From the co-creator of Smokey Joe’s Café, Otis Sallid, comes an exciting new musical revue, Big Otis Jump Up Blues Revue. In the tradition of Jersey Boys, Ain’t Misbehavin, Smokey Joes Café, and Forever Plaid, Big Otis Jump Up Blues Revue is an all fun, all singing, all dancing,
jump up right out of your seat and have your self a good time musical
revue. Featuring the music of such greats as Big Joe Turner, Julia Lee, Duke Ellington, Joe Liggins, La Vern Baker and Nellie Lutcher.
In the 1940’s and 50’s,all across the Midwest and
the east coast, especially in Harlem, when all of the nightclubs had
closed for the night, traditionally many people instead of going home
would attend their favorite after hours spot. Late into the night they
would gather to reflect, have a good time and chase the blues away. Big
Otis Blues Revue is a look at that time and these people as they sing
and dance the night away well into the wee hours of the morning.