Monday, March 12, 2012

Danny Hull: Musically This Week Vol XIV, No 27

Hello everyone.  This week...
Tuesday, 3/13/2012 at the Iris Restaurant     7:30 - 10:30
Dave Schiavone, saxophone & flute     Matt Michaud, guitar     Danny Ziemann, bass     your host, drum set
Dave Schiavone is among a handful of musicians who, despite an international reputation, still lives in his home town because he chooses to - that is when he's not in Europe.  Some regional musicians, our friend Clay Jenkins for example, maintain a career of a bicoastal nature, splitting teaching & performance responsibilities between here & LA.  Dave Schiavone's career is literally bi-continental.  When Dave hasn't returned a call or an email within a day or two, I know he's in Germany.  But he's home this week, and we've scheduled this special night in order to accommodate his travels and European life style.  As a way to challenge himself, Dave's chosen sidemen this week are not those of his working Buffalo quartet.  Guitarist Matt Michaud and bassist Danny Ziemann, both Eastman students, are showing up on everyone's list lately, and with them on the gig we are featuring an untested quartet new to our Savvy & Informed audience.  Still keeping it fresh after 13 years...  So join us if you can.  Take in a little Spring-like weather and dig the moments of your life.  We are the Iris Restaurant - at the intersection of Maple & Sweet Home Roads in Amherst.  Good music, good food, good people, chilled spirits, and a great hang.
Saturday, 3/17 at Olean High School     7:30
Sunday, 3/18 at The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford     3:00
The Southern Tier Symphony
John Whitney, Music Director
John Whitney should weigh 100 pounds, his body of work being what it is.  Here's the nutshell curriculum vitae:  After leaving the University of Central Florida to return to New York, John accepted the orchestra director position at Olean High School.  Now get this:  He moves his family & an entire household 950 miles, finds and buys a new house, sets up said house, commences his new position, and in his "spare" time?  He creates, out of nothing, the Southern Tier Symphony!  Just shaking my head here...  How does anyone do that?  How do you create an orchestra?  By yourself?  In Olean, NY?  You have to recruit a Board of Directors.  You have to raise money.  And where do you get 65 musicians?  You're in Olean!  Simply amazing.  Now in its 9th season, the Southern Tier Symphony presents their American Stage Pops Concert next weekend.  And of the 10 compositions on the program, John has arranged five!  Brilliant.  For tickets and directions to either venue, go to
next Tuesday, 3/20/2012 at the Iris Restaurant     7:30 - 10:30
Mary Stahl, vocals     Jim Calabrese, piano     Buddy Fadale, bass     your host, drum set
upcoming at the Iris Restaurant...
Tuesday, 3/27 Chuck Buffamonte
Tuesday, 4/3 Russ D'Alba
Tuesday, 4/10 Rick Strauss
Tuesday, 4/17 Phil DiRe' & Buffalo Bop
Tuesday, 4/24 Clay Jenkins
Tuesday, 5/1 Dr. Dick Judelsohn Memorial Jazz Tribute
Tuesday, 5/8 Jeff Hackworth
Friday, 5/11 Bill Dobbins
Tuesday, 5/15 Bob Sneider
Tuesday, 5/22 Steve Davis
Tuesday, 5/29 John Whitney
Tuesday, 6/19 Barbara Jean
Tuesday, 7/31 Bill Todd
Tuesday, 8/14 Don Menza

Only an hour earlier now...
Time is what prevents everything from happening at once. 
 - John Archibald Wheeler


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