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Ringrose & Freeman – March 12, 2017

Ringrose & Freeman  -  Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium  -  March 12, 2017 Sometimes we just gotta drag ourselves out of home and make the effort.  For this, in honor of St.Paddy’s, there was a delightful reward of expertly performed trad … Continue reading

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Busking NYC – Satish Robertson/Nobuyuki Yamasaki – February 2017

Busking NYC  - Satish Robertson/Nobuyuki Yamasaki  - February 2017 Got waaaay too busy, common state of affairs, and wasn’t intending to be sketching at all on this day – had no proper supplies.  But these guys were pretty soulful and … Continue reading

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Bernard Purdie – February 4, 2017

Bernard Purdie  -  Greenwich Library Cole Audiorium  -  February 4, 2017 Another senior citizen still going strong, kept vital and young at heart by making people happy doing what he loves.  Purdie got touted as the most recorded drummer of … Continue reading

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Sketchcrawl #54 – January 28, 2017

Sketchcrawl #54  -  ChinaTown, NYC  -  January 28, 2017 We had close to 20 SketchCrawlers out for the Chinese New Year (of the Rooster). Couldn’t really get too close to the festivities, soooo crowded, but that was no impediment to … Continue reading

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Busking NYC – January 12, 2017

Busking NYC  -  Muammer Aryar / Grupo Wayno  -  January 12, 2017 Two sets of buskers in the subway today; a solo and an enemble.   Muammer performed at Union Square station.  And Grupo Wayno, a trio, was at Herald … Continue reading

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Triton Brass Quintet – January 12, 2017

Triton Brass Quintet  -  St. Paul’s Chapel  -  January 12, 2017 This concert (new venue for me) was part of Trinity Wall Street’s “Time’s Arrow” series, celebrating the 250th anniversary of SPC, the oldest surviving church building in Manhattan.  The … Continue reading

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Out of the Blue – December 21, 2016

Out of the Blue   –  Coyote Joe’s, Charlotte  -  December 21, 2016 Down South doin’ some visiting.  Our niece’s boyfriend is in the house band for the local honky-tonk.  We didn’t participate in any of the line dancing, but … Continue reading

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Busking NYC – Dexter Jones – December 15, 2016

Busking NYC  -  Dexter Jones  -  December 15, 2016 Jones had a full repertoire of Christmas songs to brighten up the Columbus Circle station, so I stayed past a few trains to give him my best.

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Tribute to Alfred Mann – December 11, 2016

Tribute to Alfred Mann  -  Manhattan School of Music  -  December 11, 2016 Philanthropist Alfred Mann, who passed away earlier this year, was a great benefactor of the MSM; he was honored with this concert.

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Busking NYC – Quoom – November 15, 2016

Busking NYC  - Quoom  -  November 15, 2016 Busking in the subway station, on the platform, OK I get it.  Banging your conga drum inside the moving train?  What a life!  Quoom was only on for one stop, I’m not … Continue reading

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