Best Lounge Act - 2009
The Charlie B Group
Charlie Boehme's smooth, raspy vocals paired with the trumpeting acrobatics of local musician Jim Manley make for a lively, jazzy Wednesday evening at Jimmy's on the Park on DeMun Avenue in Clayton (see www.jimmyscafe.com). Lounge sentiment is there, and the quiet camaraderie of the band — which also includes Dave Fowler on guitar, Mark Friedrich on bass and keyboards, Jim Owens on trombone and keyboards, and Joe Weber on drums — is more obvious during their renditions of popular Miles Davis, Chick Corea and Steely Dan tunes. Basking in the warmth of their experienced musicianship in the understated elegance of Jimmy's is an elevated lounge experience.