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Jethro Banks & the Experience – November 4, 2017

Jethro Banks & the Experience  -  Towne Crier Cafe  -  November 4, 2017 I feel certain (as do many others) that we’ll be hearing from the 18-year-old high school senior Banks in the coming years.  This drummer’s already got a … Continue reading

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Caixa – October 14, 2017

Caixa  -  Luso  -  October 14, 2017 Luso is the Portuguese restaurant on the corner of the block where we were staying; while having dessert with our hostess, we met the restaurant owner, a friend who had also been invited … Continue reading

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Turkfest – October 14, 2017

Turkfest  -  Seattle City Center Armory  -  October 14, 2017 I had time only to catch the musical acts on one day of this 2-day festival.  Only two of the three members of Celestial Navigation were present; as you can … Continue reading

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Busking Seattle – October 2017

Busking Seattle  -  October 2017 For this post I combine two separate episodes on different dates.  Dandelion and Vismale were at Seattle’s outdoor Ballard Farmers Market, the city’s biggest (it’s year-round), and what an incredible scene!  All produce was over … Continue reading

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High Class Brass – October 6, 2017

High Class Brass  -  Phinney Farmers Market  -  October 6, 2017 I guess having a gig at the market (or at least this market) is a couple notches up from busking, especially if your name incorporates the words “High Class”. … Continue reading

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Rafael Hernandez Music Festival – September 24, 2017

Rafael Hernandez Music Festival  -  Bronx Library Center  -  September 24, 2017 Hernandez was Puerto Rico’s pre-eminent composer during the first half of the 20th century, and the concert of his music is held in his honor.  Of course, I … Continue reading

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Marty Elkins – September 10, 2017

Marty Elkins  -  Southeast Museum  -  September 10, 2017 A poorly promoted gig – a shame – with the alternative name “Southeast Stompers featuring Marty Elkins”.   There was a theme (also promoted obscurely at best): a centennial of the … Continue reading

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John Pizzarelli Trio – September 9, 2017

John Pizzarelli Trio  -  Vassar College Skinner Hall  -  September 9, 2017 Pizzarelli is an artist at the top of his game, this dude has it all, even his guitar has an extra string!  Did not disappoint from the opening … Continue reading

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Roopa Panesar – September 7, 2017

Roopa Panesar  -  Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium  -  September 7, 2017 I’m starting to run out of instruments that I haven’t sketched – this is my first sitar.  I’m not sufficiently knowledgeable about Indian music to know who’s got the … Continue reading

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Kendra Foster – August 11, 2017

Kendra Foster  -  Lincoln Center Hearst Plaza  -  August 11, 2017 Foster was on the “little” stage, in many ways much more conducive to my work than the big-assed bandshell, including no waiting on line.  I don’t think there was … Continue reading

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