Keep the music alive.
Keep the music alive.
Choro das 3’s 2014 US Tour info (last update 6/25):
May 23: Woods Hole MA, 8PM, $20, reservations required: http://choro3.doattend.com
May 24: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, R.I.
8PM, $15. Call 401-725-9272 for reservations
May 30: Amazing Things, Framingham MA. 8PM, $20. Click for info & tix.
May 31: Acoustic Artisans (in the shop of Jonathan Cooper, luthier), Portland ME, contact Jonathan Cooper <firstname.lastname@example.org> for info.
June 3: Chicago IL, house concert, $25, 2 shows, 7pm and 9pm. First show is sold out!! Info/reservations: Geraldo de Oliveira, <email@example.com>, 773 750 4800.
June 6: Boulder CO, Mennonite Church, contact Dan Fairchild <firstname.lastname@example.org>
June 7: Boulder CO, workshop/masterclass, 10:30 AM, $35, contact Dan Fairchild <email@example.com>
June 11: Spokane WA, contact Daniel C Gore <firstname.lastname@example.org> for the info.
June 12: Ellenburg WA, Lark Meadows Farm, doors at 5:30, concert at 7. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. For more info call Sam at (509) 859-3574.
June 13: Seattle WA, The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S, $20 suggested contribution, more info: Stuart Zobel <email@example.com>
June 14: Seattle WA, Dusty Strings, workshops 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM.
June 14: Seattle WA, house concert in Wallingford/Greenlake neighborhood house (addresss provided with reservation), 7:30 PM, $20, more info David Darr <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
June 15: Port Townsend WA, contact Al Bergstein <email@example.com> for details.
June 17: Portland OR, The Old Church, 7PM, $15 ($12 at Brown Paper Tickets), more info (503) 222-2031
June 18: Portland OR, afternoon workshops, Tabor Space, 4PM, more info firstname.lastname@example.org
June 18: Portland OR, house concert (potluck 6:30, concert 7:30) $15, more info Abbie Weisenbloom, email@example.com or (503) 233-4945
June 19: Salem OR, Christo’s Pizzeria, $12 advance, $14 door, 7PM.
June 20: Salem OR, house concert, potluck 6:30, concert 7:00, $18, contact Aislinn Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org. For reservations send a check (payable to Tim Connell) to Aislinn Adams, 1420 Court St., NE, Salem OR 97301
June 21: Eugene OR, The Jazz Station, 8PM, $10.
June 22: Oakland CA, 8:30 PM, $15. Info at http://avonovamusic.com/choro-das-3/.
June 24: Mandolin Symposium, Santa Cruz CA.
June 25: Felton CA, Don Quixote’s Music Hall, 7:30, $15. More info here.
June 29: San Diego CA house concert, 5PM, contact Gary Payne, email@example.com for the info.
July 5: Austin TX, with the Austin Mandolin Orchestra at the Boyd Vance Theater at The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 7PM, $15, $25, more info at http://www.amandolinorchestra.com/chorodastres.html
July 9: Bryan TX. Details here soon.
July 12: Memphis TN, Lane Music, 7PM, $20, more info http://www.lanemusic.com/, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
July 13: Memphis TN, Workshop, 2PM, $25, http://www.lanemusic.com/, contact email@example.com.
July 15 & 16: Chattanooga TN, Folk School of Chattanooga. Contact Christie Burns <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
July 20: Aberdeen NC, The Poplar Knight Spot, 6PM, $15, more info & buy tix here.
July 22: Washington DC, Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 7PM, $20. Details and tix: http://hillcenterdc.org/home/programs/1906
July 31: NYC, The Metropolitan Room with Howard Alden & Jeanne Gies. More info at http://metropolitanroom.com/event.cfm?id=160045&cart
August 1: Cambridge MA, Passim, with Howard Alden & Jeanne Gies.
August 5: Musikfest, Bethlehem PA, http://www.musikfest.org
August 8 & 9: Hampton CT, Back to back house concerts, North Meadow House Concert Series, contact Mark Davis, email@example.com
Scenes from yesterday’s NYC Hot Jazz Festival at the Players Club on Grammercy Park. Top: the Grand Finale. #2: Tamar and Jerron Paxton burn it down. #3: The Louis Armstrong Eternity Band with Anat Cohen, Wycliffe Gordon, et alia. Bottom: Ken Peplowski and the amazing Marilyn Maye, with Bria and Joel Forbes looking on.
Now hear this! Hamilton de Holanda has released 24 of his Caprichos (in English, Caprices), soaring musical compositions that astound my mind and stir my heart. They’re free! Download them yourself here.
No, really, don’t be a fool and click/scroll to the next item. Download them NOW. And listen. You will be very glad you did.
