Monday, March 19, 2012

Danny Hull: Musically This Week Vol XIV, No 28

Hello everyone.  10:00 Monday night...  By this time tomorrow we'll be playing our second set...
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
But Mary doesn't need a lot of hype.  We're just hopeful that the word got out:  Gusto, social media, whatever, however.  Were it not for this economy, Buffalo's First Lady of Song would be holding down a steady gig somewhere and her public would know where to find her.  In the meantime we're keeping the music in the air, and the artists before their audience.  If it's too late to make plans, be spontaneous.  Join us.  Remind Mary how much she's missed.  Celebrate the Great American Songbook that in Buffalo, only Mary truly owns.  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.
Wednesday, 3/21/2012 at the Iris Restaurant     7:30 - 9:30
Phil Sims & the Buffalo Brass - open rehearsal
You're invited.  Hear Phil put the band through its paces, sight reading new charts and perfecting others.  It's almost a gig, except we get to work through some of Phil's challenging arrangements, and there's an audience that is witness to every mistake and musical failing.  Kind of keeps you humble...  No cover, no minimum.  Just come out and hang.
Saturday, 3/24 at Lebros     8:30 - 11:30
George Kane, guitar     John Murphy, guitar     John Werick, bass     your correspondent, drum set
What are you doing Saturday?  George Kane has already told me that we won't be doing much of their classic Natural Elements material, which leaves me entirely intrigued.  And if you're someone who just can't hang on a Tuesday for whatever reason (morning alarms, day jobs, bowling...), come out and say hello dammit!  Jack is behind the bar & he pours a mean black & tan...
next Tuesday, 3/27/2012 at the Iris Restaurant     7:30 - 10:30
Chuck Buffamonte, guitar     Gerry Youngman, organ     your host, drum set
upcoming at the Iris Restaurant...
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

A right wing to die for...
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, is a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, spending the sweat of workers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
 - Dwight D. Eisenhower


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