Critt’s Juke Joint
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Critt’s Juke Joint

Buffalo, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2004 | SELF

Buffalo, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2004
Band Jazz R&B


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"All About Jazz"

"…Sax on fire, leading the way to soul-searching and forward motion. . Crittenden’s R&B vocals marry 1970s soul with 1990s hip-hop in a party atmosphere that rules out individualism. Blu is a team effort that puts your mind at ease and opens the door for party time." –Jim Santella, 6/8/06 -


“Blu is unrestrained, sophisticated soul…JMS,” -


The Buffalo, N.Y.-based alto saxophonist and vocalist Eric Crittenden is best known for rocking with Bonnaroo-types, but he’s no hippie. On his own, “Critt” conjures up an earthy and unpretentious amalgam of jazz and R&B, a concoction that’s more Stevie Wonder than Widespread Panic. But that didn’t stop a pair of jamband A-listers from sitting in on his latest outing. Blu, funky and unfussy, features guest spots from bassist Rob Wasserman and Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno. On “Todd’s Chili,” a meeting of Meshell Ndegeocello funk and classic swing, Krasno is in fine form, tearing off lick after jazzy lick. “Stormy Blu,” the centerpiece of the album, captures Wasserman bowing away on his trusty electric upright and Critt wailing like a possessed man. - Brad Farberman

"Critt's Den"

"A magical wizard of improvisational powerhouse...ala 'On the Corner' era Miles Davis...A world-class talent!"

-Jeff Meirs - The Buffalo News-Jeff Meirs


BLU 2007



Critt's Juke Joint is a live Soulprovisational music experience that features a revolving line-up of amazing musicians like Sinbad, drummer Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie, Grammy Award winning guitarist/producer Eric Krasno, Grant Green Jr. PFunk's Kim Manning, Adam Dietch, Karl Denson, Freekbass to name a few!

The funky good time vibes of Critt's Juke Joint both preserves and evolves the seldom discussed 'Chitlin Circuit' sound that crafted American Pop Music as we know it now.  Be prepared to dance!