Monday, July 22, 2013

Danny Hull: Musically This Week Vol XV, No 44

Sunday, 7/21 at Old Falls Street USA     2:00 - 5:00
Bobby Jones, piano     Peter Chwazik, bass     dh, drum set
The Niagara Fine Arts Program (fantastic that there is such an organization) calls this concert series Jazzy Sundays, to distinguish it from their Friday concerts featuring music of other genres.  The stage is located in the middle block on Old Falls Street directly across from the new NCCC Culinary Arts Center.  This performance will be a first for me, in that I have the distinct honor of accompanying Bobby Jones and Peter Chwazik together!  Yikes!  World class on keys and world class on bass!

Tuesday, 7/23 at Milkie's Elmwood
Gary Keller, saxophone

Jay Bianchi, piano
     7:00 - 10:00
Gary Keller, saxophone     Jay Bianchi, piano     Cameron Kayne, bass    your host, drum set
Maybe we should call our Milkie's gig "Reunion Tuesdays".  If you were there last week, you know of what I speak.  Larry Covelli, Craig Kastelnik, & Patty Flaherty all on the same band. Don Menza, Louie Marino, Mike Costley, and Russ D'Alba all sitting-in.  Sam Noto, Phil DiRe, Chuck Buffamonte, and Ray Chamberlain all in the house.  It was one of the most inspiring evenings of music and friendships in the 15 years of our Tuesday jazz experiment.  And I dare predict that this week will be no different.  For starters, our reunion theme continues.  Saxophonist Gary Keller returns home for a brief visit while on a summer break from his teaching responsibilities at the University of Miami, while pianist Jay Bianchi gets a break from his teaching duties at the New School.  And the new bassist for the Airmen of Note completes the reunion theme.  This is not only going to be a reunion.  This is going to be a celebration.  Cameron Kayne is one of the most accomplished and impressive young men whose growth I have ever had the pleasure to witness.  From sitting-in at Bobby McGee's while still in high school to his selection as the new bassist for the most renown service band in the country?  I feel honored to have a personal perspective.  Congratulations to Cameron, and to Dave and Shelly Kayne.  Hard work, consistency, decency, attitude, and unselfish parenting have produced a young man who will now represent his Buffalo roots in performances at The White House and around the world.  And how does Cameron complete the reunion theme this week?  Cameron's grandfather was another Buffalo legend - pianist and teacher Danny Kayne.  And who were Danny's bassist and drummer upon reaching a certain age and skill level?  Jay Bianchi & Danny's son, Dave.  Mike Costley last week proudly informed the crowd at Milkie's that they were hearing Buffalo Royalty.  This week, the theme continues.  Please join us.  Milkie's on Elmwood is at the intersection of West Utica & Elmwood Avenue.  882-5881

Wednesday, 7/24 at Hennepin Gazebo, Lewiston     7:00 - 9:00
Thursday, 7/25 at Russell Park in Akron     12:00 - 1:00
The Upstate Express
Ronnie Corsaro - piano & arrangements     Tim Clarke - trumpet     Ricky Fleming - trombone     Russ D'Alba & Kenny Kuriscak - saxophones     Wayne Moose - bass     yours truly - drum set
Ronnie's summer tradition continues both in its Lewiston home and on the road.  Both are fantastic venues for summer music.  If your schedule allows for a drive to Akron and a matinee performance, you also have the irresistible option of sampling the cuisine at Guy's Subs, located on the very boundary of Russell Park.  Heaven.

Thursday, 7/25 at Ellery Park Pavilion, Jamestown     6:30 - 8:30
Vocalist & Songwriter Barbara Jean
Pete Pepke, trombone     Dalt Berringer, piano     Lloyd Howard, bass     your correspondent, drum set
An invitation for my southern tier family, or for friends at Chautauqua Lake...

next Sunday, 7/28 at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery     2:00 - 4:30
Don Rice, tenor saxophone     Bobby Jones, piano     Wayne Moose, bass     yours truly, drum set

next Tuesday, 7/30 at Milkie's Elmwood     7:00 - 10:00
Mike Costley, vocals     Bobby Jones, piano     Bill Staebell, bass     your host, drum set

Upcoming at Milkie's Elmwood
Tuesday, 8/6 Mike Kaupa
Tuesday, 8/13 Kenny Kuriscak & Tim Clarke
Tuesday, 8/27 trioPAYAZZO plus 2
Tuesday, 10/15 Patty Flaherty & Craig Kastelnik


Congratulations, Cameron...
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
 - Winston Churchill


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