We Takin it back
Cuz we old skOol
And we so cool
With Jazz landmarks on the brink everywhere, the reopening of Cafe Bohemia is a triumph of Jazz preservation and continuity.
Matt Rivera of Hot Club NY and I have teamed up for an evening of old jazz & blues with good old 78’s being spun in between.
I’ve made the evening an acoustic one as a means to honor the music and the story so it can be delivered and received the way it sounds and feels best.
A real listening room.
The band is All-Star.
On the Cafe Bohemia:
Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Lester Young, Charles Mingus, Roy Eldridge, Ben Webster, Kenny Clarke, Art Blakey, Kenny Dorham, Randy Weston all not only played at the Cafe Bohemia but RECORDED legendary albums there. Cannonball Adderley was discovered there overnight. Monk hung out there. Oscar Pettiford led the house band. Charlie Parker invented the place. Before it was the Cafe Bohemia, it was the Pied Piper where Max Kaminsky and Frankie Newton led the house band at different times and James P. Johnson and Willie The Lion Smith had cutting contests. 15 Barrow St. was an epicenter.
7pm (live music at 8pm)
15 Barrow St. (basement of the Barrow St. Ale House)
Please join us.
We would love to have you there!
THe September Show @ Sunny's Bar - Labor Day (Monday Sept 2 ) will be held at 6:30pm to ensure our sweet sunset songs will be swirling through the bar as the Sun beams his Golden Hour Light through our favorite anchored window.
Come through and wish Sunny a Happy Birthday with me in my favorite corner of Brooklyn, with my favorite people of course...
Brian The Lion : Bass
Papa Vega : Guitar
Snack Mcnalley : Guitar
SUNDAY AUG 11th, two sets, 7:30 and 9PM. We’ll be playing material from Evan’s recently released album “Jazz Crush” as well as a selection of choice standards. I’ll be singing “Disconnected Papa” an original tune written in the old style by Evan Arntzen and his partner Scout Opautut.
Singing is a natural human effort to communicate. Singing opens doors to other cultures and languages, and it makes you feel good. The combination of world-class artists and passionate singers at Voice Works creates a rare community, safe for participants of all levels to participate.
Day and night you’ll soak up styles, songs, and new techniques in a range of vocal traditions. Through close observation and personal experimentation you’ll learn about breathing, phrasing, dynamics, how to make your voice blend, and what makes your voice unique.
The workshop is open to everyone. Differing levels of ability are expected, and the faculty will respond to participant need accordingly. If you’re on the beginning end of the spectrum, you’ll find an ample slate of classes to address your needs; likewise, advanced singers will find plenty to challenge them. If you can’t help singing, or if you’ve always wanted to sing with people but for whatever reason you don’t, you should plan to be at this workshop.
Fraunces Tavern is a landmark museum and restaurant in NYC .
The location played a prominent role in history before, during and after the American Revolution , serving as a headquarters for George Washintgton, a venue for peace negotiations with the British and housing federal offices in the Early Republic.
It also serves a fantastic brunch!
Ernie Papa Vega - Guitar
Brian Nalepka - Bass
Izaak Mills - Saxophone
join us mermaids for a glittering moonlit evening of hot jazz, cocktails, and romance.
the party starts on the dock at 8:30pm with the band's first set, then we sail from 9:30 to 11:30pm.
don't miss the boat!
tickets at www.shanghaimermaid.com