|GOIN' TO CHICAGO!!!
Jazz Unites Reprises The Genius Of Ellington Through The Performances
Of Cleve Douglass And Ron Carter At 32nd Annual Tribute Concert I will
be going to Chicago this week for the Duke Ellington Tribute there, (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=9533)
and a few days leading up to that I will be doing some television
appearances and live radio broadcasts. Tony Romano, my musical
director/guitarist, will be joining me for this concert and I am so
honored that we can be a part of this important event which, by the
way, was the forerunner to the Chicago Jazz Festival, among other
Upon returning to New York I will be performing Tuesday, May 2nd at:
Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar
Tuesday May 2nd @ 8:00 pm, one show!
Please save the date!
Address: 254 West 72nd Street
AND ON THURSDAY MAY 25TH
THE EIGHTH NOTE JAZZ LOUNGE
Two shows: 10:00 and Midnight
..It IS the new 'jazz lounge' in Chelsea, NYC!
They have yet to even do their grand opening, but the place is a great
addition to New York nightlife! I sang there a week ago with flutist
Jan Leder and her band and the place was packed! It has such a warm and
inviting atmosphere, with some of the best food I've eaten; and PAYNE,
the producer of the jazz nights there has a real passion for the music
and a true respect and appreciation for the artists who play there...he
is a rare find! It has a fun mix of people here as well which adds to
the enjoyment... you gotta check this place out! I plan to do many more
nights at this new venue, including doing their kick-off to NY Pride
Weekend (it's Chelsea, get it!) where I will be joined by the
outrageous singer, Darby Dizard !!
SOME GREAT NEW YORK PLAYERS!
I'm very fortunate to be working with some of New York's Best musicians
On these gigs!!!
Included among these dates will be :
TONY ROMANO, GUITAR
ERROL ANTZIS, GUITAR
NATE SHAW, PIANO,
CHRIS CHERNEY, PIANO,
LESTER HOLT, BASS
FUMIO TASHIRO, BASS
KEN YAMAZAKI, PERCUSSION,
YUICHI HIRAKAWA, DRUMS
And I will be introducing special guests to join me!
A COUPLE OF my suggestions to check out:
BARRY LEVITT : SUNDAYS, JAZZ BRUNCH @ IRIDIUM
MARY FOSTER CONKLIN, SUPERB SINGER!
I appreciate your taking time out to read my newsletter; and I appreciate
your kind support. And I look forward to seeing you at these gigs soon!!!
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