
Music Cleveland! is pleased to present Randy Napoleon and his trio at the intimate Bop Stop in Ohio City’s Hingetown. If you haven’t been to the Bop Stop then you are in for a treat - a relaxed atmosphere with a great menu.
We first met Randy several years ago when he was lead guitar for the late Freddy Cole. We also saw him in CLE performing with the lovely Melissa Morgan (be still my heart…). Just last month Randy was back in CLE with John Pizzarelli and the John Clayton All-Star Orchestra as the closing act for the Tri-C JazzFest. Such a great evening.
We’ll be treated to special reserved seats at the Music Cleveland! table right up front … and group members will get to meet Randy after the show! That’s pretty cool but you must purchase your tickets in advance and RSVP following the detailed instructions below.
We have just six prime seats available for this show so best act now - you need to do two things: Purchase your tickets in advance with the link below and then RSVP according to the email instructions. We expect this show to sell out so act now!
WHAT: Smooth, relaxing JAZZ
WHO: Randy Napoleon, guitar - Michael J. Reed, drums - Lucas LaFave, bass

WHEN: Friday, August 19th at 8 p.m. (arrive early at 7 p.m. and enjoy dinner before the show - menu in discussion section)
WHERE: The Bop Stop, 2920 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44113, about 3 minutes from Public Square across from the Veterans Memorial Bridge aka Detroit-Superior Bridge. 216.771.6551
MEMBER RSVP REQUIRED: To attend with our group (limited to six (6) seats at our reserved table) Send your full name and guest - (one guest allowed) email and cell number to [email protected] with NAPOLEON in the subject line.
IMPORTANT: You must join our Facebook group and RSVP according to instructions above in order to be included in our prime reserved seating. Of course, anyone can purchase tickets on their own but they will not sit with the group. Members may bring one guest.
DINNER: Arrive early around 7 p.m. and oder dinner from an expanded menu:
TICKETS: $20 (Music Cleveland! prime seating) Purchase tickets direct and the RSVP per instructions below. Mention Music Cleveland! at the door for our reserved table. We have a limited number of seats available for this show.
RSVP REQUIRED Prime Seats: Please send your full name and name of guest if any, along with your direct email address and CELL phone number to: [email protected] with NAPOLEON in the subject line. You will then receive a confirmation email.
LIVESTREAM: - This concert will also be live-streamed on BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and appreciated and can be made at
COVID POLICY: BOP STOP As of 4/1/22 BOP STOP no longer requires all guests, staff, and performers to show proof of vaccination or produce a negative test result within 72 hours of entering to be admitted into the venue. Masks are required to be worn by staff members and are highly encouraged for guests. Masks are available at the door for no cost. BOP STOP installed a UV air purifier on its HVAC system and the facility is electrostatically cleaned multiple times per week.
National recording guitarist, Randy Napoleon, returns to the BOP STOP with his all-star trio for an engaging evening of jazz.
Randy Napoleon, Guitar
Michael J. Reed, Drums
Lucas LaFave, Bass
Known as a forward-thinking musician with a passion for the jazz tradition, guitarist Randy Napoleon is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University. He is currently touring as a leader after twenty years of road apprenticeship with some of the most celebrated musicians and groups of our time.
Napoleon cut his teeth touring with pianist Benny Green, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Michael Buble, and a thirteen year tenure with Freddy Cole. He has also performed with artists across the jazz spectrum such as Bill Charlap, Natalie Cole, Monty Alexander, Rodney Whitaker and John Pizzarelli.
Napoleon has performed or arranged on over seventy records. He arranged as well as performed on Freddy Cole's seven most recent records including the Grammy-nominated releases, Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B and My Mood Is You. He performed on The Clayton Hamilton Orchestra: Live at MCG. Napoleon is featured on Buble's Grammy-nominated CD/DVD Caught in the Act.
Napoleon has played on The Tonight Show, Late Night With David Letterman, The View, The Today Show, and The Ellen DeGeneres show as well as TV shows in South America, Europe and Asia. He has performed across the globe at notable venues including Royal Albert Hall, The Sydney Opera House, The Hollywood Bowl, and Lincoln Center.
Guitarist George Benson calls Napoleon sensational. Detroit Free Press critic Mark Stryker says Napoleon plays with a gentle, purring tone that makes you lean in close to hear its range of color and articulation.
Washington Post critic Mike Joyce praises his exceptionally nimble finger-style technique. Comparing him to Wes Montgomery, music critic Michael G. Nastos says, he displays an even balance of swing, soul, and single-line or chord elements that mark an emerging voice dedicated to tradition and universally accessible jazz values.
Napoleon has four records as a band leader with a fifth, Common Tones, released Oct 4, 2019 on the Detroit Music Factory label.
Tickets to attend this show in person are $20 each. To access the virtual stream, visit BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime:
This concert will also be live-streamed on BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and appreciated and can be made at

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Where is it happening?

BOP STOP at The Music Settlement, 2920 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, United States

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