Sunday, October 31, 2010

Danny Hull Newsletter: Musically This Week Vol XIII, No 9

Hullo friends, listeners & kindred spirits.  Nothing new.  Negotiations are stalled.  But we're still open and keeping the torch lit, however low the flame.  And this Tuesday, being as that I have a preview show at MusicalFare Theatre (Cabaret), I have asked Kevin O'Brien & Babik to entertain our Savvy & Informed Listeners at Bobby McGee's.  And if Babik whets your appetite for Django Reinhardt inspired music, keep in mind that the Hot Club of Detroit will open the Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series for the 2010-2011 Season at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.  I shall return next Tuesday with some guests still to be identified and confirmed.  (It is Confirmation season isn't it?)

Tuesday, 11/2 
at Bobby McGee's     7:00 - 10:00
Babik

Tuesdays at Bobby McGee's
11/23 Vince Ercolomento
11/30 Chuck Buffamonte
12/7 Wendell Rivera
12/28 Jay Bianchi & Mike Kaupa

Saturdays at Bobby McGee's
11/6 Mary Stahl
11/13 Mary Stahl

next Saturday, 11/6 at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Hot Club of Detroit
The Hot Club of Detroit makes their first area appearance as part of the 20102011 Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Saturday, November 6, 2010, at 8 p.m. in the Gallery’s Auditorium.  A pre-concert film. Swing Guitar: The Genius of Django Reinhardt, begins at 7 p.m. in celebration of the gypsy jazz legend’s birthday centennial.
Seventy years after Django Reinhardt’s legendary Quintette du Hot Club de France featuring St├ęphane Grappelli fused gypsy guitar with contemporary jazz, Hot Club of Detroit has added fresh influences—including Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Weather Report, and Chopin—to the classic “gypsy jazz” sound.  The result: “something retro and new, European and American, familiar and very unique” (Kalamazoo Gazette).  Led by the stirring fretwork of guitarist Evan Perri, with accordionist Julien Labro, saxophonist Carl Cafagna, guitarist Paul Brady, and bassist Andrew Kratzat, the group has been expanding musical horizons with each new recording for Mack Avenue Records and dazzling concert audiences from coast to coast.  For more information about Hot Club of Detroit, visit >www.hotclubofdetroit.com<.
Tickets are $25 for Albright-Knox Art Gallery Members and $29 for non-members, and can be purchased at the Gallery’s Admissions Desk or online at www.albrightknox.org/artofjazz The other performances this season are Charles Lloyd New Quartet on Sunday, January 30, 2011, at 4 p.m., Robert Glasper Trio on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at 3 p.m., and Pete Malinverni Trio on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at 8 p.m.
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But be careful what you wish for...
When the music changes, so does the dance.
 - African proverb 

Health,
Hope,
Equality,
and Peace.
dan

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Danny Hull Newsletter: Musically This Week Vol XIII, No 5

Hullo friends.  Thanks to everyone who came out to hear and dance to the incomparable vocal stylings of Mary Stahl last night.  If we're to convince the new ownership that what we offer is vital to their success, we'll need to continue to generate an audience throughout the negotiations.  To that end, our present and benevolent owner has invited Mary to return next Saturday.  Make your plans now.  And as to the aforementioned talks, we'll know more next week.  The landlord will be here on Wednesday to meet with a couple of parties who are interested in buying the business.  If they can come to an agreement, our challenge will be to convince the new owners that they need us.  So straight ahead and onward for the next few weeks.  Here's what's happening...


Tuesday, 10/12 at Bobby McGee's     7:00 - 10:00
Greg Millar, guitar     Ronnie Peterson, Hammond B3 organ     Rey Scott, saxophone     your host, drum set
We couldn't have taken that step to the next level musically without the visionary generosity of our friends at Hamburg Music.  But their six foot grand will fall silent this Tuesday as we present guitarist Greg Millar in the familiar environs of the classic organ quartet.  Ronnie Peterson will choose a B3 from his collection, Rey Scott will lend his talents, and Greg will lead us through his vast repertoire as we explore the musical possibilities handed down from the Buffalo organ days of Joe Madison, Bobby Jones, and Wally Jedermann.  You are invited to recapture that sound with us, and help us keep our own tradition alive.  Still at Bobby McGee's - i
































n the Maple Ridge Plaza, Sweet Home & Maple Roads with Jyl, Jessica, steady Billy & quiet Mike - good music, good food, good people, chilled spirits, and a great hang.

Saturday at Bobby McGee's     8:00 - 11:00
Mary Stahl & the Jim Calabrese Trio
Mary Stahl, vocals     Jim Calabrese, piano & arrangements     Buddy Fadale, bass     Duffy Fornes, drum set

next Tuesday, 10/19 

at Bobby McGee's     7:00 - 10:00
Randy Stirtzinger, vibraphone     Warren Stirtzinger, guitar     John Werick, bass     your host, drum set

upcoming at Bobby McGee's...



10/26 Gary Keller & Andy Weinzler




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but busy is good...
Riches don't make a man rich, they only make him busier. 
 - Christopher Columbus





















Health,

























Hope,



Equality,
and Peace.
dan

Monday, October 4, 2010

Danny Hull Newsletter: Musically This Week Vol XIII, No 4

Hullo friends.  Here's the update:  We think a deal is in the making to save the club.  What we don't know is if the next owner will want to continue the music policy.  But we're going to try and keep some kind of momentum going.  Here's the schedule...

Tuesday, 10/5 at Bobby McGee's
Dark
There was basically no time to pull it all together, so for this week, the Tuesday music is silenced.

Saturday, 10/9 at Bobby McGee's     8:00 - 11:00
Mary Stahl & the Jim Calabrese Trio
Mary Stahl, vocals     Jim Calabrese, piano     Buddy Fadale, bass     your host, drum set
Buffalo is home to countless inspired artists.  It's in the Niagara DNA.  Our idea at Bobby McGee's has been to give the deserving musician a venue, and a voice.  And maybe if we give an artist of Mary's stature a weekend opportunity, we can serve two masters - the artist herself and the audience that submits to her spell.  Being as that we simply don't know what will play out in our current situation, you may want to catch Mary while you can.  We're trying to keep the spirit alive while we await our fate.  Why not join us in the uncertainty?

next Tuesday, 10/12 at Bobby McGee's     7:00 - 10:00
Greg Millar, guitar     Ronnie Peterson, Hammond B3 organ     Rey Scott, saxophone     your host, drum set

upcoming at Bobby McGee's...
10/26 Gary Keller & Andy Weinzler

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So we're looking up...
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
 - Vincent van Gogh

Health,
Hope,
Equality,
and Peace.
dan