Hello friends. Buffalo legends...
The Kipler Brothers
Mickey Kipler, tenor saxophone Jimmy Kipler, guitar Paul Zap, bass your host, drum set
The Kipler Brothers may be the only jazz artists that we have ever presented who are also Rock Royalty. They were known as The Rebels in 1959 when they were asked by WKBW radio personality Tommy Shannon to record his theme song. Wild Weekend was an east coast hit, and prompted Dick Clark to invite the band to appear as The Buffalo Rebels on American Bandstand. On May 5, 1960, Mickey & Jimmy Kipler made history. Maybe we'llevenplay Wild Weekend just for fun, but the music you'll hear this Tuesday will reveal the jazz roots that gave rise to these accomplished musicians, now a bit removed from their spirited teenage years. The Kipler Brothers are beloved in Buffalo, and we are both proud and privileged to present them to their hometown audience. Our tradition continues. The Iris Restaurant in the Maple-Ridge Plaza, at the intersection of Maple & Sweet Home Roads in Amherst. Good music, good food, good people, chilled spirits, and a great hang.
next Tuesday, 2/7/2012 at the Iris Restaurant 7:30 - 10:30
Phil DiRe' & Buffalo Bop
Phil DiRe', tenor saxophone Bobby Militello, alto sax & flute Richie Marlo, trumpet & flugelhorn George Caldwell, piano Sabu Adeyola, bass your host, drum set
upcoming at the Iris Restaurant...
Tuesday, 2/21 Jay Bianchi & Mike Kaupa
Tuesday, 2/28 Vince Ercolomento
Tuesday, 3/13 Dave Schiavone
Tuesday, 4/10 Rick Strauss
Tuesday, 5/15 Bob Sneider
Tuesday, 6/19 Barbara Jean
Nostalgia ain't what it used to be...
People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969...because otherwise their youth goes with you. It's very selfish, but it's understandable.
- Mick Jagger
In 2012 and beyond...