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?)
at Bobby McGee's 7:00 - 10:00
Tuesdays at Bobby McGee's
12/28Jay Bianchi & Mike Kaupa
Saturdays at Bobby McGee's
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 2010–2011 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 Stéphane 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.
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