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?)
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.