Monday, March 29, 2010

Danny Hull Newsletter: Musically This Week Vol XII, No 29

Hullo friends.  This week...

Tuesday, 3/30 at Bobby McGee's 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Tom Bronzetti, guitar     Michael T. Jones, piano    Mike Robbins, bass     your host, drum set
Here's another name that is new to Buffalo jazz ears:  guitarist Tom Bronzetti.  I first met Tom when he appeared at Bobby McGee's with Hanna Richardson & Phil Flanigan on a Saturday night back in February.  After one chorus I surmised that this young Syracuse native eats Wes Montgomery records for breakfast.  Now I'm still getting in trouble with the ownership for bringing in talent that is unknown to Buffalo audiences.  But I feel a responsibility to both the artists and our audience for a reason that amounts to two sides of the same coin:  These dedicated musicians deserve wider recognition, and our local jazz enthusiasts deserve to hear them.  

But here's the rub:  I can only pay the musicians to play.  I can't pay the audience to show up and listen.  I guess that's part of the agreement between artist and listener.  The musician dedicates his life to this meaningful musical art form, and then bears his soul in performance.  The listener, in return for a humble contribution, broadens his musical palette and enriches his life.  

Don't pass up this opportunity to hear Tom.  You can't hear him locally at any other venue, and you should know who he is.  Someday he'll be a proverbial household word, and you'll be able to say "I knew it all along..."  Hear Tom and his rhythm section partner Mike Robbins at the New Bobby McGee's - 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 still a great hang.

Friday, 4/2 at Wegman's Sheridan     6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Dave Scott, guitar     Buddy Fadale, bass     yours truly, drum set
The Wegman's tour takes us to the Sheridan store this Friday.  Somehow, with all the activity that takes place in a supermarket, we're finding a balance and building a repertoire.  Maybe you'll say hello and sit for a tune or two if you're a Friday shopper...

Saturday, 4/3 at Bobby McGee's 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Joe Mahfoud, guitar & vocals     Bobby Jones, piano    Jim Kurzdorfer, bass     your correspondent, drum set
We are proud to welcome Joseph Michael Mahfoud to our roster of esteemed Saturday night performers at Bobby McGee's.  Our theme remains consistent - that of dinner, dancing, and the Great American Songbook rendered by the most engaging talent.  Joe Mahfoud is a unique and special showman.  His confidence and stage presence are equal to his searing vocals and his deft guitar artistry.  Throw in the unparalleled piano talents of Bobby Jones, and we offer a Manhattan evening at a Buffalo price.  Call 831-3271 for reservations.

Tuesdays at Bobby McGee's     7:00 - 10:00

4/6 John Whitney & Tim Clarke
4/13 John & Lisa Hasselback
4/20 Bobby Jones
4/27 Andy Weinzler
5/11 Mark Wolfram
5/18 Bruce Johnstone
6/21 Dave & Cameron Kayne
7/13 Don Menza

Fridays at Bobby McGee's 8:00 - 11:00
4/2 JJ Moscato & Blue Avenue
4/16 Sue Kinkaid, Phil LaMacchia & Ron Davis
4/30 Jazz Haircut
5/21 Soul Invaders (9:00 - midnight)


Discipline defined...
I’ve always figured the music would take care of me if I approached it with conviction, honesty and diligence.  And there’s some kind of beauty in that.
 - pianist Larry Fuller (John Pizzarelli)


and Peace.

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