Trio Brasiliero rocked Woods Hole’s Quicks Hole Tavern last night with choros traditional and new. The place was sold out. Unfortunately, the summer season is cranking up, so I suspect that this will be the last concert at QHT until fall.
Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks at their regular Monday & Tuesday gig at Iguana last week. What an all-star band!
Last night’s jam at The Rum House in Midtown. That’s coronet player Mike Davis with the mic and Eddy Davis on tenor banjo.
I never heard of Brian Mitchell before yesterday, but he laid down a set of monster grooves on the Hammond B3 with his bass player and drummer at The Classon last night. Brian Mitchell is one of those shouldabeen superstars who has played with Bob Dylan, Levon Helm and Allan Tousaint but never been recognized widely for his own talents. The trio — a great drummer and a rock solid bass player, whose names I did not get — really worked well together.
The Classon is a delightful space in Brooklyn with high ceilings and an open feel. It has a limited menu but what’s on it tastes great. And François, the owner, himself a musician, seems to have a good intuition about who’ll sound good in his room. This is my second visit — the first was for Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton — and both acts were truly great.
Note: the pic above is not mine. I got it from the ‘net. If it’s yours, let me know and I’ll credit you or take it down (or whatever you want) at your request.
Art Menius, one of the founders of The Folk Alliance, has penned a thoughtful essay on why he left the Board of the Folk Alliance.
"Folk Alliance International has morphed in recent years into the antithesis of much of what we wanted to create … "
Good perspective on community v business, on the difference between a (c)3 and a (c)6. Worth reading in its entirety.
One of my favorite NYC musicians, Jerron Paxton, on the cover of Eugene (OR) Weekly. Pretty good article about indy booking, house concerts, etc. entitled “Book it Yourself.”
— work in progress —
Friday, April 25:
Yvonnick Prene (French jazz on chromatic harmonica) with a vocalist, guitarist and bass, Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, 6-9:30.
Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess (trad jazz & blues), Terra Blues, 7PM.
Regional de NY (NYC’s own genuine Brazilian choro ensemble), Barbés, Brooklyn, 8-9:30 PM.
Saturday, April 26:
Hazmat Modine (a big non-traditional band with cacophonous complexity and ensemble appeal), Terra Blues, 7PM
Sunday, April 27:
Sara Bouchard, Rockwood 1, 4PM.
Tamar Korn Trio, Mezcal (Lower East Side), 2-5 PM. The sun streams in on this lovely listening room as one of New York’s greatest vocalists does her thing … often with excellent help e.g., Ehud Asherie on piano, Rob Adkins on bass, etc. There’s room to dance, and the margaritas are good.
Roda de Choro (a choro jam session) featuring many of the Regional de NY players, visiting Brazilian musicians, and other good players. Beco Bar in Brooklyn, 5PM (or so) til about 8ish.
Monday, April 28:
Brain Cloud, Barbés, Brooklyn, 7PM
Tuesday, April 29:
Irene Walsh, Rob Curto & Sergio Krakowski, Brazilian music at Caffe Vivaldi, 7:30 PM
Mona’s Jam, of course. Mona’s, 14th & B, 11:30 PM until way late.
— NYC Music recs suspended April 30 - May 12 (more or less) cuz I’ll be otherwise engaged —
Sunday, May 18:
New York Hot Jazz Festival — Do. Not. Miss. With Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks plus Catherine Russell, Ken Peplowski’s New Swing, The Hot Sardines, Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo, David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Dennis Lichtman Jam Session, etc., etc. 1PM to 1AM, Player’s Club, 16 Gramercy Park South. Info & Tix Here.
Monday, May 19:
Anat Cohen, Wycliffe Gordon, Dick Hyman, Bucky Pizzarelli, Warren Vache, Harry Allen, John Allred, Rossano Sportiello, Rebecca Kilgore, Ed Metz, Joel Forbes, Rajiv Jayaweera and Bob Wilber, Symphony Space, 7:30pm, www.symphonyspace.org
Here’s video of Jimi Hendrix playing acoustic 12-string guitar. I was a little bit skeptical when I blogged [here] about this guy who used to play acoustic with Hendrix, but now I’m cured. Here’s another video clip from the same story I got the one above from.
Tamar Korn Trio today (with Ehud Asherie, piano, and Rob Adkins, bass), Cafe Mezcal.
Tamar Korn Trio (and dancers) a couple of weeks ago. Tamar has a great Sunday afternoon gig (2-5PM) every Sunday at Cafe Mezcal on Orchard Street in the Lower East Side.
Marcus Moraes & Pablo Fagundes at Quicks Hole Tavern last Thursday, April 17.