Sunday, November 11, 2012

Danny Hull: Musically This Week Vol XV, No 10

Hello everyone.  Thanks for your attention to this...

Tuesday, 11/13 at the Iris Restaurant     7:30 - 10:30
Tom Bronzetti CD Release Party
Tom Bronzetti, guitar     Michael T. Jones, piano     Cameron Kayne, bass     your host, drum set  
If you look under "upcoming" (below) you'll see some familiar names.  The Western New York artists have done the gig before, and they'll do it again.  They are all part of our rotation, and if you have to miss them, you know they'll be back.  But Tom Bronzetti makes the drive from Syracuse.  And if he's not touring with Jane Monheit, he's got his own projects going.  He'll be back too.  We just don't know when.  But this particular Tuesday is a special one indeed.  We are honored, because Tom has chosen our venue, among a select few, to host a CD Release Party, celebrating his first recording as a leader.  Make Someone Happy salutes nine standards and features pianist Andrew Carroll, percussionist Rick Montalbano Jr., and bassist Neal Miner.  Recorded by veteran engineer Rick Montalbano Sr, Tom's disc also welcomes guest appearances from tenor saxophonist John Rohde, vibraphonist Jimmy Johns, and Jane Monheit herself.  Rather impressive.  Here is a brief review by another veteran of the jazz scene, radio host Gene Wexler of WOKV in Jacksonville, Florida:  

Bronzetti is an intelligent, patient and dedicated guitar player. Make
Someone Happy is the culmination of years of studying and playing gigs
with some of the best musicians from Upstate New York and beyond.
Playing with his best musical friends, Bronzetti explores his talents
as far as they can go. Any jazz fan will hear the originality and
quality of his guitar playing. It’s a fantastic debut album from a
guitarist who undoubtedly has much more to come in the future.
                                         - Gene Wexler, WOKV Jacksonville, FL

Can't improve on that...  So join us if your schedule allows?  Tom will have pristine copies of his of his maiden recording available.  A personally signed copy would make for a unique addition to your collection.  Still, only at The Iris Restaurant - in the plaza at the intersection of Maple & Sweet Home Roads in Amherst.  831-3271.  Good music, good food, good people, world-class artists, chilled spirits, and a great hang.

Wednesday, 11/14 at the Iris Restaurant 7:30 - 9:30
Buffalo Brass open rehearsal
Back in rehearsal mode after a brief respite, the Buffalo Brass works over Phil's arrangements.  Stop in and witness how a leader artistically organizes a big band into a unified whole.

next Tuesday, 11/20 at the Iris Restaurant     7:30 - 10:30
Mary Stahl, vocals     James Vincent Calabrese, piano     Greg Piontek, bass     your host, drum set

upcoming at the Iris Restaurant...
Tuesday, 11/27 George Kane & Tim Clarke
Tuesday, 12/4 Mike Kaupa
Tuesday, 12/11 Dave Schiavone
Tuesday, 12/18 Sein Oh
Tuesday, 1/8/2013 Barbara Jean


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