Tuesday, 1/5/2010 at Bobby McGee's 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
John Troy, saxophone & EWI Michael McNeill, piano Danny Ziemann, bass your host, drum set
Among our missions in our continuing jazz experiment is to introduce emerging talent to our Savvy & Informed Audience. John Troy impressed everyone both on the stand and in the audience when he sat in one night back at our former and curiously lit location. Bruce Johnstone was on the gig, and he introduced me to his student, then studying at Fredonia. Imagine the confidence, to not only sit in with an aggravation of salty veterans, but to do so within ear shot of your college professor! After some assurances from Bruce, I told John I'd throw him an upcoming feature slot when he was home on his break from school. This Tuesday, we keep our word. Please join us to encourage John, and hear not only his saxophone prowess, but his EWI chops as well. EWI means Electronic Wind Instrument, and it affords the saxophonist the same synthesized sound palette that a keyboard player has. We've had some world-class saxophonists play our gig these last 11 years, but John's EWI playing will be a first . Another first is the addition of pianist Michael McNeill to our roster of rhythm section guests. Michael has sat in on various occasions, but this will be his debut as a featured sideman. So the tradition continues - at The New Bobby McGee's, located in the Maple Ridge Plaza, Sweet Home & Maple Roads. Tina, Jyl, Magan, steady Billy & quiet Mike - good music, good food, good people, chilled spirits, and a great hang.
Friday, 1/9/2010 at Bobby McGee's 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Cindy Miller, vocals Lisa Hasselback, piano Wayne Moose, bass yours truly, drum set
Jazz vocal royalty joins us this weekend, and it will be our fist feature with Cindy and our generously loaned grand piano. Please join us as we present the versatile and well traveled Ms Miller, in the company of her chosen accompanist for the evening - the equally versatile (and well traveled) Lisa Hasselback. Dancing and the Great American Songbook are the intended themes for the Cindy's appearance, but you're just as welcome to have dinner and simply enjoy the show from the comfort of your chair - dancing optional. But do join us, and hear one of the most remarkable singers performing anywhere.
Tuesdays at Bobby McGee's 7:00 - 10:00
1/12 Barbara Jean
1/19 Warren Stirtzinger & Mike Jones
1/26 Bobby Militello
2/16 Clay Jenkins
Thursdays at Bobby McGee's 8:00 p.m.
1/14/2010 Blues Society of WNY
1/21/2010 open Pyramid Band rehearsal
1/28/2010 Salsa Dance Lessons with Sarah Hooper & the Latin Jazz Project
Fridays at Bobby McGee's 8:00 - 11:00
1/8 Civiletto Sings Sinatra
1/15 Civiletto Sings Sinatra
1/22 Civiletto Sings Sinatra
1/29 Civiletto Sings Sinatra
2/5 Civiletto Sings Sinatra
2/12 Civiletto Sings Sinatra
2/19 Civiletto Sings Sinatra
2/26 Civiletto Sings Sinatra
Saturdays at Bobby McGee's 8:00 - 11:00
1/16 Sophisticated Swing
1/23 Joe Rozler
especially in our beloved home town...
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- George William Curtis
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