Hello friends. This week...
Monday, 1/14 at the Iris Restaurant 7:30 - 9:00
Western New York Jazz Orchestra open rehearsal
Tuesday, 1/15 at the Iris Restaurant 7:30 - 10:30
George Kane, guitar Tim Clarke, trumpet Wayne Moose, bass your host, drum set
Most of you know how this weekly jazz experiment works: I’ll invite a guest that we wish to feature, that person surrounds himself with musicians of his choice, and we meet on the bandstand. Seldom is there a rehearsal. But not so this week. George Kane & Tim Clarke are very particular about their collective concept, and when you hear the musical results you’ll understand why this time, we held a rehearsal. What these guys do musically is singular and refreshing. Tunes from Astor Piazzolla to Frank Loesser to Jimmy Webb: a tango, straight ahead and swinging, a rhumba, and standards with a Latin feel - every tune arranged with care, but still honoring the improvisational imperative. And you may want to abandon the bar and take a table up near the bandstand. If there is any complaint about the volume, it will be that you can’t hear us well enough. George and Tim have forged a concept steeped in an expanded Great American Songbook that traces back to the 1930’s. What you’ll hear is a modern concept informed by the music that got us this far. And as to the groove? Sitting still will be difficult. This quartet is special not only for the inspired musicianship of its co-leaders, but for the material quaint and obscure, and the care with which the music is arranged and performed. We hope you can join us. The Iris - in the plaza at the intersection of Maple & Sweet Home Roads in Amherst. 831-3271. Good music, good food, good people, chilled spirits, and a great hang.
next Tuesday, 1/22 at the Iris Restaurant 7:30 - 10:30
George Caldwell, piano Wayne Moose, bass your host, drum set
upcoming at the Iris Restaurant...
Tuesday, 1/29 Rocio Gosende
Tuesday, 2/5 3 Brothers & a Distant Cousin
Tuesday, 3/5 Dave Schiavone
Tuesday, 5/14 Laurie Bordonaro
Tuesday, 6/4 Western New York Jazz Orchestra
Now he tells me...
A drummer should never be late, try to show off, be high, or smell bad. And a drummer should always play in the pocket, have a great attitude, inspire the rest of the band, and have fresh-smelling breath.
- bassist Mike Porcaro