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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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Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra – November 11, 2016

Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra  - Neidorff-Karpati Hall – November 11, 2016 This was the final concert presentation at MSM for program leader Justin DiCioccio (although the following Monday the Orch will be playing the same program at Dizzy’s … Continue reading

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Escher String Quartet – November 6, 2016

Escher String Quartet  -  Vassar College, Skinner Hall  -  November 6, 2016 The quartet program included works by Mozart, Bartók, and then a quintet (add Crow’s piano) of Dvorák.  (Sorry Anton, all those different accents available, but not the correct … Continue reading

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Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra – November 4, 2016

Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra  -  Neidorff-Karpati Hall    November 4, 2016 Once again Bobby Sanabria has whipped his student charges into shape (including getting them all dressed up) for an evening of new pieces or new arrangements … Continue reading

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Dia de Muertos – October 29, 2016

Dia de Muertos  -    Brewster Public Library/Southeast Museum  -  October 29, 2016 I don’t think that the day of the dead (Dia de Muertos) is exactly the Hispanic Halloween, but the affinities are striking.  That there could be acceptance, even … Continue reading

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Jane Ira Bloom – October 20, 2016

Jane Ira Bloom  - Bruno Walter Auditorium  -   October 20, 2016 Bloom, soprano saxist, is a seeker for inspiration for her new works, and she landed on Emily Dickinson once she learned that ED was a pianist and an … Continue reading

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James Ruff – October 1, 2016

James Ruff  -  Skinner Hall, Vassar College  -  October 1, 2016 Ruff’s original (and still principle) musical career focus has been voice, and I’m not sure I would have attended if that was the extent of this solo concert.  But … Continue reading

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Julie Corbalis – October 1, 2016

Julie Corbalis  -  Brewster Farmers Market  -  October 1, 2016 Corbalis was the final performer for this year’s local farmers market, cheerfully reeling off the numbers despite the intermittent drizzle.  Her latest CD effort is titled “What’s Up With This … Continue reading

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Awa Sangho – September 25, 2016

Awa Sangho  -  White Plains Jazz Fest  -  September 25, 2016 This was actually a multi-act afternoon, of which I caught only a fraction.  Headliner Sangho, the “golden voice of Mali”, is from a griot lineage; she featured a band … Continue reading

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Pluck and Rail – September 24, 2016

Pluck and Rail  -  Upstream Gallery  -  September 24, 2016 New venue for me, located in Hastings-on-Hudson.  This is a curious Americana-esque duo, in that one of the instruments is a cello, played standing up.  Repertoire was a mix of … Continue reading

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