FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 29, 2010) — Shell Point is proud to welcome well known Blues and Jazz Pianist David Maxwell, on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.  in the Shell Point Church Auditorium.

“We are so excited to host the performance of David Maxwell to benefit our Larson Pavilion renovation campaign. All ticket proceeds will contribute to this worthy project,” said Dawn Boren, Director of Resident Life.

David Maxwell plays many styles of blues, jazz and improvised music, but he is best known for his soulful virtuosity and unmatched ability to reach the heart of post-war Chicago Blues.  Through his work, he has gained the respect of artists, critics and fans and has established a reputation as one of the finest blues pianists alive.

In the last decade, David has received over a half dozen WC Handy and Grammy nominations and a Grammy Award for recorded work, as well as Handy nominations for instrumental performance.  He has played with many of the greats including tours with Freddie King, Bonnie Ratt, James Cotton, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Rodgers, Charley Musselwhite, Johnny Adams and Ronnie Earl.  He also played with bands Muddy Waters, John Lee-Hooker, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Levon Helm, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lowell Fulson, Junior Wells and many others.  He has been involved in well over fifty recording sessions and can be found playing keys on many blues albums that have been released over the last 25 years.
Mr. Maxwell’s music was used in the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes” and in the TV series “Touched by an Angel”.  He has performed on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and is on several videos playing with Freddie King in the early 70’s.

Tickets are only $20 and available by calling the Shell Point Retirement Community Box Office at (239) 454-2067.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry.  The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities.  To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at or call 1-800-780-1131.

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