Sunday, February 17, 2013

Danny Hull: Musically This Week Vol XV, No 22

Hello everyone.  This week...

Tuesday, 2/19 at the Iris Restaurant     7:30 - 10:30
Doug Stone, tenor saxophone     Mike Conrad, piano     Wayne Moose, bass     your host, drum set
Buffalo legend Ray Chamberlain has performed with or heard every musician of consequence that has come through Buffalo in the last 65 years.  He knows of what he speaks.  The week following Doug Stone's maiden appearance at the Iris, Ray took me aside: "Who was that tenor player last week?"  That question alone is high praise, considering it's not so easy to impress those seasoned ears.  But who is Doug Stone?  And if that praise is deserved, why don't we know about him?  'Cause he wasn't born here...  A native of Peoria, Doug earned his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University, toured with Maynard Ferguson's 2004-05 Big Bop Nouveau, and then enrolled at the Eastman School.  Choosing to raise a family in Rochester, he's now among us.  Serendipity.  I know I say it every week, but you don't want to miss this hit.  And to add further intrigue to this week's Tuesday feature, Doug will be introducing us to pianist Mike Conrad, unknown to all of us save Doug himself!  So join us if you can.  Hear one of the most exhilarating saxophonists to newly join our Western New York jazz community...  Still and 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, chilled spirits, and a great hang.

Wednesday, 2/20 at the Iris Restaurant     7:30 - 9:30
Buffalo Brass open rehearsal
All invited.  No cover.  Stop in to witness the inner workings of a big band rehearsal.

next Tuesday, 2/19 at the Iris Restaurant     7:30 - 10:30
Randy Stirtzinger, vibraphone     Warren Stirtzinger, guitar     John Werick, bass     your host, drum set

upcoming at the Iris Restaurant...
Tuesday, 3/5 Dave Schiavone
Tuesday, 3/12 Cindy Miller
Tuesday, 4/2 Rick Strauss
Tuesday, 4/23 trioPAYAZZO Ainse que Deux
Tuesday, 4/30 Clay Jenkins
Tuesday, 5/14 Laurie Bordonaro
Tuesday, 6/18 Western New York Jazz Orchestra


February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865
Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
 - Abraham Lincoln

and Friendships.

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