Mo Egeston All-Stars featuring Nikki Ellis & Ah Sa-Ti Nu " Celebrate the Groove: the Birthday Show" Thursday January 5, 2023 Joe’s Cafe and Art Gallery

Pianist Maurice "Mo" Egeston spends his musical time leading bands and writing music while also working as a collaborative pianist and educator in both the classroom and private studio. With Mo E (Egeston) All-Stars, Mo creates a unique groove driven sound and vibe with his originals, reworks and arrangements. It’s a sound that blends influences of jazz, soul, Latin, funk, r&b and electronic music, hallmarks of his style since his days with the pioneering live house/electronic project Urban Jazz Naturals.

For the Celebrate the Groove shows, Mo expands the band’s sound by collaborating with like-minded vocalists and songwriters from the region including the diversely talented creative artist AhSa-Ti Nu and powerhouse vocalist Nikki Ellis

Read on for more about Nikki and AhSa-Ti and head over to EventBrite for tickets!

A multi-disciplinary artist with work rooted in poetry, storytelling, sound engineering and activism, AhSa-Ti Nu utilizes her voice as a means of expressing soulful words in a contemporary context. AhSa-Ti Nu’s influences of gospel, jazz, rhythm and blues and rock continue to shape her goal as an artist: to create music that everyone can connect to emotionally and spiritually.

Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee Nikki’s powerful soul and jazz influenced vocals first caught Mo’s attention through their work together at St. John’s UCC- The Beloved Community. Along with drummer Andrew Gibson (and occasionally percussionist Duane Williams), Nikki and Mo are a part of the St. John’s Music Ministry so their musical bonds are already well developed. Nikki will be featured on Egeston’s arrangements of modern soul, jazz standards and R&B.

Thursday January 5, 2022 7:30P Joe’s Cafe

Mo Egeston- Keys and Songs Ahsa-Ti Nu- Vocals and Song Nikki Ellis- Vocals Duane “Jingo" Williams- percussion Andrew Gibson drums Eric "Snoopy" Tyler- bass

$15 advance/ $20 at the Door