Thursday, August 7th: A Kornucopia (myself leading) at St. Mazie: 345 Grand Street in Brooklyn. Ed Polcer on cornet, Emily Asher & Matt Musselman on trombones, and Jesse Gelber on piano! 9:30-midnight
Saturday, August 9th: New York Botanical Garden (in the Bronx) with Terry Waldo in the Ross Auditorium. One set at 1pm and another set at 3:30pm, each about forty minutes. It’s part lecture on musical developments from Ragtime to Jazz.
**Sunday, August 10th: NO ONE WILL BE AT Casa Mezcal,
Monday, August 11th: I am leading A Kornucopia at Barbes. 7-9pm (the best listening room of all).
Tuesday, August 12th: Quartet at Tenpenny, a classy restaurant in midtown where I’m starting a weekly gig. (We will play Tuesdays in July and August and if all goes well move it to Wednesdays in the Fall). 16 46th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenue. 7-10pm
Saturday and Sunday, August 16th & 17th: Playing with at Michael Arenella’s Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island. Playing with Andrew Hall on bass, Michael Gomez on guitar, Dan Aran on drums, and Todd Londagin on trombone. I think it’s $35 to come inside the entrance to dance, but you’d be able to hear and see from outside the bounds too. 12:40-4:45pm
WEEKLY GIGS (always on, except when noted)
Mondays: Brain Cloud at Barbes, 9th Street & 6th Avenue in Brooklyn (Park Slope), 7-9pm; Barbes is a wonderful, intimate listening room venue that has a wide spectrum of live music from both traditional an experimental slants around the world. There is a little room to dance as well. The Brain Cloud is a six-piece band with Dennis Lichtman playing mandolin, fiddle, and clarinet, and leading the band; Raphael McGregor on lap steel guitar; Skip Krevins on hollow-body electric guitar; Kevin Dorn on snare drum; Andrew Hall on upright bass; and myself singing.
[*note: I’m leading a group- A Kornucopia- on Monday, July 21st and July 28th.]
Sundays: Trio at La Casa Mezcal, 80 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side. We play on the second floor above the main restaurant, and they serve brunch up there. It is the most comfortable room I can imagine, next to someone’s living room. We play as a trio with piano from 2-5pm
[*Note: I won’t be at Casa Mezcal singing on August 17th and 24th, though other musicians will be playing].