Sunday, September 11, 2011

Danny Hull Newsletter: Musically This Week Vol XIV, No 1

Yikes!  Volume XIV, Number 1.  Our fourteenth campaign begins this Tuesday.  Two venues, two management teams, and we're still standing...  Our thanks are fourfold:  First, to Mike Milkie - genuine, heartfelt, and sincere.  In business for over 50 years, Mike is the embodiment of what we all know, and too often forget:  It's all about relationships.  How good you do what you do is an indispensable factor in the equation of success.  But how you treat your equals - and that would be all of us - lies at the bedrock of your achievements.  He took a chance on a stranger and an idea back in the fall of 1998, and he stayed steady and loyal throughout.  Next, our thanks to the musicians.  This gig has never paid a lot of money.  And yet we have cats driving from Erie, Cleveland, Rochester, Ripley, Fredonia, St. Catherines, Hamilton & Toronto to contribute their artistry and establish our gig as the voice of the music in our home town.  Thirdly, our thanks to Pat & Phil Georger of Hamburg Music Center.  Today, the electric piano is ubiquitous at virtually every venue - that is every venue but ours.  Thanks to the vision and the generosity of Hamburg Music Center, we are a true jazz club.  And speaking of genuine?  You will not find more sincere nor honest businesspeople than the Georger's and Hamburg Music Center.   And finally, our thanks to you, dear listener.  No matter the level of artistry, passion, or creativity, our musical efforts would charm only the silence were it not for your support and encouragement.  Thank you for being an equal partner.
Tuesday, 9/13 at the Iris Restaurant     7:30 - 10:30
Tim Clarke, trumpet     George Kane, guitar     Wayne Moose, bass     your host drum set
What with the level of musicianship in Buffalo, the possibilities seem infinite.  All of the guys on the band this week have done our gig before - just never in this combination.  And if you want an endorsement as to the aforementioned native musicianship, just ask Tim Clarke.  Tim came east from Eugene, Oregon to take a position at Fisher-Price as a senior-level music producer.  He there maintains a busy schedule composing and arranging for toys, multimedia products, web productions, commercials and other media.  Tim flat out told me how privileged he is to be among us, where he is as enamored of the people as he is of the world-class musicians our precedents spawned.  So on this first Tuesday of our new campaign we offer Tim in the company of guitarist George Kane, who is known as much for his taste as he is for his swing.  Bassist Wayne Moose rounds out the rhythm section, too preferring taste and a careful monitoring of the dynamic spectrum.  Will you join us?  Please help us to grow again, now in year 14 at the Iris Restaurant in the Maple Entertainment Complex.  As always, good music, good food, good people, chilled spirits, and a great hang...
Wednesday, 9/14 at Wegman's Dick Rd 6:00 - 8:00
Dave Scott, guitar     Buddy Fadale, bass    your correspondent, drum set
The wise people at Wegman's Dick Rd have expanded their music policy to include Wednesdays.  If you're a mid-week shopper, maybe you'll want to rest your feet at the Cafe for a set.
next Tuesday, 9/20 at the Iris Restaurant     7:30 - 10:30
Bruce Johnstone & the Carousel Strings
upcoming at the Iris Restaurant...
Tuesday, 9/27 Matt Michaud
Tuesday, 10/4 Phil DiRe
Tuesday, 10/11 Jeff Hackworth
Tuesday, 10/25 Mike Kaupa
Tuesday, 11/1 Karl Stabnau
Tuesday, 11/15 Clay Jenkins


Heart, courage, sacrifice...
Are you guys ready?  Let's roll.
 - Todd Beamer, Flight 93

and Peace.

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