Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Danny Hull Newsletter: Musically This Week Vol XII, No 32

Hullo friends.  This week...

Tuesday, 4/20 at Bobby McGee's 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Bobby Jones, Hammond B3     Matt Michaud, guitar     your host, drum set

Friday, 4/23 at Bobby McGee's 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Bobby Jones, Hammond B3     Bobby Militello, saxophone & flute     your correspondent, drum set

There's been a change of plans.  Bobby Militello is on a gig in DC and can't get home in time for our originally scheduled Tuesday night hit.  But consider the silver lining.  We can now feature Bobby Jones at the B3 on two separate nights, and we seize the unexpected opportunity to present a rising star on guitar in a classic organ trio setting.  God bless Chu Nero.  He was the first world-class musician to discover the potential and musicality in Matt Michaud.  And now Matt is ubiquitous.  If he's unavailable locally, he's likely be on a gig in Toronto with Pat Bianchi or some other heavy-weight.  Further, the potential that Chu heard has been recognized by the seasoned ears at the Eastman School where Matt will be earning his Masters Degree this fall - on scholarship!  But Bobby Militello and Matt Michaud notwithstanding, the headliner this week is Bobby Jones.  Buffalo's Sal Azzarelli is the internationally recognized guru of the Hammond B3 organ.  And Sal has graciously offered to supply the keys and the leslie so we can feature Bobby on the instrument that brought him his renown.  Back to his roots, and the undisputed equal of another Niagara Falls native in Joey DeFrancesco, Bobby twice this week is the feature at our new and evolving music club.  And you are invited both nights.  Call for reservations at 831-3271.  Bobby McGee's - now in the Maple Ridge Plaza, Sweet Home & Maple Roads.  Tina, Jyl, Magan, steady Billy & quiet Mike - good music, good food, good people, chilled spirits, and still a great hang.

Saturday, 4/24 at Bobby McGee's     8:00 - 11:00
Sophisticated Swing
Jessica Condes, vocals     Jimmy Sansone, trumpet & vocals     Gary Dieboldt, keys & vocals     your correspondent, drum set
We've reserved Saturday date-night for our dinner, dancing and show theme, usually featuring a vocalist and a trio.  This Saturday we offer not one vocalist, but three, in a throwback tribute to swinging arrangements and influence of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross.  Jessica Condes cut her vocal teeth in the jazz clubs of Manhattan, and is now the featured singer in the three part harmonies of Sophisticated Swing.  Join us for an evening of contemporary arrangements steeped in a 60's swinging style.  A New York night at a Buffalo price...

Tuesdays at Bobby McGee's     7:00 - 10:00
4/27 Andy Weinzler
5/4 Russ D'Alba
5/11 Mark Wolfram
5/18 Bruce Johnstone
6/1 Miles Tucker
6/15 Dave & Cameron Kayne
6/22 Matt Blanchard
7/13 Don Menza

Fridays at Bobby McGee's 8:00 - 11:00
4/30 Jazz Haircut
5/14 JJ Moscato & Blue Avenue
5/21 Soul Invaders (9:00 - midnight)
5/28 Gretchen Schulz & Doug Morgano

Saturdays at Bobby McGee's 8:00 - 11:00
5/8 Cheryl Ferris
5/22 Barbara Jean
5/29 Ben Baia, Jr


My remodeling project...
It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
 - Confucius

and Peace.

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