Hullo friends. This week...
Tuesday, 4/6 at Bobby McGee's 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Tim Clarke, trumpet & flugelhorn Walter Jedermann, piano Buddy Fadale, bass your host, drum set
Circumstance, coincidence, and currents in the river of life... Tim Clarke was on a gig in his native Eugene, Oregon when he learned about an employment opportunity whereby he could parlay his musical skills: "I was playing a blues gig and the bass player happened to be an audio director for a local game company. I found out they were looking for someone to help edit hours of dialogue for their first CD-ROM game (this was 1992!) so I submitted a resume and cassette tape of my music. I ended up working for that company (Dynamix) for 2 1/2 years, and then went freelance in late 1994." Enter East Aurora based Fisher-Price, another job opportunity, and Tim is now among us. Learning a musical language well enough to improvise at a high level is challenging enough, let alone doing so on a brass instrument. Tim has filled the void created by the departure of Jeff Jarvis, and we count our musical blessings for the coincidence that led him here. Join us to hear an artistry born of a west coast sensibility, now unleashed on our grateful east coast ears. 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, 4/9 at Wegman's Amherst Street 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Dave Scott, guitar Buddy Fadale, bass yours truly, drum set
In a guest artist series, such as the Bobby McGee's gig, a musical comfort zone can be elusive. But with a working trio, that comfort zone can emerge. Dave has managed to keep his trio booked on a weekly basis, and the musical results are beginning to flower. If you're a Wegman's city shopper, maybe you'll wind your week down with us.
Saturday, 4/10 at Bobby McGee's 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Colleen Williams, vocals Bobby Jones, piano Jim Kurzdorfer, bass your correspondent, drum set
We are blessed to have some remarkable home grown talent here in our arts rich community. That talent doesn't come any richer than revealed in the vocal stylings of Colleen Williams and the brilliant accompaniment and soloistic skills of Bobby Jones. Colleen's voice is both the feature and the co-feature, considering Bobby's personally crafted arrangements, each orchestrated to fully showcase Colleen's gifted vocal skills. Our idea at Bobby McGee's is to offer dinner and dancing for your Saturday evening date night. Should you choose to forego the dance floor, you're welcome to simply sit and take in the show. A Manhattan night at a Buffalo price... Call 831-3271 for reservations.
Tuesdays at Bobby McGee's 7:00 - 10:00
4/13 John & Lisa Hasselback
4/20 Bobby Jones & Bobby Militello
4/27 Andy Weinzler
5/4 Russ D'Alba
5/11 Mark Wolfram
5/18 Bruce Johnstone
6/1 Miles Tucker
6/15 Dave & Cameron Kayne
6/22 Matt Blanchard
7/13 Don Menza
Fridays at Bobby McGee's 8:00 - 11:00
4/9 Barbara Sinclair & the Shadows
4/16 Sue Kinkaid, Phil LaMacchia & Ron Davis
4/30 Jazz Haircut
5/21 Soul Invaders (9:00 - midnight)
Saturdays at Bobby McGee's 8:00 - 11:00
4/17 Kathy Carr
the learning curve...
Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.
- Pete Seeger