SCOTTSDALE – Bobby Wilson, the son of legendary R&B and soul singer, Jackie Wilson will bring his Las Vegas tribute show “Jackie Wilson, The Legacy Continues” to Bodega 13 for two nights on January 4-5. Bobby is a three-time Grammy winning artist with his latest album, “It’s About Time.”
After his service in the US Navy, Bobbie began his music career with the “Love Notes” and eventually found himself performing in Las Vegas.
It was in Las Vegas that he came across many opportunities to recreate the persona of Jackie Wilson because of his uncanny resemblance, voice and moves that were identical to Jackie. It was during that time in his career that he learned that he actually was Jackie Wilson’s biological son!
His father, Jackie Wilson, a two-time Grammy winner and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has scored 14, top-20 pop hits, six of which reached the top 10. He is best known for his hits “Lonely Teardrops,” “Doggin Around,” and “Higher and Higher.”
Bobby will be supported by the B13 house band under the direction of two-time Grammy winner Mel Brown. Mel’s guest line up this year will be one of the Valley’s finest entertainment schedules with local and international artists performing on stage.
Bodega 13 is a music dinner club featuring pop, American Jazz, Latin Jazz, Motown and Blues. The venue is a small 90 seat dinner club located in North Scottsdale.
“It has the vibe of a New York jazz club” says owner Emily Foppe. “Our customers are thrilled to have live entertainment in North Scottsdale and the performances have been amazing.”
The January line-up features a mix of pure jazz, Latin jazz, pop and tribute bands. Local performers include: Khani Cole, Thaddius Rose, Maurice Smith, Sandra Bassett, Lisa Hightower, Otto D’Agnolo, Karin Holloway and Donnie Adair. Also, nationally recognized tribute bands including Melvin Elijah (Temptations), who is scheduled this month.
Shows run Wednesday through Saturday nights from 7 to 10 p.m. Reservations are required as most of the shows sell out.
For reservations and scheduled performances, check the website at bodega13.com or call 480-284-7600. Bodega 13 is located at the northeast corner of Pima and Pinnacle Peak Roads in the La Mirada Shopping Center, in front of Mastro’s Steak House.